Engine: 350 CID V8 L82
Mileage: 55279 ( actual )
Body Style: Coupe
Exterior Color: Silver / Black
Interior Color: Silver
For sale in our Chicago showroom is this 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Edition. Powered by the L-82 350 cubic inch small block Chevrolet V8 engine making a rated 220 horsepower coupled to an automatic transmission, this Corvette is a real pleasure to drive. The Pace Car Edition was a bit of a rich mans package. With the base model Corvette in ’78 stickered at around $9,350, the Pace Car Edition started at a staggering $13,650! That’s a 46% premium, not counting the $525 option for the L82, $250 for power windows and locks, and $175 for the tilt/telescopic steering wheel, this example new was over $14,600! To put that in today’s money, a base model 2016 Corvette cost $55,400, and a similarly upgraded modern “Pace Car Edition” would cost approximately $98,925!
This ’78 Corvette brings a lot to the table as far as originality, as well. The seller has informed us that the vehicle is an original numbers matching engine, transmission, original paint, and a mostly original interior. It is #1,356 made out of a total production of 6,502. This vehicle has been judged a number of times, and was given Silver Spinner Certification which means that it was rated between 89%-94% original factory condition. The judging is known to be very detailed, and copies of the judging forms are included with the sale of the vehicle. This vehicle has also taken awards at the Super Chevy Nationals.
This rare Corvette is almost identical to when it first left Bowling Green, Kentucky and still has plenty of life left in it, whether as a driver or a collector’s piece. Options include: Air-Conditioning, AM/FM/Cassette, T-Tops, Cruise Control, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Power Locks, Power Windows, Tilt/Telescopic Wheel, Seat Belts, Leather Interior, Raised White Letters, Radial Tires, and Aluminum Wheels. For more information on this original classic, contact our Chicago showroom for more information at (708) 444-4488. To see more HD photos and an HD video of the vehicle running and driving, visit www.GatewayClassicCars.com.
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If marked as such, the Owner states, this vehicles as numbers matching and/or original mileage. It has not been verified by Gateway Classic Cars. As such Gateway Classic Cars is not guaranteeing the authenticity of this claim. Buyer is encouraged to verify this information on their own, prior to purchase.
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