1981 Chevrolet Corvette
350 cu in V8 engine
There aren't too many men that haven’t dreamed of owning a corvette at some point in their lives. This 1981 is an example of great way to get into the Vette hobby without having to spend a lot of money. Texas Classic Cars of Dallas is happy to bring this 1981 Chevrolet Corvette.
We haven't seen too many 1981s in this color. This one still wears the original paint, showing some effects of it's age. It has its normal wear and tear, and some parts of the car are chipped, but it can still be enjoyed without having to worry about stone chips or getting caught in the rain. This is a true driver.
Chevy has been known for its great designs and even in 1981 they did a great job. The quality had improved; you will find decent gaps, neat bumpers and T-tops that seal up well. This one seems to be all-original and hasn’t had any dressing up with aftermarket add ons. The interior is also showing it's age. The seats have some wear and tear, and are covered with cloth covers, and the driver’s side has some holes as pictures show, while the rest of the interior is still in fair condition.
Power windows, locks and tilt wheel complete the look. This Vette is bolted to a 3 speed automatic transmission. The gauges are working as well as the auxiliary gauges. Under the hood there is a 350 cu in V8 engine, and it is indeed the original engine of the car. With 190 hp it is a very nice car to drive.
The current owner is just the second owner of this 81. He has owned it for about 6 years and has had new hoses and new bushings installed recently. There is also a new battery. There is a new catalytic converter, distributer cap and rotor, and plugs and cables.
It starts nice and quickly thanks to the tune-ups that have been made and the mechanical conditions. The engine bay is fairly clean and well maintained. The transmission shifts well. The transverse spring as well as the bushings have been replaced.
This is a car that is ready to drive and be enjoyed and with some cosmetic upgrades will make a nice car for someone. Under the car there is some surface rust from just everyday driving.