1982 Chevrolet Corvette

$27,900

Price
$27,900
Engine Size
350ci V8
Transmission Type
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
17,435
Vin
1G1AY0785C5107506
Stock
900949
Figure based on a stock vehicle with OH rates with $100/$300k Liability/UM/UIM limits. Rates vary depending on the state, coverage selected and other factors. Policies underwritten by Essentia Insurance Company. Some coverage and discounts not available in all states. Call 877-922-9701 to speak with a representative or apply online. Get Quote
Price
$27,900
Engine Size
350ci V8
Transmission Type
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
17,435
Vin
1G1AY0785C5107506
Stock
900949
Figure based on a stock vehicle with OH rates with $100/$300k Liability/UM/UIM limits. Rates vary depending on the state, coverage selected and other factors. Policies underwritten by Essentia Insurance Company. Some coverage and discounts not available in all states. Call 877-922-9701 to speak with a representative or apply online. Get Quote

Collector Edition, #'s Match, STUNNING CONDITION, Only 17,435 Original Miles

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

Seven Hills Motorcars is very proud to offer this numbers matching 1982 Collector Edition Corvette in absolutely spectacular condition with only 17,435 original miles. This Corvette is truly an investment grade classic. The car looks beautiful, runs great, and drives awesome. The 1982 Collector Edition has been steadily increasing in value for the past few years and is an excellent investment. There is copy of the Autocheck report on this car pictured below. The report shows no accident history and verifies the very low original mileage.

Besides the correct paint and trim codes this Corvette is completely "Numbers Matching" and virtually every part we checked on the car is correct with the proper part numbers and appropriate date codes. We have run the numbers on literally hundreds of Corvettes over the years and there are very few that are so correct and original. Even very detailed parts like the distributor, both throttle bodies, alternator, intake manifold, and even all the glass including both T-Tops are all correct and original. The last six digits of the VIN, 107506, 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 car is totally solid with nice lines and no rust issues. It is finished in the rare and highly desirable color combination of Silver Beige (59) over Silver Beige Leather (591), which are the right codes for a Collector Edition. This is the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag pictured in this ad as well as the window sticker. This Corvette is ready to be used and enjoyed. We have this car priced to sell and are offering an excellent opportunity to own a very desirable Corvette 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 C3 Corvettes is very hot right now and on the rise, especially for low mileage and special examples like this Collector Edition.

Beside the Collector Edition package this Corvette is absolutely loaded with appealing options as one can see in the extensive list of RPO codes in this ad such as V54 roof panel carrier, power locks, power windows, power seat, power mirrors, rear window defogger, and tilt/telescopic steering wheel. The low original mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title showing the mileage as "Actual." Please peruse all of the photos, video, list of numbers, and other information to get a true sense of how nice, clean, and original this Corvette really is.

Please note that this Collector Edition came new from the factory with the V54 Roof Panel Carrier option. The V54 allows you to store the T-Tops on the rear deck lid over the rear hatch. This option is why the car has the four black mounting points on the rear deck that one can see in the photos. This option was very rare and only installed on 1,992 Corvettes. We have owned a number of Corvettes with the V54 and what is exceptionally rare is for the option to be complete with the mounting brackets, straps, and storage bag. This Collector Edition is complete and has all of the accessories to actually use V54. It has all four brackets, both straps, a storage bag, and the straps are still present inside the car to secure the storage bag.

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.

Model Description

This is an authentic and original Collector Edition Corvette verified by the special trim codes and special VIN code, both pictured below. A "0" in the sixth digit of the VIN is exclusive to Collector Editions.

The 1982 was not only the final year of the third generation Corvette, it was truly the end of an era. It was the last of the "Mako Shark" body style first introduced in 1968, which has become the most famous and recognizable Corvette design to date. First available in the 1981 Corvettes, a new weight saving and performance enhancing fiberglass leaf spring became standard on the rear suspension in all 1982 Corvettes. This model year marked the end of the most prolific era for Corvette and history will always hold a special place for the 1982 Corvette.

