For Sale: 1978 Chevrolet Corvette in Palmetto, Florida

Vehicle Description

1978 25th Anniversary Corvette L82 Pace Car Replica

Why This Car Is Special The 1978 25th anniversary Corvette Pace Car Replica like the one we have here at Skyway Classics is a must have for any Indy 500 collector but is also a great addition to any collection.

It was the official Pace Car model for the Indianapolis 500 in 1978 and had a distinctive paint job and striping that set it apart from the other models produced by Chevrolet at the time.

Chevrolet created that limited edition Pace Car Replica that was an option that added over $13,000 to the price of the car (more than the base price!).

Production of the pace car replica was limited to one for every Chevrolet dealership. This amounted to 6,502 pace cars built in 1978 & a lot fewer were made with the L82 option like the one we have here.


1978 25th Anniversary Corvette L82 Pace Car Replica
Black/Silver two-tone paint with a red pin-stripe
5.7 Liter L82 Original 350 Cubic Inch V8 engine
Rochester 4-barrel carb
Aluminum factory intake
Cast iron exhaust manifold
Stock fresh air scooped air cleaner assembly
Ignition shielding
Black-accented Valve covers
Automatic transmission
3:55 Rear End
Console-mounted shift lever with leather boot
AM/FM push-button radio
Air conditioning heater and defroster with 3-speed blower
Full instrumentation speedometer with trip odometer, tach, voltmeter, oil pressure and water temperature gages
Removable roof panels
Dual body color sport mirrors with remote controls
Black/Grey Twin Bucket Seats
Center console
Power steering
Power four-wheel disc brakes
Independent front suspension with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Independent rear suspension with Fiberglass-reinforced composite single leaf spring
AM/FM stereo radio
Factory Aluminum wheels
Removable glass roof


Our Vette is powered by the L82 350 cubic inch engine that was an option that was rated at 220 horsepower and 260 ft-lb of torque, on these Corvettes that year. It runs smooth and powerful and the transmission shifts excellent.

It has all the factory stock L82 items such as the Rochester 4-barrel carb, aluminum factory intake, cast iron exhaust manifold, stock fresh air scooped air cleaner assembly, ignition shielding, and the great looking finned aluminum Chevrolet valve covers.


The interior is very nice and shows well for its age. These Pace Car 25th-anniversary Corvettes were complemented with a beautiful all silver twin bucket seat interior.

It has Power Locks, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Tilt & Telescopic Steering Column, Cruise Control, Glass T-Tops, Speedometer & Tachometer, Gauges, Console, AM/FM Stereo Radio, Air Conditioning, and all looks as original as the day it was built.


The exterior is in great shape, the paint is a distinctive Black/Silver two-tone paint with a red pin-stripe that shows very well in the sun and looks detailed and in great condition. It rides on performance tires and the factory original Chevrolet Corvette polished slotted wheels.


The 1978 25th Anniversary Corvette Pace Car Replica for the 1978 Indianapolis 500 we have here at Skyway Classics is a must have for any Indy 500 collector but is also a great addition to any collection.

It is one nice and quick Corvette you will love to take to shows or just enjoy driving. It comes with a lot of original documentation including all the manuals, Bill Of Sale, Build Sheet, and maintenance records in a binder on this low mileage creampuff of a Corvette.


Information found on the website is presented as given to us by the owner of the car, whether on consignment or from the owner we bought it from. Some Photos, materials for videos, descriptions and other information are provided by the consignor/seller and is deemed reliable, but Skyway Classics does not warranty or guarantee this information. Skyway Classics is not responsible for information that may incorrect or a publishing error. The decision to purchase should be based solely on the buyer's personal inspection of the vehicle or by a professional inspection service prior to offer or purchase being made.

Vehicle Details

  • 1978 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID: CC-1587597
  • Price: $30,997
  • Location:Palmetto, Florida
  • Year:1978
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Interior Color:Silver
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:45769
  • Stock Number:1287-FL
  • VIN:1Z8748S904832

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