1978 Corvette Limited Edition Pace Car

1978 Chevrolet Corvette for sale in Lodi, Wisconsin, United States

Condition: Used
Item location: Lodi, Wisconsin, United States
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Trim: PACE CAR
Year: 1978
Mileage: 6,900
VIN: 1Z87L85902375
Color: Black
Engine size: L-48
Number of cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Silver
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Chevrolet Corvette 1978

1978 CORVETTE LIMITED EDITION PACE CAR
Low Mileage Matter$
6,900 Miles, and onlytwo local ownerssince new.
In 1988 the original owner sold this car with just 6,000 miles to anacquaintancethat had missed his opportunity to buy one new.The Second owner kept this car under cover in a climate controlled garage and was his pride and joy and enjoyed showing it off each summer participating in parades and local shows putting only 900 miles since he purchased the car.This is a very original car still sitting on the original Goodyear GT Radial tires, original T-Top bags, owners manual.L48 350 engine and automatic transmission.
Everything works, get in and drive it to the cruise night or car showPlay The Beach Boys in the factory 8 Track player
I have registration and owner history paperwork along with original owners manual, laminated window sticker and build sheet.
THE TIME TO BUY ONE OF THESE IS NOW!Late 70's and early 80's Camaro's and Trans Ams are rocketing up in price and low mileage examples of the Corvette Pace Cars are sure to follow.
Own one of these special Corvettes for the same price many paid back in 1978
The StoryThere was a real Frenzy around trying toget one of these new Corvettes in 1978The Corvette was first honored as the Indianapolis 500 Pace Car in 1978. Those of us who are old enough will always remember the incredible excitement when it was announced that Chevrolet would build a limited number of Corvette Pace Car replicas. In typical Chevy fashion, exact specifications and total production numbers changed an intolerable number of times before being finalized. In the end, 6,502 of the Indy 500 replicas were sold, roughly one for every Chevrolet dealer in the United States.

Even though that's not an exceptionally low production figure, it did little to stem the frenzy that developed in dealerships across the nation. Asking prices quickly skyrocketed past the $13,653.21 sticker, in some instances approaching $50,000! Greedy dealers recognized an opportunity to price gouge, and equally greedy customers saw their own opportunity to make huge profits by locking the dealer into a price and then immediately reselling at a much higher number.

Many dealers who committed to a sales contract experienced seller's remorse because prices seemed to be escalating every day. Some simply refused to deliver a Pace Car at the agreed upon price and more than a few wound up settling their differences in court.

Putting all of the hype, price gouging and legal maneuvers aside, the '78 Pace Cars really are very special.

Obviously, they benefited from the same re-design that all '78s underwent. Gone forever was the unusual notchback rear body treatment introduced in '68. In its place designers penned a handsome "fastback" look, obtained for the most part by virtue of a very large backlight.

Many were disappointed that the big back glass did not pivot open in hatchback fashion, but everyone appreciated the considerable extra cargo space the re-design provided.

Portending what would become standard on all Corvettes in the near future, all '78 Pace Car replicas were fitted with two spoilers, one underneath the front, and the other atop the rear deck. They combined to give the cars a more purposeful, aerodynamic look.

In addition to the special spoilers, a number of other items distinguished Indy Pace Cars from other '78 Corvettes. The most noticeable is obviously the black-over-silver paint scheme, separated where the two colors meet by thin silver and red tape stripes. Also readily noticeable is the "Limited Edition" decal applied to each front fender just beneath the crossed flag emblem. An assortment of other stickers detailing information about the race in Indy were provided with each Pace Car, and could be installed by the dealer if the purchaser wished. Many, consider the bold graphics somewhat ostentatious and prefer to leave them off.

A less noticeable but nonetheless lovely exterior feature unique to Pace Cars is their wheels. Aluminum rims, which were a $340.00 option on '78 Corvettes, were part of the Pace Car package, and thus included with every one built. Unlike with other '78s, however, each of the highly polished rims installed on a Pace Car was treated to a thin red stripe around the circumference near the tire bead. These red stripes complemented the tape stripes separating the two-tone paint and added just the right dash of color to the cars.

I onlyacquire the best vehicles anddon't waste my time on bad cars and neither should you.

I have excellent feedback and have beendealing in Corvettes for over 25 years

13 years selling on EBAY

I will help to coordinate the shipping with the buyers carrier of choice

Contact Steve

608-219-0035

I am a licensed Wisconsin Dealer

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