To honor the special in history that GM knew the 1982 Corvette would hold Chevrolet decided to release a special "Collector Edition." It differed from the normal Corvette in many ways. In addition to the higher level of standard features, the Collector Edition had a lifting frameless glass hatchback with remote release, special silver-beige paint, graduated hood and side body decals, commemorative aluminum wheels styled similarly to the 1967 "bolt on" optional wheels, accent pin striping, multi-tone silver-beige leather seats and door trim, leather wrapped steering wheel and horn cap, special exterior and interior emblems, and luxury carpeting were all exclusive to the Collector Edition and not available on the standard model. The 1982 Corvette Collector Edition was the first Corvette to have a base price over $20,000.00.

Exterior

The Silver Beige exterior is in gorgeous driver condition. As one can see in the photos the finish has dazzling gloss, deep shine, and smooth glass-like finish. 1982 was the first year for full production out of the new factory in Bowing Green, KY. This means that this Corvette was one of the first to receive a true multistage base coat clear coat paintjob, which is why the late 1981 and all 1982 model years have held up so well over the years. We have seen no paint lines, overspray, or any other signs of any type of paintwork or repairs over the years and we believe that this Collector Edition has all original paint and decals; the AutoCheck report also shows no accident history. Often many Corvettes will have particularly chipped up front ends, this car does not. The underside of the front end, which is a very fragile and venerable area of the car, is in good condition as evidenced by the photos. Both doors open and shut nicely. The original Collector Edition turbine wheels are in gorgeous condition with a brilliant finish and no curb rash. The Goodyear tires have plenty of tread left and are correctly sized 255/60R15. There are no major scratches, scrapes, or other imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. There are some very tiny blemishes and some of the typical imperfections you see under the clear on the C3's that have original paint and were made in Bowling Green that were too small to show up in the pictures, but nothing that is really noticeably from about five or ten feet away. Also, the hood decal is showing some age, which is common with the original decals. This Corvette has absolutely NO rust issues. As one can see in the many photos of the underside this Corvette is very clean underneath. The frame is totally solid with no rust around the "key hole" area in front of the rear tire and we 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 clean the car is.

Window Date Codes

Please note that ALL of the glass and windows on this Corvette, the windshield, rear hatch window, both door windows, and even both T-Tops, are all date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of the fourth week of February, 1982 (02D). Original glass is another great verification that this car has had no accident history and never sustained damage.

Interior

The Silver Beige Leather interior of the Corvette is in outstanding condition. The seats look just in person as they do in the photos with no split seams, tears, or holes. The seats are not overly worn in the typical area on the bolster where the driver gets in and out. Please note that these appear to be the original seats and skins, not some cheap aftermarket covers or replacements. The gauge faces are crisp and clean and the lenses are crystal clear. The carpet is also in great condition with no stains, rips, or holes. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected and prone to sun damage. The carpet on the door panels is in good shape and not faded. All of the carpet in the car is also original. The door panels themselves are in good condition overall, fit well to the doors, and the door pulls are solid and in tact. The dash and center console look good with no splits, sun fading, or cracks. The original radio works well and sounds clear, and gets good reception. Most importantly the dash has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation. The jack and jack handle are still present and stowed correctly in the compartment behind the passenger seat. The original spare is also still with the car and has never been used. This Collector Edition has never been smoked in and there is no aroma of cigarettes at all.

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

Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in excellent mechanical condition. The car starts right away every time, runs well, and idles smooth. The car drives terrifically; it feels good on the road and at highway speeds. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, going through some curves, and then braking to stoplight. Please note that there are no strange noises or vibrations and the car performs quite well overall. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. 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, detailed, correct, and original as one can see in the photos. The car has not been modified or molested and such items as the original finned aluminum valve covers, air cleaner, original smog pump, emissions system, and catalytic converter are all still working and in place.

The horn works as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, dash lights, wipers, power windows, power locks, power seat in all 6 directions, power mirrors in all directions, and Check Engine light. Even very detailed items that many buyers do not even know to check work such as the hood light, courtesy light by the spare tire, and the interior delay light timer. The blower for the heater and a/c works on all speeds. The a/c works and blows cold. One can view the a/c compressor clicking on and engaging properly in the video. The vacuum system for the headlights works correctly with no binding. Also, the headlights go up correctly with either the headlight switch or vacuum override switch. Their complete operation from both switches can be observed in the video below. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the T-tops out on a beautiful day.

Also, for any 1982 Corvette you may look at, be sure to verify that the "check engine" light is working correctly. The light should go on when the key is turned on as a confirmation that the light is working, then quickly go off when the car is started. A great number of these 1982 Corvettes have had the bulb removed to mask other problems. As one can observe in the video below the "check engine" light on this car operates just as it should, going on with the car as a check and then going off when started.

