Engine b
Engine
8 Cylinder Engine
Trans b
Transmission
4 Speed Automatic
Gauge b
Mileage
22,097
Paint b
Exterior
Red
Interior b
Interior
Silver Gray
Key b
Stock #
JV-401261

Highlights

  • Red with Silver Interior NCRS Top Flight First Time Offered Exceptional
  • Only 22,097 Miles!
  • Corvette Red Exterior
  • Silver Interior
  • Power Door Locks
  • SixWay Power Seat
  • Electric Rear Window Defogger
  • Cruise Control
  • Triple Chrome Platted Wheels
  • Power Antenna
  • Silver Leather Bucket Seats
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Steering
  • Limited Slip rear Axle
  • AntiTheft Alarm System
  • Removable Roof Panels
  • Power windows
  • Tilt & Telescopic Steering Column
  • Four Wheel Power Disc Brakes
  • AM/FM Electric Tune Radio W/Cassette

Description

Corvette is a rolling showcase of new technology, new materials and new thinking – all part of an evolutionary process that continues year after year. Adherence to the principle of engineering excellence has been applied to all areas, from the front bumpers to the aircraft-style cockpit to the rear suspension system. It is these kinds of developments – detailed here – that make Corvette what...

Corvette is a rolling showcase of new technology, new materials and new thinking – all part of an evolutionary process that continues year after year. Adherence to the principle of engineering excellence has been applied to all areas, from the front bumpers to the aircraft-style cockpit to the rear suspension system. It is these kinds of developments – detailed here – that make Corvette what it is today: one of the most renowned two-seat sports cars in the world. For 1981, Corvette engineers trod where none have gone before by developing the world's first and only fiberglass-reinforced composite automotive spring (used with automatic transmission only). It even won the Society of Plastic Engineers Grand Award. This monoleaf rear spring – at 8 lbs. – replaces a 41-lb. steel multileaf spring. And it's not just lighter, it's more efficient. It can store six times the strain-energy per unit weight than a comparable weight of spring steel. This is the lightest possible leaf spring application to be found in any automotive suspension. And steel interleaf friction is eliminated. This fiberglass spring supports the weight of the car that resets on the rear wheels and provides suspension compliance. Wheel position is controlled by a system of links and pivots. Attention to detail for 1981 included other engineering developments such as magnesium valve rocker covers and stainless-steel exhaust manifolds. And an improved anti-theft alarm system with starter-interrupt feature to disable the starting circuit if forced entry is made, even if the ignition switch is bypassed. The whole system is passive – it is easily armed and disarmed automatically when you lock and unlocks the doors. Also new is an auxiliary electric fan that cuts in quietly and automatically if extra cooling is needed. This allows use of a smaller engine fan with fewer, lower-pitched blades for reduced drag and quieter operation. Computer Command Control. It sounds high tech, and it is. It's an on-board computer that adjusts ignition timing and air/fuel mixture. By continuously monitoring specific functions, it fine-tunes the engine under all normal operating conditions as you drive. Altitude, barometric pressure and temperature changes are factored in. The whole system is even self-diagnostic. It pinpoints problems for your Chevrolet service technician. And it's even covered by the 5-year/50,000-mile emissions system warranty. Ask your dealer for details. For automatic transmissions, a computer-controlled torque converter clutch in second and third gears is new. It engages at most road and load driving conditions for efficient rear wheel power transfer – unlike the slippage normally found in conventional automatic transmissions. Look at engineering breakthroughs introduced in 1980. Corvette's front and rear bumper systems were reduced by 84 lbs. Fir and appearance were improved, as well as aerodynamic drag efficiency. The front bumper consists of a three-piece fiberglass supporting structure to replace the earlier steel parts. Aluminum intake manifolds eliminated another 24 lbs. And aluminum also found its place in a new rear axle assembly. A lot has gone into Corvette. The evolutionary process adds, subtracts and improves. It's what makes Corvette the finely-honed performance machine it is today. And it's what makes Corvette a unique experience to drive.

In line with the Corvette philosophy of evolutionary development is a brand-new assembly plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, that will replace during this year the plant at St. Louis, where Corvettes have been built for 28 years. The Bowling Green facility, which will build Corvettes exclusively, is an investment in Corvette's future. It represents the experience and knowledge learned over all those years, which are reflected in the state-of-the-art innovative technology used to build Corvettes. Just one of these modern technological innovations is a new paint process. In addition to many solid colors, four new optional two-tone treatments celebrate the opening of the new plant. All solid and two-tone metallics employ a basecoat/clear coat application for outstanding beauty. This method allows use of glamor metallics with large-flake high-metallic content. And the clear acrylic enamel finish coat gives a depth of luster not possible with conventional paint finished. It also provides a measure of protection against the elements. The four two-tone color combinations are: Silver Metallic over Dark Blue Metallic, Claret Metallic over Dark Claret Metallic, Silver Metallic over Charcoal Metallic, Beige over Dark Bronze Metallic.

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