555 ACTUAL MILES, WINDOW STICKER STILL ATTACHED, WELL-PRESERVED PACE CAR!!
With just 555 original miles, this 1978 Corvette Pace Car is a stunning time capsule that is a must for any serious Corvette collector. While not exactly rare, with 6502 being built (which is about one for every dealership), these cars remain popular with Corvette fans, and this one is so clean, even the original sticker is still on the passenger side window and the seats are wrapped in plastic.
RPO Z78 radically transformed the Corvette's looks, adding the two-tone black over silver metallic paint job with a bright red pinstripe in between, and a spoiler was tacked on at each end to alter appearance more dramatically. Pace Car decals were shipped uninstalled, allowing the new owner to decide whether he wanted to go all the way with his replica or to simply enjoy his new Corvette. This low-mile Pace Car is decal-free, which many folks seem to prefer and while not exactly low-profile, it looks sophisticated rather than aggressive. Paint is unblemished and exactly the way GM applied it, and every panel is aligned as it was from the factory. With only 555 miles, there's absolutely no sign of damage or road rash anywhere on this car, and it's clear that it has been properly stored and protected throughout its life.
The silver leather interior is equally well preserved, with plastic wrapping on the seats protecting them for years. We don't know if anyone has ever actually sat on the Pace Car-specific seats, but there's no question that everything is as it was when it was installed in 1978. There are no creases, no wear, and not even a wrinkle in the leather that wasn't there when the cow was wearing it. Heck, even the original carpets are still protected by paper insert! Pace Cars were loaded, too, and this one has just about every option Chevy could throw at a Corvette: glass T-tops, power windows, rear defogger, air conditioning, sport mirrors, tilt/telescope steering wheel, power door locks, and an AM/FM stereo. It even still smells new and with the sticker still clinging to the window, it's a sure bet that it has never been down.
Powering this time capsule of a Pace Car is the original, numbers-matching L48 350 cubic inch V8. At some point, it appears that someone intended to drive this Pace Car and gave it a few easily-reversed upgrades, like a Mr. Gasket coil and cover, and it will take little more than a Saturday afternoon to take it all back to stock. It's important to note that everything else in the engine bay is just as GM built it and the bottom of the engine has never been opened. Underneath, it's immaculate, from the 3-speed automatic to the fully independent 3.08-geared rear end. Factory markings remain completely intact, and there's no evidence of structural rust or damage anywhere. 15-inch alloy wheels were part of the Pace Car package, and this one wears its original set of 225/60/15 Goodyear Eagle GT radials, which are the only set of tires it has ever worn.
Never titled, so it's as close to brand new as you're going to find, and there certainly can't be many that are as well preserved as this one is. Call today!
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 350 V8
- Transmission Type
- Body Color
- Body Style
- 555 (Actual)
- Interior Color
- Center Console