Rarity, distinction, and value – that's what this 1980 Chevrolet Corvette delivers with its numbers-matching V8, stick shift, and cool color combo. So while you just stopped to look because this car was pretty, now we get to tell you all about how this one stands out in all the best ways.
Red Corvettes are so iconic they write songs about them. But it's quite nice to standout with this deeper, more sophisticated shade of Dark Claret Metallic. Plus, there was a nice repaint of its factory-correct color just to make sure you get a nice gloss in the sunshine. And good paint is really needed on these later C3s. They have a sleeker and more modern look than the cars of the earlier years. This style is really gaining a nice following as people begin to appreciate the features like the sporty front air dam, distinct rear spoiler, and clean chrome-free body. So, to watch the deep red dance over each curve as the light rolls evenly across the tight panels gives this car an instant sexiness. While the body opts out on most chrome, the optional factory-style aluminum wheels makes sure you have plenty of brightwork to be a true all-American.
Inside is a cool contrast to the dark exterior. The Doeskin cloth is one of the rarest interior choices for this year, and so it looks like there has been an investment to keep this one looking its best. And because there is comfortable cloth where you sit, it's a painless decision to go cruising with the T-tops out even in the summertime. The seats weigh less than previous year C3s, and they fold flush with the rear trunk area for better cargo functionality. Like any good Corvette of the era, this one comes loaded with power windows, tilt/telescope wheel, electric rear defogger, the factory AM/FM/cassette stereo, and provisions for air conditioning. For the driver, you get a comfortable leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel, and just ahead are the essential gauges. Plus, in the center is a full auxiliary readout package and a very handy gearstick.
Under the hood, the numbers-matching original 350 cubic-inch V8 motor looks exceptionally honest and well maintained. It also helps that this one has averaged less than 1,100 miles annually. This is a versatile and adaptable V8 that develops a sold hit of power low in the rev range to get your heart racing and the exhaust growling. Plus, while most came with automatic transmissions, this one gives you the most out of the V8 with the control of a four-speed manual. Add in the fully independent sports suspension, power steering, and four-wheel disc brakes, and this classic 'Vette Is capable of some very modern moves.
Here's a turnkey Corvette that always turns heads. This one has the great looks, rare features, and nice performance to provide value well beyond its affordable price. It's the kind of obtainable total package that will be going fast, so call today!