1980 Chevrolet Corvette

$27,900

Price
$27,900
Engine Size
350ci V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
14,035
Vin
1Z878AS423589
Stock
901019
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. $647 /YEAR insurance
Price
$27,900
Engine Size
350ci V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
14,035
Vin
1Z878AS423589
Stock
901019
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. $647 /YEAR insurance

Only 14,035 Original Miles, FANTASTIC CONDITION, Blue/Blue, PRICED TO SEE!!

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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 absolutely spectacular condition with only 14,035 original miles. This Corvette a premium example and truly an investment grade classic, it is one of the nicest and best 1980 Corvettes are the market right now. It is “turn key” and ready to be driven and enjoyed immediately. The car looks fantastic, runs great, and is an excellent driver. The Dark Blue Metallic (28) over Dark Blue Leather (29) interior is a rare, highly desirable, and beautiful color combination that looks stunning on the car. This is also the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag, which is pictured in this ad. 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 1980 Corvettes is strong right now and on the rise. In our experience the 1980 and 1980 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.

The car comes with a wealth of original documentation including the original window sticker, owner's manual, “Dealer Copy” showing all the options codes the car was ordered with, 1980 GM maintenance schedule booklet, Goodyear Tire booklet, Chevrolet, Power Protection Plus booklet, 1980 Chevrolet Consumer Information booklet, and the 1980 Chevrolet Warranty booklet showing the name of the original dealership that sold the a new. Also included are some service records for maintenance over the years.

Besides the correct paint code, 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. 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, carburetor, alternator, and starter are all date coded and original. The last six digits of the VIN, 423589, are stamped on the engine pad and 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.

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 Dark Blue exterior is in excellent driver condition. As one can see in the photos the finish has a terrific gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. The N90 aluminum wheels and center caps are in beautiful condition with a brilliant finish and no curb rash. The Goodyear Eagle GTII raised white letter tires have about 90% tread left and are sized 225/70R15. This is the correct size as per the RPO code QGR on the window sticker. There are no major blemishes that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. As one would expect from a paintjob with this many years on it there is an area on the right door and some tiny imperfections were too faint to show up in the photos. 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 underside looks exceptionally nice and still has some of the factory original chalk markings front when it went down the assembly line. 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 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.

Window Date Codes

Please note that ALL of the glass on this Corvette, the rear window, both door windows, the windshield, and even the glass T-Tops are all date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of the March 25, 1980 (F25). Original glass is another great verification that this car has had no accident history and never sustained damage.

Interior

The Dark Blue Leather interior in this Corvette is in absolutely outstanding condition. The seats look almost like new with no holes or excessive wear. The seat is not overly work in the typical are on the bolster where the driver gets in and out. The gauge faces are crisp and clean and the lenses are crystal clear. The carpet is also in great condition with no major stains, holes, or tears. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The dash and console look awesome with no cracks or sun fading. The door panels are in great shape overall and the door pulls are solid and intact. Also, unlike many other C3 Corvettes, the door panels fit well and tight to the door. The original 8-track radio works well. Most importantly, the dash has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation. The jack and jack handle are still with the car, stored correctly behind the passenger seat, pictured in this ad with the original decals on the compartment lid. The spare is also still with the car and appears to have 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 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 very low original mileage.

Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. The numbers matching L81 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 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 all still in place as well as the correct and original air cleaner and finned aluminum valve covers.

The horn works as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, wipers, power windows, power locks, indicators, dash lights, radio, and rear window defogger; even the key buzzer still works. All of the gauges work and the clock runs. The blower for the heater and a/c works on all speeds. The air conditioning itself 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. The headlights go up quickly, evenly, and with no effort or binding 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. 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.

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 magnificent condition. Ultra-low mileage examples of the C3 like this car are very difficult to find and draw a huge premium in the current market. The originality, the very low mileage, the documentation, 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. As stated above, this is one of the best and nicest 1980 Corvettes available on the market. Numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing, and as any buyer can see this Corvette is extremely correct. 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.

Other sellers are not taking the time to show the car is in such great detail to give you all of the numbers, options, photos, and video. As stated above, numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing, especially for an exceptional example like this car, 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
1Z878AS423589
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 23,589th Corvette made for 1980.

Body Build Date
F25
"F" corresponds to March and "25" is the twenty fifth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is March 25th, 1980.

