1981 Chevrolet Corvette 69k Actual miles Fully Documented 25k in resto receipts

  • Price: Ask a price!
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1981
  • Mileage: 69,900
  • VIN: 11111111111111111
  • Color: Two tone Silver Blue
  • Engine size: 350
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Options: Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States


Up for Auction is my 1981 Chevrolet Corvette:Rare two tone, Silver over Blue with dark blue interior and matching numbers L81/350 automatic. Bowling Green build car and only year for the desireable silver/blue combination. Only 5352 cars were ordered with the two-tone paint. Extremely well documented and sorted out 69,xx mile car with supporting service records and documentation. Including window sticker, build sheet, sales literature, receipts back to the 80's, copy of old title, and over 25k in restoration receipts.

Following factory options: Power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seat, A/C, AM/FM/Cassette player (not in car/but goes with), tilt and telescoping column, Gymkhana suspension, alloy wheels, fiberglass T-top and Mirrored Glass T-tops in excellent shape. This is a garage kept, well serviced, and maintained C3 which has had extensive service records. The following has been completed over the past three years:

• Rear End: Powder coated half shafts, non-moving parts, replaced with new mounting hardware/U-joints and replaced gear/posi-traction fluid.

• Suspension: Front: Replaced coil springs with powder coated Gymkhana springs. Van Steel, Inc remanufactured (powder coated) A-arms and installed Moog ball joints and factory rivets. All races, bearings, seals and bushings were replaced and blue printed. Replaced Bilstein shocks. Replaced Mono-spring with 330lb, factory correct part and leaf-spring bolt kit. Vtech Corvette: remanufacture trailing arms and installed new stainless steel emergency brake and installed trailing arm shims and pivot bolts. Replaced front sway bar. Upgraded original strut rods with Adjustable rod kit. kept original strut rods.

• Brakes: Replaced rotors and brake pads and upgraded to stainless steel hoses and lines. Replaced Master cylinder and cover with period correct part. Upgraded brake fluid to silicone DOT 5.

• Engine: Replaced all fluids and broken/missing parts. Adjusted valves and replaced all leaking gaskets. Upgraded oil pump rod, replaced radiator with Dewitt’s direct fit aluminum radiator, water pump, all radiator hoses, fittings to transmission, thermostat, radiator cap, correct heater hose kit and used factory correct clamp kit. Original Quadrojet was remanufactured by All American Carburetors and was professionally tuned upon install. Replaced vacuum hoses and reconditioned air-cleaner housing and cover. Restored pulleys and brackets and replaced all belts.

• Transmission: Drained system, replaced filter and gasket and reconditioned cover. Used new bolts and gaskets during install.

• Exhaust: Replaced exhaust system with Eckler’s (EXS26) complete aluminized kit with Magnaflow mufflers. New air tub kit, hanger kit and heat riser. Installed non-original catalytic converter. Replaced all bolts from exhaust manifold back to mufflers. Reconditioned rear hangers, brackets and shields.

• Steering System: Rebuilt power steering valve, cylinder, and replaced hoses, all tie rod ends and boots.

• Interior: Removed old carpet pad and installed Dyno-mat (heat and sound barrier), installed Retro radio (original look with hidden IPOD connect installed) and all speakers upgraded but maintain factory look. Seats and foam replaced with leather, new three door bin and all re-installed with new interior bolt kit. New floor mats, inner and outer window seals/felt installed. A/C serviced and all duct work cleaned and re-sealed.

• Exterior: Replaced door seals, replated original chrome door handles, restored rocker panels and added correct screw mount kit, removed all lights and grills and cleaned and reconditioned, reconditioned wheels-buffed and polished, installed last run Godyear GT white lettered tires. Replaced t-top weatherstripig.

• Steering: Van Steel, Inc remanufactured original steering box. Installed new hardware, rage joint, and steering wheel rebuild kit.

I drove the car to the Bloomington Gold show this year and it drives great, doesn't overheat, tight steering, solid brakes and not the typical rattles you get from pieced together cars. This is a good original, honest car. Some of the paint is still original and some has been repainted. This is a Bowling Green car so this car was painted in two stage from the factory vs the old lacquer used in St. Louis. Bowling Green cars tend to survive better and have an overall better fit and finish. There are a few rocks and imperfections here and there, as to be expected. Paint is not a 10, but closer to an 8 or so.

I added as many pictures as I could to show the condition of the car. Overall this is a nice c3 with all the creature comforts that make it a blast to drive. I wouldn't be afraid to drive it across the country. I am not a dealer but just a collectors that loves these old cars. If you have any questions just let me know. Thanks!