Price
$15,900
Engine Size
350ci
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
56,635
Vin
1Z878AS423442
Stock
900873

VERY LOW MILES, #'s Match, STUNNING CONDITION, Red/Black, PRICED TO SELL!!

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Please call Matt directly at 513-708-1468 with any questions about this car.

Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this beautiful numbers matching 1980 Corvette in spectacular condition with only 56,635 original miles. This Corvette looks fantastic, runs great, and is an excellent driver. The car in finished in the beautiful and highly desirable color combination of bright red over black.

This is an excellent opportunity to own a classic Corvette that is ready to be used and enjoyed at an unbeatable value. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come as the market on the 1980 and 1981 Corvettes is strong right now and on the rise. In our experience the 1980 and 1981 model years draw a good premium over other late C3 Corvettes; this is especially true for very low mileage and premium examples like this car. The low original mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title, pictured in this ad, showing the mileage as "Actual." Please peruse all of the photos, the extensive list of numbers, video, and information to get a true sense of how nice, clean, and original this Corvette really is.

This Corvette is "Numbers Matching" meaning the engine and transmission in the car are the correct and original units that were installed in the car new at the factory in 1980. The last six digits of the VIN, 423442, are stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured in this ad, and the engine is original to the car. The transmission is also original with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the main case and pictured. The original owner's manual is included with the car as well.

As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle. We hand pick each car after careful inspection. Our Corvettes come from owners who expect their car to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did. We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected. Please take the time to scrutinize each picture. We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase. If you have a question about the Corvette, just give us a call.

Exterior

The red exterior is in spectacular driver condition. As one can see in the photos the finish has a terrific gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely as do the hood and headlights. The original rally wheels have a brilliant finish with no curb rash on the beauty rings. Please note that these are the correct and original wheels for the car and they are even date coded correctly. The General white letter are literally brand new with less than 20 miles on them. They are correctly sized 225/70R15. There are some small blemishes and hairline cracks that were too small to show up in the photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. As one can see in the many photos of the underside of the car, it is very clean and this Corvette has absolutely NO RUST ISSUES. The frame is totally solid with no rust around the "key hole" area in front of the rear tire and I have seen no evidence of corrosion around the windshield, which are the two most notorious spots for rust on a C3 Corvette. We have included specific photos of the areas most prone to rust to show how nice this car looks.

Window Date Codes

Please note that almost all of the glass on this Corvette, both pieces of door glass and the rear window are all date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of March 24, 1980 (F24). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

Interior

The black interior in this Corvette is in outstanding condition. The seats are in excellent shape with no rips or split seams and look almost brand new. They are not worn in the typical area on the bolster where the driver gets in and out. The gauge faces are crisp and clean and the lenses are clear. The carpet is also in excellent condition with no stains, rips, or holes. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The dash and console look great with no cracks or sun fading. There is a small spot of wear on the steering wheel. The jack and jack handle are still with the car, stored correctly behind the passenger seat. The original spare is still with the car and has never been used. This Corvette has never been smoked in; there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes.

Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well and the excellent condition of this interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life and another great verification of the low original mileage.

Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in great mechanical condition. The numbers matching engine starts right away every time, runs well, and idles smooth. It drives great and feels nice on the road and at highway speeds. In the video in this ad one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, shifting through all the gears, braking to stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that there are no vibrations or strange noises and the car performs quite well overall. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The transmission shifts smoothly throughout the power band. The car runs cool and does not overheat. This Corvette has plenty of power and is quite fast. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean and detailed as one can see in the photos.

The horn works as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, wipers, power windows, and dash lights. The blower for the heater and a/c works on all speeds. The a/c also works and blows cold. One can observe the a/c compressor clicking on and engaging properly in the video. The vacuum system for the headlights works correctly. Also, the headlights go up properly with either the headlight switch or vacuum override switch. There complete operation form both switches can be viewed in the video below. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. The power locks do not work, which is very common on this era Corvette. The car has a very healthy exhaust note with no catalytic converter. There is a small sound of an exhaust leak that gets less noticeable when the car warms up. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially the T-tops out on a beautiful day.

