Here is my new toy (after selling my 1989 Porsche 928 S4 in early February 2016).

Initially, I only needed to spend a long weekend detailing the exterior, interior and engine compartment to make it somewhat [more] presentable to drive to local car hang-outs.

Since then, I've done a ton of new things; new a/c, new weatherstripping, engine painting/detailing, dash overlay, white gauge kit, new exhaust gaskets, new exhaust system, fuel injection, etc., etc.

*Note: See subheadings above, for more photos/info   ~   Click here for PDF of work done so far

As Corvette lovers know, 1981 was a transition [build location] year. All corvette production was being moved from the St. Louis plant to the new Bowling Green Kentucky plant. My Corvette is serial #30...last one built on the first day of production at the new plant.  FYI, this was the first year for two-tone paint...first year for [rudimentary] "car-puter".

1981 Corvette 

4-Speed Manual...only 16% of 1981 production had a manual transmission
350 cu. in. originally 
 (Now 355 cu. in. & 350 HP after rebuild...bored .030 over with 10/10 grind on crankshaft main & rod journals)
Engine rebuilt at approx. 90K miles w/upgraded goodies to increase HP & torque (roller lifters, roller rockers, porting, etc.)
CAT Delete
Hedman long tube headers 
Dynomax Turbo mufflers, 2.5" dual exhaust w/H-Pipe  & CAT delete
FiTech "Go EFI-4" 600-HP fuel injection (throttle body w/annular discharge) & their Fuel Command Center
Power steering / Power 4-disc brakes
Drivetrain also rebuilt at approx. 90K miles
Tilt & Telescopic steering
T-Top w/mirrored glass tops
Edelbrock "Performer" intake manifold
Hurst Shift kit
Bilstein shocks
Leather Interior
Factory 2-tone colors (Frost Beige & Dark Bronze Metallic)...approx. 1,200 in this color combo
Power locks / Power windows / Powered mirrors / Factory alarm
I'm the 3rd. owner / Bought at approx. 96K miles
Purchased Early February 2016 after selling my 1989 Porsche 928 S4

How engine area looked when bought:

*UPDATE*  New carpet & heat shield installed after these photos (...and subwoofer too) here for updated photos

Picture below shows how dash/gauges used to look:

New CD/Bluetooth/Stereo receiver is also new:  (below)

...includes NEW blue LED back-lighting

Glove box houses the FiTech fuel injection controller:

Compartments in back are for the battery, spare tire tools & storage:

Yes, I even repainted the spare tire cover...

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Reproduction of original window sticker & build sheet:

...and finally, the build sheet

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