1981 Chevrolet Corvette Overview

Corvette

Looking for a Used Corvette in your area?

CarGurus has 15,270 nationwide Corvette listings starting at $1,950.

ZIP:
Average user score
4.7 5 stars
Based on 21 reviews

1981 Chevrolet Corvette Overview

Afraid of making the wrong decision in an engine? If so, 1981 was the year for you to buy a Corvette. Only one engine was available on the 1981 model, a small-block 350-ci V8 rated at 190 horsepower. Your only decision would be manual vs. automatic transmission. You might have wanted to go with the manual transmission, as it would be the last available until the end of 1984.

Perhaps Chevy only had one engine so as not to confuse the two different plants that were building it. For the only year in its history, the Corvette was built simultaneously at two different places: St. Louis, MO and Bowling Green, KY. The major difference between cars built at the two locations was in the exterior, as St. Louis used lacquer paints and Bowling Green applied enamel paint with a clear top coat.

Chevrolet introduced the CCC Computer Command Control for the 1981 Corvette. The system used multiple inputs to monitor fuel and air mixtures along with spark and timing to reduce emissions, and to meet the CAFE mileage requirements.

Updated

What's your take on the 1981 Chevrolet Corvette?

Have you driven a 1981 Chevrolet Corvette?  
Rank This Car
Corvette

Looking for a Used Corvette in your area?

CarGurus has 15,270 nationwide Corvette listings starting at $1,950.

ZIP:
Have questions?   Ask a question

Chevrolet Corvette Questions

Have A Carb 350 Missfiring

have a carb 350 missfiring not sure what cylender but chaped cap plugs and wires and it did nothing. changed coil did nothing. any ideas? its in an 81 vette.

How Can I Track The 1981 Corvette I Used To Own

I was the original owner of a 1981 2 tone beige/bronze corvette. I am hoping to track it down. I want to purchase it (or one like it if it's not available). How is the best way to do that? Does ...

1981 Corvette Vibrates After 100 Mph

Engine rebuilt professionally. Lots of up grades new alignment new tire balance,

How Do I Add Photos To An Existing Ad On My Car

I need to add more photos to my ad

How Many 1981 Corvettes Came With Manual Transmissions?