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For Sale: 1978 Chevrolet Corvette in Mesa, Arizona


Vehicle Description

The 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car was considered by many as a collector car from day one. So that's why it's so fantastic to find one that truly has been treated that way. After all, this example is a full survivor with just 145 miles on it (yes, really!)

This was the silver anniversary of the Corvette, and a big reason the Pace Car was an instant classic was because they really showed off the new redesigned style the best. Chevy made a very special two-tone that had such a well-coordinated style that this looks like a custom car. There's even a red pinstripe that highlights all the coupe's best features, like the sharply pointed nose and tall fender line. Even the alloy wheels have the redline in them. And this was truly an expensive undertaking, and that's why the Pace Car edition more than doubled the base price! This was such a unique appearance for the Corvette that it's terrific to see the original paint in such as-delivered condition. This hasn't been re-sprayed or over-buffed, and so it truly represents how the factory made these cars in '78. And that means this is ready for some serious attention from Corvette survivor shows. It's truly original, right down to the Goodyear tires!

The nearly impossible low mileage means everything about this car is fresh, right down to the special silver leather seats. The experience inside is like a true time capsule with plush carpeting, smooth door panels, and a complete and clean dash. And because these were so expensive when new, this special Corvette is also a loaded machine. That means glass T-tops, power windows, electric rear defogger, power locks, provisions for air conditioning, sport mirrors, and a tilt/telescope steering wheel. This one even still has its original AM/FM/8-track stereo. You can verify all these features on the original window sticker that comes with the sale.

Lift the hood, and the time capsule appearance continues. The 350 cubic-inch L-48 motor is the verified numbers-matching block. And as you may imagine with so few miles, even the factory decals are bright with little wear or fade. This is mated to the correct TH350 three-speed automatic transmission that's also looking quite fresh. In fact, the whole undercarriage barely looks like this car ever hit the road. These C3s have desirable driving features like a fully independent suspension, power steering, and four-wheel disc brakes. So if you ever do decide to add to the nearly impossibly low odometer, this Corvette will happily enjoy the open road.

Something this special needs to have all the right paperwork. So not only does the window sticker come with the sale, but you also get the owner's manual, title documentation, and factory buildsheet. This is an amazing piece of history that's ready to be someone's ultimate collectable. So do you want to be jealous or make everyone else jealous? The difference happens when you call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1978 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID:CC-1307475
  • Price:$47,995
  • Location:Mesa, Arizona
  • Year:1978
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Silver
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:145
  • Stock Number:1144-PHX
  • VIN:1Z87L8S906039

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