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158 Rolling Hill Rd
Mooresville, NC 28117
1981 Chevrolet Corvette
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HIGHLIGHTS: Clean little red Corvette! Affordable, attractive, and in ideal condition for daily use during the driving season. Classic C3 Corvette!

BODY OVERVIEW: The body on this Corvette is very straight, as it is difficult to dent fiberglass. Damage is minimal and this car is in ideal driver condition.

PAINT CONDITION OVERVIEW: The body is nice and clean, but the paint does show some minor imperfections that come with age. The paint has a nice shine to it, and the Corvette really doesn't need to be repainted any time soon. If you're looking for a 100% OEM correct showcar, this is not it, but for fun weekend cruising this Corvette fits the bill.

INTERIOR CONDITION OVERVIEW: The interior condition appears to be largely original, though some items have certainly been replaced over the years. For the driver looking for a car they can go out and enjoy on a warm spring day, this is perfect! Some of the plastic items are showing some age discoloration, but overall the interior is clean and complete.

MECHANICAL OVERVIEW: This Corvette fires right up at a turn of the key, and idles well even in cold weather. The brakes stop on a dime, and it shifts smoothly. The idle sounds good, and the exhaust note is simply perfect.

WHAT YOU'LL LOVE ABOUT THIS CAR: The bright red paint and the glorious exhaust note.

WHAT YOU MIGHT HATE ABOUT THIS CAR: There's really not much to nitpick. It has some minor paint blemishes, but nothing to keep the person who wants a nice driver away.

DOES IT NEED ANYTHING? The battery cover behind the seat is damaged and would need to be replaced to operate properly, but even with that this Corvette is turn-key for next weekend!

WHAT BUYER IS LOOKING FOR THIS CAR? Anyone looking for an attractive and affordable C3 Corvette! It combines that 1970s feel with some 1980s design elements to achieve that classic 1980s C3 feel. This car is the perfect candidate for a fair weather daily driver!

Contact Shelton Classics & Performance for details at (704) 663-0432 or visit

Air Conditioning NO
Heater YES
Speedometer YES
Oil PSI Gauge YES
Temperature Gauge YES
Fuel Gauge YES
Tachometer YES
Wipers YES
Horn YES
Radio YES
Headlights YES
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights YES
Turn Signals YES
Tire Condition: Good tread
Keys – Ignition, Door YES
Runs & Drives YES


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All vehicles are being sold As-Is, Where-Is with No Warranty expressed, written, or implied. All sales are final. It is the sole responsibility of the customer to thoroughly inspect the vehicle personally or via a 3rd party inspection company.


Engine Type
Engine Size
350 V8
Fuel Specification


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Secondary Interior Color
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Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console

All vehicles are being sold As Is, Where Is, with No Warranty, expressed, written or implied. All sales are final. It is the sole responsibility of the customer, and which we strongly encourage, to thoroughly inspect the vehicle personally or via 3rd party, to ensure satisfaction to the condition and value, prior to purchase. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be constructed as a warranty of any type.

Vehicle information is provided by the consignor (current owner) of the vehicle, and while we do perform a visual and safety inspection of the vehicle upon arrival, we can make no warranty, guarantee or representation regarding the accuracy, truth, or reliability of such information. Dealership is not responsible for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies contained in information provided by third parties. The majority of these vehicles are considered classics or antiques, meaning they are older vehicles with sometimes dated automotive technology. We are not an expert in the construction, engineering, finishes, materials or components of these vehicles. Our employees are a team of talented individuals with a history in the classic car industry. We perform an extensive visual inspections on all vehicles we represent, but we do not disassemble vehicles or components for inspection purposes and therefore it is always possible there is hidden damage that is not readily apparent.

Dealership and its affiliates shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with a vehicle prior to the close of sale. Dealership assumes no responsibility for any repairs needed to the vehicle and it's the buyers sole responsibility for any repairs that might be needed.

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Engine Size
350 V8
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic
Body Style

Vehicle Options

  • Power Brakes
  • 4 Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Power Steering
  • Cruise Control
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Heater/Defroster
  • Factory Tach
  • Electric Clock
  • Courtesy Lights
  • Center Console
  • Carpeted Floor Mats
  • Bucket Seats
  • Air Conditioning
  • Tinted Glass
  • T-Tops
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Chrome Exhaust Tips
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Aux. Audio Input
  • AM/FM/CD Radio