1978 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Cashing in on the birthday cachet, Chevy offered the 1978 Corvette
with "25th Anniversary" paint, which was a relatively inexpensive
striping package that would be viewed as a desirable option and
could thus be considerably marked up. Before he retired, Bill
Mitchell had suggested a Silver Anniversary model in his favorite
color: 19U black uppers, and 47M silver lower.
For consignment, a two-tone pace car with stickers denoting the
62nd annual Indianapolis 500 in May of 1978. An anniversary edition
in great condition is offered for your consideration.
This car presents long in the Shark's tooth, its 1978 changes
seemed to rejuvenate it all out of proportion to their magnitude.
Bathed in a black upper and a silver lower the fiberglass body is
excellent, and the paint presents very well. We can see a red
pinstripe denoting the silver and black border and adding a bit of
zing to the exterior. Exaggerated coke bottle design for the side
panels and a removable glass T top in excellent condition can be
stored in the rear of the car and is tinted but all clear. What
slight chrome there is has a few small faults on it. Limited
edition badging and polished 15-inch faux knock off hubbed aluminum
wheels are on all 4 corners wrapped in raised white letter BFG
Radial T/A's. A front chin spoiler and a rear spoiler are packaged
on this limited-edition Vette. This is a pace car edition and
sports the stickers to say so.
Like new single tone leather buckets with light silver tuck and
roll inserts, and lighter silver bolsters sit proudly on a sea of
clean like new gray thick pile carpet. A small center console makes
its way forward past the buckets and goes from gray vinyl to black
plastic where it houses the shift lever, power windows, and
airflow. A JVC aftermarket stereo has been added. Various gauges
present themselves to the driver from the center of the dash front.
Round gauges in a black field, lots of warning lights, all within
the long gray dash. An original steering wheel in very clean
condition fronts the dash. Carpet under the greenhouse is slightly
faded but is very clean.
A 350ci L48 V8 which has matching numbers rests neatly under the
hood. All is well and very clean under here and we now see a chrome
triangular open sided air cleaner covering/holder. This sits atop a
single 4-barrel carburetor, and a non-original Saginaw 4-speed
manual with a 3.36 position rear axle are noted.
Some light surface rust is on various suspension and frame
undercarriage parts on this car. C3 Corvette suspension around, and
4-wheel power disc brakes, as well as an exhaust system that has a
few holes in the pipes are seen.
I was anxious to drive this one as I love this design year. I
hopped in and it started it right up. I wanted to stretch its legs,
but I resisted and opted to just go for a cruise. The car rides
like a sports car, and handles very well, although do not press the
gas too hard in the middle of a corner, as it can get snap happy
with all its power! A nice driver with a comfortable interior.
A low mileage, original engine Anniversary Pace Car edition 'Vette,
here for the taking. I would definitely call this one a collectible
with the C3 styling, all mechanically sound, and pristine interior,
this is a turnkey load of fun right out of 1978 with its wonderful
L-350ci V8 L48 4bbl 185hp
S-St. Louis, MO Assy Plant
904084-Sequential Unit Number
H19-April 19th Build
TRIM 152-Silver Leather
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with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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