1978 Chevrolet Corvette

"385ci Stroker 25th Anniversary"

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$20,900

Year
1978
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Stock
BW0063
Vin
1Z87L8S405814
Miles
75,471
Engine Size
385 V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Body Color
Black
Interior Color
Black
Drivetrain
RWD
Location
Metro Detroit

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Check out this fast and furious 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe! 1978 was the 25th anniversary of Corvette and to celebrate, Chevrolet introduced a completely re-designed body with new "fastback" styling. The new wrap-around rear window provided much more space behind the seats. All '78 Corvettes came with special 25th anniversary badging and it was the pace car for the 62nd Indy 500 on May 28, 1978.

There were 46,776 Corvettes manufactured in 1978 and decoding the VIN reveals:
• 1 = Chevrolet
• Z = Corvette
• 87 = Coupe
• L = L48 350ci 175hp V8
• 8 = 1978
• S = St. Louis assembly
• 405814 = 5,814th out of 46,776 in production sequence

This car also came new with the following options:
RPO 1YZ37 = Base Coupe, $9,351.89, 86% of production
RPO C49 = Rear Window Defogger, $95, 66% of production
RPO C60 = Air Conditioning, $605, 80% of production
RPO D35 = Sport Mirrors, $40, 82% of production
RPO L48 = 350ci 200hp V8, $0, 73% of production
RPO MM4 = 4-Speed Wide Ratio, $0, 10% of production
RPO NA2 = Stand Emissions Equipment, $0, N/A production
RPO N37 = Tilt-Telescopic Steering, $175, 81% of production
RPO QGR = White Letter Tires, $51, 56% of production
RPO UP6 = AM/FM Radio w/ CB, $638, 15% of production
RPO ZX2 = Convenience Group, $84, 79% of production
RPO 19 = Black Paint, $0, 9.7% of production
RPO 192 = Black Leather, $0, 15% of production

This Vette was sold new at Thomet Chevrolet-Buick in Lowell, MI for $11,165.89 then went to Indiana with its 2nd owner, then back to Michigan with its 3rd owner. The stock L48 no longer currently calls this engine bay home but now lurking beneath the massive high rise hood is a 383ci stroker bored .040 to 385ci making and estimated 450hp mated to a T20 4-speed manual with Hurst shifter. Bolted to the block are an Edelbrock intake, Holly carb, Be Cool aluminum radiator, and headers with side exhaust. The car also has power steering, power brakes, front and rear discs, A/C, black torq-thrust style wheels.

Included with this sale is a full binder full of receipts and documentation, the original window sticker, the original radio with CB, original sales literature, and a few maintenance manuals. Available but not included with the sale is the original numbers-matching L48. This is a wicked sounding high performance Vette like no other '78 out there with just over 75,000 original miles, don't miss out call now!

To see over 80 photos of this car, including under carriage please visit our website www.grautogallery.com

This vehicle is located at our Metro Detroit facility.

Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Basic

Year
1978
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Hobby Segment
Sports Car
Miles
75,471
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2
Body Color
Black
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
385 V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual

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