West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional example of this original 65K miles 1981 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L V8 coupe with a rare and highly desirable 4 speed manual transmission and presented in its also very rare and super striking two-tone original factory 'Autumn Red' (Color code 80) over 'Dark Claret' (Color Code 98) paint with factory orange pin-striping, all original matching dark red 'Autumn Red' color leather upholstery and trim, original matching # 5.7L V8 engine and original factory options including as stated a rare 4 speed manual transmission, one of only 5,757 units of 40,606 total Corvette's built in 1981 with this rare factory option and also has power disc brakes, power steering, power windows, 6 way power driver's seat, power mirror, power antenna, cruise control, glass T-Tops, air conditioning and stereo radio/cassette!
The paint is in exceptional condition throughout and still reflects like glass and the interior and the trim is also quite exceptional throughout with no noticeable flaws and the factory correct size 'Eagle GT II' tires are fairly new. Please note that the car has custom wheels which are correct for the time period but not original to the car. We are told that the car was originally purchased and owned for many years by a renown southern California collector and Corvette enthusiast and has always been garaged and covered and the car has absolutely no history of any rust or accidents! We purchased the car from previous owners climate controlled garage. All the options are working as they should including all gauges and lights and the AC.
This is obviously one very rare and highly desirable 4 speed manual transmission example of this classic American sports car - a beautiful 1981 Chevrolet Corvette with only 65K original miles in virtually completely original and unmolested condition throughout! The engine purrs smoothly under the hood and the manual transmission shifts smoothly through all the gears - an absolute pleasure to drive without any of the older Corvette typical shakes or rattles - a truly remarkable daily driver that will give any modern day sports car a run for its money!
Without a doubt you will look long and hard to find a finer example in this rare and super striking two-tone color combination of this penultimate year for the 'Mako Shark' generation and for some enthusiasts the more desirable carburettor model - perfect for the Corvette enthusiast or simply any classic American car collector!