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Car Year: 1982
Car's approximate birthday: July 2, 1982
 
Owner: eBay Motors Seller
City: Fort Worth
State: Texas
Country: United States
 
Purchase date: Undefined
Status: Current Owner
 
State: Restored
 
Exterior: 59 Silver Beige (26.60%)
Interior: 592 Silver Beige (Leather) (26.60%)
Wheels: Alloy (26.60%)
 
Delivery Dealer Zone: Unknown
Delivery Dealer Code: Unknown
 
Options: RPO Option Percentage
Sold [%]
Sales Price
[$]
  1YY07 Corvette Collector Edition Hatchback (200hp) 26.60% 22,537.59
  AG9 Power Driver Seat 88.89% 197.00
  AU3 Power Door Locks 94.21% 155.00
  C49 Rear Window Defogger 66.46% 129.00
  CC1 Removable Glass Roof Panels 58.11% 443.00
  K35 Cruise Control 95.69% 165.00
  QXH White Letter SBR Tires, P255/60R15 75.06% 542.52
  U75 Power Antenna 61.23% 60.00
  UM6 AM-FM Radio, etr stereo with cassette 80.12% 423.00
  Total   0.0571%
(15 Cars)
24,652.11
 
Factory job nr.: Unknown
Export Car: Non Export Car
Other details: Mileage: 33,137 miles
 
Car history:
05/10/2014
The Collector 'Vettes are some of the most distinctive cars you can own, and while
some were downright wild (I'm looking at you purple C5 pace car), the final '82
editions were sophisticated and subtle, the perfect car for the period. The disco
era was in full swing and the Corvette was the poster child, but that meant soft
colors and the fade graphics along the sides and on the hood, not in-your-face
brashness. Very nicely preserved, this car has had just one repaint in the original
color and it looks fantastic, with a brilliant shine and the fiberglass bodywork is
unmolested. Correct pinstriping that highlights the many dramatic curves of the
C3 bodywork remains firmly affixed to the paint underneath, the chin spoiler
hasn't been bashed on steep driveways, and only the tinted windows deviate from
the original recipe. It's not perfect, but if you want a low-mile vintage 'Vette that
you can actually drive, this is an excellent choice.

The matching interior is definitely a product of the period, but those deeply sculpted
bucket seats are still comfortable and supportive. There's an inviting patina to the
upholstery that doesn't count as damage, and if you want a perfect specimen, there
are more expensive cars out there. However, you can slide behind the wheel of
this one, power down the windows, and head out without a second thought, and
that's the whole point of owning a Corvette. It's loaded with options including
factory A/C, power windows, locks, and mirrors, a tilt column, and cruise control,
so it doesn't feel particularly old when you're behind the wheel. The AM/FM/cassette
stereo sounds decent, even today. The carpets and door panels are in good order,
too, and don't seem to have fared too badly under the sun when the T-tops were off.

Chevy's Cross-Fire fuel injection debuted in 1982 to mixed reviews, but if you want
a Collector's Edition, that's the induction system you want. It's distinctive with its
double-wide air cleaner housing and it definitely looks packed under the hood. As
a small block Chevy, it would have been insanely easy to modify it for more power,
but instead this one has been properly maintained and shows only a few replacement
hoses and some modern plug wires as deviations from stock. It starts easily with
a great V8 bark from the twin tailpipes and the engine's torque pulls the car around
with genuine gusto. An automatic transmission was the only choice in 1982, and it
does a commendable job of keeping the engine in the sweet spot, and for highway
cruising, this is a great choice because it just loafs along at high speed. The underside
is quite original, just the way true Corvette enthusiasts like to see things and those
multi-spoke alloy wheels are still some of the best-looking shoes ever fitted to a C3 Corvette.
 
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