1981 Salvage Vette
California Dreamer

Vehicle Description 

This car has been in my family about 20 years. The guy we purchased it from said the salvaged title was due to a theft recovery and was never in a collision. I pulled up the Carfax report and it states a salvage title but no collision date. I also cannot find any damage or repairs to the vehilcle. With this information I believe the salvage title is due to a theft recovery and not a collision. Car was a daily driver for about 5 years until we decided to hot rod it out. 

Car will start & drive but not street legal in California. Vehicle has not been registed in approx. 15 years so no back fees are due. 


Complete new braking system. Cross drilled & slotted rotors all the way around, rebuilt 4 piston calipers with stainless steel sleeves, new master cylinder, break lines & pads. 0 miles on break system. I have listed a pic of one of the rotors with caliper, all 4 look exactly the same. I have over $1,000 in the break system.


Has the stock exhaust manifolds with stock pipes to the Y. At the Y I have a new Glass Pack muffler that I put on only to tune the enginebut its still sounds like a drag car. The exhaust stops at the muffler. It should tone down quite a bit when the pipes go all the way out the back. 

Tires & wheels. 

The tires are Dunlop radial GT Qualifiers P265/50 R15 and are new. They still have the bumps on them. Wheels are Centerlines. I had the wheels professionaly pollished but they will probably need to be touched up it you want the to look perfect. Also the chrome centercaps have light rust starting to appear. I have $2,000 invested in the tires & wheels. 


Approximately 450hp 350 with 0 miles. 10.25 to 1 compression and will run on pump gas. Lower end was built many years ago by Sacramento racer/builder Dave Riolo. Sacramento's Sierra Cylinder Heads did all the top end work including head port & pollish and intake port matching. Engine has been balanced and blue printed. Engine features 4 bolt main, forged pistons, shot peened rods, Crane high lift cam. Cams power band fall off at 6900 rpm. Machine shop guaranteed engine to rev 7k rpm. Sacramento Cylinder assembled engine, set in car, & broke in. Intake and Carb & valve covers are edellbrock, distributor & coil are Mallory , and all K&N breather. I have over $5,000 invested in the engine. Engine is currently under carbureted with only 600cfm. I put this carb on only to start the engine. It will need a properly sized carb to produce the horse power stated. 


Original Muncie close ratio 4 speed with new performance clutch. Transmission shifts smooth and has never had a problem. 

Rear end. 

Rebuild factory with posi traction & 4:10 gear ratio. 


Interior is in overall good condion. I had a cutom carpet kit made & installed years ago and with a good cleaning it would still look like new. I bought the seats new and have never installed them. Dash has a couple of small cracks and door panels need to be replaced. Any specific questions about the interior email. me. 

Car will start & drive but not street legal in California. Some assembly required for daily driver status.

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