The 1981 model year was the last year for carburetors on Corvettes, and the second to last year of the C3 generation. This year was one of refinement without any large changes as the coming C4 generation of Corvettes was well underway at Chevrolet Engineering. The crisp Silver Metallic 1981 Corvette pictured here has received a cosmetic restoration with a fresh coat of paint and a new interior. The finish is almost flawless, and combined with the chrome emblems, rocker panels, and window garnish, make this Corvette look nicer than the day it was new. The gorgeous polished aluminum wheels wrapped in white letter tires complete the muscular look and fill the wheel arches well. The T-top roof panels are removable to make this a wonderful open air driving machine in just moments. Inside is a fully loaded silver leather lined cockpit with bucket seats, power driver seat, tilt and telescoping steering column, full instrumentation, power mirrors, windows, and locks, cruise control, AM/FM Cassette stereo, rear defogger, and ice cold A/C. Under the hood is the L81 350 cubic inch V-8 making 190hp and 280 lb. ft. of torque at 1,600 rpm. This is mated with a smooth shifting three speed automatic transmission and feeds back to a 2.87:1 geared rear axle with limited slip. The suspension was updated for the 1981 model year with a new fiberglass rear monoleaf. This reduced the weight of the rear spring from 41 pounds to just 8 pounds and was the first time a fiberglass spring had been used in a production automobile. Brakes are power four wheel disc with aluminum calipers to reduce unsprung weight, and independent front and rear suspension designs make this Corvette a great corner carver. This classic Corvette is the bargain of the classic Corvette era. The styling of the "shark" generation is timeless and still turns heads to this day. It is a pleasure to drive, T-tops in or out, and performs very well even given its modest power output. Contact Brian at 352-307-1968 and take this Corvette home today!
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