This 1980 C3 Corvette Is An Incredible Bargain Barn Find

C3 Corvette

Although the finish is no longer original, it does work really well with this 1980 Corvette C3. With a $3,500 opening bid, this 1980 Corvette is really tempting for someone looking for a good Corvette deal. The bidding war is on eBay for this automatic Corvette from Richmond, Virginia.

*Check out this classic “Chevrolet Corvette Parking Only” sign.*

1980 Corvette C3

The orange finish looks great but everything else looks out of place. The rear suspension looks jacked up or there is something else working under the rear. According to the seller, they have little knowledge about Corvettes so it’s hard for them to talk about the technical details. The driver’s side door is probably jammed because it does not properly close. The tires do not match and wheel centers are also missing. With a lot of things out of place, it’s probably safe to say that there are more hidden flaws that need to be checked out.

orange 1980 Corvette C3

Although the body is not aligned well, it does seem that it is still in good condition. The orange finish looks very well done as well which goes well with the Corvettes body style. Aligning the body back probably won’t be a huge problem as the C3 Corvette probably has the most aftermarket parts support out there.

1980 Corvette C3 interior

According to the seller, this Corvette has 59,000 miles on its odometer but that is yet to be proven. Looking at the pictures of the interior suggest that everything is intact and just needs some proper cleaning. The steering wheel looks damaged, though, so you may need to replace it. The seller also states that all of the gauges are no longer functional so they will need to be replaced as well. They look like period LED conversion kit.

1980 Corvette C3 engine

The seller also states that the 350 engine is still the original one but that does not really matter anymore as it might also need to be reworked as well. Especially if this Corvette has not been driven for more than 10 years, so a lot of work is expected to get this Corvette up and running. The compressor has been removed so it’s a given that it also does not have an AC. It may not be a great barn find but the very low price is tempting. This might be a good start up car for anyone with the tools, time, and money to bring this Corvette back to life.

1980 Corvette C3 exterior

*Check out this classic “Chevrolet Corvette Parking Only” sign.*

According to the seller, this Corvette was actually a project car that was never complete. It is probably better to have someone that knows Corvettes take a look and judge the condition of this Corvette.

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