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1982 CORVETTE ONE OWNER, LOW ORIGINAL MILES, LOADED - $22,900 (HUNTINGTON BEACH)

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1982 Chevrolet Corvette

condition: good
cylinders: 8 cylinders
fuel: gas
odometer: 39500
paint color: blue
title status: clean
transmission: automatic

This 1982 Corvette was manufactured on January 27, 1982 and purchased from Don Steves Chevrolet in La Habra, CA a few weeks later. Loaded with nearly every option available from the factory and highly documented since originally purchased, this Corvette has been garage kept in the Southwestern United States since new. Pampered and respected for nearly forty years, this cream puff drives like the time capsule she remains!

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EXTERIOR

The very straight no-hit exterior body presents brand new “custom” (rare factory optioned) two-tone, two-stage paint with a new reproduction decal striping kit; for which compliments abound turning heads everywhere we take her! The original paint was in fair condition but the original owner waxed and polished the car so much that the original finish was starting to get thin in a few places and as with most original paint cars: the polyurethane bumpers wear a shade of factory paint slightly lighter than the fiberglass body. Thus, we removed all exterior trim before the re-spray and reassembled with all original hardware (which was easy but for the car’s life being spent entirely in the Southwestern U.S.) Of course, all of the body panels still have their original bonding strips and no repairs or cracks are evident.

The headlights pop up and down well, all of the exterior brake lights and turn signals work as do the wipers. All of the factory weatherstrip remains soft to the touch. The doors open and close well. All of the original glass remains in place, isn't scratched up (not striated), and the power window motors work very well!

The raised white letter radials have a good amount of meat mounted onto the optioned and highly polished factory optioned slotted aluminum wheels. Even the spare tire courtesy light remains functional and the original spare tire looks never to have been on the ground! The spare tire tub looks great too bc no one has ever put a jack underneath it!

INTERIOR

The factory interior looks like the all original low miles car it is. The seats, door panels, carpet, dash and headliners show no rips or tears. (Minus some creases/ couple of wear marks on the seat cushions.) The power windows and power door locks still work like new and the original armrests are not broken (as so many of them are.) The steering column is nice and tight and both the steering wheel as well the brake pedal show very little to no noticeable wear.

All of the gauges work and still look like new; the silver striping around the bezel and shift plate has held up well as you can see in the pictures (with a couple of otherwise unnoticeable touch-ups on the shift plate.). The original tape-deck stereo sounds great with a new power antenna, the speakers could be upgraded but are original and sound ok. The cruise works great as does the horn. The original jack and handle remain underneath the rear compartment tray.

MECHANICALS

The motor compartment is super original and looks great with its “numbers matching” drive train to which significant maintenance has been performed. As original rubber valve stem seals leak after several years and use oil (even on low miles cars), we had a valve job performed to the heads. At that time, the car received a complete tune-up including all new wires, plugs, cap, rotor, belts, hoses, filters, valve cover gaskets and complete fluids change. (The shop forgot to re-install the plastic distributor cover but it’s included.) The car also brakes great with four rebuilt brake calipers including new pads now again stopping the car with ease. The A/C system has been retrofitted for R-134 but could be topped off to blow ice-cold again! (the heater as well both front and rear defrosters work too.)

Please note: these 350 Cubic Inch motors have plenty of get up and go. However, starting in 1972, Chevrolet horsepower specs were re-calculated from "gross horsepower" to "net horsepower." Previously, horsepower was measured on a blueprinted engine without the accessories: i.e. alternator, A/C, P/S etc. Combined with detuning from the factory to meet emission's standards compliance, these Corvettes get an undeserved bad horsepower rap but remain spry. Regardless, the drive-train is spirited and will put you back in your seat.

Please feel free to call us with any questions: show contact info . I can help arrange shipping anywhere in the lower 48 States for less than $1500 or anywhere in the world for that matter. Please enjoy the below pictures and details about this classic 1982 Corvette!


REGULAR PRODUCTION OPTIONS (RPO)

RPO Description Price Production
1YY87 Corvette Sport Coupe $18,290.07 18,648
AG9 Power Driver Seat $197 22,585
AU3 Power Door Locks $155 23,936
CC1 Removable Glass Roof Panels $443 14,763
C49 Electric Rear Window Defogger $129 16,886
DG7 Electric Twin Remote Sport Mirrors $125 20,301
D84 Custom Two-Tone Paint $428 4871
K35 Cruise Control $165 24,313
L83 5.7 Liter 350 CI TBI Engine Standard 25,407
MX0 Automatic Transmission w/ Overdrive Standard 25,407
N90 Aluminum Wheels $458 16,844
QXH White Letter SBR Tires, P255/60R15 $542 19,070
UM6 Electric Tuned AM/FM Stereo Cassette $423 20,355
U75 Power Antenna $60 15,557
YF5 California Emission Requirement $65 2725
222 Dark Blue Leather Faced Bucket included n/a
24L Corvette Silver Blue Metallic included 1,667


1982 COLOR OPTIONS

RPO Exterior Production

24 / 26M Silver Blue/ Dark Blue 1,667

RPO Production

Dark Blue Leather


DECODING THE 1982 CORVETTE VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER:

Total 1982 Corvettes Built - 25,407

Serial numbers: 1G1AY8788C5100001 through 1G1AY8788C5125407

The "Vehicle Identification Number" (also VIN or serial number) is stamped on a plate on the inner vertical surface of the left windshield pillar visible through the windshield.


Position Character Description
1 1 U.S. Built
2 G Manufacturer General Motors
3 1 Chevrolet
4 A Restraint System. A - Non-passive/ manual belts
5 Y Series Y - Corvette
6-7 87 Body Type 87 Coupe 2-Door Fastback
8 8 Engine Type 8 5.7 Liter CFI
9 8 Check Digit
10 C Model Year 1982
11 5 Bowling Green, KY Plant
12 to 17 104842 Birthdate of this 1982 Corvette: January 27, 1982


ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER: "NUMBERS MATCHING" EXPLAINED

1982 Corvette engines have the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the block after the engine number. The date code the engine was manufactured was also cast into the block. The engine serial number includes a production sequence number starting with 0001001 and one of the suffixes below.

ENGINE: L83 CODE: ZBN


ENGINE SPECS: RPO L83

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