1981 Corvette Anniversary ZL1 427ci


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We offer financing at 10% down with a credit score of over 650


This is truly a one of a kind 1981 Chevrolet Corvette with 15K original miles! Powered by a limited production GM 427 (154 of 427) all aluminum Crate Motor ($28,000.00) with under 1K miles on the restoration! Over 45K in receipts not including the purchase of this low Mileage Example. If you want to pull up next to a C6 Vette and make him squirm, this is the Car for you. If you want to have the reliability of a GM produced limited production all aluminum motor, this is the car for you.


The Interior is like a time capsule. The T tops are in excellent condition and have been fitted with removable visors. Please take a moment to view our walk around and test drive video, this written description does it no justice. All the power windows work as they should, and all the glass is in excellent condition.


The exterior is easily an 8 out of 10 and for 81 that’s quite impressive! The top half was repainted when the new custom made L88 inspired hood was fitted. Tires have over 90% tread left and there are zero blemishes on the wheels. All the gaskets are tight and work excellent. I personally have not put this car in the rain and I recommend the new owner keeps it like that.


Let’s get to the fun stuff! This Corvettes original drivetrain has 15K miles on it. It was the top of the line L81 from the factory with Limited slip / 4-barrel carb / Gymkhana Suspension. At 14xxx miles it was fitted with a limited production all aluminum 427 motor, along with a host of additional cooling and pulley upgrades. It has a Giant Be Cool radiator that keeps the engine temps in check. Electric auto fans kick on in case of stop and go traffic. The 4 speed Super T10 (M18) transmission takes the 430hp with ease and lays it out perfectly. If you want to embarrass a modern-day Vette, buy this machine. 440lbs of Torque lays out evenly via a limited slip diff at a moderate 3,400rpms! Full documentation will be included with this purchase, including the original 427 GM receipt for 28K, and over 10K of additional items.

Key Facts:

  • Window Sticker / Owners Manuals
  • All Aluminum 427 GM Crate Motor ( only 427 produced )
  • Build sheet spec sheet
  • Gymkhana suspension
  • Limited slip differential
  • Factory A/C
  • Full Documentation
  • Documentation of purchase with 14K miles in 2008

All advertised prices exclude government fees and taxes, any finance charges, and any emission testing charges. The price for listed vehicles as equipped does not include charges such as: License, Title, Registration Fees, State and Local Taxes, Smog Fees, and Physical Damage of Liability Insurance. Dealer makes no representations, expressed or implied, to any actual or prospective purchaser or owner of this vehicle to the existence, ownership, accuracy, description or condition of the listed vehicles equipment, accessories, price, specials or any warranties. Any and all differences must be addressed prior to the sale of this vehicle. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

Additional Fees:

There is a $250.00 dealer fee that is not included in the original price.

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Due to our inventory size, we are unable to drive every vehicle for long distances. We also cannot guarantee that every gauge, light, window, horn, option, function, etc., will work as it should. Please check your local state inspection requirements. We do our best to inspect these vehicles in every detail and note any imperfections in the advertisement. Please note that we do not guarantee any air conditioning systems, gauges, or electrical systems. Given the nature of the vintage vehicles we sell, these components will need upkeep or attention. In addition, many times these vehicles sit for long periods of time and once you begin to drive them seals harden and gaskets may begin to leak! Classic cars leak. Please make sure you are comfortable with this before buying a vintage automobile. The information contained in this ad is solely for convenience.  The description is an opinion only and should not be considered a complete description of any or all faults; it may not be relied upon nor taken as fact or otherwise a representation or warranty of any sort.  Please note, we did NOT build or restore the vehicle. Vehicles are sold AS-IS, WHERE-IS with all faults known/unknown and with no implied warranty. Pre-Purchase inspections welcome, we describe these vehicles to the best of our ability.

The Details

Year 1981
Mileage 15230
Exterior Beige/Bronze
Interior Tan
Engine 427ci ZL1
Transmission Manual
Price $0