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1981 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

Coupe Car for sale by Classic Cars America LLC in Mokena, Illinois 60448


Classic Cars America LLC

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Classic Car Overview

1981 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe $59,900

Mokena, IL Red · 13,507 miles

1981 Corvette

Modified Show Car

In 1981, there was only one powerplant available, a 350 cu in (5.7 L) engine that, like the L-48 base engine the previous year, produced 190 hp (142 kW), but was now designated the L81. The motor was certified in all states and available with manual or automatic transmissions. Chrome air cleaner lids and cast magnesium valve covers dressed up all engines. The stainless steel exhaust manifolds and computer control system introduced on the 305 cu in (5.0 L) California engines the previous year were now standard, as was an auxiliary electric engine cooling fan. This, the last C3 available with a manual transmission, so equipped, had a published 0-60 mph in 8.1 seconds. This model year was the first to use a fiberglass rear leaf spring, now a Corvette trademark.

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For sale by the long time owner is this outstanding modified Corvette. There really is not a lot to say about this one, it is a multiple national show winner that was built for the strip but also to be driven on the street. The car has been featured in a few magazines, a regional car guys newspaper (the Ledfoot News) and also a few TV news shows. It started life as a standard Chevy Corvette that the owner purchased used 20 years ago. Over the following years it was transformed into the awesome street machine you see here. The original engine is long gone and has been replaced with a custom built Chevy 355 small block built by Joe Rhyne competition racing engines out of Indiana. The paint (redone in 2015) is a custom tri-color Candy Apple Red. What follows are some of the important details.

Vin # 1G1AY8762BS408652

Data Plate

Trim 752

Paint 75L

355 Chevy Engine

650 HP

Lunati Roller Cam

Lunati Solid Roller Lifters

Lunati Roller Rockers

Crane Tru Roller Timing Chain and Gears

Weiand Polished Aluminum 671 Blower@ 12% overdriven

Dyer Crank Hub

PFM Products Superchiller with MSD Activated Switch

High Volume Fuel Pump

Dual Holley 650CFM Double Pumper Carburetors

Mini High Torque Racing Starter

MSD Ignition System

MSD Billet Distributor

MSD 8mm Spark Plug Wires

Taylor Spark Plug Fireboots

7 Quart Oil Pan

Molens High Pressure Oil Pump

Hooker Super Comp Headers

1 5/8 Primary Tube

Flowmaster 40 Series 3 Chamber Mufflers

TCI Stage 2 Street/Strip T-350 3-Speed Automatic Transmission

Transking Stage II 2500 Stall Converter

Line Lock

Dana 44 3.08 Ring & Piston Aluminum Rear End


Fiberglass Single Monoleaf Rear Suspension

P-22560R-15 BF Goodrich Radial T/A Tires Front

P-27560R-15 BF Goodrich Radial T/A Tires Rear

15 Weld Performance Series Polished Aluminum Racing Wheels

Custom Leather Seat Covers

JVC Kameleon Stereo System

Memphis 500 Watt Amplifier

Two 3 Speakers In Dash, Two 6x9 Speakers in Rear and Two 800 Watt Subs in Rear

Modified Dash with Led Lighting

Custom LED Lighting Under The Front Nose and Rear Deck

This car was appraised for $65,000.00 in 2013 before the current paint job.

The above information is just some of the features on this car. for more details please call.

Please remember that this car is 35 years old and not perfect.


Disclaimer; This vehicle is for sale by a private party and the above information was provided by the owner. We can make no guarantee as to the accuracy of the information. All vehicles are sold AS-IS and WHERE IS with no express, written, or implied warranty, representation, or guarantee (including, but not limited to; warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose). We shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness or defects herein and make no warranty in connection therewith. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle as to the condition and value and to purchase based solely upon that judgment. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about this vehicle. Seller is not responsible for typographical errors, printing errors, or omissions. The description above is for information purposes only and if you elect to forgo a personal inspection, we can make no guarantees as to your satisfaction with the vehicle. The seller shall make every reasonable attempt to

1981 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Specifications

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