From the swooping front long racing styled hood, to the simple 4 round lighted
rear with just a touch of spoiler, this car is Dark Brown (chocolate if you will)
all day. Showing some chips, scratches and wear in the form of small bubbling
of the clear coating, it is not perfect, but still beautifully designed. Hidden
headlights up front give it an aerodynamic feel, and for some sun, you can pop
off the glass panels of the roof. A long and curved greenhouse rear glass covers
a large storage area in the rear. Four (N90) Aluminum wheels adorn the corners.
Doeskin leather seats, tan carpet, and enough instrumentation to keep you
occupied for a significant amount of time, makes up the pure 1980's style
interior. All looking good in here with little wear, and some minor staining of
the carpet. The actuation of the windows is under question, as well as the
functionality of the tachometer stuck at 1000 RPM. Some aftermarket electronics
in the form of a radio have been installed in place of the factory originals.
A flip of the hood forward, and we have full access to the original unrestored
engine bay. This houses an L-82 350ci V8 that is verified as numbers matching
so it is original. A single 4-barrel carburetor sits atop of this mill, and a TH350
3-speed automatic transmission is bolted on back. This throws power back to a
Dana 44 rear setup and smokes the tires at will.
Typical wear, patina, and dirt are showing underneath, and for 1980 is typical.
Invasive rust is noted up front under the radiator support, and surface rust is
on the frame in the front of the car. The back of this car shows no rust, surface
1980 was not a banner year for the Corvette as it was getting pounded with
emissions regulations, and even had to come up with a different engine for
California. Design was definitely there though, and this car shows it. Not a
6-L82 350 CUI V8
S-St Louis Assembly Plant
431820-Sequential Unit Number
I05-June 5th Build Date
TR 592-Doeskin Leather