1978 Chevrolet Corvette Indy 500 Pace Car

454 Small Block TH350 3 Speed Automatic

$18,995

454 Small Block TH350 3 Speed Automatic

$18,995

Stock: #1957R-LOU
Price: $18,995
Engine: 454 Small Block
Transmission: TH350 3 Speed Automatic
Mileage: 68,012 ( undocumented )
Body Style: Coupe
Exterior Color: Black/Silver
Interior Color: Silver


  • AM/FM Radio
  • Cassette
  • Leather Interior
  • Power Brakes
  • Power Seats
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Radial Tires
  • Seatbelts
  • Tilt Wheel
  • T-Tops

SHOWROOM TIME IS 04-22-2019 01:00 PM


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1978 Chevrolet Corvette Indy 500 Description

This 1978 Chevrolet Corvette L82 Pace Car is for sale in our Louisville KY showroom. 1978 was the 25th anniversary of the Corvette and GM wanted to capitalize on this prestigious event with a special edition Corvette. After speaking with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, GM was able to obtain the rights to be the pace car for the race. The decision was made to have the car painted black and silver a classic color combination. They had 2 versions with base model having the L48 which consisted of close 75% of the cars. This beauty is one of the more coveted L82 models which was switched out for something that is a little more powerful. The new engine is still a small block, but the displacement has been increased to a total of 454 CI. The balanced and blueprint engine is putting out over 600HP,giving this pace car the power it deserves. A blueprint cast iron block was used which allows for a much longer stroke with the forged connecting rods being 6.00. The 950CFM carb feeds just the right amount of fuel and with the engine having a 10:1 compression pump gas works just fine. The TH350 transmission was rebuilt and seems to handle the power extremely well transferring the power to the rear wheels with ease. The custom exhaust really lets everyone know that this is not your normal small block. The interior is clean and with the leather still being soft and durable. The weather stripping was replaced as well as the T Tops ensuring a weather tight seal. The exterior of the car looks great with the remaining stickers still in their original box. To top everything off the car is even sold with the original window sticker showing the original 14410.21 sticker price equivalent to almost 54500 dollars in today’s money. If you have been wanting one of these Iconic Pace Cars but the performance wasn’t quite there for you this beauty has that problem squared away. Options on this 1978 Chevrolet Pace Car include, AM/FM, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Power Windows, Seat Belts, T-Tops, Raised White Letter Radial Tires, Aluminum Wheels, and Leather Interior. To view this 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car, including an HD video, at www.gatewayclassiccars.com. For more information call the showroom at (812) 294 1555 or email louisville@gatewayclassiccars.com

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