1981 Corvette T-Top Classified Ad Details$16,900.00 OBO Date Posted:08/02/2019 - Flower Mound, TX
History: This 1981 Corvette T-Top has been in the family of Captain Ralph E. Thornley, distinguished WWII Army Air Corps pilot for close to 40 years. This all original beauty, with matching numbers, has been garage maintained since the passing of Mr. Thornley in 1992, by his son, Michael Thornley, and has had a pampered life with the odometer showing a mere 40,110 miles. At the time of manufacture, the new revolutionary Bowling Green, KY plant had the capability to paint in two tone for the first time, a rather extravagant option for a production car in 1981. The coveted two tone silver & charcoal paint brings out the lines of the 81 nicely while the dark gray on the hood only makes it appear that much longer.
Under that long hood is the original classic 350 cubic inch V8 block L81, with Rochester Quadrajet 4 barrel carburetor and turbo hydromatic transmission. Also, the latest factory upgrade of magnesium rocker arm covers, chromed air cleaner cover, and stainless steel exhaust manifolds, (which were 14 pounds lighter than previous).
The T tops have the mirrored look which makes the silver paint look that much nicer. Take them off & the wind will be blowing through your hair in no time. Store them right behind you with the original vinyl covers. The polished wheels are in excellent condition. A welcomed upgrade was the fiberglass reinforced mono leaf rear spring, (8lbs lighter than the 33lb previous).
Options on this classic include:
• AM/FM/CD/AUX input Radio with upgraded Sony Explode Speakers.
• Glass T tops
• Power Brakes, Steering, Mirrors, Windows, Locks & 6 way seat.
• Telescopic Tilt Wheel
• Polished Aluminum Wheels
• Tinted Glass, Rear Window Defrost
• Red color coated brake calipers rebuilt with upgraded SS pistons & O rings. New high performance brake pads & lines.
• ALL leather (not inserts) seats. (New this month)
Original Owner’s Manual, Factory Service Manual with schematics, & some original documents, records & misc literature included.
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