Corvette 25th Anniversary
1978 Chevrolet Corvette 25th Anniversary
1978 Chevrolet Corvette 25th Anniversary
To mark the Corvettes 25th Anniversary, some notable improvements were made. 1978 Corvettes had a new fastback roofline and rear window. These changes enhanced the Corvette's sleek silhouette. The new and improved rear window not only allows for a cleaner styling profile; it also improves visibility for the driver and adds extra luggage space. Inside, there is also room for storage of the removable roof panels. A larger, plastic-lined fuel tank is also a new addition to the '78 Vette. Capacity has been boosted from 17 to 24 gallons. The instrument panel has also been restyled and features face-mounted, round, easy to read instruments.
Replacing the original CMR coded engine is an identical but not numbers matching 350ci L82 V8. It is still a silver anniversary L82 car which holds merit. Good condition would describe this Corvette so if interested read on!
Two tone Silver metallic covers the fiberglass body and makes its transition from light to dark at the car's midline. Fiberglass panels are in place but can be easily removed on the “T” top, which is tight with no leaking. A large curved greenhouse rear window is just a gas! (tongue in cheek). Round rear integrated crash bumpers, and the front quarter Corvette cove, now reduced to just an air dam are noted. Aluminum wheels, sport mirrors, and a power antenna are options added on to this car at its birth. 15-inch standard Corvette wheels are on all 4 corners.
Tall backed black leather buckets sit comfortably in the cockpit. Leather shows use, in the form of creases and patina with but no serious damage. A center console houses the handbrake, as well as the shift lever and climate controls and has a wood walnut grained appliqué and side textured popcorn style tactile carpet. Making its way up to the dash an aftermarket Panasonic AM/FM Cassette is neatly installed, along with a cluster of round gauges make themselves available to show the driver of any problems. A square design dash has the speedometer, tachometer, as well as a veritable Christmas tree of warning lights. A tilt/telescoping steering wheel column has been added to the options list. Power windows are there for your convenience as well. Flooring is covered with black carpet, and the rear storage area has faded black carpet lining and a new deck carpeted mat also in black.
A 350ci L82 V8 with a 4-barrel carburetor and a 4-speed manual transmission can be seen with the flip of the hood. Noted are ribbed valve covers, a chromed air cleaner lid, and an otherwise mostly original engine bay.
With slight surface rust and mostly black patina metal, the underside is structurally sound. 4-wheel power disc brakes are seen, as well as a new exhaust from the gas tank rearward. C3 suspension is all around and all sound and functioning well. Noted are some snazzy stainless brake calipers which last a good long time.
With an abundance of Corvettes here at Classic Auto Mall sometimes it is hard to tell them apart. This one sets itself from the others due to the more powerful engine, and it started quickly and ran great. Handling was on rails, and very nimble, seats were comfortable, and all was working on the dash.
With the design changes in the 1978 year, this car is a good example of a mostly original car. Garaged, and well maintained, with good exterior paint and fiberglass, a fiberglass paneled “T” top. With the L82 engine we are ready to pop the cork in celebration of the 25 Anniversary… Congrats!! You could be the new owner.
4-L82 350 ci V8 220hp
S-St Louis, MO Assy Plant
435716-Sequential Unit Number
K21-July 21st 1978
TRIM 192-Black Leather
PAINT 13-Silver Metallic
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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