1980 Chevrolet Corvette for sale 101167808
1980 Chevrolet Corvette
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1980 Chevrolet Corvette

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ONLY 27K MILES, #S MATCHING L-82 MOTOR, ORIGINAL BUILDSHEET, VERY CLEAN C3! There cant be many car guys who havent lusted for a Corvette at some point in their lives. This great-looking 1980 example is a fantastic way to break into the Corvette hobby for not a lot of money, and with only 27498 original miles, its an incredible survivor thatll get a ton of respect at shows. You simply cant go wrong with a classic combination like white over red on your fantastic plastic. This one remains almost entirely original and has been very well maintained from new, so the finish sparkles and the shine is outstanding for a car thats 35 years old. Its virtually impossible to duplicate the factory look (even though a lot of shops try), and this one has a wonderful patina that screams survivor the moment you see it. By 1980, build quality had improved by leaps and bounds, so youll find tight gaps, neat-fitting bumper caps, and T-tops that seal up well. With an update in 1978, the fastback profile with aggressive front and rear spoilers is as good as the C3 got, and is instantly recognizable today. There are no notable deviations from stock and were quite impressed by how well the various pieces and parts match, always a problem with early C3 Corvettes. Crisp emblems, nice lenses, and only modest signs of wear make this car a slam-dunk in preservation class judging. The contrasting burgundy leather interior is pure 1980s cool, but it looks more elegant and upscale than, say, the silver space capsule look of the 1978 pace cars. With a comfortable look thats inviting, its hard to resist sliding into those deep buckets and looking out over the long, dramatic hood. The drivers seat shows only very minor wear thats commensurate with the cars age and mileage, while the rest of the interior is very well preserved with almost no signs of use. Corvettes were loaded with standard equipment in 1980, including A/C, power windows, power locks, tilt wheel, and a complete array of gauges that are highly visible and easy to read. A newer Alpine AM/FM/CD stereo head unit has been fitted to the center stack, and the workmanship is excellent, not to mention the sound, so it doesnt really detract from the overall presentation. The weather-stripping is mostly original, but this is one T-top Corvette that seals up rather well and it is remarkably free of squeaks and rattles inside. Dual snorkels on the air cleaner mean an L82 engine with 230 horsepower, and its coupled to an automatic transmission. With 230 horsepower, it was a stout performer in 1980, and even today the rumble of the exhaust and solid whack of torque will get your heart racing on the street. It starts quickly and idles easily thanks to a recent service, and there are few engines more reliable than a 350 Chevy topped by a 4-barrel carb. Highly original, the engine bay is clean and well-maintained, and unlike so many of its siblings, it remains completely stock so no worries about previous abuse. Underneath, its in good order, and even still runs an original-style exhaust system with catalytic converter. The original slotted alloy wheels look great and wear fat 255/60/15 BFGoodrich T/A radials. This car represents a great opportunity to get into the Corvette hobby at an awesome price with a car that has survivor status everyone will admire. Call today! To view this 1980 Chevrolet Corvette in greater detail, including HD pictures and an HD video, visit www.GatewayClassicCars.com or our Dallas showroom. For more information, please call: 817-310-9400 or email Dallas@GatewayClassicCars.com See more at: https://www.gatewayclassiccars.com/DFW/1025/

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    GCCDFW1025
  • Classic Car ID
    101167808
  • Stock Number
    DFW1025
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
    N/A
  • New/Used
    Used
  • Mileage
    27,498 miles
  • Engine
    L82 350 CID V8
  • Drivetrain
    N/A
  • Transmission
    3 Speed Automatic
  • Exterior Color
    White
  • Custom Color
    N/A

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