1978 Chevrolet Corvette

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

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Concord, NC



Year 1978
Mileage 28199
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Automatic
Make Chevrolet
Model Corvette

Corvette 1978

Title Status --
Exterior Color Black
Interior Color Black


With its full blackout style, loaded interior, and upgraded V8 this 1978 Chevrolet Corvette has a ton of appeal. And with this value price, you know you're going to have to act quickly if you want to get it in your garage.

The black paint has an aggressive attitude, and at the same time, it also gives off a solid shine we all want. It's quite nice to have a single-stage paint that was an upgrade later in life. It has the right hint of age today to give this a distinctive style that makes this one almost look just like a glossy survivor. Of course, the reason why this has so much overall appeal is that the body panels are straight. These late C3 cars are gaining a nice following as people begin to appreciate the features like the sporty front air dam, fastback profile, and clean chrome-free body. But even with this aggressive look, this also still has room for classic American brightwork on places like the aluminum wheels and the special badging that reminds you 1978 was the Corvette's 25th anniversary.

The dark attitude continues inside. The fundamentals look so clean from nice investments that you'll happily cruise with the T-tops out to show it off. You've got all the right premium features, like power windows, a tilt/telescopic steering column, and cruise control. It even has good details, like the retractable privacy screen for the cargo area and working dome lights. There are even distinctive upgrades, like the bold red floor mats and a retro-style AM/FM radio with modern stereo speakers. And driving is what this one really does best. You have the comfy high-back bucket seats, a large speedo, and tach directly in front of you, and the auxiliary readout is placed in the center of the dash so they're always easily seen. This was born an A/C car, and the controls are still there. But they removed the other components to focus on performance when they added a more powerful motor.

While the 350 cubic-inch V8 was the engine of choice for the '78, this one turns it up a notch. It's a fresher and powerful crate motor. This has a nice Edelbrock suite with a polished air grabber, matching valve covers, and performance intake. There's also a four-barrel carburetor, HEI distributor, and an aluminum radiator. It fires up eagerly and makes a nice tune out of the Magnaflow mufflers on the dual exhaust. This upgraded power allows you to enjoy the fully independent sports suspension to the fullest. Plus, you have all the right anytime driving features, like a three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and four-wheel power disc brakes.

Complete with owner's manual and service manuals, this is a dark iconic coupe with upgraded power and personality. So you know you need to get your hands on this deal. Call now!


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