Overall Condition



Overall, this 1982 Corvette Collector Edition with only 17,435 original miles is in amazing condition and truly an investment grade Corvette. Low mileage examples of Collector Edition Corvettes are rare to find and draw a huge premium in the current market. Numbers matching and originality is extremely important in Corvette pricing and as one can see this car is very original and correct. The collector and anniversary edition Corvettes have always been even more collectible and desirable than their normal counterparts, which has definitely proven true for the 1982 Collector Edition. In our experience the 1982 Collector Edition in particular has been on the rise and has caught up to the iconic Pace Car Editions. The last model year of any body style Corvette always holds a premium.

The excellent condition, the desirable model, the originality, and the great extent to which the numbers match make this car especially important and difficult to duplicate. This Corvette always gets a ton of attention driving down the road. It is very apparent that the vehicle has been well taken care of by its previous owners. The prices of C3 Corvettes have increased drastically over the past years, especially for premium examples like this car. 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.

Other sellers are not taking the time to show the car is in such great detail with so many photos and a video as well as giving you all of the other numbers. As stated above, numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing and will become even more important as time passes and this car becomes older and even more rare. This information is very valuable and important for pricing. Any perspective buyer, for any of our vehicles or from other sellers, should ask for all the numbers and information before he or she makes a purchase.

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

item
number
description*

VIN
1G1AY0787C5107506
The first digit, "1," indicates that the US is the country of origin. The "G" is the manufacturer, GM. The third digit, "1," is the make, Chevrolet. The fourth digit, "A," is the restraint system, manual belts. The fifth digit, "Y," is the series, Corvette. The "07," is the body style, Collector Edition Corvette. The eighth digit "8" is the engine, L83. The ninth digit is a check that car vary from car to car. The tenth digit, "C" is the model year, 1982. The "5" is the plant where the car was produced, Bowling Green, KY. The last five digits are a sequence number so this is the 7,506th Corvette made for 1982 in Bowling Green, KY.

Body Build Date
02D
"02" is the second month of the year, and "D" is the fourth week of the month meaning the build date of this corvette is the fourth week of February 1982

Engine Code
V0218
"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "02" is the second month of year and the "18" is the eighteenth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on February 18th, 1982.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.

Suffix Code
ZBA
This means the motor was intended for a 1981 L83 Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.

Engine VIN Stamp
107506
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 107506, 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 1982 Corvette.

Engine Block Casting Date
A 11 2
The "A" is January, "11" is the eleventh day of the month, and "2" is last digit of the calendar year so this engine block was cast on January 11th, 1982.

Intake Manifold Casting Number
14031372
The aluminum intake manifold has a correct 14031372 casting number for a 1982 Corvette.

Distributor
1103479
The distributor is original and correct for an L83 Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 1103479 stamping.

Distributor Date Code
2 B 2
The "2" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "B" denotes February and "2" is the second day of the month meaning the distributor was made on February 2nd, 1982. This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.

Alternator
1101075
The Alternator is original and correct for a 82 Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 1101075 stamping.

Alternator Date Code
2222
"2" is the second month of the year, "22" is the twenty second day of the month, and "2" is the last digit of the calendar year, meaning this alternator was made on February 22nd, 1982.

Front Throttle Body
17082053
The front TB has the correct 17082053 stamping for a throttle body injection 1982 corvette.

Rear Throttle Body
17082052
The rear TB has the correct 17082052 stamping for a throttle body injection 1982 corvette.

Driver T-Top
AX
"A" denotes the month, September, and "X" denotes the year, 1981. Meaning this T Top was made in September of 1981.

Passenger T-Top
CX
"C" denotes the month, November, and "X" denotes the year, 1981. Meaning this T Top was made in November of 1981.

