For Sale: 1978 Chevrolet Corvette in Palmetto, Florida

Vehicle Description

1978 Chevrolet Corvette "Miami Vice Ferrari Daytona Spider" Replica

Why This Car Is Special

In the 1980s, a popular crime drama featured two sharply dressed men as undercover detectives working the drug-ridden streets of Miami. They patrolled the streets in a 1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder, but it really wasn't a Ferrari.

It was a replica built on a Corvette C3 chassis just like the 1978 Chevrolet Corvette "Miami Vice Ferrari" Replica we have here for sale at Skyway Classics.


1978 Chevrolet Corvette "Miami Vice Ferrari" Replica

Replica built on a Corvette C3 chassis
5.7L V8 Engine out of a Corvette
Fuel injected
Open element air cleaner system
Chrome valve covers
Chrome alternator
Air conditioning
Power steering and brakes
High performance spark plug wire kit
Dual exhaust system
Manual transmission
Chrome wire wheels
Ferrari spinner wheel caps
Black sidewall tires
Ours is believed to be built by the Original Builder of the Cars for the Show Tom McBurnie
Tan interior
Twin tan high back Ferrari looking bucket seats
Matching door panels
Daytona looking gauge package
Ferrari logo wood sport steering wheel
Air conditioning
Ferrari looking shifter
Tan floor mats
Stereo radio system
Added replica Ferrari Daytona body
Painted in a dark blue
Dark blue convertible top
Ferrari emblems and badging
Dual side mirrors
Quad-tip exhaust tips


Ours is powered by a chromed-out 5.7L V8 Engine out of a Corvette that is fuel injected, has an open element air cleaner system, chrome valve covers, chrome alternator, air conditioning, power steering and brakes, high performance spark plug wire kits, and headers leading to a dual exhaust system.

It is backed by an manual transmission and rides on chrome wire wheels with Ferrari spinner wheel caps and black sidewall tires and ours is believed to be built by the Original Builder of the Cars for the Show, Tom McBurnie. These cars were very accurate replicas and cost over $22K for the conversion and that was over 30 Years ago and only a few were built.


The fabulous tan interior features twin tan high back Ferrari looking bucket seats with good side bolster and provide easy access to the rear storage area, matching door panels, a Daytona looking gauge package, Ferrari logo wood sport steering wheel, air conditioning, Ferrari looking shifter, tan floor mats, and a stereo radio system.


These Ferrari Daytona Replicas were built during the heyday of the Miami Vice television series and ours was built was on a 1978 Corvette with the added Ferrari Daytona body painted in a dark blue with looks great with the dark blue convertible top.

It has Ferrari emblems and badging, dual side mirrors, quad-tip exhaust tips, and looks like the real thing. It is one-of-a-handful ever made that will attract a lot of conversation and attention when you are at the car shows or just driving around. Prepare to answer question from admirers!


If you are looking for a high quality 1978 Chevrolet Corvette "Miami Vice Ferrari" Replica, then look no farther as we have it here for sale at Skyway Classics.

It has all the reliability of a C3 Corvette, it has the charisma of a classic Ferrari Daytona body, and a pleasing interior. What more could you want?

So give us a call at 941-254-6608.


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-1640380
  • Price: $33,997
  • Location:Palmetto, Florida
  • Year:1978
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Blue
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Odometer:7464
  • Stock Number:1476-FL
  • VIN:1Z8748S411815
Listed By:
Skyway Classics
Palmetto, FL 34221

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