Overall Condition



Overall, this 1980 Corvette is in magnificent driver condition. Very low mileage C3 Corvettes draw a great premium in the current market. Numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing, and as any buyer can see this Corvette is very correct. The desirable options, the beautiful color combination, the excellent overall condition, and the great extent to which the numbers match make this car especially important and hard to duplicate. There are photos in this ad of the VIN stamp on the engine block, suffix code, engine assembly date, and transmission VIN stamp. This Corvette always gets a ton of attention driving down the road. It is apparent that the vehicle has been well taken care of by its previous owners. The prices of C3 Corvettes have increased considerably over the past several years. They are secure and wise investments for a collector. One could easily enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal effort.

Thank you for looking and please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.

item
number
description

VIN
1Z878AS423442
The first digit, "1," indicated the Chevrolet division of GM.  The "Z" is the series, Corvette.  The "87" is the body style, 2-door sport coupe.  The fifth digit is the engine, 8, correct for an L48 car. The "S" is the plant where the car was produced, St. Louis.  The last five digits are a sequence number so this is the 23,442nd Corvette made for 1980.

Body Build Date
F 24
"F" corresponds to March and "24" is the twenty-forth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is March 24th, 1980.

Engine Code
V0116
"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "01" is the first month of year and the "16" is the sixteenth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on January 16th, 1980.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.

Suffix Code
ZAK
This means the motor was intended for a 1979 L48 Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.

Engine VIN Stamp
423442
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 423442, are stamped on the engine pad and pictured in this ad, meaning this engine is original to this car.

Engine Block Casting Number
14010207
The engine block has the correct 14010207 casting number for a 1980 Corvette.

Engine Block Casting Date
A 10 0
"A" is January, "10" is the tenth day of the month, and "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on January 10th, 1980. 

Intake Manifold Casting Number
14014432
The intake manifold has a correct 14014432 casting number.

Distributor
1103353
The distributor is original and correct for an L48 Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 1103353 stamping.

Distributor Date Code
9 F 21
The "9" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "F" denotes June, and "21" is the twenty-first day of the month meaning the distributor was made on June 21st, 1979. This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.

Starter
1998217
The starter is correct and original for a 1980 Corvette with an automatic transmission and a late build date with 1998217 stamped on the housing.

Starter Date Code
0 C 11
The "0" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "C" denotes March, and "11" is the eleventh day of the month meaning the starter was made on March 11th, 1980.

Carburetor
17080204
This carburetor is correct and original for a 1980 Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 17080204 stamping.

Transmission VIN Stamp
423442
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 423442, are stamped on the main case of the transmission and pictured in this ad, meaning this engine is original to this car.

Left Front Wheel Stamping
K-1-9 12 11 AZ
"K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the "9" is the year, 1979. The "12" is the twelvth month of the year and the "11" is the eleventh day of the month. This means the wheel was made on December 11th, 1979. "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels intended for a 1979 Corvette.

Right Front Wheel Stamping
K-1-9 12 11 AZ
"K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the "9" is the year, 1979. The "12" is the twelvth month of the year and the "11" is the eleventh day of the month. This means the wheel was made on December 11th, 1979. "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels intended for a 1979 Corvette.

Left Rear Wheel Stamping
K-1-9 12 11 AZ
"K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the "9" is the year, 1979. The "12" is the twelvth month of the year and the "11" is the eleventh day of the month. This means the wheel was made on December 11th, 1979. "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels intended for a 1979 Corvette.

Right Rear Wheel Stamping
K-1-9 12 11 AZ
"K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the "9" is the year, 1979. The "12" is the twelvth month of the year and the "11" is the eleventh day of the month. This means the wheel was made on December 11th, 1979. "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels intended for a 1979 Corvette.

