1980 Chevrolet Corvette

$16,900

Price
$16,900
Engine Size
350ci V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
85,475
Vin
1Z878AS419463
Stock
900950
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
$16,900
Engine Size
350ci V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
85,475
Vin
1Z878AS419463
Stock
900950
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

#'s Match, EXCELLENT CONDITION, Front Beige/Doeskin, 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 numbers matching 1980 Corvette in wonderful condition. This Corvette looks fantastic, runs great, and is an excellent driver. The Frost Beige (59) with Doeskin Leather (592) interior is a beautiful and unique color combination that looks stunning on the car. This is the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag pictured in this ad.

Besides the correct paint and trim codes this Corvette is "Numbers Matching" meaning the engine in the car is the factory correct original engine that was installed in the car new in St. Louis in 1980. The last six digits oof the VIN, 419463, are stamped on the engine pad and indicating the engine is original. The last six digits of the VIN are also stamped on the main case of the transmission and pictured in this ad and the transmission is also original.

This Corvette is loaded with great and highly desirable options such as rally wheels, air conditioning, V54 roof panel carrier, and power locks. This is an excellent opportunity to own a rare 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 very 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. There are photos of the title in this ad showing that Seven Hills Motorcars is the owner of this Corvette. Please peruse all the photos, the extensive list of numbers, the option codes, video, and information to get a true sense of how nice, clean, and original this Corvette really is.

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 Frost Beige exterior is in excellent 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. The rally wheels and center caps are in beautiful condition with a brilliant finish and no curb rash. Please note that the car still has the correct 4-clip style beauty rings, not the cheaper foreign made aftermarket replacements. The BF Goodrich raised white letter tires have plenty of tread left and are correctly sized 225/70R15. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. There are some very tiny blemishes that were too faint to show up in the pictures, but nothing that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. This Corvette has no rust issues. As one can see in the many photos of the underside of the car, it 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 corrosion around the windshield frame or “birdcage,” 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.

Interior

The Doeskin interior in this Corvette is in fantastic condition. The seats look almost brand new and look as good in person as they do in the photos with no rips, split seams, or excessive wear. They are not overly 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, holes, or tears. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The dash and console look great with no cracks or sun fading. The door panels are great shape overall and the door pulls are solid and intact. The jack and jack handle are still with the car, stored correctly behind the passenger seat. The spare is also still present. 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 over time, especially for a light color like Doeskin, and the excellent condition of this interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life.

Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. The car 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. This Corvette has plenty of power and is quite fast. The transmission shifts smoothly throughout the power band. The car runs cool and does not overheat. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, and correct as one can see in the photos. The car still has the original air cleaner and valve covers; even the ignition shielding, smog pump, and original catalytic converter are all still in place.

The horn works as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, dash lights, and wipers. The blower for the heater and a/c works on all speeds. The vacuum system for the headlights works correctly with no effort or binding in the mechanism. 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 and the tach seems to read high. The power locks click, but do not actuate and the a/c does not work. 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.

Overall Condition



Overall, this 1980 Corvette is in splendid driver condition. Numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing, and as any buyer can see this Corvette is extremely correct. The originality, the beautiful original 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 transmission VIN stamp and the transmission date code. This Corvette always gets a ton of attention driving down the road. The previous owner stated the mileage to be actual and we believe the mileage to be actual, but it is shows as nonactual on the title most likely due to a typo sometime in the past. 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
1Z878AS419463
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 sixth digit, "A," indicates the model year, 1980.  The "S" is the plant where the car was produced, St. Louis.  The last five digits are a sequence number so this is the 19,463th Corvette made for 1980.

Body Build Date
E25
"E" corresponds to February and "25" is the twenty fifth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is February 25th, 1980.

Engine Code
V0215
"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "02" is the second month of year and the "15" is the fifteenth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on February 15th, 1980.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.

Suffix Code
ZAK
This means the motor was intended for a 1980 L48 Corvette, which is correct for this car.

Engine VIN Stamp
419463
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 419463, are stamped on the engine pad and pictured below, 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
B 12 0
"B" is February, "12" is the twelvth day of the month, and "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on February 12th, 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 H 15
"9" denotes the year, "H" is august, and "15" is the fifteenth day of the month, meaning this distributor was made on August 15th, 1979.

Alternator
1103122
The alternator is original and correct for an L48 Corvette with A/C with a 1103122 stamping.

Alternator Date Code
9 M 21
"9" denotes the year, "M" is December, and "21" is the twenty first day of the month, meaning this distributor was made on December 21st, 1979.

Carburetor
17080207
The Carburetor is correct and original for a 1980 Corvette with 17080207 stamped on the housing.

Carburetor Date Code
420
The "42" is the 42nd day of the year since January 1st of 1980, and the "0" is the last digit of the calendar year 1980, meaning the carburetor was made on February 11th, 1980.

exterior color code

59
Frost Beige

interior color code

592
Doeskin

 


 


 


 


 


 

rpo code
description

1YY87
Corvette Sport Coupe

A31
Power Windows

C60
Air Conditioning

D35
Sport Mirrors

K30
Cruise Control

MX1
Automatic Transmission

N37
Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column

QGR
225/70R15 White Letter Tires

U58
AM-FM Radio, Stereo

U81
Dual Rear Speakers

ZX2
Convenience Group

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
350ci V8

Body

Body Color
(59) Frost Beige
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1980
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Miles
85,475

Interior

Interior Color
(592) Doeskin
exterior color code
59 Frost Beige
interior color code
592 Doeskin

 

 

 

 

 

 

rpo code description
1YY87 Corvette Sport Coupe
A31 Power Windows
C60 Air Conditioning
D35 Sport Mirrors
K30 Cruise Control
MX1 Automatic Transmission
N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
QGR 225/70R15 White Letter Tires
U58 AM-FM Radio, Stereo
U81 Dual Rear Speakers
ZX2 Convenience Group
item number description*
VIN 1Z878AS419463 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 sixth digit, "A," indicates the model year, 1980.  The "S" is the plant where the car was produced, St. Louis.  The last five digits are a sequence number so this is the 19,463th Corvette made for 1980.
Body Build Date E25 "E" corresponds to February and "25" is the twenty fifth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is February 25th, 1980.
Engine Code V0215 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "02" is the second month of year and the "15" is the fifteenth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on February 15th, 1980.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code ZAK This means the motor was intended for a 1980 L48 Corvette, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamp 419463 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 419463, are stamped on the engine pad and pictured below, 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 B 12 0 "B" is February, "12" is the twelvth day of the month, and "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on February 12th, 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 H 15 "9" denotes the year, "H" is august, and "15" is the fifteenth day of the month, meaning this distributor was made on August 15th, 1979.
Alternator 1103122 The alternator is original and correct for an L48 Corvette with A/C with a 1103122 stamping.
Alternator Date Code 9 M 21 "9" denotes the year, "M" is December, and "21" is the twenty first day of the month, meaning this distributor was made on December 21st, 1979.
Carburetor 17080207 The Carburetor is correct and original for a 1980 Corvette with 17080207 stamped on the housing.
Carburetor Date Code 420 The "42" is the 42nd day of the year since January 1st of 1980, and the "0" is the last digit of the calendar year 1980, meaning the carburetor was made on February 11th, 1980.
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