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Old 11-08-2018, 11:52 AM
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how many 4 speed cars did they make in 1980, what would be a fair market price for one with 55k on the odo, ac doesnít work, e brake not working, seats show their age. Second paint 10 years ag, garaged itís whole life, heís asking 10k, unmolested factory original accident free vehicle,,, thanks
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:26 PM
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I don’t think the C8 will look anything like this
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how many 4 speed cars did they make in 1980, what would be a fair market price for one with 55k on the odo, ac doesnít work, e brake not working, seats show their age. Second paint 10 years ag, garaged itís whole life, heís asking 10k, unmolested factory original accident free vehicle,,, thanks
Wrong section. I'm sure this will be moved to C3, but I will answer:
5,726 1980 Corvettes came with the 4 speed manual (out of 40,614 cars.)
10 grand plus or minus 2 grand on value depending on what an in person inspection reveals. Good luck.
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Love the styling on those cars. What a graceful design. His asking price is inline with the current value.
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how many 4 speed cars did they make in 1980, what would be a fair market price for one with 55k on the odo, ac doesnít work, e brake not working, seats show their age. Second paint 10 years ag, garaged itís whole life, heís asking 10k, unmolested factory original accident free vehicle,,, thanks
Great car. I had one, a 4 speed. Had a 73 and 78 also. Hold out for a good price. Take your time. White is right. C3 values are climbing, not only the chrome bumper cars.
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If the car pictured is a true L82 4 speed car, it is extremely rare as the 4 speed was not available with L82 in 1980 with the exception of a few early production cars. Look for a low VIN.

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Old 11-08-2018, 02:30 PM
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If the car pictured is a true L82 4 speed car, it is extremely rare as the 4 speed was not available with L82 in 1980 with the exception of a few early production cars. Look for a low VIN.
I agree. My money says it's an L-48 with add on fender badges.
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Who is the seller. I am very interested! Thanks jjj
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Nice choice! White 80 4-speeds are favorite. If you don't have to immediately gut the interior, replace every suspension component, and it is rust-free, it is worth every bit of his asking price. Try to get it for $8K or $9K though.

Read the 10 rules before you go look, and know the engine, trim, VIN, etc codes to reference.
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...had this Yellow '80 4spd coupe with Oyster(greyish white)interior for about 7yrs. Putting about 34K miles on it during that time. Was such a smooth running car, sold it with 127K miles on it. Also was a Bloomington Gold Survivor even with the higher miles, it was just a well kept & maintained car. Probably one I should have kept.
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Old 11-09-2018, 04:50 PM
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10 rules. Where do I find that Information, and where would I find the correct date codes and numbers on the block tranny and rear to establish an all orginal car.

thanks....Tuk
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I agree. My money says it's an L-48 with add on fender badges.
My thoughts also.
Rare doesnt always make it worth a ton of money, the car has to be popular, or in demand.
The rest of the car would have to be pretty nice to warrant 10k. If you fall in love with it well maybe its worth 10k. Plan on sinking a few grand into it for what it needs and little things you discover after youve had it awhile.


Edit-DUH missed it was a 4 spd. Worth it if condition in person looks like the pics

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In 1980, the L-82 engine had ZBC or ZBD in the code on the engine stamp pad. Other codes were L-48 or 305 (Calif.) engines.

55K on the odometer doesn't mean much...especially, if the interior is well worn. That usually means the engine has 155K miles on it....or 255K miles. Depending on your state's requirements, the title may also indicate actual miles when last sold. I would not be wary of buying a car with 155K miles on it, if the mechanicals were still in good condition (well maintained and repaired car), the fluids looked & smelled OK, and the engine operated well will no smoking at start-up, under acceleration, or when decelerating.

Often, care and maintenance of a car is much more important than how few miles it has on it. It is STILL a 40-year-old vehicle!!
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The 10 rules for buying your first C3 are a sticky at the top of this forum. (C3 General).

I use this site to decode engine, paint, trim, and VIN codes:

http://corvettec3.ca/

Of note, no 1980 C3s came with both an L82 engine and 4-speed (that I know of). The VIN will tell you which engine it came with. The partial VIN on the block will tell you if the engine is original. The engine code will tell you what engine is in there, and what transmission it came with.

EDIT: Originality isnt worth as much as a well maintained car with the working options you want. The 4-speed is the best part of my car, perhaps you'll feel the same. Good luck!

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Old 11-11-2018, 03:25 PM
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5th digit of the VIN needs to be a "6" for an "L-82" engine. If you have an "8" for the 5th digit, it had a base engine L-48 originally.

4 speed can also be added later.

If the engine suffix stamp is "ZBD", you need to buy it NOW. A 1980 4 speed L-82 should not exist.
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should also be a L82 emblem on the tach under needle
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At 10K asking price it seems like a bargain. I would buy it myself but I already have one.




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Congrats, nice car! Enjoy it.
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Thanks bro, I will, been waiting for this exact car for years. Will never ever sell it. Gonna donate it when the time cones to the Corvette Museum
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