The C3 Corvette is the longest running, perhaps most frequently redesigned iterations of an American icon. From 1968 to 1982, the Corvette received a variety of subtle facelifts and styling changes that eventually made the first and final years entirely different cars. Because of this, it is very easy to have a specific C3 Corvette year preference. Many Corvette enthusiasts are polarized one way or the other on certain models; while some seek out chrome bumper cars, others prefer the later plastic bumper cars. The same goes for this beautiful yellow 1980 Chevrolet Corvette L48 you see here; while some prefer earlier models, many seek out the neat rear window that became a common sight on Corvettes of the late 1970s.
This 1980 Corvette is a factory yellow on Oyster car that looks just ravishing in the combination. The exterior is eye-catching, as any Corvette should be, and the vibrant yellow is a wonderful change from the silver, gray, and other less bright colors often seen on Corvettes of this vintage. The yellow and factory aluminum wheels really complement each other well, and this Corvette is bound to be a head-turner! The recent repaint is in excellent condition, and this car is ready to cruise. The side pipes are a nice touch and the only non-factory OEM item on the car (though they are GM licensed reproductions for a 1969 Corvette). The original pipes are included with the sale. All exterior components such as trim, emblems, handles, etc. are in excellent condition. We have a lot of C3 Corvettes come through here, and this may just be the nicest 1980 Corvette we have ever seen! The vibrant yellow paint color isn't just eye-catching because it is bright; this is a rare color! Right around 5% of 1980 Corvettes produced were this color, making it the second lowest-production paint color.
The interior is finished in what GM called “Oyster,” a vibrant off-white shade that really pops inside a bright yellow 'Vette! Other interior features include A/C, tilt and telescopic column, rear window defrost, cargo shade, power locks, power windows, and a power radio antenna for the OEM AM/FM/Cassette player. In the trunk you'll find a spare, jack, and t-top covers.
Under the hood is a tried and true Chevrolet 350 V8 engine. It looks like brand-new! This is a vehicle that has been meticulously kept as factory appearing as possible. It even has the correct heater hoses! Don't worry, this Corvette runs as good as it looks. The engine bay is clean and complete, and the engine purrs just like it should. Additionally, the engine is the correct engine for the car with the correct air cleaner, carburetor, intake manifold, valve covers, and even ignition shielding. This Corvette is fully functional and truly a turn-key classic! The underside is nearly as clean as the top, with many new OEM and reproduction components keep the bone-stock factory correct look throughout. This is a GM car that has been kept all GM with AC Delco parts!
If you're looking for a nice quality C3 'Vette that will draw a crowd anywhere you go, you'll want to consider this one. It needs nothing but a new driver, and is the poster child of the 1980s! This is a fun little head-turner with that classic early 1980s style.
Contact Shelton Classics & Performance for details at (704) 663-0432 or visit www.SheltonClassics.com
DOES IT WORK?
Air Conditioning YES
Oil PSI Gauge YES
Temperature Gauge YES
Fuel Gauge YES
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights YES
Turn Signals YES
Emergency Brake YES
Keys – Ignition, Door YES
Runs & Drives YES