1978 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Coupe Car for sale in Gilbert, Arizona 85233
Gilbert, AZ 85233
This super C5 is ripe for the picking.
The 1967 Corvette is considered the most-loved Corvette ever produced. The combination of classic C2 styling, along with an incredible array of powertrain and comfort options, makes it one of the most desirable Corvettes ever. Not bad for a car that was never supposed to be made!
Classic Car Overview
Originally assembled on August 16, 1978, this 1978 L-82 Silver Anniversary Corvette has been personally restored with both OEM parts and an added mix of modern day technology and performance features. GM produced 47,000 Corvettes in the 1978 (25th anniversary) model year. Out of the 47,000 produced, only 12,739 were produced with the L-82 package, and only 3,385 came with the close ratio 4 speed transmission. This vehicle was originally equipped with the 4 speed transmission, but given my wife had difficulties depressing the high performance clutch, the transmission was changed to a new TH400 3 speed automatic (which was an optional transmission in 1978).
This car was originally purchased with less than 5000 miles, and has been a treasured part of the family ever since. Due to an active business career, which involved frequent travel and relocation, the vehicle was gently driven and has 27.710 miles to date. Due to years of garage-storage, it was decided to restore the vehicle so that the ‘thrill of the ride’ could be enjoyed once again. This ‘labor of love’ took more than 4 years. Judge for yourself by viewing the web presentation at:
It’s important to note, that the original stamped engine remained as part of the restoration, but was professionally rebuilt by a highly acclaimed performance engine builder, Phoenix Engines. As part of the ‘balance and blueprinting’ process, the engine now boasts an impressive 321 HP vs the original 220 HP. Since the rebuild was complete, the vehicle and engine have less than 50 miles.
Our decision to part with this treasured vehicle has been very difficult. This is not a desperation sale. With my wife being recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s, we felt it’s now time to have someone else share in the joy of owning and driving a piece of ‘American” automobile history.
Asking $24.950 (possibly negotiable, but again, not a desperation sale)
Classic Car ID101641384
ConditionExcellent condition. Virtually everything is new on this vehicle.
Drivetrain2 wheel drive
Transmission3 Speed Automatic
Custom ColorGM - Crimson Pearl
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