Last of the “Big ‘Vette” series, the 1982 Corvette lineup included a built-to-order-only Collector Edition model. Distinguished by more than just special paintwork, though of course it had that too, the Collector Edition featured an opening hatchback rear window in place of the previous fixed backlight. As well as a unique silver-beige metallic, “fading shadow” paint scheme, the Collector Edition’s other distinguishing features included matching interior with leather upholstery and door trim, “Corvette Collector Edition” crossed-flag emblems, solar screened roof panels and special spoked alloy wheels. Two just-introduced technical innovations enjoyed by all Corvettes were a new four-speed automatic transmission and Cross-Fire electronic fuel injection. Power steering, power brakes and tinted glass were among the host of standard features.
Supplied new in the US, this two-owner example was acquired by the vendor in 1991 and is presented in totally original, as-new condition, having covered just 680 miles from new. Cruise control, power driver’s seat, power door locks, electric sport mirrors, roof panel carrier and AM/FM/cassette/CB are the fitted options.
Rated as in “excellent” condition when assessed by an independent Corvette authority in October 2002, the car is offered with full documentation, owner’s handbook, tool kit and roadworthiness certificate.