1980 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
1980 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Chevy boosted the compression ratio, used a four-barrel Rochester carb and dual-plane aluminum intake manifold to develop the performance the L82 in 1975. It featured a 9-to-1 compression ratio to generate 205 horsepower. Output increased to 210 horsepower and 255 foot-pounds of torque in 1976. Two years later the L82 saw its output increase again to 220 horsepower. In 1979, Chevy gave the L82 larger valves, a 10.2-to-1 compression ratio and new cam to push horsepower to 225, and then 230 horsepower in 1980. The L82 had larger heads and valves, four-bolt mains, forged steel crank, different pistons and aluminum intake. Although the cam is stronger in the L82, it's physically identical to the L48. The L82 had 2.02-inch valves and the L48 measures 1.94 inches. The L48 possessed a cast crank, two-bolt mains and a cast-iron intake manifold.
Classic Auto Mall is proud to present 1980 L82 Version Corvette. Turning the spotlight on we are met with a beautifully designed and bathed in Dark Brown body, and snazzy leather interior. 80,315 miles clocked on her, and she's holding up very well….
From the swooping front long racing styled hood, to the simple 4 round lighted rear with just a touch of spoiler, this car is Dark Brown (chocolate if you will) all day. Showing some chips, scratches and wear in the form of small bubbling of the clear coating, it is not perfect, but still beautifully designed. Hidden headlights up front give it an aerodynamic feel, and for some sun, you can pop off the glass panels of the roof. A long and curved greenhouse rear glass covers a large storage area in the rear. 4 knockoff style wheels adorn the corners.
Tan leather, gold carpet, and enough instrumentation to keep you occupied for a significant amount of time, makes up the pure 1980's style interior. All looking good in here with little wear, and some minor staining of the carpet. The actuation of the windows is under question, as well as the functionality of the tachometer stuck at 1000 RPM. Some aftermarket electronics in the form of a radio have been installed in place of the factory originals.
A flip of the hood forward, and we have full access to the original unrestored engine bay. This houses an L82 350ci V8 that is verified as numbers matching so its original. A single 4-barrel carburetor sits atop of this mill, and a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission is bolted on back. This throws power back to a Dana 44 rear setup and smokes the tires at will.
Typical wear, patina, and dirt are showing underneath, and for 1980 is typical. Invasive rust is noted up front under the radiator support, and surface rust is on the frame in the front of the car. The back of this car shows no rust, surface or otherwise.
1980 was not a banner year for the Corvette as it was getting pounded with emissions regulations, and even had to come up with a different engine for California. Design was definitely there though, and this car shows it. Not a perfect example, but priced right, and you will be seated in a Corvette, which it doesn't get any better than that!
6-L82 350 CUI V8
S-St Louis Assy Plant
431820-Sequential Unit Number
I05-June 5th Build Date
TR 592-Doeskin Leather
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 300 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.