Several corvettes come along but not many of them strike you like this one does. Truly unique and rare color combination in Corvette Yellow with Oyster Cloth/Leather interior. Only 2,077 were built in yellow for this model year out of a total of 40,614 total produced. This number does not include this interior combination which would have been special ordered back in the day. This particular corvette has only 39,028 miles and has been well cared for over all of these years. The body lines and fit of this corvette are very nice and both the front and rear bumpers are the original urethane ones with plenty of flex in them and no cracking. The car itself has been repainted at one time and was done very nice. It does have a base coat clear coat finish which will last way more longer and have a better shine than the original lacquer finishes. There is no sloppy overspray as you will see in most as this paint was done nice and things such as emblems and door handles were removed when the car was refinished. All of the window glass is original and in very nice condition as well as the original glass t-top roof panels which are in excellent shape with no cracks or hazing. Weatherstripping is also good round all of the car.
The interior on this car is basically untouched and original condition.
It still does look nice and fresh with no cracks on the seats, door panels, and dash. The instruments all look very good with no fading or wear. The steering wheel is the original one also in nice condition as you can see in the photos. We did replace the carpeted floor mats and the lower center console around the heater and a/c controls. Other than that the carpet, door panels, all trim, etc is original to the car and in about as good as shape as you would ever find. This interior combination is not only unique but very rare to this car and exterior color. As most will know leather became standard equipment back in 1977, however a leather and cloth combination could be ordered like this one. The car does still have the original jack and lug wrench still in place, along with the leather t-top storage bags. The brake pedal and gas pedal as shown does not even have any edges worn as another indication of actual miles to the car. Everything works on the interior of the car including lighting, radio, power antenna, and even the clock still functions. The buzzer even still sounds when the key is left into the ignition. Just another very nice example of a C3 model corvette that we have found.
The engine compartment and chassis are mostly all original and untouched with many markings still visible. Never any undercoating done to the underside to cover up anything. Survivor untouched chassis with the exception of the side mount exhaust system which is being removed and the stock system with catalytic converter put back in its place. This system that was put onto this corvette many years ago was installed to where there was no harm done to the body or chassis. This side exhaust system does not go with the sale of this corvette. The car is being sold with the stock style system in place.
Additional updated photos of the chassis and stock style exhaust system in place will be coming soon.
This 1980 Corvette had several options which include:
L-82 5.7 Liter 350 C.I. 4-BBL V8 Engine Producing 230 H.P.
MX1 Automatic Transmission
FE7 Gymkhana Suspension
HE3 3.07 Rear Axle Ratio
AU3 Power Door Lock System
CC1 Removable Glass Roof Panels
C49 Electric Rear Window Defogger
K30 Automatic Speed Control
NA5 Standard Vehicle Emission System
N90 Aluminum Wheels
U58 AM/FM Stereo Radio (Original & Working)
U75 Power Antenna
U81 Dual Rear Speakers
12C HWW2 Oyster Cloth/Leather Interior
52L Corvette Yellow Exterior
Other standard features for the 1980 model Corvette include:
Power 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
Tilt/Telescopic Steering Wheel (Leather Wrapped)
Dual Remote Control Sport Mirrors
Convenience Group (includes time-delay dome and courtesy lights, headlight warning buzzer, underhood light, low fuel warning light, color-keyed floor mats, and intermittent windshield wipers.
Anti-Theft Alarm System
Color-Keyed Seat And Shoulder Belts
Limited Slip Rear Axle
Fully Independent Four-Wheel Suspension System
Exhaust Valve Rotators For Even Wear
Hydraulic Valve Lifters
Large Diameter Front Stabilizer Bar
Heavy-Gauge Frame Structure With Corrosion-Resistant Coating
Wide 15” x 8” Wheels
Energy-Absorbing Honeycomb Cushion Front Bumper System
Energy-Absorbing Rear Bumper System With Twin Hydraulic Cylinders
Hide-A-Way Windshield Wipers With Integral Washers In Wiper Arms
Power-Operated Retractable Headlights
High-Rise Front Fenders With Functional Louvers
Corrosion-Resistant Steel-Reinforced Fiberglass Body With a Steel Partial-Frame Underbody
Day/Night Inside Rearview Mirror
Sport-Styled 3-Spoke Steering Wheel
Aircraft-Style Center Console
Tachometer (7000 rpm)
Electric Clock, Ammeter, Oil Pressure, Fuel & Temperature Gauges, Separate Trip Odometer, Console-Mounted Parking Brake Control, Cut-Pile Carpeting, Folding Seat Back Latches, Roof Courtesy Light With Automatic Door Switches, And Underfloor Stowage Compartment.
1980 was a year for some improvements which included:
Weight trimmed by using lower density roof panels, reducing the thickness of hood and outer doors, and using aluminum for the differential housing and crossmember. The aluminum intake manifold became standard on the L-48 base engines.
For improved surface quality, urethane was applied during molding to panels forward of the firewall and to roof panels.
New, aerodynamically designed front bumper cover now features and integral air dam and deeply recessed grill and parking lights
New Hood with a lower profile
New rear bumper cover with integral rear spoiler
New rear lights and cornering lights
New Flag Emblems
New rear 2-piece rear storage compartment behind the seats
This was the last year to see the optional L-82 Engine offered on a Corvette. According to most books, the 4-speed manual transmission was not offered when the L-82 engine was ordered.
The base price of a new 1980 Corvette was $13,965.24
This actual Corvette listed new for $16,313.24
Only 2,077 Corvettes were made in Yellow in 1980
A total of 40,614 Corvettes were built in the 1980 model year
The VIN # on This Corvette is: 1Z876AS431421
This was the 31,421st Corvette made out of the 40,614 Total Built
Fifth Digit Of The VIN # (6) designates this was an L-82 Car
Actual Build Date was Tuesday June 3rd, 1980
Actual Date Shipped To Dealer According To The Original Invoice was on June 4th, 1980
Originally Sold New On July 30th, 1980 at Kiess Chevrolet In Cold Spring, Minnesota
This Corvette comes with alot of nice original documentation including the original build sheet, original warranty book with all of the original owners name and information, original owners manual, original consumer information brochure, original scheduled maintenance brochure, original knock-outs for the keys, original tire information brochure, original sales brochure, original epa sticker attached to the window when new, window sticker on the car, copy of the original dealer invoice and pricing, odometer statement, prior owner original title, several receipts that was spent on this car over the years, and other items pertaining to the 1980 model year.
All of these documents shown in the photos have been put into a 3-ring binder all included with the sale of this corvette.
Super nice example of a low mileage unique and rare 1980 corvette that will continue to increase in value for years to come.
These models are the most fast appreciating as they are still affordable for now. Don’t wait or hesitate as you will be paying more for a car like this one a year from now!