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1978 Chevrolet Corvette
$27,000 $23,000 USD
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Wendy StoneCommerce city, Colorado
- Ad #: 589753
- 2DR Coupe
- Engine: 350
- Transmission: Automatic
- Odometer: 144000
- Price: $23,000
This \\\"Vette\\\" has been appraised and has a Certificate of
\\\"Unique Exhaust,Fun to Drive,Mechanically Sound & Ready
For The Road\\\"
In 1978, Chevrolet manufactured a total of 40,274 Corvettes.
Although ’78 was considered a high production year, only
2,074 were factory painted red. That’s just 5 out of every 100!
Also, It\\\'s estimated that more than half of those 2,074 original
Red Corvettes have been wrecked, scrapped, permanently
parked, used for parts or repainted \\\"since 1978\\\"; making this
vette\\\' approximately 1 of only 1,000 remaining and sporting
original red factory paint from 1978.
What\\\'s even better is that this specific red ‘78 has proven
itself over the past 34 years as a reliable and extremely fun
This Corvette has a well maintained L48 engine and
automatic transmission, both of which run strong and have
plenty of life remaining if cared for appropriately.
This ‘vette is used and in good “driver” condition, therefore
it is neither cosmetically nor mechanically perfect (no well
driven 34 year old Corvette with original paint and engine will
be “perfect”). This Corvette does have “character and potential
for perfect restoration\\\" and is in a really good overall
condition, considering the vintage and mileage.
You will find all original body panels solidly intact along with a
very clean interior (light doeskin code 59C) that was partially
updated in 1999, with OEM replacement carpet, interior door
panels, visors and upgraded leather Corvette seats. (The
original seats were leather with cloth inserts while the OEM
replacement seats are complete leather; which is a nice
upgrade). The only other aftermarket modification to the car is
the side exhaust. Also installed in 1999, this eye catching
addition includes Hooker Competition Sidemount Headers
(metallic ceramic coated) attached to Hooker 4\\\" Side Pipe
Tubes (chrome) fitted with Hooker 4\\\" Slip-In Mufflers; which
all adds up to more performance and sportier styling!
\\\"Below we have listed more details, line by line, to fully
describe this 25th Anniversary Corvette\\\"
1978 Chevrolet Corvette (C3)
25th Anniversary Coupe
L48 350ci Base Engine
350 Turbo Hydra-Matic Trans (3 speed automatic)
114,396 original miles
VIN # 1Z87L8S430368
Original Factory Options: Sport Coupe, Power Windows,
Power Door Locks, Floor Mats, Rear Defroster, Air
Conditioning (needs to be charged), Cruise Control, Tilt &
Telescopic Steering Column, AM-FM Stereo 8-track With
Power Antenna, Sport Mirrors, Factory Aluminum Wheels, BF
Goodrich Radial TA Tires (good tread), Urethane Front and
Rear Bumpers, Original “red” exterior paint (Code 72L) with a
few touch ups (passenger side rear and passenger side t-top),
Original “light doeskin” interior (Code 59C), instrument panel
and gauge cluster. Carpet, interior door panel, visors and
seats updated in 1999 with OEM replacements. Seats
upgraded to all leather.
Aftermarket: Hooker Competition Sidemount Headers (metallic
ceramic coated), Hooker 4” side pipe tubes (chrome) fitted
with Hooker 4” slip-in mufflers
Issues or Tweaks: Cracked windshield (upper corner, drivers
side – PIC #24), Replacement cost approx. $279), Power
steering leak (control valve seal $10), T-Tops have a minor
leak (Replaced weather stripping in 1999), Missing headlight
bezels (right and left), Some minor paint cracking and chips
(common with original factory painted fiberglass bodies), Slight
miss-colored paint touch ups (PIC #19 and #20), Minor rust on
inside of the doors panels (common - PIC#36 and #37), Worn
seat backs (standard wear and tear), Minor wear and tear on
seats and carpet, Worn leather on steering wheel (PIC#32),
AC needs to be charged, All power components work (door
locks, windows, defrost, wipers, 8-track radio, antenna, lights
and are in good functional condition)
Why Buy This Car?
There are many sports cars out there for collectors to see, but
few as unique and desirable as this red, mostly original, 25th
Anniversary 1978 Corvette. And even fewer are as fun to
drive! Not only can this classic Corvette be both driven and
enjoyed in its current condition, “she” is also the perfect
candidate for the collector / mechanic who wants a solid C3
with the potential for a great restoration... the choice is yours!
Payment: $500 deposit is due within 48 hours of the auction
ending (paypal is OK). The remaining full payment is due upon
vehicle pickup; cashier’s check or cash. Buyer has 21 days
from the end of auction to make full payment and pickup up
the vehicle. Buyer is 100% responsible for the pickup and/or
delivery of this vehicle. We reserve the right to end the auction
at any time due to the car being advertised locally.
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