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L-82 Years

1980

Specifications:
Total Production:
40,614

Totally redesigned front and rear bumper pieces gave the Corvette a striking new look in 1980. Due to tougher emission standards, Corvettes bound for California were fitted with 305 cubic inch engines. A new federal law mandated speedometers with a maximum reading of only 85 mph. Another negative were the roof panel carriers.

After several years of weight increases, the 1980 Corvette was lighter because of lower density roof panels, reduced thickness in hood and outer doors, and use of aluminum for the differential housing and cross member. Air conditioning became standard. 1980 was the last full production year Corvettes were built in St. Louis before moving the assembly line to Bowling Green, KY. The last L-82 is a prime collectable, since only 5,069 were built.

1980 Options:

RPO     Description     Quantity     Retail
1YZ87     Base Corvette Sport Coupe     40,614     $13,140
AU3     Power Door Locks     32,692     $140
CC1     Removable Glass Roof Panels     19,695     $391
C49     Rear Window Defogger     36,589     $109
FE7     Gymkhana Suspension     9,907     $55
F51     Heavy Duty Shock Absorbers     1,695     $35
K30     Cruise Control     30,821     $123
LG4     305ci, 180hp Engine (required in California)     3,221     -$50
L82     350ci, 230hp Engine     5,069     $595
MM4     4-Speed Manual Transmission     5,726     $0
MX1     Automatic Transmission     34,838     $0
N90     Aluminum Wheels (4)     34,128     $407
QGB     White Letter SBR Tires P225/70R15     26,208     $62
QXH     White Letter SBR Tires P255/60R15     13,140     $426
UA1     Heavy Duty Battery     1,337     $22
U58     AM-FM Radio, stereo     6,138     $46
UM2     AM-FM Radio, stereo with 8-track     15,708     $155
UN3     AM-FM Radio, stereo with cassette     15,148     $168
UP6     AM-FM Radio, stereo with CB     2,434     $391
U75     Power Antenna     32,863     $56
UL5     Radio Delete     201     -$126
U81     Dual Rear Speakers     36,650     $52
V54     Roof Panel Carrier     3,755     $125
YF5     California Emission Certification     3,221     $250
ZN1     Trailer Package     796     -$105

1980 Colors:

Code     Exterior Qty           Wheels           Interior
10     White 7,780           Silver           Bk-Cl-Db-Ds-O-R
13     Silver 4,341           Silver           Bk-Cl-Db-O-R
19     Black 7,250           Silver           Bk-Ds-O-R
28     Dark Blue 4,135           Silver           Bk-Db-Ds-O-R
47     Dark Brown 2,300           Silver           Bk-Ds-O
52     Yellow 2,077           Silver           Bk-O
58     Dark Green 844           Silver           Bk-Ds-O
59     Frost Beige 3,070           Silver           Bk-Cl-Db-Ds-R
76     Dark Claret 3,451           Silver           Bk-Cl-Ds-O
83     Red 5,714           Silver           Bk-Ds-O-R