1981 Chevrolet Corvette Why This Car Is Special We have a super color combination on a 1981 Corvette here today at Skyway Classics with a black exterior paint and a black interior. 1981 Corvettes were a special year because it was the first year Corvettes were ever produced in two factories at one time. The new Bowling Green, Kentucky plant produced its first Corvette on June 1,1981 while the St. Louis plant was producing its last Corvettes. Features 1981 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7 Liter 350 Cubic Inch 4-Barrel V8 engine Black-accented magnesium Valve covers Tubular stainless-steel exhaust manifolds Chrome-plated air cleaner cover Auxiliary electric cooling fan Computer command control High Energy Ignition system Automatic transmission with converter clutch Console-mounted shift lever with leather boot Limited-slip rear axle with aluminum differential housing support Power windows with console-mounted controls AM/FM push-button radio with dual front speakers and fixed mast antenna Air conditioning heater and defroster with 3-speed blower Full instrumentation speedometer with trip odometer, 7000-RPM tach, voltmeter, oil pressure and water temperature gages. Quartz analog clock Illuminated visor mirror for passenger Courtesy and dome lights with time delay Dual-unit retractable headlamps with halogen inner high beams Removable roof panels Tinted glass for all windows Dual body color sport mirrors with remote controls Black Leather Twin Bucket Seats Tilt-Telescopic steering wheel with leather-wrap rim Center console with coin tray Power steering Power four-wheel disc brakes with dual hydraulic circuits and brake warning light Mastercraft Avenger GT Raised White Letter tires Independent front suspension with coil springs and stabilizer bar Independent rear suspension with Fiberglass-reinforced composite single leaf spring Kenwood AM/FM stereo radio with cassette tape player Automatic speed control with Resume Speed feature Six-way power drivers seat Electric rear window defogger Aluminum wheels Removable glass roof panels with solar screening Power door lock system Black paint Mechanical The 1981 Corvette had only one powerplant available, a 350 cubic inch engine that produced 190 horsepower and was now designated the L81. This engine has the 3-speed automatic transmission and the Rochester Quadrajet Carb on it and looks absolutely stock as well as the engine compartment. It has the factory correct chrome air cleaner lid and cast magnesium valve covers dressing the engine and stainless steel exhaust manifolds, power steering, power four-wheel disc brakes with dual hydraulic circuits and brake warning light, computer control system, as well as an auxiliary electric engine cooling fan and rides on performance raised white letter Mastercraft Avenger GT Raised White Letter tires. The 1981 Corvette had a published 0-60 mph in 8.1 seconds and was the fastest American made car in 1981 Interior The black leather bucket seat interior is great with its matching carpeting, dash, side panels, and console and really compliments off the exterior graphite paint. It features an adjustable drivers seat, a center instrument panel full of factory gauges, power windows with console-mounted controls, Kenwood AM/FM stereo radio with dual front speakers and fixed mast antenna, air conditioning heater and defroster with 3-speed blower, 7000-RPM tach, Quartz analog clock, illuminated visor mirror for passenger, tinted glass for all windows, electric rear window defogger, removable glass roof panels with solar screening, and a power door lock system. Exterior The black exterior paint looks great with the cast aluminum wheels, a rear factory spoiler, power remote outside mirrors, and the final legacy of the 1981 Chevrolet Corvette, the first US production car to feature T-tops. Conclusion C3 Corvettes are becoming very popular now with the movement to go retro back in the Corvette collector hobby. If you wanted a C3 Corvette you need to come see and drive this graphite beauty 1981 Corvette at Skyway Classics. So give us a call at 941-254-6608. Disclaimer Information found on the website is presented as given to us by the owner of the car, whether on consignment or from the owner we bought it from. Some Photos, materials for videos, descriptions and other information are provided by the consignor/seller and is deemed reliable, but Skyway Classics does not warranty or guarantee this information. Skyway Classics is not responsible for information that may incorrect or a publishing error. The decision to purchase should be based solely on the buyers personal inspection of the vehicle or by a professional inspection service prior to offer or purchase being made.