1982 CORVETTE

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For the first time since 1955, no stick shift Corvettes were produced.

V.I.N. NUMBERS

Position Character Description
1 1 US built
2 G General Motors product
3 1 Chevrolet Motor Division vehicle
4 A Type of non-passive passenger restraint system
5 Y Corvette car line series
6 & 7 87 Body style number: two-door plainback special coupe
07 Collector Edition two-door hatchback coupe
8 8 5.7-liter Cross-Fire Injection (CFI) Chevrolet V8
9 ? A check digit that calculates the characters in the serial number and gives it a single digit code and can be used to verify that the serial number is legitimate
10 C The model year where C = 1982
11 5 Bowling Green, KY
12-17 100001 and up production sequence
Code Engine Horsepower Compression Transmission Fuel Supply Emission Control System
ZBA L83 350-cid 200-hp V-8 9.0:1 automatic cross-fire fuel injection  
ZBC Early production L83 350-cid 200-hp V-8 9.0:1 automatic cross-fire fuel injection California
ZBN L83 350-cid 200-hp V-8 9.0:1 automatic cross-fire fuel injection California
Color Cloth & Leather Upholstery Leather Upholstery
Dark Blue 29C 222
Camel 64C 642
Dark Red 74C 742
Silver Gray   132
Charcoal   182
Silver Green   402

IDENTIFICATION

Model Model No. Body/Style No. Body Type Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
Corvette 1Y Y87
2-dr. Coupe - 2 passenger

2-dr. Coupe - 2 passenger

$18,290 3213 18,648
Collector Edition 1Y Y07
2-dr. Hatch Coupe - 2 passenger

2-dr. Hatch Coupe - 2 passenger

$22,538 3222 6,759

ENGINE

Feature Standard Engine (RPO L83)
Type V-8, 90-degree Overhead valve
Block Cast iron block
Displacement 350 cid (5.7 liters)
Bore & Stroke 4.00" x 3.48"
Compression ratio 9.0:1
Brake horsepower 200 @ 4200
Torque 285 lb-ft @ 2800
Main bearing five
Valve lifters hydraulic
Fuel supply Cross-fire fuel injection (twin TBI - throttle body injection)

TRANSMISSION

CHASSIS

Feature Coupe
Wheelbase 98 inches (2.489 m)
Overall length 185.3 inches (4.704 m)
Overall width 69.0 inches (1.753 m)
Overall height 48.4 inches (1.219 m)
Ground Clearance 4.5 inches (11.4 cm)
Front tread 58.7 inches (1.491 m)
Rear tread 59.5 inches (1.511 m)
Wheel size 15 x 8 inches
Tires (Base Corvette) P225/70R-15 SBR (steel-belted radial)
Tires (Collector Corvette) P225/60R-15 SBR (steel-belted radial)
Positraction standard
Steering recirculating ball (power assisted)
Front suspension Upper/lower A-arms, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Rear suspension Fully independent with half-shafts, lateral struts, control arms, and transverse leaf springs
Brakes Hydraulic, vented four wheel discs; 11.75-inch diameter, single calipers
Ignition electronic
Body construction Separate fiberglass body and box-type ladder frame with cross-members
Fuel tank 24 US Gal (20 Imp Gal) (91 liters)

OPTIONS

RPO AU3 Power door locks $155
RPO A42 Power driver seat $197
RPO CC1 Removable glass roof panels $443
RPO C49 Rear window defogger $129
RPO DG7 Electric sport mirrors $125
RPO D84 Two-tone paint $428
RPO FE7 Gymkhana suspension $61
RPO K35 Cruise control $165
RPO N90 Four aluminum wheels $458
RPO QGR P255/70R-15 Raised-white-letter steel-belted radial tires $80
RPO QXH P255/60R-15 Raised-white-letter steel-belted radial tires $542.52
RPO ULS Radio delete $124 credit
RPO UM4 AM-FM electronic tuning stereo radio with 8-track tape system $386
RPO UM6 AM-FM electronic tuning stereo radio with cassette $423
RPO UNS AM-FM electronic tuning stereo radio with cassette and CB system $755
RPO U58 AM-FM stereo radio $101
RPO U75 Power antenna $60
RPO V08 Heavy-duty cooling $57
RPO V54 Roof panel carrier $144
RPO YFS California emissions certification $46

HISTORICAL NOTES

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