1978 Chevrolet Corvette

Streetside Classics-Charlotte
800 Derita Road, Ste. A
Concord, NC

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Concord, NC



Year 1978
Mileage 33294
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Automatic
Make Chevrolet
Model Corvette

Corvette 1978

Title Status --
Exterior Color Mahogany Metallic
Interior Color Saffron


With its distinct (and correct) color combo, original V8 power, and loaded interior, this 1978 Chevrolet Corvette makes for a memorable classic offered for an affordable price.

Mahogany Metallic was only offered for a few years, but the attractiveness of the color goes beyond just rarity. After all, that deep metallic within the brown has modern appeal, so you'll look attractive well-beyond Corvette circles. Even the details love to stand out on this one. This includes the white stripe outlining the power bulge in the hood, and the special badging that reminds us all that 1978 was the Corvette's 25th anniversary. Another reason you'll love the '78 is because it was the first year the C3 switched to the new fastback styling. The painted bumpers seem to favor this sleeker silhouette. While chrome was kept at a minimum, it really makes the optional polished aluminum wheels a true shining standout.

The maroon interior has the same kind of sophisticated tone as the mahogany exterior, and so it makes for a great color combo that this Corvette was born with. This one is both well-preserved and optioned to deliver grand touring style comfort. You have high-back bucket seats w/cloth inserts, power windows, power locks, tilt wheel, electric rear defogger, and an AM/FM stereo. For the driver, you get a comfortable three-spoke steering wheel. Beyond that is the large speedometer and tachometer in front, and a full gauge package is prominently to the side. Of course, the T-tops let you share all of this with the world.

Lift the hood and you see more of a true classic presentation. The 350 cubic-inch L-48 motor is the numbers-matching powerplant. This V8 appears only to have been given good routine maintenance, without disturbing the stock factory items. So it fires up easily, runs smoothly, and the upgraded XLerator mufflers deliver a sweet sound. This is mated to the correct TH350 three-speed automatic that is always able to handle the torque this V8 can throw down. Chevy built these to be great cruising cars, and so the fully independent suspension, power steering, and four-wheel power disc brakes really make you want to drive this coupe every weekend.

This is a distinct classic, and even the ultra-low odometer is believed to reflect actual total mileage! So you know you need to get your hands on this standout Corvette right now.


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