Engine Code
V0318
"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "03" is the third month of year and the "18" is the eighteenth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on March 18th, 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 an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.

Engine VIN Stamp
423589
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 423589, 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 19 0
"B" is February, "19" is the ninteenth day of the month, and "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on February 19th, 1980. 

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

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

Distributor Date Code
0 C 1
The "0" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "C" denotes March, and "1" is the first day of the month meaning the distributor was made on March 1st, 1980. This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.

Alternator
1101075
This alternator is correct and original for a 1980 corvette with A/C with a 1101075 stamping.

Starter
1998217
The starter is correct and original for a 1980 Corvette with an automatic transmission 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

Carburetor Date Code
570
"57" is the 57th day from January 1st 1980, and "0" is the last digit of the calendar year meaning this carburetor was made on February 26th, 1980.

Transmission VIN Stamping
423589
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 430785, are stamped on the Transmission and pictured below, meaning this engine is original to this car.

Windshield
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.

Driver's Window
VA
"V" is December and "A" is 1979 so this window is original, made in December of 1980.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

Drivers T Top
VA
"V" is December and "A" is 1979 so this window is original, made in December of 1980.  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 1980.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

Passenger T Top
XZ
"X" is February and "Z" is 1980 so this window is original, made in February of 1980.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

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

 

exterior color code

28
Dark Blue Metallic

interior color code

292
Dark Blue

 


 


 


 


 


 

rpo code
description

1YY87
Corvette Sport Coupe

A31
Power Windows

AU3
Power Door Locks

CC1
Removable Glass Roof Panels

C49
Electric Rear Window Defogger

K30
Cruise Control

L48
5.7L 4-BBL V8

MX1
Automatic Transmission

NA5
Standard Emissions

N90
Aluminum Wheels

QGR
225/70R15 White Letter Tires

UM2
AM-FM Radio, Stereo

U75
Power Antenna

U81
Dual Rear Speakers

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
350ci V8

Body

Body Color
Dark Blue Metallic (28)
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1980
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Miles
14,035

Interior

Interior Color
Dark Blue (292)

 

exterior color code
28 Dark Blue Metallic
interior color code
292 Dark Blue

 

 

 

 

 

 

rpo code description
1YY87 Corvette Sport Coupe
A31 Power Windows
AU3 Power Door Locks
CC1 Removable Glass Roof Panels
C49 Electric Rear Window Defogger
K30 Cruise Control
L48 5.7L 4-BBL V8
MX1 Automatic Transmission
NA5 Standard Emissions
N90 Aluminum Wheels
QGR 225/70R15 White Letter Tires
UM2 AM-FM Radio, Stereo
U75 Power Antenna
U81 Dual Rear Speakers
item number description*
VIN 1Z878AS423589 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 23,589th Corvette made for 1980.
Body Build Date F25 "F" corresponds to March and "25" is the twenty fifth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is March 25th, 1980.
Engine Code V0318 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "03" is the third month of year and the "18" is the eighteenth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on March 18th, 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 an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamp 423589 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 423589, 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 19 0 "B" is February, "19" is the ninteenth day of the month, and "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on February 19th, 1980. 
Intake Manifold Casting Number 14014432 This Intake manifold is correct and original for a 1980 Corvette.
Distributor 1103353 The distributor is original and correct for a Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 1103353 stamping.
Distributor Date Code 0 C 1 The "0" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "C" denotes March, and "1" is the first day of the month meaning the distributor was made on March 1st, 1980. This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Alternator 1101075 This alternator is correct and original for a 1980 corvette with A/C with a 1101075 stamping.
Starter 1998217 The starter is correct and original for a 1980 Corvette with an automatic transmission 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
Carburetor Date Code 570 "57" is the 57th day from January 1st 1980, and "0" is the last digit of the calendar year meaning this carburetor was made on February 26th, 1980.
Transmission VIN Stamping 423589 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 430785, are stamped on the Transmission and pictured below, meaning this engine is original to this car.
Windshield 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.
Driver's Window VA "V" is December and "A" is 1979 so this window is original, made in December of 1980.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Drivers T Top VA "V" is December and "A" is 1979 so this window is original, made in December of 1980.  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 1980.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Passenger T Top XZ "X" is February and "Z" is 1980 so this window is original, made in February of 1980.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Rear Window NZ "N" is January and "Z" is 1980 so this window is original, made in January of 1980.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
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