- Engine Size
- 350 V8
- Transmission Type
- 4 Speed Automatic
1982 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
The 1982 Collector Edition was the first Corvette with a hatchback rear window, foreshadowing the C4 Corvette. A special color scheme was used inside and out, and Collector Edition badges were featured. The special, exclusive aluminum wheels were designed to look like the optional bolt-on wheels of the 1967 model. The Collector Edition had a "0" in the sixth digit of the VIN rather than the "8" found on
standard Corvettes. This was the first Corvette to sell for more than $20,000, with a base price of $22,537.59. The Collector Edition had limited availability and 6,759 were produced out of a 1982 total
production of 25,407.
This Collector Edition automobile presents in good condition. A few electrical issues that need to be addressed are the operation of the pop-up front headlights, and drivers side electric window functionality. Some paint flaws and minimal scratching show overall, however still running strong this example of only 6,759 produced.
Silver beige paint was the color of every 1982 Collector Edition Corvette produced, and this is no exception. Dark brown curvaceous pinstriping wraps around the passenger compartment and highlights the fenders. The all fiberglass body is in good condition. A tinted glass “T” top which is removable is scratch free and clear. A hatchback style operable window covers the rear deck. Unique wheels, patterned after the 1967 model's bolt on alloys, are also unique to this commemorative edition. Cross-fire injection badging is seen as well on the exterior.
Metallic Gold “spacesuit style material” seating has horizontal multi shade brown hue stripes on the bucket seating. This is mimicked on the door panels, with the lower door panels wrapped in smoked gold carpet. This same carpet in excellent condition is seen throughout the cabin. An early 1980's style rectangular dash has analog instrumentation and appears that the tachometer is not functioning. Another cluster of analog gauges is seen in the center console, which includes the floor shifter between the bucket seats. A padded 3 spoke stock steering wheel fronts the dash and sports the crossed flags corvette logo.
A 350ci V8 engine is fueled by the new Cross-Fire Injection which includes 2 throttle bodies combined with Chevrolet's computer control system. A new 700 R4 automatic transmission with higher first and second gear, as well as a fourth gear overdrive, increased acceleration and improved fuel economy. The entire engine compartment presents in fair condition. Underside of the car reveals that surface rust is present, and lower arm control bushings need to be replaced. Power disc brakes are on all four wheels
A functioning example of a rare commemorative edition Corvette, this car will need some TLC to make it an excellent example. Matching numbers, and all original, an early 80's design C3 package. This car will benefit from having its legs stretched, and a good workout, not unlike a sleepy thoroughbred, which has many races left in it.