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Only 44,135 Original Miles, FANTASTIC CONDITION, Needs Nothing, PRICED TO SELL!!


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 1981 Corvette in spectacular condition with only 44,135 original miles. This Corvette looks fantastic, runs great, and is an excellent driver. The Mahogany Metallic (06) over Cinnabar Leather interior (672) is a very rare and beautiful color combination that looks stunning on the car. It is also the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag, which is pictured in this ad. Cinnabar is a very unique and attractive trim color and was only available for one year, 1981. 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 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 ready to be enjoyed by its future owner. I have personally driven the car over twenty miles. During that time it was an absolute pleasure to drive and has no issues at all.

A copy of the AutoCheck report for this car is shown in the photos. Please note that it is totally clean, shows no accident history, and verifies the low mileage as original. The car also comes with some service receipts for maintenance over the years and a ton of original documentation such as the original window sticker, original owners manual, tire booklet, warranty booklet, and much more. The original T-Top bags are also still with the car.

This Corvette is loaded with great and highly desirable options such as N90 aluminum wheels and the CC1 glass T-Tops. The car is also numbers matching with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the engine block and the main case of the transmission indicating the engine and transmission are the original units installed in the car new at the factory. Even items like the carburetor, intake, distributor, starter, and even the T-Tops are correct and original with the appropriate part numbers and date codes.

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.


The Mahogany Metallic exterior is in nice driver condition. It is very hard to prove original paint, but we have seen no paint lines, overspray, or any other signs of any type of paintwork or repairs over the years; the AutoCheck report also shows no accident history. As one can see in the photos the finish has a terrific gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely and the car exhibits nice body panel fit overall. The N90 aluminum wheels and center caps are in beautiful condition with a brilliant finish and no curb rash. The BF Goodrich Radial TA tires have about 90% tread left and are sized 255/60R15. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. As one would expect from a paintjob with this many years on it there are some very tiny blemishes that were too small to show up in the pictures and some checking in the finish, but nothing that is really noticeably 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.


The Cinnabar Leather interior in this Corvette is in outstanding condition. The seats are in excellent shape and look as good in person as they do in the photos with no excessive wear. They are not 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 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 in nice 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 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.


This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. As stated above I have put over twenty miles on the car with absolutely no problems. 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. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, and correct as one can see in the photos. Even the smog pump, ignition shielding, and original catalytic converter are still in place.

The horn works as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, wipers, power windows, indicators, and dash lights. All of the gauges work including the clock. 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. 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 1981 Corvette is in magnificent driver condition. Very low mileage and original examples of the C3 Corvette like this car 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 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 engine block, suffix code, engine assembly date, transmission VIN stamp, and transmission casting date. 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.


Engine Type
Engine Size


Body Color
Mahogany Metallic (06)
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Interior Color
Cinnabar Leather (672)


exterior color code
06 Mahogany Metallic
interior color code
672 Cinnabar Leather









rpo code description
1YY87 Corvette Sport Coupe
A31 Power Windows
A42 Power Drivers Seat
CC1 Removeable Glass Rood Panels (T-Tops)
C49 Rear Window Defogger
C60 Air Conditioning
D35 Sport Mirrors
L81 350ci V8 Engine
MX1 Automatic Transmission
N37 Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
N90 Aluminum Wheels
QXH 255/60R15 White Letter Tires
UM6 AM-FM Radio, Stereo, with Cassette
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VIN 1G1AY8763BS429834 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 "87," is the body style, 2-door sport coupe. The eighth digit "6" is the engine, L81. The ninth digit is a check that car vary from car to car. The tenth digit, "B" is the model year, 1981. The "S" is the plant where the car was produced, St. Louis. The last five digits are a sequence number so this is the 42,834th Corvette made for 1981 in St. Louis, MO.
Body Build Date K30 "K" corresponds to June and "30" is the thirtieth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is June 30, 1981.
Engine Code V0617 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "06" is the sixth month of year and the "17" is the seventeenth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on June 17, 1981.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code ZDD This means the motor was intended for a 1981 L81 Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamp 429834 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 429834, 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 1981 Corvette.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 14033058 The aluminum intake manifold has a correct 14033058 casting number for a 1981 Corvette.
Distributor 1103443 The distributor is original and correct for an L81 Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 1103443 stamping.
Distributor Date Code 1C11 The "1" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "C" denotes March and "11" is the eleventh day of the month meaning the distributor was made on March 11, 1981. This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Carburetor 17081228 This is correct part number for an automatic 1981 Corvette with an automatic transmission. The "170" means the carb was produced after 1976. The fourth digit, "8," means the carb was built in the 1981's. The fifth digit, "1," means it was built for the 1981 model year. The six digit, "2," indicates that it is a 4BBL carb. The seventh digit, "2," means is was built for the Chevrolet division of GM. The last digit, "8," means it was intended for use in an automatic transmission car such as this.
Carburetor Date Code 1381 The firth three digits, "138," indicate the 138th day of the year. The last digit, "1," is the year in which the carburetor was produced, 1981. So this carburetor was stamped on May 18, 1981, which is correct as it predates the build date of the engine.
Transmission Casting Number 8641319 The main case of the transmission has a 8641319 casting number.
Transmission Casting Date 11-80 10 The "11" is the eleventh month of the year, the "80" is year, and the "10" is the tenth day of the month so this transmission main case was cast on Novemebr 10, 1980.
Transmission VIN Stamping 429834 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 429834, are stamped on the main case of the transmission and pictured in this ad meaning this transmission is original to this car.
Starter 1998217 The starter is correct and original for a 1981 Corvette with an automaticf transmission with 1998217 stamped on the housing.
Starter Date Code 1F10 The "1" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "F" denotes June and "10" is the tenth day of the month meaning the starter was made on June 10, 1981. This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
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