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1982 Chevrolet Corvette C3 T-top Coupe

1982 Chevrolet Corvette C3 T-top Coupe

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Body Specs

Wheelbase:: 98.0 inches
Overhand (Front):: 42.4 inches
Overhang (Rear):: 44.9 inches
Front Track:: 58.7 inches
Rear Track:: 59.5 inches
Length:: 185.3 inches
Ground Clearance
Differential to Ground::
7.8 inches
Ground Clearance
Front Bumper to Ground::
9.4 inches
Ground Clearance
Rear Bumper to Ground::
11.4 inches
Minimum Ground Clearance:: 3.9 inches
(Measured at Catalytic Converter)
Overall Height:: 48.1 inches
Rocker Panel to Ground (Front):: 8.2 inches
Rocker Panel to Ground (Rear):: 8.0 inches
Luggage Capacity:: 8.4 Cubic Feet
Cowl Height:: 35.5 inches
Windshield Slope Angle:: 57.0°
Effective Head Room:: 36.2 inches
Shoulder Room:: 47.5 inches
Hip Room:: 49.9 inches
Tire Size:: P225/70R15
P225/60R15 (Optional)
Recommended Tire Inflation 35 PSI Front; 35 PSI Rear
Wheels, Regular Production:: Size: 15 x 8
Turbo Hydra-Matic (Automatic) Transmission:: 1st Gear 3.06:1
2nd Gear 1.63:1
3rd Gear 1.00:1
Reverse Gear 1.93:1
Differential Lubricant Type:: GL-5
SAE 80W-90
Axle Ratio:: 2.72:1
2.87:1 (with N90 Aluminum Wheels)
Standard Fuel Tank Capacity:: 24 Gallons (Approximately)
Steering Ratio:: 16.1:1
Steering Wheel Diameter:: 14.5 inches
Wheel Turns:: 2.58
Turning Diameters:: 40.4 feet (Curb to Curb)
41.3 feet (Wall to Wall)


EPA Fuel Economy

49 State:: 15 mpg
California:: 15 mpg


Weight

Model 1YY87 Sport Coupe:: (Curb)
Front: 1,628 lb.
Rear: 1,740 lb.
Total: 3,368 lb.
(Shipping)
Total: 3,239 lb.
Model 1YY07 Hatchback Coupe:: (Curb)
Front: 1,628 lb.
Rear: 1,739 lb.
Total: 3,367 lb.
(Shipping)
Total: 3,239 lb.
Curb Weight: The calculated weight of a vehicle with standard equipment, only as designed with the additional load of oils, lube coolants and fuel all filled to capacity.
Shipping Weight: Same as base curb weight except 3 gallons of gasoline.

Weight Differentials
Power Door Locks (RPO AU3):: +1.8 lb.
(+.9 lb. Front; +.9 lb. Rear)
Radio, AM/FM Stereo With CB,
8 Track Tape Player
(RPO UM5)::
+4.4 lb.
(+2.2 lb. Front; +2.22 lb. Rear)
Radio, AM/FM Stereophonic
With Cassette Tape Player
(RPO UM6)::
+3.1 lb.
(+1.8 lb. Front; +1.3 lb. Rear)
Radio, AM/FM Stereophonic
With 8 Track Tape Player
(RPO UM4)::
+2.6 lb.
(+1.3 lb. Front; +1.3 lb. Rear)
Radio, AM/FM Stereophonic
With CB, Cassette Tape Player
(RPO UN5)::
+2.6 lb.
(+1.3 lb. Front; +1.3 lb. Rear)
Gymkhana Suspension
(RPO FE7)::
+37.9 lb.
(+0 lb. Front; +37.9 lb. Rear)
Power Antenna
All Radios Except Citizen's Band
(RPO U75)::
+3.5 lb.
(-0.9 lb. Front; +4.4 lb. Rear)
Aluminum Wheels
(RPO N90)::
-42.4 lb.
(-21.2 lb. Front; -21.2 lb. Rear)
Glass Roof Panels
(RPO CC1)::
+9.8 lb.
(+2.7 lb. Front; +7.1 lb. Rear)
Carrier-Roof Panel
(RPO K30)::
+7.0 lb.
(-1.8 lb. Front; +8.8 lb. Rear)
Automatic Speed Control
with Resume Speed
(RPO K35)::
+7.0 lb.
(+4.0 lb. Front; +9.0 lb. Rear)
Electric Rear Window Defogger
(RPO C49)::
+1.3 lb.
(-0 lb. Front; +1.3 lb. Rear)
Power Seat LH Six Way
(RPO AG9)::
+11.9 lb.
(+5.7 lb. Front; +6.2 lb. Rear)
Speakers Dual Rear
(RPO C49)::
+5.7 lb.
(+0 lb. Front; +5.7 lb. Rear)
Heavy Duty Cooling
(RPO V08)::
+15.4 lb.
(+18.5 lb. Front; -3.1 lb. Rear)


