Corvettes on eBay: Rare Silver-Green 1982 Corvette

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Corvettes on eBay: Rare Silver-Green 1982 Corvette


If you’re looking for a late C3 Corvette that you won’t see at every cruise-in, here’s your opportunity to show up in one of the rarest paint colors around.

While red, white, and silver remain our top three choices when it comes to 1980-82 Corvettes, we’re impressed with this unusual Silver Green example currently up for sale on eBay through Saturday – at no reserve!

Some 28 bids had been placed as of 8 a.m. ET on Thursday, Dec. 26, with the high bid so far-reaching a reasonable $8,000. It appears that someone is on the way to becoming the new owner of this rare Corvette at 1:13 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, without having to shell out too many bucks.

Corvettes on eBay: Rare Silver-Green 1982 Corvette


We haven’t ever seen a Silver Green Corvette in person – and not too many even on the internet, and for good reason. Only 723 Corvettes were the recipient of this color in 1982, though five other colors were even more rare, with Dark Blue Metallic the rarest of them all with just 562 produced. This one also has the added bonus of a low VIN, being the 934th Corvette built-in 1982!

Having owned 1980 (red) and 1981 (silver) Corvette in the past, we’d rate this one to be in above-average condition, at least based on the photos.

Corvettes on eBay: Rare Silver-Green 1982 Corvette


The paint and body seem to be more than acceptable, and the matching silver-green interior looks equally nice.

Mechanically, the seller says the car remains a matching numbers example after 37 years, with a “strong motor and (automatic) transmission,” and it appears that it should be reliable mechanically as a new Crossfire Injection system, though much-maligned after its debut in 1982 and one-year use in the C4, has been installed. The car is also said to have new brake calipers, brake pads, brake lines, and master cylinder, along with new spark plugs.

Corvettes on eBay: Rare Silver-Green 1982 Corvette


This Corvette still has a “solid car, nice body, body lines, and body gaps,” according to the seller.

One common problem seen with these Corvettes is vacuum leaks that cause the headlights not to work, so frequently you may see one “winking” at you or both headlights remaining open. The seller notes that these headlights do still work properly, as do the power windows and “most” gauges. One thing that does concern us slightly is that the seller notes that the AC works but needs a charge; we’ve seen systems like this with a slow leak that requires frequent charges or replacement, which can grow expensive if done by a mechanic and not yourself.

We hope the new owner enjoys this beautifully shaped C3 as much as we enjoyed ours. While the power isn’t earth-shaking compared to later models, the torque was more than sufficient for this writer to make the 1980-82 models a lot more fun to drive than many cars from the same time period.

Corvettes on eBay: Rare Silver-Green 1982 Corvette


Source:
eBay via barnfinds.com

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3 COMMENTS

  1. I agree that the Silver is an unusual color and a pretty color. I like that they offered some out of the ordinary colors or color combos in 1982. I have seen the Silver Green and it reminds me of the 1966 Mosport Green which is a highly popular shade on those cars.

    Another unusual color which they offered in ’82 which I really like a lot is simply Gold. I’m not often a fan of gold cars but this particular shade of gold was beautiful. And Gold is even rarer than the Silver Green with only 648 units produced. I have seen this color in person and it is striking.

    And when I mentioned the color combos they offered in ’82, the one which I like a lot is White/Silver with the Silver being the lower color. These colors look so good together. And again, another rare choice as a mere 664 units rolled out of Bowling Green sporting that combo!

    It’s too bad so many people went with the usual red, white or black then. Those other colors add so much variety.

  2. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THE CORRECT VERSION OF MY COMMENT. I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS SITE DOES NOT ALLOW THE ORIGINAL POSTER TO EDIT HIS POST!

    I agree that the Silver Green is an unusual color and a pretty color. I like that they offered some out of the ordinary colors or color combos in 1982. I have seen the Silver Green and it reminds me of the 1966 Mosport Green which is a highly popular shade on those cars.

    Another unusual color which they offered in ’82 which I really like a lot is simply Gold. I’m not often a fan of gold cars but this particular shade of gold was beautiful. And Gold is even rarer than the Silver Green with only 648 units produced. I have seen this color in person and it is striking.

    And when I mentioned the color combos they offered in ’82, the one which I like a lot is White/Silver with the Silver being the lower color. These colors look so good together. And again, another rare choice as a mere 664 units rolled out of Bowling Green sporting that combo!

    It’s too bad so many people went with the usual red, white or black then. Those other colors add so much variety.

  3. I really like this car and the color is what I like about it the most, when I saw it I thought about a second hand ’66 I once owned that was that Mosport green with a matching hardtop, and a dark green interior that I thought was black until I folded the white soft top down that first warm sunshiny day of spring. That ’66 was one of the most good looking Corvettes I’ve had the pleasure to own.

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