Corvette C3 of the Week

 

1980 C3 Corvette

 

Greg writes:

Some information about my 1980 Corvette

  • Black leather interior
  • L-48 350 C.I. 190 h.p.
  • 4-speed manual transmission
  • Removable glass roof panels
  • Power steering, brakes, windows, antenna, and door locks
  • Tilt/telescopic steering wheel
  • Factory air conditioning
  • A.M.-F.M. radio with cassette
  • Aluminum wheels

In May 2008, I purchased this beautiful and rare 1980 Shark with only 17,622 original miles.  There were only 2,077 1980 Corvettes trimmed in yellow paint, and an even fewer number equipped with a four-speed manual transmission.  In 1994, this car was honored in the August issue of Corvette Fever Magazine, where it appeared both on the cover and a feature article entitled Rare Original (center pages 42-43).  The article highlighted an extremely well preserved 1980, Code 52 yellow Vette with black leather interior and a four-speed transmission.  At the time the article was written, then second owner, Tom DeLuca, had logged only 15,700 miles on the car.  Recognized for its beauty and originality, this Corvette was also honored with autographs from Corvette Chief Engineer Dave McClellan and the "Father of the Corvette", Zora Duntov.

As this being my first Corvette, it is one I will truly cherish. A rare find for any Corvette purist!

Binnie writes:

They don't come much nicer than this.

 

1980 C3 Corvette

1980 C3 Corvette

1980 C3 Corvette