This is one of the nicest original and untouched 1980 Corvettes we have come across. This Corvette achieved the prestigious Bloomington Gold Survivor Award by the second owner of the car. The overall condition is excellent and very presentable. I was impressed at how well the two owners have taken care of and preserved this one for all of these 41 years. The car shows 65,299 miles and is actual to the car but could easily pass for a 30,000 mile one. In fact it is in better shape than many I see with less miles. This car was lady driven since 1991 and has not been left outside or exposed to the harsh weather elements from driving a car daily. It is just an excellent example of how well you can take care of one this old and it still looks almost new. I don’t see anyone disappointed in this one!
The paint and all trim on this Corvette is excellent. There are a few paint chips which is to be expected of a 65,000 mile car but overall nicer than most with half the mileage. The window glass is all original and looks very good. No cracking or nicks. The body is original as well as the paint and both of the front and rear bumpers are not cracked or warped from being exposed to the sunlight. Little to no fading on those bumpers as well as that is a common seen thing on these original Survivor paint cars. The lighting all works, rocker moldings are nice, the removable original glass roof panels are very good, all weatherstrip seals are also good, headlights, wipers, all function properly, and the aluminum wheels have been polished to give the car that nice shine. The tires have been replaced recently and are in great shape, balanced out smoothly.
The interior on this Corvette is also all original. The original leather seats are excellent, the original carpeting and door panels still look nice and fresh, non-smoker vehicle, the original leather steering wheel is excellent, the instrument cluster and gauges are very nice and function as well as the original clock still operates, original radio intact, original jack and lug wrench along with the t-top storage bags are still behind the seats, and I could go on and on at just how nice this original interior is. It definitely does not show signs of any wear and tear. It has had an added alarm system at one time many years ago.
ENGINE COMPARTMENT AND CHASSIS:
For the most part it is all untouched and original. The engine and drivetrain are numbers matching and original to this car. Even the smog pump is still intact. We did replace the y-pipe and mufflers from the catalytic converter back. The converter is off of the car and is included with the sale. We did service this vehicle and the brake calipers have been rebuilt along with the master cylinder recently. We removed the rear steel leaf spring and refinished with new bushings. The original spare tire and wheel are intact and have not been used. The frame and birdcage are excellent and not rusty. Nice smooth frame that again was not driven in inclimate weather. Many of the original inspection and chassis markings are still visible. We did not repaint the chassis or oil pan as we sometimes do as this one we wanted to leave untouched for the most part.
This particular 1980 Corvette listed new for $15,986.40
VIN # 1Z878AS425656
This was the 25,656th Corvette built in 1980 out of 40,614 total built.
This 1980 Corvette was built on Friday April 11th, 1980
This Corvette was originally sold new Blitz Hermanos Chevrolet in St. Louis MO.
Included with this Corvette is the original window sticker, original owners manual and sales brochure with the original salesman card attached that sold the car new, an original copy of the 1980 MSO title, original second owner title, original Bloomington Gold Certificate, score sheets, and paperwork pertaining to that Award, original build sheet to this car removed from the fuel tank by us, original 1980 consumer information brochure, and several receipts on routine maintenance throughout the years.
AU3 Power Door Locks
CC1 Removable Glass Roof Panels
C49 Electric Rear Window Defogger
K30 Automatic Speed Control
QXH White Letter SBR Tires, P255/60R15
UN3 AM/FM Stereo Radio With Cassette Tape Player
U75 Power Antenna
U81 Dual Rear Speakers
N90 Aluminum Wheels
83L = Paint Code for Corvette Red
722 = Interior Code for Red Leather Bucket
OTHER FEATURES INCLUDE:
L-48 5.7 Liter 4-BBL- 350 C.I. V8 Engine
MX1 Automatic Transmission
NA5 Standard Emission System
Power 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
Twin Remote Control, Body Colored, Sport Mirrors
Anti-Theft Audio Alarm System
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
High Energy Ignition System
Limited Slip Rear Axle
Hydraulic Valve Lifters
Large Diameter Front Stabilizer Bar
Wide 15” x 8” Wheels
Heavy-Gage Frame Structure With Corrosion-Resistant Coating
Power-Operated Retractable Headlights
Tilt/Telescopic Steering Column
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
Color-Keyed Seat And Shoulder Belts
Convenience Group, consists of time-delay dome and courtesy lights, headlight warning buzzer, underhood light, low fuel warning light, color-keyed floor mats, and intermittent windshield wipers
KEY HIGHLIGHTS TO THE 1980 MODEL YEAR:
This model featured new front and rear bumper “caps” with integral spoilers. Radiator air flow increased about fifty-percent. Integrated spoilers improved the drag coefficient from .503 to .443 compared to the 1979 model equipped with optional, non-integrated spoilers.
The 4-Speed manual transmission was not available with the optional L-82 engine, with the possible exception of a few early builds but as far as I know that has never been confirmed.
The cross flag emblems for 1980 were a new, more elongated design.
The speedometers for 1980 Corvettes read to a maximum of 85 mph, a new federal requirement. These were phased in during late 1979 production.
The rear storage compartments were changed from a three-lid design to a two-lid style in the 1980 model. The battery stayed in a separate compartment behind the driver, but the center and passenger-side compartments were combined with one access door.
After several years of weight increases, the Corvette was lighter in 1980 as engineers trimmed weight by using lower density roof panels, reducing the thickness of the hood and outer doors, and using aluminum for the differential housing and crossmember. For the base L48 engine, the L82’s aluminum intake manifold became standard.
For improved surface quality, urethane was applied during molding to panels forward of the firewall and to roof panels.