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For Sale: 1978 Chevrolet Corvette in Cincinnati, Ohio

Vehicle Description


Please call Greg directly at 513-200-9226 with any questions about this car.

Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this numbers matching 1978 Corvette in excellent condition with only 47,735 original miles. This Corvette looks stunning, runs great, and is an excellent driver. The car is totally solid with excellent lines and no rust issues. It is finished in the rare, highly desirable, and beautiful color combination of Corvette Frost Blue (26) over Dark Blue Leather (292). This is the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag pictured in this ad. Only 1,960 Corvettes were made in Frost Blue for 1978.

I have personally driven this car about 20 miles. During that time that car was completely reliable, has no issues, and was a true pleasure to drive.

Besides the correct paint and trim codes this Corvette is "Numbers Matching" meaning the engine and the transmission are the original units that were installed new in the car in the factory in St. Louis. Even very detailed parts like the intake, distributor, and even all of the windows are all correct and original. The last six digits of the VIN, 407317, are stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured in this ad, and the engine is original to the car. The transmission is also original with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the main case and pictured.

This Corvette is ready to be used and enjoyed. We have this car priced to sell and are offering an excellent opportunity to own a very desirable Corvette at an unbeatable value. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come as the market on C3 Corvettes is very hot right now and on the rise, especially for a low mileage example like this car. The original owners manual is included with the car.

The low original mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title, pictured in this ad, shows the mileage as "Actual." Please peruse all of the photos, video, list of numbers, and other information to get a true sense of how clean and nice this Corvette really is.

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.

Model Description

Chevrolet marked Corvette's 25th Anniversary in 1978 with the most extensive redesign of the car since the introduction of the C3 body style in 1968. The new Corvette introduced a large fastback style rear window that drastically increased luggage space in the rear compartment behind the seats. The interior of the 1978 was also significantly redesigned. The speedometer and tachometer were redesigned in a more square and vertical mode. A glove box was added on the passenger side to replace the pocket. The door panels were also completely new and included screw on arm rests to replace the molded style that been the standard since 1965. 1978 Corvettes featured special 25th Anniversary emblems specific to that year.


The Corvette Frost Blue (26) exterior is in excellent driver condition. As one can see in the photos the finish has a terrific gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. We believe that this car has original paint and has never been in any kind of accident. We have seen no paint lines, overspray, or any other signs of paintwork. Both doors open and shut nicely. The rally wheels have a brilliant finish and no curb rash. Please note that this Corvette has the correct and original 4-clip style beauty rings, not the cheaper foreign made aftermarket replacements. The Goodyear Eagle GT+4 white letter tires have plenty of tread left and are correctly sized 255/60R15. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the many photos. As one would expect with a paintjob with the many years on it there are some blemishes on the front bumper, which is common, some light checking, which is also common on original paint cars, and some very tiny imperfections around the car that were too small to show up in the photos, but nothing else that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. This car has no rust issues. As one can see in the many photos of the underside of the car, 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 we have seen no evidence of corrosion around the "birdcage" or windshield frame, which are the two most common spots for rust on a C3 Corvette. We have included specific photos of the areas most prone to rust to show how nice this car looks.

Window Date Codes

Please note that ALL of the glass on this Corvette is date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of B31, which is October 31 1977 so this car was produced on Halloween. Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.


The Dark Blue interior in this Corvette is in outstanding condition. The gauge faces are clean and crisp and the lenses are clear. The dash and console look awesome with no cracks or sun fading. The seats look just in person as they do in the photos with a small hole in the normal spot on the bolster where the driver gets in and out. The carpet is also in great condition overall with no rips or holes, there is stain in the rear carpet as one can see in the photos. The door panels are in good shape overall. The door pulls are solid and intact. This car has a modern radio that sounds great and was specifically made for this model Corvette. Most importantly the dash has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation. Please note that both seat belts work and retract properly. This is a common problem on this era Corvette and an issue many buyers do not think to check. The jack and jack handle are still with the car, stored correctly in the compartment behind the passenger seat. The original spare is still with the car and has never been used. This Corvette has never been smoked in; there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes.

Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well 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 very low original mileage.


This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. The numbers matching engine starts right away every time, runs well, and idles smooth. As stated above we have driven this car about twenty miles with no issues. The car drives great on the road and at highway speeds. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, shifting through all the gears, braking to stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that there are no vibrations and the car performs quite well overall. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The transmission shifts well throughout the power band. The car runs cool and does not overheat. This Corvette has plenty of power and ...for more information please contact the seller.

Vehicle Details

  • 1978 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID: CC-1618996
  • Price: $20,900
  • Location:Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Year:1978
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Frost Blue (26)
  • Interior Color:Dark Blue (292)
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:47735
  • Stock Number:901026
  • VIN:1Z87L8S407317
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