1978 Chevrolet Corvette
1978 Chevrolet Corvette
Mention the name Corvette and immediately someone in the conversation will perk up and pay attention. It's a timeless American sports car and has gone through several personality changes. From the 2-seat coupe when first introduced, to a fast 50's classic, to the Stingray Versions of the 1960's and early 1970's. By the 25th year, engineers were all but finished muddling through the power struggle with emissions and the 25th anniversary Corvette was born.
Happy 25th anniversary for this 1978 Corvette! And now it can be yours as it is up for consignment and gracing our hallowed halls in all its silver and charcoal anniversary badged glory. A T topper, rear greenhouse glass and an L-48 350ci base engine and a stunning white interior all to celebrate the iconic American Sports Car, the Corvette.
Fiberglass bathed in a Silver Metallic upper paint is showing off nicely with just a few dings and scratches on this 'Vette. No chrome just neoprene crash bumpers at the end of the long, long hood. Hidden headlights, nicely curved front quarters with the “cove”, sleek styled doors with their inset top handle, the greenhouse rear glass and rounded rear bumper which is integrated and sports the round Corvette taillights can be seen and enjoyed with your eyes. On the bottom the rockers take on the second color in the Dark Gray Metallic and this extends around just the edge of the wheel well flares and cuts through half of the front and rear quarter panels. It makes a halfway line around the entire car and is delineated with a pinstripe. 15-inch polished shiny wheels are on all 4 corners, and all wrapped with raised white letter Goodyear Eagle ST radials.
High back buckets right out of 1978 and wrapped in Oyster off white leather make up the passenger and drivers seating. A few soil markings are noted at the edges of these chairs. This is fronted by a clean white dash with black instrument panels in front of the driver and in the center of the dash. A clean white rimmed leather wrapped steering wheel fronts this dash. Door panels also use the Oyster covering in stitched leather. There is a lower darker gray carpeting panel at the bottom of each door giving a background to the armrest and pull. The same dark gray carping floods the floors and is in clean and good condition. Up top a removable T top is installed and opens the cockpit up to airflow. The rear storage area is also covered in the dark gray carpeting which has slight fading to its presentation.
Under the forward flipping hood is a 350ci L48 V8 numbers matching mill. This has several bolt ons and valve covers as well as an air cleaner cover all in chrome finish. A single 4-barrel carburetor is atop to feed it fossils and a replaced, from 1968, a Saginaw 4-speed manual transmission now on back with a 3.36 rear axle.
Very nicely preserved underneath with a smooth factory coating of undercoating and no rust. Full bore Corvette suspension is on and power disc brakes show up on all 4 corners.
She fired right up and on the test track it performed beautifully. Nice smooth acceleration, smooth shifting and good brakes. It handles like it's on rails and the T top option is a nice feature without having to fuss with a canvas mechanism. All functions were working well during our test driving experience.
Happy motoring, carving corners, cruising, outside airflow to make your hair blow around, being pushed back into your seat, these are all qualities you can expect when seated inside this 1978 version of the Corvette. Happy 25th anniversary. Make mine silver!
L-350ci V8 L48 185hp
S-St. Louis, MO Assy Plant
432650-Sequential Unit Number
J27-June 27th Build Date
TRIM 122-Oyster Leather
PAINT 13U 07M-Silver Metallic, Dark Gray Metallic
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
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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