1978 Chevrolet Corvette

“L82, 38,328 Miles”

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$24,900

Year
1978
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Stock
BW0924
Vin
1Z8748S900995
Odometer Reading
38,328
Engine Size
350ci V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Color
Black
Interior Color
Silver
Drivetrain
RWD
Location
Metro Detroit

In 1978, Chevrolet celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Corvette by pacing the Indianapolis 500 and releasing a handful of special-edition pace car replicas to the public. Just 6,502 of these very special Black and Silver Corvette models were ever produced, each with a unique VIN sequence, a significant change from previous special-edition Corvettes. Following a front-page article in the Wall Street Journal, prices for these limited-edition Corvettes went through the roof as they were quickly snapped up by collectors. Besides the special two-tone paint, each Corvette Pace Car featured unique front and rear spoilers, polished aluminum Red-stripe wheels, mirror-tint roof panels and contoured sport seats finished in silver leather. An Indianapolis 500 decal kit was also included. The 25th anniversary of Corvette was marked with one of the most extensively redesigned Corvettes since the 1968 model. The new “fastback” rear end styling featured a large rear window, reminiscent of the lines of the mid-'60s. The interior of the 1978 Pace Car sported a special “clam shell” seat.
GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car for consideration. This particular Pace Car Edition includes the sought-after L82 350 CI engine with an automatic transmission. The L82 was designed as a high-performance engine, featuring a 9:1 compression ratio that generated 220 horsepower. The L82 engine had larger heads and valves, four-bolt mains, forged-steel crank, different pistons and aluminum intake. Although the cam is stronger in the L82, it's physically identical to the L48, Chevrolet's first version of a base 350 V-8 engine. With only 38,328 original miles this vehicle is in like new condition inside and out and has been kept almost all original. The current owner changed the interior trim to a clean woodgrain, put on a set of new tires, replaced the exhausted with a new one, installed a new radiator, replaced many hoses and bushings around the vehicle and also replaced the air cleaner with a chrome one. A second set of T-Tops, original tires, 2 sets of keys and a folder of receipts of service and parts are available along with the vehicle. Please call or email us today for more information.
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This vehicle is located at our Metro Detroit facility.

Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Basic

Year
1978
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Hobby Segment
Odometer Reading
38,328
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2
Body Color
Black
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Silver
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
350ci V8
Transmission Type
Automatic

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