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tel: 01245845760     
web: http://www.tcsdanbury.co.uk
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1981 Corvette C3 Stingray Targa 5.7i V8 Automatic SOLD

UK registered 1981 Chevrolet Corvette C3 Stingray 350cu in 5.7i V8 OHV L-81 (190bhp) 3-speed Turbo-hydromatic Automatic Targa tops LHD in Silver over Blue with Silver Grey Leather, Featuring: Removable Targa roof panels, Mag slot alloys (Hot Wheels!), Power steering, Pop up twin headlamps, Electric seats, MOT expires 08/09/2020 Good solid all-round sound condition Would benefit from a paintwork refinish. Interior good original condition with only normal wear, reading just 55,000 miles.

Clear CarFax from USA, built in the then new Bowling Green plant in Kentucky, vehicle originally registered in Humble in Texas 1981, then Clearwater in Florida 2010, imported to UK 2014 reading just 50,500 miles.
This vehicle would need some TLC to bring her to top condition. You have a great starting point with low mileage, rust free chassis, all the parts present and correct. This one is more of a user than a trailer queen.

SPECIFICATION:
Silver over Navy Blue (pinstriped) with Silver Grey leather Electric operation Bucket seats Chrome reflective removable Targa top roof panels Pop up twin headlamps Mag slot alloy wheels (Hot Wheels!) White tyre writing Power steering Chrome twin exhaust tailpipes Adjustable steering column Electric windows 4-barrel carburetor Cherry bomb straight silencers Bonnet power bulge Graduated tinted windscreen Power brakes with disc brakes all-round Glovebox with cassette rack Driver gauge pack includes: Coolant temperature/Fuel gauge/Oil temperature/Oil pressure/Volts Carpet mats.

VEHICLE DETAILS:
Clear CarFax from USA, originated from two dry states (Texas/Florida) and imported UK registered 2014 with 50,500 miles Corvette owners’ manual Two sets of keys MOT expires 08/09/2020 (expired MOTs) Specification records log Good all-round condition, 55,000 miles No odours from smoke or family pets.

THE ICONIC C3:
The "Shark" has the distinction of being introduced to the motoring public in an unorthodox—and unintended—fashion. GM had tried their best to keep the appearance of the upcoming car a secret, but the release of Mattel's die-cast Hot Wheels line several weeks before the C3's unveiling had a certain version of particular interest to Corvette fans: the "Custom Corvette", a GM-authorized model of the 1968 Corvette.

In 1980, both front and rear bumper covers were restyled with brand new integrated aerodynamic spoilers that resulted in a significant reduction in drag and increased radiator air flow. The hood was also restyled as well. The crossed-flag emblems disappeared from the front fenders and were revised to a more elongated style on the nose and fuel door. L-82 emblems moved from the hood to the front fenders on cars ordered with the optional high performance engine.

The speedometer in all cars read to a maximum of 85 mph (137 km/h), mandated by a new and controversial federal law. Standard included the tilt-telescopic steering column, power windows, exterior sport mirrors, and the convenience group. New was an optional roof panel carrier that would mount to the rear fastback deck. Many weight-saving components were introduced including thinner body panels and an aluminum Dana 44 IRS (Independent Rear Suspension) differential and crossmember. The new lighter unit replaced the arguably stronger cast iron GM 10 bolt IRS differential.

In 1981, there was only one powerplant available, a 350 cu in (5.7 L) engine that, like the L-48 base engine the previous year, produced the 190 hp (142 kW), but was now designated the L81. The motor was certified in all states and available with manual or automatic transmissions. Chrome air cleaner lids and cast magnesium valve covers dressed up all engines. The stainless steel exhaust manifolds and computer control system introduced on the 305 cu in (5.0 L) California engines the previous year were now standard, as was an auxiliary electric engine cooling fan. This, the last C3 available with a manual transmission, so equipped, had a published 0-60 mph in 8.1 seconds. This model year was the first corvette to use a fiberglass rear leaf spring, now a Corvette trademark. The spring saved thirty-six pounds, but was limited to base suspensions with automatic transmission. When equipped with Delco's brand new optional ETR (Electronically Tuned Receiver) radio with a digital clock, the quartz analog instrument panel clock was replaced with an oil temperature gauge. The cast aluminum wheels, optional since ’76, were now ordered on 90 percent of the cars at a cost of $428. New options included a power adjustable driver’s seat and power remote outside mirrors. In mid-1981 production shifted from St. Louis, Missouri to Bowling Green, Kentucky, and several two-tone paint options were offered.

Thackray Car Sales Limited TCS DANBURY ESSEX
Viewings strictly by appointment only, as we have several storage facilities for our stock vehicles. Part-exchange vehicles welcome, vehicles supplied with a HPI confirmation certificate, Aviva driveaway 5-days insurance cover available subject to prior Aviva approval, T&C’s, *Credit & debit cards may be accepted, UK mainland delivery available at additional cost, Finance credit facilities, Comprehensive warranty options from 3 to 36 months, Tyre, MOT & Gap cover available on some vehicles. Please call for more details or to reserve this vehicle. All vehicles are strictly subject to availability. For demonstration road tests a copy of your valid driving licence must be available on our request. Personal cherished number plates are not offered with our vehicles unless stated and advertised included in the vehicle details. TCS are a family owned private Limited business with over 30 years motor retail experience and we pride ourselves on our professional business practices and offer total customer care to all our valued customers. *Note: Finance & Driveaway insurance subject to T&C’s, status & availability. For vehicle valuations we need to appraise your vehicle and documentation. Credit cards accepted for holding deposits only, Debit card payments for the balance of your purchase. E&OE.

TCS DANBURY ESSEX
Tel: the details below
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Price £12995 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category American Cars
Make Chevrolet
Model Corvette
  Corvette C3
Year 1981
Mileage 55,000 miles
Country UK
Region Essex
Telephone 01245 845760
Status Trade
E-mail
Date 14-Sep-2019
Ref C1155254
 

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