Attention true Corvette fans, you're viewing a pristine 1982 Chevrolet Corvette with all the right buzzwords you love: Collector Edition, numbers-matching V8, high originality, rare options, and long-term care.
The first thing that strikes you about this coupe is the color. It's an original factory special that seems to sit somewhere between metallic shades of silver and gold- like a champagne toast to the final C3. The official Silver Beige name for this hue is a unique paint that .....
stands out in public nicely, even when parked amongst other Corvettes at a car show. It looks exceptional today, and since we know how well this special edition was looked after, the finish remains highly original. Plus, there was a recent ceramic coating to really lock in the shine. The darker graphics on the lower doors and hood define some of the Corvette's most dramatic features. The hatchback profile, deep chin spoiler, and ducktail end cap all add to the distinctive look that was uniquely Corvette. Besides just looking amazing, this Corvette earns its Special Edition status by being only one of 6,759 commemorative cars built before General Motors shut the books on the C3.
The interior is arguably more interesting than the exterior. The metallic leather seat package that was optional on late-C3s is taken one step further with a multi-tone fade on the seats and doors. It's a thoughtful look that complements both the paint and stripes of the exterior. You can see it all so cleanly today because this has the right appearance of a low-mileage car, and the history shows it was under the long-term care of one family until as recently as 2022. More than just looking nicely preserved, you'll appreciate how this is loaded with options like power windows, power locks, a power driver's seat, power mirrors, a tilt/telescopic steering column, cruise control, electric rear defrost, and provisions for air conditioning (it will need servicing to blow cold again.) Tinted glass T-tops mean you can have an open-air experience with this Corvette, and you can store the roof much easier thanks to the glass hatchback - the Special Edition was the only car ever to have the rear open. And the radio is particularly nice. The Collector Edition option was the most expensive feature for 1982, but the second priciest was an AM/FM/cassette stereo with built-in CB. So if this is a factory piece, it is also one of the rarest features of the year!
The 1982 engine package was a preview of the new C4 Corvette. The fuel-injected Cross-Fire 350 cubic-inch V8 is a torquey and powerful upgrade only available on the 1982 C3. It's surprisingly efficient thanks to a new 700R4 four-speed automatic transmission with handy overdrive. Just like the rest of this car, this numbers-matching motor continues to have a respected and original style. It fires up with an eagerness and loves to hit the road. These C3s were truly built for driving. That's why you have a fully independent suspension, power steering, and four-wheel power disc brakes.
These Collector Edition coupes are always special machines, and so originality is always cherished. That's why you know this is something special that you need to get your hands on right now. Call today!!!