1981 Chevrolet Corvette Overview

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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.

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Do You Know How Many 1981 Corvettes Were Made That Were Red Exterior With B...

Do you know how many 1981 Corvettes were made that were red exterior with black leather interior and 4 speed manual transmission.

Were There Any 1981 Limited Edition Coupes With A Production Number Of Only...

I am looking at a 1981 coupe that is two-tone red. The current owner claims that it is production # 300 something out of 500. Ia m not familiar with any limited edition coupes in 1981. Is this true ...

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I have a 1981 vette with stock 287:1 rear end gears, would like to use a 1980 differential with stock 307:1 gears (3 series) and put in 392:1 gears. will this work?

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