It was with a certain amount of irony, therefore, that production of some of the later model 1981 would be completed at the new manufacturing facility. He had the corvette repainted and seat covers and carpet done while he owned it. This manual covers the 1981 Chevrolet Corvette only. Let Us Make Your Dream Car A Reality! For enthusiasts of the car, it clearly indicated that production of the Corvette would continue for the foreseeable future, but that a new model was imminent. Louis Camel, Dark Blue, Medium Red, Silver Gray 33 Silver Metallic 3,369 B.
Louis, Missouri to Bowling Green, Kentucky, and several two-tone paint options were offered. Louis was August 1, 1981. B — 1981 S or 5 Eleventh Digit Plant. The dashboard in the 1981 Corvette received a more modern and user-friendly makeover, including the introduction of a standard quartz clock and electronic tuning for all factory radios. After all, why go through the trouble of tooling a brand-new plant to continue manufacturing a car that was thirteen years old? Like all assembly manuals, this is reproduced from a book made for use inside the factory, and never intended for the public. Louis Black, Charcoal, Camel, Dark Red, Medium Red, Silver Gray 24 Bright Blue Metallic 1 St. What was even more significant for California consumers was that the could be mated to a four-speed manual transmission, meaning that manual-trans Corvettes could be sold in that state for the first time since.
Weight Differentials Standard Engine With Turbo Hydra Matic Transmission +38. Chrome air cleaner lids and cast magnesium valve covers dressed up all engines. In the event of a claim, the guaranteed value s on your policy declarations page is the amount your vehicle s is covered for, even if the value displayed here is different. Louis Black, Charcoal, Dark Blue, Medium Red, Silver Gray 19 Black 4,712 St. The engine featured an auxiliary electric cooling fan that worked in conjunction with a smaller, engine driven cooling fan, which aided in the reduction of noise.
Green Charcoal, Dark Red, Silver Gray 50 Beige 2,239 B. Louis Black, Charcoal, Camel, Dk. The first Corvette assembled at the new Bowling Green, Kentucky plant was completed on June 1, 1981. Louis Charcoal, Camel, Dark Blue, Silver Gray 28 Dark Blue Metallic 2,522 St. Go on and tear that car This book will help you put it back together.
The last production day in St. Added to automatic-transmission Corvettes with standard suspensions, this plastic spring weighed only 8 pounds, compared to the 44-pound steel leaf springs used in. Louis Black, Charcoal, Dark Blue, Medium Red, Silver Gray 19 Black 4,712 St. Louis Black, Charcoal, Camel, Medium Red, Silver Gray 79 Maroon Metallic 1,618 St. Louis Plant had ever managed had been 10 units per hour. The new manufacturing plant would include an up-to-date paint shop that would utilize more automated paint processing standards, allowing to apply more durable enamels to the Corvette, as well as a new clear coat finishing process.
Louis Black, Charcoal, Camel 59 Beige 3,842 St. By comparison, the best the St. This provided a direct mechanical linkage between the flywheel and the propshaft in second and third gears at steady-state speed, thus eliminating gas-eating frictional losses through the converter. This, the last C3 available with a manual transmission, so equipped, had a published 0-60 mph in 8. Green Charcoal, Camel 75 Red 4,310 St.
Louis plant was not only outdated, it was also lacking in size and resource. All of Chilton's online content for the 1981 Chevrolet Corvette is updated monthly, so you'll have the most recent information on hand for any Do-It-Yourself project. Louis Camel, Dark Red 10 White 6,387 St. After a deal was negotiated, the manufacturing plant was expanded to approximately 1 million square feet, and improved state-of-the-art assembly equipment was installed. Green Charcoal, Dark Blue, Dark Red, Silver Gray 38 Dark Blue Metallic 496 B. California buyers could finally buy a manual Corvette this year.
You can opt out at any time. The 1981 Chevrolet Corvette 1981 was the first year Corvettes were ever produced in two factories at one time. We also changed the oil and filter, transmission grease, rear end grease and additive, and checked and lubed the chassis. The design eliminates interleaf friction to help reduce ride harshness. Then Vice President Robert F. B Tenth Digit Model Year. See what Consumer Guide has to say.
The steel multi-leaf spring is retained with the manual transmission and optional Gymkhana suspension. Production of the 1981 Corvette at the all-new Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant began on June 1st of that year. As for the car itself, the 1981 Corvette fell under the umbrella of the progressively rising standards. Fuel Pump Mechanical Fuel Pressure 7. The first 1981 Corvette assembled at the Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant. Where Can I Find a Chevrolet Service Manual? Louis, Missouri manufactured its last fiberglass-bodied two-seater Corvette on August 1, 1981. Automatic transmission Corvettes were equipped with a new fiberglass re-inforced rear mono-spring.