For Sale: 1978 Chevrolet Corvette in Concord, North Carolina

$22,995

Vehicle Description

The '78 pace car is considered the defining line where the C3 Corvette was no longer just seen as a sports car, and people began to see them for the collector's pieces they are today. So this low mileage 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car edition is a way to pick up a steadily rising iconic classic for under $25K.

Factory code RPO Z78 radically transformed the Corvette's looks, adding the two-tone black over silver metallic paint job with a bright red pinstripe in between. Then a spoiler was added at each end to really give it an aggressive look. This was such a unique appearance for the Corvette that it's quite nice to see it on what is highly likely the factory-applied finish. The final piece to this package are the 15-inch alloy wheels that come with the same red stripe that's the dividing line on the paintwork – what a cool touch, right?

The silver leather interior is the perfect color for this special edition car. It looks great on these seats, and they even fold flat for better cargo storage - one of the truly unique and helpful elements of the late C3s. While this car has seen some use, it is hard to tell by the condition of the interior. The carpets, door panels, and dashboard have all been treated with respect over the years. Pace cars came loaded with just about every option Chevy could throw at a Corvette, including glass T-tops, full gauge package, power windows, electric rear defogger, provisions for air conditioning, sport mirrors, and tilt/telescope steering wheel. This one even still has its original AM/FM/8-track stereo. You can verify all these features on the original window sticker that's still affixed to the passenger window. But even if all you want to do is drive this collector's piece, the leather wrapped steering wheel and full gauge package really lets you enjoy America's sports car.

The engine is the optional (and numbers-matching) L82 350 cubic-inch V8. This higher compression motor was a must-have for the performance fans in 1978 because it offered 17% more horsepower than the standard Corvette V8. This believed to be actual 27k mile car starts quickly and idles easily with a nice V8 burble out of the dual exhaust that never gets old. And this also has the upgraded FE7 Gymkhana package that really makes the most of the fully independent suspension. But more than just a great performance car, this one is a nice car for the long trips, too. That's thanks to features like the TH350 three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, four-wheel disc brakes, and the grip of Goodyear Eagle GTII tires.

With all the right documentation and factory options still in place, you now this is the kind of Special Edition that will always be in demand. So when it's also this complete and affordable, you know you have to act quickly. Call today!!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-925067
  • Year:1978
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Silver
  • Interior Color:Silver Leather
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:27266
  • Stock Number:3686-CHA
  • VIN:1Z8748S902649