For Sale: 1978 Chevrolet Corvette in Ft Worth, Texas

Vehicle Description

This is the kind of classic that gets us excited. It's a 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car with its numbers-matching V8 and plenty of originality. And because this is a strong-runner with cold-blowing A/C, it makes for a great package to both collect and drive.


This was the silver anniversary of the Corvette, and a big reason the Pace Car factory replica was an instant classic was that it showed off the new updated style the best. Chevy made a very special two-tone that had such a well-coordinated style that this looks like a custom car. There's a red pinstripe that highlights all the coupe's best features, like the sharply pointed nose, tall fender line, and cowl hood. Even the alloy wheels have a redline in them. This all has a look of originality that leads us to believe it's the factory application. You will see signs of age from the nearly 45 years, but the shine it continues to radiate also has the look of good care. In fact, there is a high degree of originality all around the car where even the low odometer is believed to represent the full actual mileage.


The silver leather interior is a perfect hue for a special edition car, and it's one of the truly unique elements of a late C3s. Plus, the low mileage means light usage and a well-preserved appearance. The leather seats are complete, the door panels look great, and the dash feels quite nice. Pace cars were quite expensive over the base Corvette, and so they came loaded with the best features, including a full gauge package, power windows, sport mirrors, a tilt steering column, and now an upgraded AM/FM/cassette stereo. And while the tinted glass T-tops make for a nice sunroof setup, it's even more fun to take them out and be fully open to the world. And with cold-blowing air conditioning, you can even do this in the summer.


The engine is the numbers-matching 350 cubic-inch V8 with a four-barrel carburetor on top. It has a fresh and clean look that signals good care, and you'll spot newer key components, like the alternator and distributor. And the way this coupe fires up and runs reaffirms its well-respected nature. That's what's key to this car's overall appeal. It has the look of a survivor and the feel of a confident cruiser. And features like the three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and four-wheel power disc brakes are all there to really let you enjoy the drive.


The sale comes complete with the original window sticker and the owner's manual. This has the right balance of cruiser and collectible to be a fun and distinct classic. So don't miss this deal, call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1978 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID: CC-1661290
  • Price: $31,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1978
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Silver
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:58880
  • Stock Number:5881-DFW
  • VIN:1Z87L8S905189
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Dallas / Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Drive
Ft Worth, TX 76137

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