This 1980 Corvette has been in the Springfield Missouri area since the early 90s. It was purchased by a true Corvette enthusiast that drove and enjoyed the car over all of these years. The car has had numerous things rebuilt or replaced over those years and has been kept in operating condition ever since. This is a restored one and in 2018 the car was brought to Redline Finishes in Ozark Missouri to do a complete show quality repaint. Everything was removed and or disassembled on a “No-Hit” body. The doors, hood, headlight assemblies, sport mirrors, trim, and both the front and rear bumpers were removed to achieve the highest level of quality. The paint job alone back then was $10,000. The car was stripped and gelcoated and refinished in PPG base coat clear coat paint. It stands extremely tall as it was wet sanded and buffed with no orange peel buffed out slick. The door jamb areas also have had alot of attention to look like they do as the factory did not finish them out like that. In our 34 years of being in the Corvette business we know what it takes to get one to this level of finish and we seldom see the time and money spent to do so. Once completed all new weatherstrip seals were installed, the emblems and trim either replaced or restored, engine bay redetailed, and new interior components replaced such as leather seats, carpeting, and a new steering wheel. The car comes wit two sets of t-tops. The painted to match ones which are fiberglass, and a new oem set of smoked glass ones which look nice on the car.
The glass on this car is still nice with a new windshield installed at one point.
The engine is the numbers matching one to the car and was rebuilt approx. back in 2015 with a mild cam installed, new aluminum intake manifold and a Summit carburetor installed. All new plug wires, distributor, radiator, chrome alternator, L-82 style valve covers, new power brake booster, new master cylinder, new brake calipers, new air conditioning component and converted to R134, power steering components rebuilt, and the list goes on. The transmission was rebuilt several years ago and still shifts smoothly. The car runs and drives out nice. Several receipts included listing what was done and the dates as well.
This Corvette was featured in the a couple of Calenders and Vette Magazines over the year with articles pertaining to this car and its owner at those times. Included with the sale of this Corvette is a portfolio with those items along with the receipts and previous owner history. This 1980 would make for a great summer cruiser and a show car if desired. The chassis still shows well with little aging. The exhaust system was also replaced and is a “true dual” setup.
Total production of the 1980 Model Corvette 40,614
This Corvette was the 7,993rd one built in 1980
Actual Production Date Of This Corvette was Thursday
November 29th, 1979.
Power Door Locks
Removable Glass Roof Panels
Automatic Speed Control
White Letter Goodyear Eagle Tires, P255/60R15
Aftermarket AM/FM Sony Stereo Radio W/Upgraded Speakers
Dual Rear Speakers
Polished Aluminum Wheels
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 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.