For Sale: 1978 Chevrolet Corvette in Lavergne, Tennessee

Vehicle Description

The 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car was a limited edition model that was all about distinction. So as you look through the full package on this one, you're going to see some stand-out features that make this a great driver's classic for more than just its affordable price.

The official Pace Car replicas were quite special this year. After all, this was the Corvette's 25th anniversary, making it a limited edition of an already significant car. So they gave it a distinct two-tone with a bold red pinstripe encircling the car and showing off the sporty flared fenders. The cowl hood, full factory-style body kit, and full rear spoiler also give this C3 a terrific sporty style. The value price and the overall fit/finish tell you that this is the kind of car for those who want to really drive a legend and/or have a project for future fun. The aftermarket is quite deep if you would like to restore or upgrade any of the features. But we already see an attraction in how this is ready to hit any road on a whim and show off the shiny YJ8 alloys with special reline outlines that match the pinstripe.

The interior has a nice driver-ready style. You have desirable features like a tilt steering column and body-hugging bucket seats in a newer vinyl. Power windows, power locks, and glass T-tops are all part of this cruiser-ready appeal. It's certainly not a perfect setup, and you'll likely find areas to repair, but overall this has a level of distinction you don't find on many others. Classic Corvettes are all about the details, and this one has quite an interesting option. Chevrolet offered on its premium Corvette an AM/FM stereo with an integrated CB radio. It was the most expensive option in 1978 except for the Pace Car edition. So more people chose air conditioning or the L82 motor because they were cheaper! So it appears this car was loaded with all those features and more from the factory. The value price reflects the state today with replacements and pieces that need servicing (like the air conditioning) but we bet you see the same kind of appeal we do where it's fun to have a car that was distinct from day one.

One of the reasons why we are so adamant about this being the right car for those who drive is because of what we see under the hood. This is a replacement 350 cubic-inch V8, and it has a clear and respected presentation under the hood. So you have a strong-running power package. And when you get this one out on the road, the way it feels tight and secure reminds you why the fully independent suspension of the C3 makes for a terrific classic sports car. And the four-wheel power disc brakes, power steering, and smooth-shifting three-speed automatic transmission are all there for a nice all-around driver.

What we like about this car is the potential it gives you. It's one of the most value-priced Pace Car editions around. So it's a nice way to get your hands on quite a solid driving example of a collectible that might have otherwise been out of reach. Or maybe you see the price as a way to budget for your ultimate power car/restomod C3 Corvette. And since there are plenty of people who can see ways to enjoy this collectible Corvette you know it's time to grab this deal. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • 1978 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID: CC-1723300
  • Price: $18,995
  • Location:Lavergne, Tennessee
  • Year:1978
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Silver
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:39110
  • Stock Number:3797-NSH
  • VIN:1Z8748S905310
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
Lavergne, TN 37086

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