1980 Corvette T-Top Classified Ad Details$29,900.00 Date Posted: 05/31/2023 - Fresh Meadows , NY
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1980 Corvette Restomod. Located in Long Island, NY. This is the Corvette that Chevrolet should have made. Owned prior by a Certified GM technician, this specially built Corvette with only 7000 original miles is like driving a modern brand new car.
Along the Tennessee / North Carolina border and only a short distance from the prior owners home lies an 11-mile stretch of road with 318 of the most challenging turns in America known as "THE TAIL OF THE DRAGON" (google it). This Corvette was built specifically to run the "Dragon". The build was done over the course of 15 years when time and money were available. The original L-48, 190 h.p. motor and 3-speed automatic were removed and replaced with a beefed-up L-98 Tune Port Injected 350 cu. inch motor and 700R4, 4-speed automatic transmission out of a 1991 Corvette. All new Road Racing suspension was placed under the car as well as Goodyear 255/60/15 tires mounted on 8-inch deep-dish Centerline Alloy racing wheels. The computer is set up to downshift going into turns so when you come out of the turn, full power and torque are ready at your command. Sporting a brand new Doeskin leather/vinyl interior and painted in 2005 "Torch Red".
This "little red corvette" is awesome in both appearance and performance. It has all the amenities, PS, Power disc brakes at all corners, Tilt Steering, power door locks and windows, cold A/C, and all gauges work, even the clock! You can take it road racing tomorrow or drive it across the country without concern, and with the fuel-injected motor, the gas mileage is great. You will not find a nicer Corvette for the money anywhere. A 1980, L-98, 700R4 Vette, not quite as nice as this one just sold at Mecum Auction/Harrisburg for $33,000. If you want awesome performance, beautiful looks, and low low mileage (7,000 original miles), this Corvette needs to be in your garage. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY.