1978 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
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 allowed for a cleaner styling profile; it also improved 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 was also a new addition to the '78 Vette. Capacity was boosted from 17 to 24 gallons. The instrument panel was also restyled and featured face-mounted, round, easy to read instruments.
A CHW engine suffix denotes this anniversary year Corvette has an L48 engine and 4-speed manual transmission. Good condition would describe this Corvette…so if interested read on!
Corvette Red, covers the fiberglass body. A few imperfections in the form of something laid on the paint, and left a mark are noted to be seen on top surfaces. This Vette is one of 972 with factory tinted glass “T” tops. Aluminum wheels, sport mirrors, and a power antenna are options added on to this car at its birth.
Tall backed black leather buckets sit comfortably in the cockpit. Leather shows use in the form of wrinkles and patina, but no real damage. A center console houses the handbrake, as well as the shift lever and climate controls. Making its way up to the dash an aftermarket Pioneer AM/FM Cassette with dual rear speakers added, and 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. New carpets are installed.
A 350ci V8 with a 4-speed can be seen with the flip of the hood. Noted are chromed valve covers, a chromed air cleaner lid, and brake reservoir cover. Consigner informs me he has the original parts that were replaced by the chromed ones. A new radiator, water pump, battery and new in box (not yet installed) R-134 conversion AC kit.
4-wheel disc brakes are seen, as well as a new exhaust from the gas tank rearward. New shock absorbers are noted, and consigner has had the car serviced and tuned. Area below radiator shows extensive rust and rust through.
With the design changes in the 1978 year, this car is a good example of a mostly original car. Garaged, and well maintained, with a few exterior paint faults, some surface rust underneath, and the under the radiator issue seen, overall a good driver with a a documented 61,728 miles.
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