• Stock:

    3168-CHA

  • Engine Size:

    350 V8

  • Transmission Type:

    Automatic

  • Body Color:

    Black

  • Miles:

    71,711 (Unknown)

  • Location:

    Charlotte, North Carolina

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NICE QUALITY L-48 350 V8, AUTO, A/C, PWR STEER/BRAKES/WIN/LOCKS, TILT/TELE,ETC..

This car is considered the defining line where the C3 Corvette was no longer just seen as a sports car, and people began to see them for the collector's pieces they are today. This 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car edition is a way to pick up a steady iconic classic for under $20K.

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. The official pace car deals were so well coordinated, that many of these special editions wear them quite proudly. Then a spoiler was added at each end to really give it an aggressive look. This was such a unique appearance for the Corvette that we're happy to see it looking so well presented on this coupe. The final piece to this package are the 15-inch alloy wheels that come with the same red stripe, dividing the silver wheels and black tires as it does on the paintwork – what a cool touch, right?

The silver leather interior is perfect for this special edition car, and it's one of the truly unique elements of a late C3s. While this car has seen some use, it is hard to tell by the condition of the interior. The carpets, door panels, and dashboard have all been treated with respect over the years. Pace cars came loaded with just about every option Chevy could throw at a Corvette, including glass T-tops, full gauge package, power windows, electric rear defogger, air conditioning, sport mirrors, power door locks, and a leather-wrapped tilt/telescope steering wheel. This one even benefits from an upgrade to a Pioneer AM/FM/CD stereo.

Lift the hood, and this collector's car looks like a time capsule. The 350 cubic-inch L-48 motor shows only signs of being original. This V8 appears only to have been given good routine maintenance, without disturbing the stock factory items. This is mated to the correct TH350 three-speed automatic that is always able to handle the torque this V8 can throw down. Chevy built these to be great cruising cars, and so the power steering and four-wheel disc brakes really make you want to drive this coupe every weekend.

This is a well-documented car with the original warranty card, anniversary literature, and even 1978 Indianapolis 500 memorabilia. This is a true collector's Corvette that's within reach of any budget. Call today!!

Features

Defrost, AM/FM Radio, CD Player, Air Conditioning, Heat, Telescopic Wheel, Tilt Wheel, Four Wheel Disc Brakes, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Power Windows, Seatbelts-Front, T-Tops, Leather Seats

Documentation

Drivetrain

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
350 V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Transmission Spec
Turbohydramatic 350

Body

Body Or Basic Color
Black
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1978
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Miles
71,711 (Unknown)

Interior

Interior Or Basic Color
Silver
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Leather
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
Yes

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