For Sale: 1978 Chevrolet Corvette in Volo, Illinois

Vehicle Description

133 actual miles! All original survivor in excellent condition. This car was part of the Devan Lowe collection. He owns a chain of new car dealerships and put away several special cars including this one. This car wasn't even titled until 2020! The window sticker is still in the window!

Corvette celebrated it's 25th anniversary by creating a limited edition Pace Car. Only 1 car per dealer (6,200) would be produced. The package included an incredible color scheme in and out and a list of features including glass tops and aluminum wheels. The Pace Car option added a whopping $4,300 to the $9,351 base price. The demand was so high for these cars they were selling for way over sticker. Today they are still in high demand and continue to appreciate in value much better than most other cars from that era.

EXTERIOR: One of the best survivors I've seen. Overall it shows really well for a 45 year old car. The body has no damage. The rubber bumpers and spoilers are not cracked. They nailed it with these colors. The paint is claimed to be all original and it is shiny. I did not notice any scratches, cracks or rub throughs. The red striping and Pace Car decals are mint. The glass is crystal clear. The window sticker and EPA sticker have never been removed from the window. The black moldings are not flaking. The glass t-tops are not cracked. The weatherstrips are still soft. The wheels still look great. They are still bright and the paint is not flaking. The original tires were recently replaced with BFGs, they are included with the car.

INTERIOR: My dad bought one of these when I was a kid and I thought I was sitting in a space ship because of the silver interior. It's really sharp looking. Practically brand new, yet it's all original. The leather is still soft, the leather steering wheel is mint. Door panels, dash area, plastic trim is all mint. Never smoked in, lighter was never used. It has the factory 8-track player. The starting instructions are still on the visors, original sticker is still on bottom of the t-top. The light color carpet still looks great.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT: Of course it's the original #s match 350 motor with original components. Only a couple hoses, belts, oil change and a/c service has been performed It's very, very clean. It features air conditioning, cruise control, power steering and brakes.

UNDERSIDE: It has an extremely well preserved original underside. The assembly line paint markings, tags and grease pen writing is still very well preserved throughout. The exhaust is still original including the catalytic converter and GM mufflers. All the components look good, bushings look good. The factory finishes are still very good for a survivor, it has not been painted over. The spare tire carrier still has original spare. These cars feature independent suspension and 4 wheel disc brakes. It has it's vin # matching Turbo 350 trans and original rear end.

The 78 Pace Car is a stunning Corvette. The combination of colors in and out, glass tops, polished wheels really make is a pleasure to look at. This is one of the best examples that exists today. A car can only be original once! These will hit 6 figures, just a matter of when.

I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my professional impression of the vehicle.
Our salesmen are happy to assist with descriptions and making sure your questions are answered. One great suggestion is letting us do a walk around video that explains the car's condition in detail.
**These cars are displayed in a museum. If interested in a particular car make an appointment with a salesman to see that car. Without an appointment there is an admission fee to enter the showroom. If you buy a car, your admission will be refunded and you will be given a 1 year membership.

815 385 3644 9-5 central
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Pace car
Glass tops
Aluminum wheels
Cruise control
Air conditioning
Power steering
Power brakes
4 wheel disc
Power windows
Power locks
Rear defrost
Leather seats
Tilt telescopic
Cruise control
Am-Fm 8-track

Vehicle Details

  • 1978 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID: CC-1591941
  • Price: $49,998
  • Location:Volo, Illinois
  • Year:1978
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Silver
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:V20239
  • VIN:1Z87L8

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Volo Auto Museum
27582 Volo Village
Volo, IL 60073
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