Corvettes for Sale: 1982 Corvette in Rare Silver Green Metallic

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Corvettes for Sale: 1982 Corvette in Rare Silver Green Metallic


Count us among the fans of the late-C3 body style, with its molded spoilers front and rear giving a fresh update to an aging generation.

That’s why we’re eager to see how much this very nice – and very rare – 1982 Corvette coupe winds up bringing that is up for sale on Hemmings Auctions through Monday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Corvettes for Sale: 1982 Corvette in Rare Silver Green Metallic


This particular car has an impressive pedigree, with just four owners driving it a total of 42,000 miles over the past 38 years. The third owner was none other than Ken Lingenfelter, who in 2008 bought Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, a company founded by his distant cousin John Lingenfelter.

The current owner is said to have spent $7,500 in maintenance and other improvements like a one-piece removable roof panel and a Bluetooth-enabled audio head unit.

Corvettes for Sale: 1982 Corvette in Rare Silver Green Metallic


The most notable thing about the car, however, may be its rare paint color – Silver Green Metallic, with just 723 Corvettes done in that shade at the Bowling Green plant. That paint is said to be “beautiful” and all original, though for the perfectionists out there, be aware that there is a small but noticeable mar in the urethane nose on the passenger side, just below the turn signal.

Also adding to the exterior appeal are turbine-style wheels used on the ’82 Collector Edition.

Corvettes for Sale: 1982 Corvette in Rare Silver Green Metallic


The interior, done in matching Silver Green, remains in very nice original condition for the most part, with only a couple of small checks in the driver’s seat cover, a small quarter-inch hole in the carpet next to the driver-side sill plate, and a four-inch diameter worn-out spot on the door panel where the driver’s elbow rested.

Mechanically, the original, never-rebuilt stock L83 350 V8 with Cross-Fire Injection, is said to start easily, with no smoke, though like many CFI cars, it does idle a little roughly after being cranked up. The owner has installed new spark plugs and plug wires, and the 700R4 four-speed automatic transmission shifts smoothly with no clunks or noises.

Corvettes for Sale: 1982 Corvette in Rare Silver Green Metallic


New shocks and bushings were installed a couple of years ago, and the master cylinder, calipers, rotors, and pads were replaced then, too. BFGoodrich Radial T/As complete the mechanical picture and have just 2,000 miles on them. Receipts of the work done by the last two owners are available, along with a clean CARFAX report that shows no accidents or other damage.

It all adds up to what appears to be one of the more solid C3s available, with the added bonuses of being in a rare color and with a well-known former owner, that has been well maintained and can be driven without worry.

How much would you pay for this beautiful C3?

Corvettes for Sale: 1982 Corvette in Rare Silver Green Metallic


Source:
Hemmings.com

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5 COMMENTS

  1. The paint doesn’t look all original to me. The whole left side of the front clip appears to be noticeably darker than the rest of the car.

  2. Good call Robert. The left front fender has been repainted with the body lines not matching, too high and sucked in at the bottom. Compare the 2 sides and the R side is perfect. The other body lines are all with in reason.

  3. Damn, Robert, I’d love to have you with me when I buy a car.
    Also, ROSEZ06, good eyes too.
    After you two commented, the flaws
    can be seen easily.

  4. Exactly RoseZ06. You can clearly see where the left front fender doesn’t match the left door, hood, left headlight door and front bumper. I can’t remember if 82s had clearcoat paint but if they did they did they could have blended the paint repair onto the adjacent panels and then re clear those panels. It would have looked much better.

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