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NO RESERVE - 1981 Chevrolet Corvette

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$17,501

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NO RESERVE - 1981 Chevrolet Corvette

High Bidder:  BobChapman

Auction Type:  No Reserve

Winning Bid: $17,501 (USD)

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Location:

Phoenix, Arizona 85020

Seller:

Private Party

Engine:

5.7 litres/350 cubic inches

Transmission:

Automatic

Odometer:

28,716 (Mi)

Chassis/VIN:

1g1ay8761bs412725

Carfax:

Lot Number:

Winning Bid: $17,501 (USD)

High Bidder:  BobChapman

Auction Type:  No Reserve

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Location:

Phoenix, Arizona 85020

Seller:

Private Party

Engine:

5.7 litres/350 cubic inches

Transmission:

Odometer:

28,716 (Mi)

Chassis/VIN:

1g1ay8761bs412725

Carfax:

Lot Number:

53812286

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Vehicle Story

This 1981 Chevrolet Corvette has received over $10,000 in recent maintenance and is powered by a rebuilt 350ci V8 backed by a three-speed automatic transmission. Finished in Red over a Medium Red leather interior, this Corvette comes with repair receipts, an accident-free CARFAX report, and a clear title.

Highlights: 

  • Mirror-tinted removable T-Top panels
  • Tilt and telescopic steering column
  • Power steering
  • Power windows and locks
  • Air conditioning
    • R-134a refrigerant conversion
  • JVC digital AM/FM/CD stereo
  • Power four-wheel disc brakes

Ownership History:

  • Offered by a private seller
  • Current location: Arizona
  • CARFAX report:
    • Begins in 1999
    • Shows ownership in Tennessee and Arizona 
    • Potential Odometer Rollover reported in 2015

EXTERIOR

  • Red paint (code 75)
  • Pop-up headlights
  • Mirrored removable T-Top panels
  • Color-keyed sport mirror housings
  • Power antenna
  • Rear spoiler

Updates:

  • Exterior refinish
    • May 2024

WHEELS AND TIRES

  • 15-inch aluminum alloy wheels
    • Corvette-branded center caps
  • 255/60 Cobra Radial G/T tires
    • Installed in 2017

INTERIOR

  • Medium Red leather (code 752)
  • Power windows and locks
  • Power steering
  • Tilt and telescopic steering column
  • Red leather-wrapped sport steering wheel
  • Stingray-branded floor mats 
  • Center console-mounted shifter
  • JVC AM/FM/CD stereo

Service History:

  • Air conditioning rebuilt and converted to R-134a
    • February 2019

INSTRUMENTS

  • Odometer shows 28,716 miles 
    • True mileage unknown
    • Most recent CARFAX reading: 100,000 miles in August of 2021
  • Gauges:
    • 85-mph speedometer
    • 7,000-rpm tachometer
    • Fuel
    • Coolant temperature
    • Voltage
    • Oil temperature
    • Oil pressure

ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION

Engine:

  • 350ci V8
    • Single 4-barrel carburetor 
    • Black valve covers
    • Aluminum intake manifold
    • Black air cleaner housing
    • Tube exhaust headers

Service History Highlights: 

  • Engine rebuilt in February of 2019
  • All fluids replaced in May of 2024
  • Rebuilt carburetor 
  • New:
    • Radiator
    • Radiator hoses
    • Fuel lines
    • Valve covers
    • Tube exhaust headers

Transmission:

  • 3-speed automatic

UNDERCARRIAGE, SUSPENSION, BRAKES, AND EXHAUST

  • 4-wheel Independent suspension
  • Rear drive axle
  • Power four-wheel disc brakes
  • Dual exhaust outlets

Service History Highlights:

  • Rebuilt suspension
    • 2019
  • Rebuilt brakes
    • 2019
  • New brake lines
    • 2019

ITEMS INCLUDED WITH THE VEHICLE

  • Repair receipts

ADDITIONAL NOTES

  • The seller has included driving and walk-around videos below
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Comments & Questions

June 05, 2024
11:16 AM

BID: $17,501

June 05, 2024
10:45 AM

BID: $17,000

June 04, 2024
08:15 PM
Seller

Hello- all 81 corvettes have the same 85mph speedometer. Top end is approximately 130mph. This corvette is a 350 v8 with upgrades.

June 04, 2024
07:24 PM

I like to know why the speedometer has 85 on it as well? so what is the top end and what size engine does it have please.

June 04, 2024
02:51 PM

BID: $16,500

June 04, 2024
02:49 PM

BID: $16,000

June 04, 2024
10:50 AM
Seller

Good morning. Thank you for the continued bids. Car has been extensively Maintained at Howard’s Corvette in Mesa Az. An expert in the field. I’ll add some additional invoices. Please let me know if there are additional questions as we approach the end of the auction tomorrow.

June 03, 2024
04:59 AM

BID: $15,500

June 02, 2024
06:55 PM

BID: $15,000

June 02, 2024
05:16 PM

how does a corvette have and 85mph speedometer? That seems weird since a 1956 chevy has 120mph.

June 01, 2024
05:44 AM

BID: $13,750

May 31, 2024
02:49 PM

BID: $12,500

May 31, 2024
02:44 PM

BID: $12,000

May 31, 2024
02:41 PM

BID: $11,000

May 31, 2024
09:23 AM

BID: $9,999

May 31, 2024
07:36 AM

BID: $9,500

May 31, 2024
07:24 AM

BID: $9,300

May 31, 2024
07:06 AM

BID: $9,200

May 30, 2024
02:29 PM

BID: $9,100

May 30, 2024
06:23 AM

BID: $9,000

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