Article: The Best Corvettes of the 1980s: No.3 – The 1982 Corvette

January 16, 2020

By Alex Sommers in

After suffering a steady decline in performance, the decade prior, the Corvettes from the ’80s offered a faint light that would continue to gain power as the years went by, a light that would lead American performance out of the darkness of the malaise era and back to relevance on the international scale.

The first one of the renaissance Corvettes that we would like to honor with our ’80s bronze medal is the 1982 version. ’82 was the final year for the long in the tooth C3 generation but it acted as a testbed for several things that were destined for the long-awaited C4. With the state-of-the-art production facility in Bowling Green, KY opening, Chevrolet wanted to continue with the familiar, existing platform while they ironed out all of the techniques that the new Corvette Plant was capable of.

Read More: Click Here to read more about the 1982 Corvette and why it was chosen as #3 of the 1980's.

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