1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector's Edition T-Tops

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  • Condition: Used
  • Item location: Lebanon, Missouri, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • Type: T-Top Coupe
  • Trim: Collector's Edition
  • Year: 1982
  • Mileage: 48,790
  • VIN: 1G1AY0787C5120919
  • Color: Silver
  • Engine size: 350
  • Number of cylinders: v8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Beige
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

Chevrolet Corvette 1982 Description

Presented today is this fine, all-original Collector's Edition 1982 Chevrolet Corvette. This low-mileage beauty would make a perfect addition to a collection, but would also love the opportunity to roar along the open road as your daily driver. This beautiful automobile would be lucky to call your garage it's new home! Garage kept in a humidity-controlled museum facility since the 1980's, this sleek ride couldn't be more pristine!

In many ways, the 1982 Corvette was the best C3 of all. Setting it apart were cloisonné emblems on the hood, rear deck, and steering wheel; silver-beige metallic paint with graduated shadow-like contrast striping on the hood and bodysides; bronze-tint glass T-tops; and finned “turbine” alloy wheels like those first seen on the 1963 Stingray. Inside were matching silver-beige leather upholstery and door trim, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and luxury carpeting. A less obvious difference was this version’s frameless lift-up glass hatch, which had been omitted from the 1978 restyle because of cost considerations. Incidentally, it was not available on the base 1982 Corvette, though several aftermarket suppliers had turned to offering this as a conversion for “glass-back” models.

The car’s most distinguishing features are in plain view. The Code 59 Silver Beige paint was unique to this model, as were the hood and body decals and accent pin-striping. Alloy wheels that recalled the ’67’s optional bolt-ons were part of the package, and special emblems further identified the special edition Corvettes as something special.

The interior also got special treatment, with a silver-beige leather interior and door trim, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and horn button (complete with a matching Collector Edition emblem) and upgraded carpet.

New for 1982 was the Collector Edition, with a unique lift-up rear window and specific paint and trim. It listed for $22,537, versus $18,290 for the regular coupe.

What’s more, the Collector Edition carried the dubious distinction of being the first Corvette to break the $20,000 price barrier, listing at $22,538 — which was a far cry from the $4,663 it had taken to buy a nicely equipped 1968 model.

Born with 10 extra horsepower, and again blessed with fuel injection, the latest small-block Corvette showed definite performance gains despite being hobbled by the economy-minded automatic transmission. Road & Track timed it hitting the quarter-mile in 16.1 seconds at 84.5 mph and accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 7.9 seconds.

Vehicle will be sold AS-IS and serious buyers are welcome and encouraged to schedule a time to look at this vehicle. Upon winning bid, full-payment is required within 48hrs, and buyer is responsible for shipping and associated costs. We reserve the right to end the auction at any time, as this vehicle is also listed locally.

Please note: This vehicle is being sold from a private, climate-controlled museum facility and has been loved and adored for all of its years in our collection by both visitors and the maintenance and management personnel of the facility daily. Please reach out to me with any questions. If I don't know the answer, I will contact the collection owner for verification and will gladly return your call.

With any questions or comments, please reach out to me, Dani, at (417)664-1842 or message me here through eBay at ClassicCarsByDani. Thank you so much for your interest!

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