Windshield
NV
"N" is January and "V" is 1982 so this window is original, made in January of 1982. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

Driver's Window
NV
"N" is January and "V" is 1982 so this window is original, made in January of 1982. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

Passenger Window
NV
"N" is January and "V" is 1982 so this window is original, made in January of 1982. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

Rear Window
VX
"V" is December and "X" is 1981 so this window is original, made in December of 1981. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

exterior color code

59
Silver Beige Metallic

interior color code

591
Silver Beige Leather

 


 


 


 


 

rpo code
description

1YY07
Corvette Collector Edition Hatchback

A31
Power Windows

AU3
Power Door Locks

A42
Power Drivers Seat

CC1
Removeable Glass Rood Panels (T-Tops)

C49
Rear Window Defogger

C60
Air Conditioning

DG7
Electric Sport Mirrors

D84
Two-Tone Paint

K35
Cruise Control

L48
350ci V8 Engine

MX1
Automatic Transmission

N37
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column

N90
Aluminum Wheels

QGR
225/70R15 White Letter SBR Tires

U75
Power Antenna

UM6
AM-FM Radio, Stereo, with Cassette

V54
Roof Panel Carrier

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
350ci V8

Body

Body Color
(59) Silver Beige Metallic
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1982
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Miles
17,435

Interior

Interior Color
(592) Silver Beige Leather
exterior color code
59 Silver Beige Metallic
interior color code
591 Silver Beige Leather

 

 

 

 

 

rpo code description
1YY07 Corvette Collector Edition Hatchback
A31 Power Windows
AU3 Power Door Locks
A42 Power Drivers Seat
CC1 Removeable Glass Rood Panels (T-Tops)
C49 Rear Window Defogger
C60 Air Conditioning
DG7 Electric Sport Mirrors
D84 Two-Tone Paint
K35 Cruise Control
L48 350ci V8 Engine
MX1 Automatic Transmission
N37 Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
N90 Aluminum Wheels
QGR 225/70R15 White Letter SBR Tires
U75 Power Antenna
UM6 AM-FM Radio, Stereo, with Cassette
V54 Roof Panel Carrier
item number description*
VIN 1G1AY0787C5107506 The first digit, "1," indicates that the US is the country of origin. The "G" is the manufacturer, GM. The third digit, "1," is the make, Chevrolet. The fourth digit, "A," is the restraint system, manual belts. The fifth digit, "Y," is the series, Corvette. The "07," is the body style, Collector Edition Corvette. The eighth digit "8" is the engine, L83. The ninth digit is a check that car vary from car to car. The tenth digit, "C" is the model year, 1982. The "5" is the plant where the car was produced, Bowling Green, KY. The last five digits are a sequence number so this is the 7,506th Corvette made for 1982 in Bowling Green, KY.
Body Build Date 02D "02" is the second month of the year, and "D" is the fourth week of the month meaning the build date of this corvette is the fourth week of February 1982
Engine Code V0218 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "02" is the second month of year and the "18" is the eighteenth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on February 18th, 1982.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code ZBA This means the motor was intended for a 1981 L83 Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamp 107506 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 107506, 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 1982 Corvette.
Engine Block Casting Date A 11 2 The "A" is January, "11" is the eleventh day of the month, and "2" is last digit of the calendar year so this engine block was cast on January 11th, 1982.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 14031372 The aluminum intake manifold has a correct 14031372 casting number for a 1982 Corvette.
Distributor 1103479 The distributor is original and correct for an L83 Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 1103479 stamping.
Distributor Date Code 2 B 2 The "2" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "B" denotes February and "2" is the second day of the month meaning the distributor was made on February 2nd, 1982. This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Alternator 1101075 The Alternator is original and correct for a 82 Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 1101075 stamping.
Alternator Date Code 2222 "2" is the second month of the year, "22" is the twenty second day of the month, and "2" is the last digit of the calendar year, meaning this alternator was made on February 22nd, 1982.
Front Throttle Body 17082053 The front TB has the correct 17082053 stamping for a throttle body injection 1982 corvette.
Rear Throttle Body 17082052 The rear TB has the correct 17082052 stamping for a throttle body injection 1982 corvette.
Driver T-Top AX "A" denotes the month, September, and "X" denotes the year, 1981. Meaning this T Top was made in September of 1981.
Passenger T-Top CX "C" denotes the month, November, and "X" denotes the year, 1981. Meaning this T Top was made in November of 1981.
Windshield NV "N" is January and "V" is 1982 so this window is original, made in January of 1982. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Driver's Window NV "N" is January and "V" is 1982 so this window is original, made in January of 1982. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Passenger Window NV "N" is January and "V" is 1982 so this window is original, made in January of 1982. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Rear Window VX "V" is December and "X" is 1981 so this window is original, made in December of 1981. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
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