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For Sale: 1978 Chevrolet Corvette in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1978 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

To mark the Corvettes 25th Anniversary, some notable improvements were made. The 1978 Corvettes had a new fastback roofline and rear window. These changes enhanced the Corvette's sleek silhouette. The new and improved rear window not only allowed for a cleaner styling profile; it also improved visibility for the driver and added extra luggage space. Inside, there is also room for storage of the removable roof panels. A larger, plastic-lined fuel tank was also a new addition to the '78 Vette. Capacity was boosted from 17 to 24 gallons. The instrument panel was also restyled and featured face-mounted, round, easy to read instruments.

Due to varying emissions control devices being removed, please check with your state, county, local or provincial motor vehicle department to verify the ability to legally register this vehicle in your area***
Happy 25th anniversary for this 1978 Corvette! And now it can be yours as it is up for consignment and gracing our Hallowed Halls in all its Dark Red Metallic anniversary badged glory. A T topper, rear greenhouse glass, a non-original but consignor-stated recently balanced 350ci engine and a stunning white interior, so let's celebrate the marriage of fiberglass and steel, the Corvette. This Corvette was the owner's pride and joy and has been in our consignor's care for the last 20+ years. Good condition would describe this car.

Fiberglass bathed in a Dark Red Metallic paint is showing off nicely with just a few spider cracks, chips and scratches on this 'Vette. No chrome, just neoprene crash bumpers at the end of the long, long hood. Hidden headlights, nicely curved front quarters with the "cove", sleek styled doors with their inset top handle, the greenhouse rear glass and rounded rear bumper which is integrated and sports the round Corvette taillights can be seen and enjoyed with your eyes. This model is equipped with removable body colored T tops as well as a pair of mirrored glass T tops that give you options for your night on the town and stainless highlighted black rocker trimmings give this 'Vette a touch of class. 15-inch polished shiny wheels are on all 4 corners, and all wrapped with staggered width blackwall radial rubber.

High back buckets right out of 1978 and wrapped in Oyster, (white), leather make up the passenger and driver's seating. Minor wear and soiling to the leather is noted at the edges and bolsters of these chairs, but all wear remains age appropriate. This is fronted by a clean Oyster dash with black instrument panels in front of the driver and in the center of the dash. This square design dash has the speedometer, tachometer, as well as a veritable Christmas tree of warning lights. A tilt steering wheel column has been added to the options list. A clean white rimmed leather wrapped steering wheel fronts this dash. Door panels also use the white covering in stitched leather. There is a lower gray/blue carpeting panel at the bottom of each door giving a background to the armrest and pull. The same gray/blue carping floods the floors and is in clean and good condition. Up top, a removable T top is installed and opens the cockpit up to airflow. The rear storage area is also covered in the gray/blue carpeting which has slight fading to its presentation. An AM/FM/Cassette player resides in the dashboard in the center console are the chrome toggles for the power windows as well as the chrome knobbed shifter.

Under the forward flipping hood is a non-original 350ci 4-bolt main V8 that our consignor states was balanced approximately 5,000 miles ago and has had a small performance camshaft installed. This metallic red mill looks just stunning with the ribbed metallic red and bright aluminum valve covers. A black air cleaner housing sits atop a single 4-barrel carburetor to feed it fossils. A numbers matching Borg Warner T10 4-speed manual transmission now on back with a consignor-stated 3.70 geared Positraction rear axle.

Very nicely preserved underneath with smooth floors and a rust-free frame. Only surface rust shows on the frame and suspension components. Independent front suspension with coil springs is on front and for the independent rear suspension there is a frame anchored differential unit with transverse leaf springs. Power disc brakes are seen on all 4 corners and power steering is noted. Dual exhaust sends spent fossils to the rear of the car and exits with a stock style muffler set up.

I'm in love with the late C3 Corvettes and this car got my juices flowing. I was fresh out of my signature scent, Jovan Musk, for this drive but I was in luck as a fresh bottle was found residing in the glovebox. She fired right up and on the test track it performed beautifully. Nice smooth acceleration with a positive clutch feel and good brakes. It handles like it's on rails and the T top option is a nice feature without having to fuss with a canvas mechanism. All functions were working well during our test driving experience with the exception of the A/C and heat only blowing at the floor vents, the wipers would work sporadically, and transmission not liking to downshift into 2nd gear while the car is in motion.

Happy motoring, carving corners, cruising, outside airflow to make your hair blow around, being pushed back into your seat, these are all qualities you can expect when seated inside this 1978 version of the Corvette. With only some minor scuffs this car shows well and performs as good. Happy 25th Anniversary Corvette!

4-350ci L82 V8 4bbl
S-St. Louis, MO Assy Plant
411529-Sequential Unit Number

DATE D01-December 1st Build
TRIM 122-Oyster Leather
PAINT 83L-Dark Blue Metallic

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale 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 and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1978 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID: CC-1618823
  • Price: $19,500
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1978
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Dark Red Metallic
  • Interior Color:Oyster
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:101011
  • Stock Number:4149
  • VIN:1Z8748S411529
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