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What transmission came in a 1981 Corvette?

What transmission came in a 1981 Corvette?

In 1980 and 1981, only the wideratio 4-speed MM4 was available and its ratios were 2.88 first, 1.91 second, 1.33 third, and 1.00:1 fourth. This transmission had wider gear spacing to help increase fuel economy.

What was the technology of the 1981 Corvette?

It is these kinds of developments – detailed here – that make Corvette what it is today: one of the most renowned two-seat sports cars in the world. For 1981, Corvette engineers trod where none have gone before by developing the world’s first and only fiberglass-reinforced composite automotive spring (used with automatic transmission only).

What kind of seats did the 1981 Corvette have?

A new six-way power driver’s seat was also introduced (one which finally reclined (a notable shortcoming of the seats in earlier third-generation Corvettes). Outwardly, the car remained virtually identical as it had in 1980, with the exception of a new paint option – RPO D84 – that was offered exclusively for the 1981 Corvette.

Where was the 1981 Corvette made in Kentucky?

As production at the St. Louis plant drew to a close, most of its 900 workers eventually relocated to continue working at the new plant. Of the 40,606 Corvettes built for the 1981 model year, 8,995 were manufactured in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

When was the first corvette made in Michigan?

The Flint, Michigan line ceased operation on December 24, 1953. After Christmas, workers on the new production line in Missouri began assembling their first Corvette just days later on December 28, 1953. DID YOU KNOW: The 1981 Chevrolet Corvette was the first model year to be built simultaneously in two locations.

What kind of car was the 1981 Corvette?

Here is a 1981 Chevrolet Corvette that has a two-toned silver-gray exterior. 5.7 liter V-8 automatic with 26,200 miles. The assembly point of this Corvette was Bowling Green, Kentucky.

How many miles does a 1981 Corvette Stingray have?

This 1981 Corvette Stingray is in the original Charcoal Metallic paint and black leather interior in rare condition. This matching numbers car has 28,650 original miles, power steering, power brake…

Where are corvettes made in the United States?

In line with the Corvette philosophy of evolutionary development is a brand-new assembly plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, that will replace during this year the plant at St. Louis, where Corvettes have been built for 28 years. The Bowling Green facility, which will build Corvettes exclusively, is an investment in Corvette’s future.

What makes a corvette different from other cars?

Corvette is a rolling showcase of new technology, new materials and new thinking – all part of an evolutionary process that continues year after year. Adherence to the principle of engineering excellence has been applied to all areas, from the front bumpers to the aircraft-style cockpit to the rear suspension system.

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Ruth Doyle