1978 Chevrolet Corvette
1978 Chevrolet Corvette
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1978 Chevrolet Corvette

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1978 Chevrolet Corvette Indy Pace Car - 350ci V8 - 185 Horsepower - Automatic Transmission - 15k Miles Shown - Black Exterior - Silver Interior By the late 1970s the Corvette Hobby had begun to evolve. Vintage examples were beginning to sell at elevated prices, and organizations such as the National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS) had established guidelines for what was correct for top-end restorations and correct stock assembly and even what part numbers were correct for installation. This set a precedent for the correctness and grading of restored and unrestored Corvettes helping to establish the collectible values of Americas Sports Car. This later influenced the collector car market for American Muscle cars which began to soar in the 1980s thanks to the Corvettes collectability influence. With selling prices on collectible Corvettes rising, Corvette owners started to fantasize about what if they had the forethought to purchase a highly collectible Corvette model back in the day and store it for sale later in the future. In 1978, the Chevrolet Corvette celebrated its 25th anniversary of production and was chosen to pace the Indy 500. The initial announcement from GM was they were only going to build 300 units of the 25th Anniversary Indy 500 Pace Car Chevrolet Corvette. Of course, this created a buzz among Corvette enthusiasts that this model Corvette would be an instant collectible, leading dealers to pressure Chevrolet to produce at least 6000 units, one per dealer. Chevrolet ended up overshooting that target with a total of 6,502 Indy 500 Pace Car Replica Corvettes being produced. These Pace cars had a two-tone silver and black paint scheme, their own production sequence number, and raised white letter tires. The Indy 500 door stickers that made this model of Corvette truly special, were delivered inside the car for dealer installation in case the buyer didnt want them on the car. Naturally, the speculation of the collectability of these cars led many dealers to sell these cars over sticker, and for many buyers to trailer their precious Pace Cars right off the showroom floor to storage, keeping the mileage to a minimum. Featured here is a very nice example of this collectible model of Corvette showing only 15,000 miles on the odometer. The two-tone finish on this 1978 Chevrolet Corvette presents as original with some minor chips here and there in the finish but overall has been well maintained and shines with a very nice brilliance. The correct Official Pace Car decals are present commemorating the 62nd running of the Indianapolis 500-mile race. A special Corvette emblem is mounted on the gas door commemorating the 25th anniversary as well as limited edition decals on the front fenders. A major design change for 1978 was the fastback rear window that gives more storage space behind the seats, and this car features the electric defogger option. This Corvette features removable glass roof panels, which in 1978, only 972 Corvettes came equipped with. The drivers side roof panel does have some minor damage on the corner. Inside this Corvettes silver cockpit is in very good condition with some minor wear in spots. The silver leather seat upholstery shows some very light wear on the drivers side and there is a small tear in the drivers door panel. The original carpet is present, protected by the factory-carpeted floor mats with the Corvette emblem embossed on them. There is some light wear and soiling on the drivers side carpet, otherwise, the carpet is well-preserved throughout the rest of the vehicle. The leather-wrapped steering wheel features a 25th Anniversary center horn emblem and sits on the top of a tilt steering column. Full factory gauges adorn the dash and monitor the engine vitals. Options include intermittent wipers, power windows, power locks, air conditioning, cruise control and Delco AM/FM with an 8-track cassette Stereo player. It should be noted the vehicle comes with several 8

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    1Z87L8S904875
  • Classic Car ID
    101935606
  • Stock Number
    23248
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
    N/A
  • New/Used
    Used
  • Mileage
    15,382 miles
  • Engine
    350ci V8
  • Transmission
    Automatic
  • Exterior Color
    Black
  • Interior Color
    Silver

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