1981 Chevrolet Corvette C3 for sale

1981 Corvette C3 project car. Running and driving late model C3 Corvette, imported from New York state, USA. 74.000 mls, dark blue exterior with light grey interior.

The body is straight and the paint shows no major cracks or signs of repair work. It will need to be repainted, as the current finish is of inferior quality. Solid and straight chassis, with only minor surface rust. No signs of past structural damage. The front nose cone appears to have been replaced with a 79 model year part in the past.

Original interior, in need of renovation. Some trim has been removed, but the car appears to be complete (all parts pictured below).

Mechanically, this Corvette leaves a good impression. The car starts up easily, runs nicely and picks up quickly. It is very loud however, because of a leaking fron exhaust pipe. Someone with good intentions and bad ideas painted the entire engine bay black at some point. Expect to give this car at least a thorough service and maintenance check up (hoses, gaskets, filters and other service parts), combined with a fair amount of detailing. The transmission shifts well and has clean ATF oil, but it would require new oil seals and gaskets.

A great project that can easily be turned into an excellent C3 Corvette.


The Corvette we are offering has a US title (New York) and EU customs document. All import duties have been paid. Door-to-door delivery possible (EU only), contact us for a shipping quote. Visits and inspections by appointment at Dandy Classics in the Netherlands.

Want to make an appointment to inspect this car? Or do you require a shipping quote? Contact us for more information.

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