1978 Chevrolet Corvette
1978 Chevrolet Corvette
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1978 Chevrolet Corvette

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Gateway Classic Cars of Denver welcomes this 1978 Chevrolet Corvette! This one Owner Vette has been re carpeted with NOS carpet and re painted with original color match paint. it still has all its original panels (no accidents) and its original running gear.1978 was the Corvettes twenty fifth anniversary and all 78s featured silver anniversary nose and fuel door emblems. A new fastback rear window was the most dramatic and noticeable styling change giving the ten-year-old C3 Corvette body style a fresh lease on life. The fixed-glass fastback benefited both aerodynamics and increased the usable luggage space behind the seats while improving rearward visibility in the bargain. A shade was installed that could be pulled forward to cover the rear compartment to protect cargo and carpet against the unrelenting sun. The tachometer and speedometer were redesigned to match the new aircraft styled center console and gauge cluster first seen the previous year. Redesigned interior door panels were also new as well as an actual glove box was added in front of the passenger seat replacing the map pockets of previous years. Available options now included power door locks a power antenna dual rear speakers and a CB radio.6 The optional convenience group introduced the previous year now included intermittent (delay) wipers floor mats and the passenger side vanity mirror was an upgraded illuminated unit. The base L-48 engine generated 185 hp (138 kW); Those destined for California or high altitude areas produced 175 hp (130 kW). Gone was the chrome-plated ignition shielding over the distributor replaced with a metal-lined black plastic unit. The single-snorkel air intake used since 1976 was changed to a dual-snorkel set-up on L-82 equipped cars helping to boost that output to 220 hp (164 kW). L-82 engines were also now fitted with an aluminum intake manifold which saved 24 pounds compared to the cast iron unit of previous years. The Corvette converted to metric tires with the P225/70R15 as standard. Wider P255/60R15 tires were available as an option and required fender trimming from the factory for clearance. The fuel tank capacity increased from 17 gal to 24 gal on all cars. To make room for the larger tank a smaller (P195/80D15) space saver spare tire was utilized.(source Wikipedia)Dont miss your opportunity to own a piece of real American built Chevrolet Muscle Car history. It can be seen in greater detail including 100+ HD pictures and a HD video at www.GatewayClassicCars.com. For additional information please call our sales staff at (303) 872-4722 or email us at Denver@GatewayClassicCars.com. To view 3000+ classics or exotics please visit: https://www.gatewayclassiccars.com/To sell your classic or exotic please call us - 303-872-4722 or visit: https://www.gatewayclassiccars.com/fluid-sell-my-classic-car

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    1Z87L8S417384
  • Classic Car ID
    101688504
  • Stock Number
    DEN697
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
    N/A
  • New/Used
    Used
  • Mileage
    46,287 miles
  • Engine
    N/A
  • Transmission
    Automatic
  • Exterior Color
    white
  • Interior Color
    dark blue

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