This 1980 converted to 454 is done so well, it could pass for factory stock
You are bidding on a 1980 Corvette which Iíve owned for the last 20 years. I recently retired and have decided to sell some of my vehicles. This was all stock when I bought it and it was my dream to transform it to a big block that would be reliable and fun to drive. It is very streetable and there is no issues with it. You can drive this car from coast to coast as it drives like a new car. I was a meticulous mechanic by trade and the conversion from stock is very professional. Everything works excellent, even the air conditioning. It is quiet, does not vibrate, and truly a great looking automobile. The paint is original in the midsection and the front end and bumpers have been repainted. The car has never been in a accident, nor has it ever been driven in snow. There is some very minor stress cracks that Iíve tried to show in the photos, so overall the body is excellent but not mint. The interior is like new, which I replaced ten or twelve years ago. The original 85 MPH speedo has been replaced with a 140 MPH head unit. Mileage is correct and the original unit is included. in the sale.
So now for the details:
Engine is a .030 over 454 (461 cid). Block has been decked, line honed and bored and honed with deck plates. It has a new std nitrited forge steel crank, trickflow billet rods, KB pistons (10.25 CR), Cylinder heads include full port and polished, bronze guides, hardened exhaust seats, 2.19intakes and 1.88ex stainless valves, a custom ground Comps Cam, Crane Gold roller Rockers, entire assembly has been blueprinted and balanced. Engine was dynoíd with stock exhaust system and produces an honest 460 HP. Dyno sheet included. Carbs are 600ís on a Edelbrock manifold. Distributor is an MSD Pro Billet HEI. Clutch is a CenterforceII. All new stock exhaust system.
Cooling system is a custom made Griffin aluminum radiator which makes this big block run cool. Engine oil cooler is also custom made, which includes stainless steel lines.
Transmission is a heavy duty cast iron Wide Ratio Nash 4spd with chrome moly gears.
Rear axle is all rebuilt with 3.07 gears, great for cruising.
Front and rear suspension, rebuilt with new brakes and springs. Also, power steering system has all new components. Tires are new and the rims are stock off a 79 vette, in excellent condition. All front and rear bushings have been replaced.
Original GM blue glass T-Tops. New weather stripping. No cracks.
Original 350 motor, complete and in very good condition, goes with car as well as the stock hood. Whatís left of the stock exhaust system is included.
This is not a butchered, hacked up vehicle. I took great pride and expense to make this ride to be what it is today. I still love it and want it to go to a good home. If you have any questions, please respond through Ebay and Iíll get back to as soon as possible. I will only end the auction early if it is sold locally. I will pick up the buyer at the MSP airport, if you wish to drive it home. I feel that I have a reasonable reserve, but I will not give it away. You wonít be disappointed once you see it. Vehicle is available for inspection upon request.
Successful bidder will be required to pay non-refundable $500 down, within 72 hours at close of auction. The balance can be paid by cash or certified check at pick up of vehicle. There is no warranty and the vehicle is sold as is. Communication is important and I will work with the buyer in a reasonable way. If more photos are requested, just ask. Thanks for looking.
Item Specifics - Cars & Trucks
1980 Chevrolet : Corvette
Muscle Car, Vette, C3, 454, 4spd, Classic
Miles: 71124 Body Type: Coupe
Engine: 8 Interior: Red
Warranty: No Year: 1980
Title: Clear VIN Number: 1Z878AS421775
Condition: Used Exterior: Black
Fuel Type: Gasoline Inspection: --
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