1981 Chevy Chevrolet Beige 2 DR Hatchback Chevette SCOOTER

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  • Item location: Clearwater, Florida, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Chevette
  • Type: Hatchback
  • Year: 1981
  • Mileage: 53,000
  • VIN: 1G1AJ0899BY216267
  • Color: Beige
  • Engine size: 1.6 Liter L4
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Beige
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

Chevrolet Chevette 1981 Description

This car was inherited this year after my 79 yo mom passed. She cherished this car and would get loads of compliments as she drove it around to work everyday. It was perfect for her driving 30 to 45 mph to her job, cautiously in the right hand lane. Even without power windows, steering or brakes, she would not even dream of getting rid of this car. Her mechanic would joke about how she could possibly have a new car with all the money she put into it over the years replacing parts as they would go. She most recently changed out the A/C system, making it COLD because she hated the Florida heat. It blows out strong and keeps cold in even the hottest days. Unusual for these cars this age to find that, I am told. In the past 1.5 years she replaced the tires, all 4, and they have much tread left. Battery changed out this year. I bought brand new beige rubber floor mats and trunk liner for the sale. Driver side door handle did break and I bought what is supposed to be a replacement part. It will possibly need new holes drilled to install. This part will have to be hacked and installed by the new owner. I also bought some plastic clamp screws (that hold on wall boards, some original screws were missing) and will include them. These also were the parts sold for this model.
Mileage: In December of 2015 the Chevette service records showed 49,999 as the mileage. When I took over in July, she had about 53,000 miles and then the odometer one day showed "EMISSION" blocking out the mileage. I think she will need to have the catalytic converter replaced.

The following items were standard on this model:
  • 1.6 LITER L4 2-BBL (98 CID) Engine RPO L17
  • 4 speed manual transmission but the bill of sale shows paying an extra $335.00 in 1981 for the 3 speed AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION the car now has
  • COMPUTER COMMAND CONTROL SYSTEM, this is the control system for the catalytic system, monitoring Oxygen in the exhaust
  • Bright Roof Drip Moldings
  • 12.5 Gal Fuel Tank
  • Left Hand OSRV MIRROR, (there is no Right side mirror)
  • Day/Night inside rear view mirror
  • Fold down rear seat, Makes for great stowing capacity
  • Inside Hood Release
  • Front and Rear Bumper Rub Strips and Guards, (when you tap a car by accident you won't end up with a thousand dollars damage like on todays car, these bumpers actually ARE BUMPERS!
  • . Catalyst, Feedback Fuel System
  • This Chevette comes with Beige Cloth Bucket Seats, in Great condition, beige carpet front and back in fair to poor condition.Body without dings or dents. Never been in an accident, that I know of. Small amount of bubbling rust under bottom ledge of front window. Speckled dots of rust on front and back painted chrome color bumper metal. No radio in the car.Drives okay, Car slow to start some mornings, especially if not started for a few days, but once it starts in the morning it will be okay for the entire day. My mechanic told me that this car, 'isn't like cars of today, it's OLD SCHOOL, you need to depress the gas pedal 2-3 times and then turn the ignition." This technique serves me well.This car needs a new owner who will cherish the little beige Chevette and turn her into the princess she could be. I know she would just love a souped up engine, some body paint, chrome work and an overhaul to be the lovely lady she wants to be. You are sure then to get even more compliments than my mom.
    I will send you all the original paperwork from the original sale. My Mom was the second owner, having inherited her from a little 98 year old lady in 2012. Doris saved all the papers. The original window price list, the owners manual, and service book. Did you know that on the original window price list it states that," based on 26 MPG, 15,000 miles/year, $1.55 /gallon, annual fuel cost $895.00" And that was in 1981........I guess gas prices really are a bargain today.
    Note: If you want any extra pics, let me know.

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