For Sale: 1978 Chevrolet Corvette in Lutz, Florida

Vehicle Description

This 1978 Chevrolet Corvette impresses with its history, including the numbers-matching V8, and a cool/correct color combo. Plus, it's also impressive for the newer suspension components that make it a great driver. But the most extraordinary part is that this full package is offered for a value price.

This was the first year for the new fastback styling on the C3. It offered a sleeker/smooth appearance, and the factory-correct Silver Metallic knows how to highlight it quite nicely. That's because it was given a respray later in life to retain a smooth shine. The raised cowl hood, bright rally wheel, and dual exhaust tips are all part of the C3's sporty style. Plus, there are unique details to point out everywhere from the upgraded rear spoiler to the special badging that reminds us all that 1978 was the Corvette's 25th anniversary.

The interior is a distinct saffron color. It's also known as mahogany, and that seems fitting here considering there's an attractive wood-like trim added to the center console. This one is both well-preserved and optioned to deliver grand touring style comfort. You have high-back bucket seats finished in leather, the electric rear defogger, the Delco AM/FM stereo, and recently recharged R134a air conditioning. Of course, the T-tops let you share all of this with the world. There are some details you may want to update, like the tach or blend doors on the A/C. But overall, the charm here is having a distinctly colored interior that is exceptionally original.

Lift the hood and you see more of a true classic presentation. The 350 cubic-inch L-48 motor is the numbers-matching powerplant. This V8 has a very stock style with a history of good maintenance and a touch of flair with the polished valve covers. So it fires up easily, runs smoothly, and the Dynomax mufflers deliver a sweet sound. This is mated to the numbers-matching TH350 three-speed automatic transmission. There's also power steering, and four-wheel power disc brakes for an easy driver. This has newer items like shocks, brakes, and trailing arms. The differential was also upgraded, and it's believed to be a 3.55 Positraction unit that makes this feel both versatile and confident out on the road.

The sale comes complete with a maintenance record file, service manuals, and a spare alternator. It all makes for a great classic cruising coupe offered for a great price. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • 1978 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID: CC-1563707
  • Price: $20,995
  • Location:Lutz, Florida
  • Year:1978
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Silver Metallic
  • Interior Color:Saffron
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:85034
  • Stock Number:3343-TPA
  • VIN:1Z87L8S439257

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Streetside Classics - Tampa
4610 Pet Lane
Lutz, FL 33559
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