1980 Chevrolet Corvette

$21,900

Price
$21,900
Engine Size
350ci V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
39,940
Vin
1Z878AS440478
Stock
901015
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. $538 /YEAR insurance
Price
$21,900
Engine Size
350ci V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
39,940
Vin
1Z878AS440478
Stock
901015
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. $538 /YEAR insurance

Only 39,940 Miles, EXCELLENT CONDITION, Frost 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 beautiful 1980 Corvette in excellent condition with only 39,940,120 original miles. This Corvette looks fantastic, runs great, and is an excellent driver. The Frost Beige (59) over Doeskin Leather interior (592) is an iconic, beautiful, and very rare color combination that looks stunning on the car. 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.

I have personally driven this car over 60 miles recently. During that time the car was completely reliable, had no issues, and was a true pleasure to drive.

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 (59) exterior is in very nice driver condition. As one can see in the photos the finish has a terrific gloss and deep shine. Both doors open and shut nicely. The N90 aluminum wheels are in beautiful condition with a brilliant finish and no curb rash. The 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 light sanding marks and some very tiny blemishes that were too faint to show up in the pictures, but nothing that is really noticeable from about five feet away. As one can see in the many photos of the underside of the car, it is very clean underneath. We have included specific photos of the areas most prone to rust to show how this car looks.

Interior

The Doeskin Leather (592) interior in this Corvette is in outstanding condition. The seats are in excellent shape and look just as great in person as they do in the photos with no holes or excessive wear. They are not worn in the typical area on the bolster where the driver gets in and out. The carpet is also in great 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 in nice shape overall and the door pulls are solid and intact. The radio sound nice and gets good reception. 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. Please note that both seat belts work and retract properly. This is a common problem on C3 Corvettes and an issue many buyers do not think to check. 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, especially for a light color like Doeskin, 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 very good mechanical condition. As stated above, we have driven this car over 60 miles with no issues. 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. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The transmission shifts well 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, detailed, and correct as one can see in the photos. The original ignition shielding, catalytic converter, and smog pump are still in place.

The radio works as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, horn, dash lights, indicators, wipers, power windows, power locks, power antenna, and rear window defroster. Even very detailed items such as the interior delay light timer still work. The blower for the heater and a/c works on all speeds. The air conditioning itself works and blows cold. One can observe the air conditioning compressor clicking on and engaging properly in the video. Also, please note that the air blows out of the correct upper or lower vents for the heater and a/c, this is a very common problem on C3 Corvettes. The vacuum system for the headlights works correctly. Also, the headlights go up properly with either the headlight switch or vacuum override switch. Their complete operation from both switches can be viewed in the video below. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. 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 1980 Corvette you may look at, be sure to verify that the "CHOKE" 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 1980 Corvettes have had the bulb removed to mask other problems. As one can observe in the video the "CHOKE" light on this car operates just as it should, going on with the car as a check and then going off when the engine is started.

Overall Condition



Overall, this 1980 Corvette is in fantastic condition. The beautiful color combination, the very low original mileage, and the excellent overall condition. Originality is very important in the Corvette market and in Corvette pricing, especially for premium examples like this car, and as one can see this low milage example is very correct. 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 C3 Corvettes 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
1Z878AS440478
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 40,478th Corvette made for 1980.

Body Build Date
K21
"K" corresponds to August and "21" is the twenty first day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is August 21st, 1980.

Engine Code
V0708
"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "07" is the seventh month of year and the "08" is the eighth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on July 8th, 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 Corvette with a automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.

Engine VIN Stamp
440478
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 440478, 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
G 1 0
"G" is July, "1" is the first day of the month, and "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on July 1st, 1980. 

Intake Manifold Casting Number
14014432
This Intake manifold is correct and original for a 1980 Corvette.

Carburetor
17080204
This carburetor is correct and original for a 1980 corvette with an automatic transmission

Carburetor Date Code
1830
"183" is the 183rd day from January 1st 1980, and "0" is the last digit of the calendar year meaning this carburetor was made on July 2nd, 1980.

exterior color code

59
Frost Beige

interior color code

592
Doeskin

 


 


 


 


 

rpo code
description

1YY87
Corvette Sport Coupe

A31
Power Windows

AU3
Power Door Locks

CC1
Removeable Glass Rood Panels (T-Tops)

C60
Air Conditioning

D35
Sport Mirrors

K35
Cruise Control

L48
350ci V8 Engine

MX1
Automatic Transmission

N37
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column

N90
Aluminum Wheels

QBS
225/70R15 White Letter Tires

U58
AM-FM Radio, Stereo

Engine

Engine Size
350ci V8

Body

Body Color
(59) Beige
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1980
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Miles
39,940

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
AU3 Power Door Locks
CC1 Removeable Glass Rood Panels (T-Tops)
C60 Air Conditioning
D35 Sport Mirrors
K35 Cruise Control
L48 350ci V8 Engine
MX1 Automatic Transmission
N37 Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
N90 Aluminum Wheels
QBS 225/70R15 White Letter Tires
U58 AM-FM Radio, Stereo
item number description*
VIN 1Z878AS440478 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 40,478th Corvette made for 1980.
Body Build Date K21 "K" corresponds to August and "21" is the twenty first day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is August 21st, 1980.
Engine Code V0708 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "07" is the seventh month of year and the "08" is the eighth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on July 8th, 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 Corvette with a automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamp 440478 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 440478, 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 G 1 0 "G" is July, "1" is the first day of the month, and "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on July 1st, 1980. 
Intake Manifold Casting Number 14014432 This Intake manifold is correct and original for a 1980 Corvette.
Carburetor 17080204 This carburetor is correct and original for a 1980 corvette with an automatic transmission
Carburetor Date Code 1830 "183" is the 183rd day from January 1st 1980, and "0" is the last digit of the calendar year meaning this carburetor was made on July 2nd, 1980.
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