1978 Chevrolet Corvette Indy Pace Car with only 3,700 miles on it.
This corvette was sold new at Collins Chevrolet in Eaton Ohio by
George Collins Jr on 5-31-1978. It spent the early port of its life
in Canton Ohio and then from 1988 to 2004 it was in Plainfield IN.
The last owner owned it from 2015 to the present in Stateboro GA.
He purchase it with 2,111 miles and drove to current miles on it
now. It comes with books and records including warranty booklet and
copies of previous titles stating actual miles. The corvette has
new original replacment tires installed back in 2015 and they only
have about 1,600 miles on them. The 1978 Corvette was significant
because it marked the cars 25th anniversary of production.
Recognizing the achievement of manufacturing a car for a
quarter-century, Chevrolet commemorated this accomplishment by
introducing two special-edition Corvette that year. The first of
these was known as the ?Silver Anniversary? edition Corvette. It
featured a two-tone silver over gray exterior with special
pin-striping and special ?25th Anniversary? badging. The second
special-edition Corvette was the 1978 Corvette Indy Pace Car. This
car, much like the Silver Anniversary Edition, featured a special
two-tone paint scheme. Unlike the Silver Anniversary Edition, this
car came finished in black over a silver metallic and featured a
bright red pinstripe between the two-tone paint. The Corvette Indy
Pace Car also featured a special front and rear spoiler, both of
which were designed to add a more dramatic appearance to the car,
though neither offered much in the way of additional downforce. The
front spoiler was similar to the one installed on the 1978 Pontiac
Trans Am. It wrapped under and around the front of the car before
blending into the wheel wells. Conversely, the rear spoiler curved
down at its out-bored ends to meet the body-sides of the Corvette.
All of the Pace Car replicas included new glass T-tops, alloy
wheels, power windows, a rear window defogger, air conditioning,
sports mirrors, a tilt/telescopic steering wheel, a heavy duty
battery, an AM/FM stereo equipped with either an eight-track tape
player or a CB radio, and power door locks. Having the new Corvette
serve as the official pace car of the Indianapolis 500 was no sure
thing. Chevrolet had to negotiate with the Indianapolis Motor
Speedway to allow a modified Corvette to serve as the pace car for
the 1978 running of the Indianapolis 500.Today, the 1978 Corvette
Indy Pace Car continues to hold its value far better than most
other Corvettes from that era