Beautiful 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition (price Reduced!) on 2040-cars
Cary, North Carolina, United States
from $19,950 to 14,950
1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition
Matching numbers, low-mileage, pampered and nearly all-original Collector Edition
- Only 65,881 original miles
- Matching #’s on Engine and Transmission
- Clean car report. No accidents or bodywork. Clear North Carolina Title
- Power windows, mirrors, door locks, driver’s seat, steering, antenna, rear window defroster and cruise control.
- Low mileage tires: Firestone Firehawk Indy 500
- 5.7 liter 350 CID V8 with the all-new Cross Fire fuel injection system.
- Everything works and has been lovingly maintained!
- 4-speed automatic transmission shifts nicely and car tracks straight down the road with no pulling.
- All gauges work perfectly
- Extremely comfortably daily driver and great for long trips. The seats are the best I have ever had in any car and the cabin is quite comfortable,
- Original interior is in good condition and the carpet shows normal wear.
- Tinted windows and T-tops. Tinting is dark, so check your state laws to make sure it’s acceptable.
- New factory-spec leather seat covers. In great condition. No cracks or damage.
- Still has the original factory radio/cassette player. In good condition.
- I upgraded the front speakers with new Kenwoods. The original rear speakers (6x9s) still work, but you might want to upgrade them.
- Only items which may need attention are:
- Cracked driver-side kick plate.
- Some of the passenger door panel leather shows pitting.
- Hood decal could be replaced because of cracking. But I was fine with it, wanting to keep the car as original as possible.
- Some cracking on driver-side window moulding, but an easy-fix.
- All other mechanical items are working fine.
- Eligible for classic car insurance from Haverty’s that is one-third the normal cost for insurance
- The T-tops and glass are also excellent and of the other glass has absolutely no cracks or imperfections.
- The engine compartment is also very nice with the correct GM parts. The frame is clean and solid, as you would expect with a low-mileage Corvette.
- Included in sale are T-Top bags, cup holders, owner's manual, C3 book, 2 repair manuals, original 1982 Corvette brochure, leather steering wheel cover and removable T-Top tinting screens.
- I have sold several cars on eBay and maintain 100% positive feedback. You will not be disappointed purchasing this car.
- If you have any questions, please contact Gordon at 919-342-3757.
- New engine computer
- New brakes: pads, calipers, rotors, and brake regulator
- New water pump
- New alternator
- Rebuilt and recharged the A/C unit, o-ring seals, evaporator, condenser, shrader valve and vacuum selector valve
- New lighting for interior and engine bay
- New power antenna and electric motor
- New left motor mount
- New rear axle, U-joints, and suspension spring kit
- Tune-up with new spark plugs, alignment, repack front bearings
- Some new weather stripping
- New passenger window motor
Some Fun Facts about the 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition (mostly from Pete Dutton):
- The last of an era. 1982 was the year Chevrolet finished production on what I believe is the best looking Corvette ever made. The “Shark” or C3 was certainly the most popular and longest lasting Corvette body style, running for 14 years, from 1968 to 1982. Because of this, the ’82 is the most refined, luxurious, fuel-efficient and bug-free Corvette of all of the C3 line.
- This was the fastest American production car in 1982.
- The Collector Edition was the first Corvette with a base price of over $20,000, which is the equivalent of over $50,000 today. This particular Corvette was fully loaded, so it sold for over $22,000.
- This was the only C3 Corvette with fuel injection, making it much more powerful and fuel efficient than other small-block Corvettes of the late seventies and early eighties.
- Production of the 1982 Collector Edition cars was only 6,759, all produced in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
- The first Corvette with a hatchback that opened, which gives it a good amount of cargo space that’s easy to access.
- 4-wheel independent suspension with all disc brakes
- The Collector Edition was just the kind of 2-seater sports car you wanted to take on a long cross-country trip - it was comfortable and fun to drive. Even today the Collector Edition makes a great cruising vehicle. It has most of the modern conveniences found on today's well-equipped cars, and with a smooth and peppy V8 under the hood along with good handling, driving this thirty year car you sacrifice nothing. In fact driving one on the streets will turn more heads and garner more attention than a new C6.
- There is no mistaking the Collector Edition, it had enough unique items not available on any other 1982 Corvette. The unique items were a silver-beige (paint code 59) exterior color, an opening rear glass hatch (all other 82 Corvettes had fixed glass), a silver leather interior accented by multi-color gray trim, 15x8 inch finned aluminum wheels, brown graduated decals and stripping throughout the exterior, and bronze tinted glass T-tops. Also part of the package was standard Corvette Collector Edition emblems - one on the front hood, another on the rear gas cap, and another on the steering wheel hub.
- The C3's distinctive styling was taken right from the 1965 Mako Shark II show car which first made an appearance at the 1965 New York Auto Show. The 1982 Corvette Collector Edition was in a way a tribute to the Mako Shark II - since it just like the Mako Shark II had a two tone paint job that mimicked a shark. The Collector Edition was a lighter color but the graduated brownish decals on the hood and along the lower beltline gave onlookers the impression that it was a custom paint job since the decals looked like different shades of paint instead of a decal. Chevrolet really had to be commended on the finished product since it was such a distinctive exterior - like nothing seen before or after its release.
- Interesting to note the 1982 Corvette was the first Corvette to receive a 4-speed automatic transmission (GM's new 200-4R which was introduced in Fall of 1980). The downside was this transmission was mandatory on all 1982 Corvette models including the Collector Edition. No manual transmission option was offered for 1982.
- The Corvette had something the Mustang GT didn't and that was a solenoid controlled ram air induction system that pulled cold air from the area between the rear hood and the windshield and sucked it right into a big hole on the top of the Cross-Fire air filter assembly. The solenoid opened up a flap when the accelerator went past the halfway mark resulting in a sweet bellowing sound that emanated from under the hood - the sound was a reminder of the high powered Corvettes from the golden era. A Cross-Fire Corvette owner may not have had all the ponies under the hood of the super performance Corvettes during the original muscle car period, but the 1982 Corvette still had the soul of one due to the sweet sounding ram air induction system.
I have sold several cars on eBay and maintain 100% positive feedback. You will not be disappointed purchasing this car.
Price is negotiable within reason, so only serious buyers need to inquire please.
I welcome any questions you have. I want this baby going to a good home! If you have any questions, please submit them or call Gordon at 919-342-3757.
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