For Sale: 1978 Chevrolet Corvette in Cincinnati, Ohio

$15,900  

Vehicle Description

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Please call Greg directly at 513-200-9226 with any questions about this car.

Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this 1978 Silver Anniversary Edition Corvette in fantastic condition and priced to sell with only 62,515 original miles. This Silver Anniversary Edition looks fantastic, runs great, and is an excellent driver. It is totally solid with great lines. The Corvette is finished in the beautiful and highly desirable color combination of RPO B27 Silver Anniversary Two Tone Silver (13) and Dark Gray (07) over Black Leather (192). This is the correct and original color scheme for the car. This is an excellent opportunity to own a wonderful classic special edition Corvette that is ready to be used and enjoyed at an unbeatable value. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in the years to come as the market on C3 Corvette is hot right now and on the rise, this is especially true for the Silver Anniversary Edition. The low original mileage is supported not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title, pictured in this ad, showing the mileage as, "Actual." Please peruse all of the photos, video, and information to get a true sense of how nice this Corvette really is.

This Corvette is "Numbers Matching" and virtually every part we checked on the car is correct with the proper part numbers and appropriate date codes. We have run the numbers on literally hundreds of Corvettes over the years and there are very few that are so correct and original. Even very detailed parts like the carburetor, distributor, alternator, and intake manifold are all correct and original. The last six digits of the VIN, 435633, are stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured in this ad, and the engine is original to the car. The transmission is also original with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the main case and pictured.

This Silver Anniversary Corvette is absolutely loaded with highly desirable original options such as the YJ8 aluminum wheels, air conditioning, glass T-tops, tilt/telescopic steering column, sport mirrors, power windows, power locks, power antenna, rear window defogger, and the 25th Anniversary paint scheme.

Please note that all 1978 Corvettes wore the "25th Anniversary" badge. However, only certain cars, such as this example, were the actual Silver Anniversary Editions with the Silver Anniversary regular production order (RPO), "B2Z." This is verified by the trim tag that is pictured in this ad showing the paint to be 13 for the bright Silver upper sections and 07 for the Dark Gray lower section, which was only used in 1978 and only for the B2Z Corvettes, on the darker lower portion.

As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle. We hand pick each car after careful inspection. Our Corvettes come from owners who expect their car to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did. We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected. Please take the time to scrutinize each picture. We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase. If you have a question about the Corvette, just give us a call.

Exterior

The Two Tone Silver (13) and Charcoal (07) exterior is in great driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the paint has a smooth finish, terrific gloss, and deep shine. Both doors open and shut nicely. The original YJ8 aluminum wheels are in great condition with a brilliant finish. The raised white letter tires are correctly sized 225/70R15 and have plenty of life left. There are no major scratches, scrapes, or other blemishes that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. There is an area on the right rear and some other tiny imperfections that were too faint to show up in the photos, but noting that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. This Silver Anniversary Edition has absolutely no rust issues and as one can see in the many photos of the underside it is very clean underneath. The frame is totally solid with no rust around the "key hole" area in front of the rear tire and there are no signs of corrosion around the windshield, which are the two most notorious areas for rust on a Corvette of this era. We have included specific photos of the areas most prone to rust to show how nice this car is.

Window Date Codes

Please note that almost of the glass on this Corvette is date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of July 21, 1973 (K21). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

Interior

The Black interior in this Corvette is in like new condition. The gauge faces are crisp and clean and the lenses are crystal clear. The seats look just in person as they do in the photos with no split seams, rips, or wear. The seat is not worn in the typical are on the bolster where the driver gets in and out. The carpet is also in fantastic condition with no stains, rips, or holes. The dash and console are in spectacular condition with no cracks, fading, or sun damage. This Corvette has a modern radio that was made specifically made for this model Corvette so most importantly the dash has never been cut or modified. The door panels are in great shape and the door pulls are solid and intact. The jack and jack handle are still with the car and stored behind the passenger seat. The spare is also still with the car. This Corvette has never been smoked in; there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes.

Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well and the excellent condition of this interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life and another great verification of the very low original mileage. The interior looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.

Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in great mechanical condition and it is ready to be enjoyed. The car starts right away every time, runs well, and idles well. It drives terrifically and is smooth on the road and at highway speeds. In the video one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, braking to stoplight, going through some curves, and shifting through all the gears. Please note that there are no strange noises or vibrations and the car performs quite well overall. There is no blue smoke when starting or driving the car. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The transmission shifts smoothly throughout the power band. This Corvette has plenty of power and is quite fast. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, and correct as one can see in the photos.

The wipers work as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, dash lights, power antenna, turn signals, rear window defogger, and horn. The air conditioning works and blows cold. One can observe the a/c compressor clicking on and engaging properly in the video. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. The entire vacuum system for the headlights works with no binding in the mechanism. Also, the headlights go up correctly with either the headlight switch or vacuum override switch. The complete operation of the headlights from both switch can be seen in the video. The blower for the heater and the a/c works only on high and the fan switch is a bit touchy. The power locks do not work. Not enough...for more information please contact the seller.

Vehicle Details

  • 1978 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID:CC-1469595
  • Price:$15,900
  • Location:Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Year:1978
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:2-Tone Silver (13) over Dark Gray (07)
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:62515
  • Stock Number:900910
  • VIN:1Z87L8S435633

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Seven Hills Motorcars
9213 Blue Ash Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45242