Engine Specs

Type::: V8
Valve Location::: In Head
Bore / Stroke::: 4.00" / 3.48"
Displacement::: 350 Cubic Inches
(5.7 Liters)
Compression Ratio::: 9.0:1
Cylinder Head Material::: Cast Alloy Iron
Cylinder Block Material::: Cast Alloy Iron
Oil Pump Type::: Gear
Crankcase Oil Capacity:: 4.0 Quarts, Less Filter
Recommended Oil Grade:: Above 20°F: SAE 20W-20, SAE 10W-30, 10W-40
20W-40, 20W-50
0°F to 60°F: SAE 10W, 5W-30, 10W-30, 10W-40
Below 20°F: SAE 5W-20, 5W-30
Fuel Filter:: Mesh Strainer in Gasoline Tank and
Paper Filter Element in Carburetor Inlet.
Fuel Pump:: Electric - In Fuel Tank
Cooling System Capacity:: 21.6 Quarts
Radiator Cap Relief Pressure:: 15 PSI
Battery:: 12 volt - 115 Minute Reserve Capacity

Brakes
Type:: Caliper Disc, Four Wheel Hydraulic
Gross Lining Area:: 86.30 Square Inches
Swept Area:: 498.30 Square Inches
Disc:: Vented

Horsepower
Standard Engine (350 cubic inch):: 200 hp @ 4,200 RPM;
Torque: 285 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM

Ignition System
Spark Plug:: R45TS
Make: AC
Spark Plug Thread:: 14 mm.
Spark Plug Gap:: .045 inch
Firing Order:: 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2
Idle:: Standard Engine, Automatic Transmission:
500 RPM (In Drive)

1982 Corvette Options

RPO:: Description Production::    Price
AG9 Power Driver Seat 22,585 (88.89%) $197.00
AU3 Power Door Locks 23,936 (94.21%) $155.00
C49 Rear Window Defogger 16,886 (66.46%) $129.00
CC1 Removable Glass Roof Panels 14,763 (58.11%) $443.00
D84 Two-Tone Paint 4,871 (19.17%) $428.00
DG7 Electric Sport Mirrors 20,301 (79.90%) $125.00
FE7 Gymkhana Suspension 5,457 (21.48%) $61.00
K35 Cruise Control 24,313 (95.69%) $165.00
N90 Aluminum Wheels 16,844 (66.30%) $458.00
QGR White Letter SBR Tires, P225 / 70R15 5,932 (23.35%) $80.00
QXH White Letter SBR Tires, P255 / 60R15 19,070 (75.06%) $542.52
U58 AM-FM Radio, stereo 1,533 (6.03%) $101.00
U75 Power Antenna 15,557 (61.23%) $60.00
UL5 Radio Delete 150 (0.59%) n/a
UM4 AM-FM Radio, etc stereo with 8-track 923 (3.63%) $386.00
UM6 AM-FM Radio, etc stereo with cassette 20,355 (80.12%) $423.00
UN5 AM-FM Radio, etc stereo with cassette/CB 1,987 (7.82%) $755.00
V08 Heavy Duty Cooling 6,006 (23.64%) $57.00
V54 Roof Panel Carrier 1,992 (7.84%) $144.00
YF5 California Emission Certification 4,951 (19.49%) $46.00

Total Production: 25,407
Coupe: 25,407 (100.00%)

Notes: Base Corvette Coupe with 350 cu. in. 200 hp engine with automatic transmission: $16,258.52.
Collector Edition Hatchback: $22,537.59.

Colors

Code Exterior Quantity Interior Wheels
10 White 2,975 (11.71%) Charcoal / Camel / Dark Blue / Dark Red / Silver Green / Silver Grey Silver
10/13 White / Silver 664 (2.61%) Charcoal / Silver Gray Silver
13 Silver 711 (2.80%) Charcoal / Dark Blue / Dark Red / Silver Grey Silver
13/39 Silver / Charcoal 1,239 (4.88%) Charcoal / Dark Red / Silver Grey Silver
13/99 Silver / Dark Claret 1,301 (5.12%) Dark Red / Silver Gray Silver
19 Black 2,357 (9.28%) Charcoal / Camel / Dark Red / Silver Green / Silver Grey Silver
24 Silver Blue 1,124 (4.42%) Charcoal / Camel / Silver Grey Silver
24/26 Silver Blue / Dark Blue 1,667 (6.56%) Dark Blue / Silver Gray Silver
26 Dark Blue 562 (2.21%) Camel / Dark Blue / Silver Grey Silver
31 Bright Blue 567 (2.23%) Charcoal / Camel / Dark Blue / Silver Grey Silver
39 Charcoal 1,093 (4.30%) Charcoal / Dark Red / Silver Grey Silver
40 Silver Green 723 (2.85%) Charcoal / Silver Green Silver
56 Gold 648 (2.55%) Charcoal / Camel Silver
59 Silver Beige 6,759 (26.60%) Silver Beige Alloy
70 Red 2,155 (8.48%) Charcoal / Camel / Dark Red / Silver Grey Silver
99 Dark Claret 853 (3.36%) Camel / Dark Red / Silver Grey Silver

Notes: Color code 59 was Collector Edition only.

1982 Corvette