1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition
09/2015 eAuction Estimate: $15,000 - $22,000
Chassis Number: 1G1AY0789C5107508
Engine: 5.7-Liter 8 Cylinder
“Cross-Fire” Throttle Body Fuel Injection / 200 bhp
4-Speed Automatic Transmission
Four Wheel Disc Brakes
Mileage: 9,507 (Showing believed to be 109,507)
Unrestored Original in Acceptable Drivers Condition
Unique Color Scheme Exclusive to Collector Edition
First Corvette Model of the Glass Hatchback unlike the rest 1982’s
The Model - Awaiting the highly anticipated next generation Corvette, GM created the 1982 Collector Edition celebrating the end of the C3 Corvette generation, at the time the longest running generation since 1968. With the next generation “Cross-Fire” engine and model specific aesthetics it was the first Corvette to carry an MSRP of more than $20,000. Aesthetically, it featured silver leather upholstery, turbine wheels, silver-beige metallic paint with fade graphics atop the hood and along the sides. Our favorite featured was the fact that it was the first time GM introduced the all glass lift-up hatch tail which was not found in the rest of the 1982 models making the Collector Edition Corvette the only C3 that technically had a trunk accessible from the exterior.
The Car - It is far from a trailer queen and not a top survivor model, but it is an unrestored honest driver that can be enjoyed with what we call a little hands on beer work with friends in the garage. It is a good running and driving desirable model with the Cross-Fire throttle body injection system working properly. Exclusive multi-shade upholstery is known to be expensive to replace, but we are happy to report that for an unrestored driver there is many miles left in this original interior with pride and good looks. The exterior paint also shows to be original with the known factory imperfections of waves in the front polyurethane bumper unlike the rear polyurethane bumper that shows nicely with minimal waves. The hood appears to need some height adjustment on one side, but we are happy to report that underneath all four fenders all the fiberglas shows clean and without previous repairs. We will confidently say that the car shows no sign of previous accidents or repairs. The undercarriage is nicely unrestored and clean showing no damage and well maintained original car. We noticed right away a few minor repairs needed such as the handle in the drivers door, the steering wheel center badge is missing, A/C is expectably not blowing very cold, and the original radio is temperamental. Reasons why we rated this car a 3 in overall condition for the new owner expected to do some light work and small repairs beyond the specified in this description but as we mentioned it is in fact an honest survivor that can be driven and proudly enjoyed as it is worked on.