1981 C3 Corvette Coupe Beautiful Red on Red
Up for sale is my beautiful red on red C3 Corvette. I traded my 96 C4 for it, but need to thin the heard. What makes this car unique, is that it is 100% as it came from the factory. It was sold new in Jacksonville TX and has been in Texas all its life. This car is one of the last corvettes that were made in the St. Louis plant. I have the original tank sticker that was used in producing the car, which lists all the options that the car came with new. I have divided up the car into sections, so you will know everything about it before you come look at it, so there are no surprises and we don't waste each other's time.
Engine/Transmission: Basically, everything under the hood is original and from the factory. The numbers on the engine, transmission, even the carburetor all match. Most 1981 Corvettes have had the original computer, distributor, and carburetor removed and are running older model parts. This one has all these things still intact and working like they should. No check engine lights etc. If you look at the pics of the engine, you will see all the hard to find ducting, sensors, and smog equipment are all intact. The engine starts up as it should, and the transmission shifts like it is supposed to.
Exterior: The outside of the car is in great shape. It is not perfect, but pretty close. It has been painted its original red color. All the lights and blinkers on the outside work, and all the lenses are like new. All the emblems on the car have been replaced with new and look good. The weather stripping on the whole car has been replaced and is all brand new. The glass tops are in awesome shape, and are original to the car. They have been etched with the car?s vin to deter thieves from taking them. The only thing that is missing is the power antenna, but I have an extra one that comes with the car.
Interior: The interior of this car is mostly original. The door panels, interior panels, glass, carpet, dash, and trim are from St. Louis and have never been restored or replaced. The seats have been recovered in red and black leather. Inside, all of the gauges work, with the exception of the clock. The radio is original but does not turn on. The power windows roll up and down like they should. The car passed inspection last year and still will today.
Suspension/Brakes: The brakes on this corvette have been totally restored from top to bottom. New calipers, lines, pads, master cylinder and brake fluid, Stops awesome. The tires and center caps are also less than a year old and probably have less than 1000 miles on them.
The few things that I know the car needs is the headlights need new actuator seals up front. If I have the time I will look into getting them fixed. Like most original C3s, the ac doesn't work. The choke on the carb could also use some adjusting, seeing it is a little cold natured upon starting, but once it is warm, it runs and drives great. I also have not gotten around to installing the door weatherstrip on the passenger side door, but it is included with the car.
This beautiful Corvette comes with a clean CarFax and also a clean and clear TX title in my name. No surprises or title issues with this car. There is no need to trailer this car, it is 100% reliable and can be driven home no problem. Car will be sold as is. Offers will be considered in person in cash. No holds or payments. Willing to trade for pre 1980 American classic. Really looking for a pre-war Chevrolet. Asking $11,500. Please feel free to PM if interested.
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