1980 Corvette Specifications

The 1980 Corvette shed 150 pounds while gaining standard spoilers fully integrated with a reshaped nose and tail. The cockpit and emblems were updated, too. Here are the specifications for the 1980 Corvette:

 

1980 Corvette
California buyers of the 1980 Corvette had to take a 305 V-8, though with the same 180 bhp as this year's base "federal" 350. The L82 option gained another five bhp.

 

Vehicle Specifications
Coupe
Wheelbase, inches
98.0
Length, inches
185.3
Width, inches
69.0
Track, inches
front: 58.7 rear: 59.4
Height, inches
48.0
Curb weight, pounds
3,495

Mechanical Specifications (2-door coupe)

Suspension
front: Independent; upper and lower A-arms, coil springs, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers, antiroll bar
rear: Independent, lateral leaf springs, struts, U-joint halfshafts, trailing arms, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers

Wheels/Tires
P225/70R-15

Brakes
front: 11.75-inch disc
rear: 11.75-inch disc

Transmission
3-speed Hydra-Matic
4-speed manual

Standard axle ratio
3.55:1 (auto) 3.07:1 (manual)

Engine Specifications

Type ohv V-8
ohv V-8
ohv V-8
Displacement, liters/cubic inch
5.0/350 5.7/350 5.7/350
Bore X stroke, inches3.74 X 3.48 4.00 X 3.48 4.00 X 3.48
Fuel management
1 X 4-bbl. 1 X 4-bbl. 1 X 4-bbl.
Horsepower @ rpm
180 @ 4,200
185 @ 4,000
220 @ 5,200
Torque @ rpm, pound-foot
255 @ 2,000
270 @ 2,400
260 @ 3,600


Vehicle Production and Base Prices

Car Type
Production Price
2-door coupe
40,614 $13,140.24

Options and Production

Option Production Price
Power Door Locks
32,692
$140.00
Removable Glass Roof Panels
19,695
$391.00
Rear Window Defogger
36,589
$109.00
Gymkhana Suspension
9,907
$55.00
Heavy Duty Shock Absorbers1,695
$35.00
Cruise Control30,821
$123.00
180 hp Engine (required in California)
3,221
-$50.00
230 hp Engine 5,069
$595.00
4-Speed Manual Transmission 5,726
$0.00
Automatic Transmission 34,838
$0.00
Aluminum Wheels34,128
$407.00
White Letter SBR Tires, P255/60R15
26,208 $62.00
White Letter SBR Tires, P255/70R1513,140 $426.16
Heavy Duty Battery1,337
$22.00
AM/FM Radio, stereo w/8-track tape
15,708
$155.00
AM/FM Radio, stereo w/CB
2,434 $391.00
AM/FM Radio, stereo w/cassette
15,148
$168.00
AM/FM Radio, stereo6,138
$46.00
Power Antenna
32,863
$56.00
Radio Delete
201
-$126.00
Dual Rear Speakers
36,650
$52.00
Roof Panel Carrier
3,755
$125.00
California Emission Certification
3,221
$250.00
Trailer Package
796
$105.00

Color Choices and Production

Color Choice
Production
White
7,780
Black
7,250
Dark Brown2,300
Dark Green844
Dark Claret
3,451
Silver
4,341
Dark Blue4,135
Yellow
2,077
Frost Beige
3.070
Red
5,714

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1978 Corvette
1979 Corvette 1980 Corvette
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