Driver's Window
VA
"V" is December and "A" is 1979 so this window is original, made in December of 1979.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

Passenger  Window
VA
"V" is December and "A" is 1979 so this window is original, made in December of 1979.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

Rear Window
LZ
"L" is March and "Z" is 1980 so this window is original, made in March of 1980.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

rpo code
description

1YY87
Corvette Sport Coupe

A31
Power Windows

CC1
Removable Glass Roof Panels

C49
Rear Window Defogger

C60
Air Conditioning

D35
Sport Mirrors

K30
Cruise Control

L48
350ci V8 Engine

MX1
Automatic Transmission

QGB
P225/70R15 White Letter SBR Tires

N37
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column

U81
Dual Rear Speakers

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
350ci

Body

Body Color
Red
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1980
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Miles
56,635

Interior

Interior Color
Black
rpo code description
1YY87 Corvette Sport Coupe
A31 Power Windows
CC1 Removable Glass Roof Panels
C49 Rear Window Defogger
C60 Air Conditioning
D35 Sport Mirrors
K30 Cruise Control
L48 350ci V8 Engine
MX1 Automatic Transmission
QGB P225/70R15 White Letter SBR Tires
N37 Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
U81 Dual Rear Speakers
item number description
VIN 1Z878AS423442 The first digit, "1," indicated the Chevrolet division of GM.  The "Z" is the series, Corvette.  The "87" is the body style, 2-door sport coupe.  The fifth digit is the engine, 8, correct for an L48 car. The "S" is the plant where the car was produced, St. Louis.  The last five digits are a sequence number so this is the 23,442nd Corvette made for 1980.
Body Build Date F 24 "F" corresponds to March and "24" is the twenty-forth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is March 24th, 1980.
Engine Code V0116 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "01" is the first month of year and the "16" is the sixteenth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on January 16th, 1980.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code ZAK This means the motor was intended for a 1979 L48 Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamp 423442 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 423442, are stamped on the engine pad and pictured in this ad, meaning this engine is original to this car.
Engine Block Casting Number 14010207 The engine block has the correct 14010207 casting number for a 1980 Corvette.
Engine Block Casting Date A 10 0 "A" is January, "10" is the tenth day of the month, and "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on January 10th, 1980. 
Intake Manifold Casting Number 14014432 The intake manifold has a correct 14014432 casting number.
Distributor 1103353 The distributor is original and correct for an L48 Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 1103353 stamping.
Distributor Date Code 9 F 21 The "9" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "F" denotes June, and "21" is the twenty-first day of the month meaning the distributor was made on June 21st, 1979. This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Starter 1998217 The starter is correct and original for a 1980 Corvette with an automatic transmission and a late build date with 1998217 stamped on the housing.
Starter Date Code 0 C 11 The "0" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "C" denotes March, and "11" is the eleventh day of the month meaning the starter was made on March 11th, 1980.
Carburetor 17080204 This carburetor is correct and original for a 1980 Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 17080204 stamping.
Transmission VIN Stamp 423442 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 423442, are stamped on the main case of the transmission and pictured in this ad, meaning this engine is original to this car.
Left Front Wheel Stamping K-1-9 12 11 AZ "K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the "9" is the year, 1979. The "12" is the twelvth month of the year and the "11" is the eleventh day of the month. This means the wheel was made on December 11th, 1979. "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels intended for a 1979 Corvette.
Right Front Wheel Stamping K-1-9 12 11 AZ "K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the "9" is the year, 1979. The "12" is the twelvth month of the year and the "11" is the eleventh day of the month. This means the wheel was made on December 11th, 1979. "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels intended for a 1979 Corvette.
Left Rear Wheel Stamping K-1-9 12 11 AZ "K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the "9" is the year, 1979. The "12" is the twelvth month of the year and the "11" is the eleventh day of the month. This means the wheel was made on December 11th, 1979. "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels intended for a 1979 Corvette.
Right Rear Wheel Stamping K-1-9 12 11 AZ "K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the "9" is the year, 1979. The "12" is the twelvth month of the year and the "11" is the eleventh day of the month. This means the wheel was made on December 11th, 1979. "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels intended for a 1979 Corvette.
Driver's Window VA "V" is December and "A" is 1979 so this window is original, made in December of 1979.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Passenger  Window VA "V" is December and "A" is 1979 so this window is original, made in December of 1979.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Rear Window LZ "L" is March and "Z" is 1980 so this window is original, made in March of 1980.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

 

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