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Classic Vintage 1985 Red Chevy Corvette Car Targa Top Sport Roof 2 Door Coupe on 2040-cars

Year:1985 Mileage:69616 Color: Red /
 Red
Location:

Oak Ridge, New Jersey, United States

Oak Ridge, New Jersey, United States
Transmission:Automatic
Body Type:Coupe
Vehicle Title:Clear
Engine:L98
Fuel Type:Gasoline
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: 1G1YY0780F5110347 Year: 1985
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Trim: red with black trim
Options: Sunroof, Cassette Player, Leather Seats
Drive Type: rear wheel drive
Safety Features: Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag
Mileage: 69,616
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Exterior Color: Red
Interior Color: Red
Number of Cylinders: 8
Condition: UsedA vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.Seller Notes:"Overall condition very good to great considering age...28 plus years. Please check pictures."

Brief Overview, High-Level Info:  The car comes with the original stock L98 , which has the Bosch Tuned Port Injection system, and  automatic transmission.   There were 39,729 corvettes built for the production year 1985.  My car is 1 of 3,579 built with factory paint code '81' (Bright Red) and interior code red leather and red carpet.  

 Overall Vehicle Condition:   The car should considered a Condition #2 car or Excellent condition for it's age - (Condition #1 would be cars that are completely flawless cars and are the best of the best.  The car should present the same as it did when it was built, flawless).  Condition #2 essentially means the car could win local/regional events and shows, it may have flaws.   The car should represent it's era well and be of the nicest condition possible. The car currently has 69,616 miles on it - it gets driven sometimes so that may go up a little by the time the car is sold, but it would not be a significant amount.

 Vehicle Condition Details:  There are some slight issues/problems/concerns with any of the body, and interior on the car.  The acrylic Roof panel is still in Excellent condition, as well as all of the weather-stripping - original ratchet tool to remove the roof and owner's manual are included.  The car presents original and has a slow  Air Conditioning system leaked. Usually gets it's freon filled in spring and it stays ice cold all summer.  The car has also had the tires, battery, and exhaust changed.  I haven't owned the car for it's entire history.  Paint appears to be in above-average condition;  minor webbing in the paint on back bumper, the paint shows great for the age of car.    Interior is as expected wear shows in the leather seats, center console dash panels.  The instrument cluster works as originally designed and does not have any blacked out spots.  The door thresholds have no wear from climbing in and out of the car because they have custom cover.  As seen in a lot of older cars, the rear carpet shows some signs of age; some of the carpet pile fibers appear to have been vacuumed a little aggressive. The back / rear hatch hydraulic forks need adjustment or replacement they do not stay up on their own. I have owned this car for over 10 years and it has been summer driven and garage kept.

 I have the car for sale through word-of-mouth and some other listing services also, if no bids have been placed I reserve the right to end this listing at any time..

Shipping:  Buyer is responsible for ALL pick up and shipping expenses.

When you arrange shipping you need to make sure your driver is aware that this car only has a front-end curb clearance of 3".

PLEASE check all pictures and feel free to ask any questions. 

SERIOUS bidders only.

 


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