The price of the 1981 Corvette had again increased from the previous model year to a base price of $16,258.52. Despite a generally dismal sales year for the entire automotive industry, Corvette continued to do well with 40,606 units sold that year.
1981 Production Volumes by Model Variant
The coupe accounted for 100% of sales in 1981 because the convertible was no longer offered after 1975 for the C3 generation. 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.
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1981 Production Volumes by RPO Codes & Colors
Below, we have broken out the 1981 Corvette production builds by RPO codes and options so you can see how popular or rare certain options were.