For Sale: 1978 Chevrolet Corvette in Cincinnati, Ohio

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. This Corvette looks fantastic, runs great, and is an excellent driver. It is totally solid with great body lines and no rust at all. The Corvette has been finished in the beautiful and highly desirable color combination of Silver Anniversary Two Tone Silver over Charcoal with Oyster Leather interior. This is an excellent opportunity to own a wonderful classic 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. 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.

There are dozens of receipts for maintenance and repairs over the past few years from the previous owner. He was a very conscientious owner and the receipts with car total over $5,600. We have driven this car about 20 miles, during that time the car was completely reliable, a pleasure to drive, and had no issues.

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 and Charcoal exterior is in excellent driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the paint has a 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 Goodyear Eagle GTII raised white letter tires have plenty of tread left and are correctly sized 255/60R15. There are no major scratches, scrapes, or other imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. There are some small bumps on the front end visible in the photos 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. The car has a very unique pinstripe that mimics the Chevrolet "heartbeat of America" symbol. This Corvette has 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 or birdcage area, 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 and clean this car is.

Interior

The Oyster interior in this Corvette is in absolutely outstanding condition. The seats look almost brand new with no split seams, rips, or excessive wear. The seat is not overly worn in the typical area on the bolster where the driver gets in and out. The gauge faces are crisp and clean and the lenses are crystal clear. The carpet is also in great condition with no stains, rips, or holes. The dash and console are in nice shape with no sun fading, there is a crack in the dash visible in the photos above the center console. The door panels are in great shape. The door pulls are solid and intact. The car has a modern Corvette specific radio made just for this model. Most importantly, the dash has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation. The factory jack is still with the car, stored correctly in the compartment behind the passenger seat. The spare is also still with the car. Please note that both seat belts work and retract properly. This is a common problem on C3 Corvettes and an issue many buyers do not think to check. This L48 Corvette has never been smoked in; there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes. Please note that the T-Tops bags are still with the car and included with the sale.

Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well, especially with a light color like Oyster, 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 low original mileage.

Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in great mechanical condition and it is ready to be enjoyed. As stated above, the car has over $5,600 in receipts so it is very well mechanically sorted and we have driven it 20 miles with no issues. The car starts right away every time, runs well, and idles smooth. It drives terrifically and is feels great 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. The car runs cool and does not overheat. This Corvette has plenty of power and is quite fast. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean and detailed as one can see in the photos.

The wipers work as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, dash lights, wiper, indicators, power windows, power antenna, and horn; even the glove box light still works. The blower for the heater and a/c works on all speeds. The air conditioning itself works and blow cold. There is a receipt with the car showing the a/c was serviced and converted to the more modern r134a freon. 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 switches can be seen in the video. The power locks do not work. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the T-tops out on a beautiful day.

Overall Condition

Overall, this 1978 Corvette is in amazing condition and is an excellent driver. The, the low miles, the highly desirable options, the beautiful color combination, and the great overall condition make this car especially important and hard to duplicate. The prices of C3 Corvettes have increased drastically over the past years. This Corvette always gets a ton of attention driving down the road. It is very apparent that the vehicle has been well taken care of by its previous owners. The C3 Corvettes are secure and wise investments for a collector. One could easily enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal effort.

Thank you for looking and please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.

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Vehicle Details

  • 1978 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID: CC-1590753
  • Price: $18,900
  • Location:Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Year:1978
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:2-Tone Silver (13) over Dark Gray (07)
  • Interior Color:Oyster
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:88355
  • Stock Number:901002
  • VIN:1Z87L8S413732

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