For Sale: 1978 Chevrolet Corvette in Lutz, Florida


Vehicle Description

This 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car edition is a numbers-matching L82 car where there have been some more recent investments to make sure the distinct paint and interior have an awesome look that you're going to love.

RPO Z78 radically transformed the Corvette's looks, adding the two-tone black over silver metallic paint job with a bright red pinstripe in between. It's an intricate setup that made these pace cars both expensive and an instant collectible. So it's impressive when someone takes the time to give it a high quality respray later in life. But the result is an instantly recognized classic that is a true stunner. And we also love these for all the details. The deep chin spoiler, full-width rear spoiler, cowl hood with sliver accenting, and 15-inch alloy wheels with a distinctive red stripe make this one of the sportiest-looking Corvette of all time. And as you dig deeper, you're also going to see an overall quality style in the way everything fits - from the door panels to the pop-up headlights.

The silver leather interior is perfect for the special edition car, and it's one of the truly unique elements of a late C3s. It's not just the leather bucket seats that are in stellar condition. The carpeting, door panels, caner console, dash, gauges, and other fundamentals all show the look of the right mix of preservation and restoration to remain worthy of a true classic. So you'll love leaving the T-tops out just so you can showcase the overall quality condition. And because these were premium Corvette, they also come with the best features. This includes power windows, power locks, electric rear defogger, sport mirrors, and an AM/FM/cassette stereo. There's even factory air conditioning upgraded to modern R134a refrigerant (will need servicing to blow cold again.)

The engine is the optional and numbers-matching L82 350 cubic-inch V8. This higher compression motor was a must-have for the performance fans in 1978 because it offered 17% more horsepower than the standard Corvette V8. It starts quickly and idles easily with a nice V8 burble out of the dual exhaust that never gets old. It will be a hit at the car shows simply because Corvette people love seeing an original-looking engine bay that's so clean you could serve lunch on the factory air cleaner. You'll have no worries taking this to any of the events no matter how far away. After all, Corvettes are good for speed, but this one is a nice car for the long trips, too. That's thanks to features like the TH350 three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and four-wheel power disc brakes.

Complete with the owner's manual and maintenance records, a pace car silver anniversary Corvette is always in-demand. So when you see one that has been given all the right investments, and still remains affordable, you know it's an irresistible deal. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1446008
  • Price:$29,995
  • Location:Lutz, Florida
  • Year:1978
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Black/Silver
  • Interior Color:Silver
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:51479
  • Stock Number:2725-TPA
  • VIN:1Z8748S904740

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Streetside Classics - Tampa
4610 Pet Lane
Lutz, FL 33559