1978 Chevrolet Corvette

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

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Concord, NC



Year 1978
Mileage 37698
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Manual
Make Chevrolet
Model Corvette

Corvette 1978

Title Status --
Exterior Color Silver
Interior Color Black


This 1978 Chevrolet Corvette 25th Anniversary Edition sustains its desirability well after America's sports car celebrated its quarter-century in production. With its numbers-matching L82 V8, four-on-the-floor, distinct two-tone paint, T-tops, and loaded A/C interior, it's a great driver's car that knows how to get everywhere with distinction.

The 1978 C3 is a sought-after coupe. This was the first year of the fastback styling. It redefined the C3 and helped usher in a sleeker and more modern overall design. Plus, the trim tag tells us this is the special Silver Anniversary spec. It has an elegance that looks like a custom paint job, but it came directly from General Motors for this one year only. It's even nicely detailed with the painted pinstripe making for a tasteful dividing line for the two-tone silver. Plus, there are more stripes outlining the best piece like the rounded fenders and cowl hood. It's a driver-quality fit and finish, and that means it's driver-ready to take out on a whim. So you have a nice Sunday driver with a memorable style. It has the right look for those who want to do carefree driving in their classic. And an overall appeal of good body lines and complete fundamentals that are attractive no matter how you plan to motor in this coupe.

The black interior looks great radiating from the silver exterior, so it feels great just to sit down and grab the three-spoke steering wheel with your left hand and row through the gears with your right. But for those times when you just want a mellow journey, this Corvette also obliges. It has a long list of desirable comfort features that include, leather upholstery, power locks, power windows (the passenger side will need servicing,) a tilt/telescoping steering column, and an updated AM/FM/cassette stereo. And the air conditioning is blowing cold with modern R134a refrigerant. So it's ideal to take the T-tops out - even in the summer - and let the wind whip through your hair on a sunny day.

The engine is the numbers-matching L82 350 cubic-inch V8. It looks great in the engine bay with a very original style appearance, including the dual air intake tubes and finned valve covers. This higher compression motor was a must-have for the performance fans in 1978 because it offered 18 percent more horsepower than the standard Corvette V8. Even just driving around town, you'll enjoy the solid hit of power low in the rev range that gets your heart racing. Plus, while most came with automatic transmissions, this one gives you the most out of the V8 with the control of its numbers-matching four-speed manual. Add in good anytime features like the fully independent suspension power steering, wide BF Goodrich T/As, and four-wheel power disc brakes, and you can understand why this is such a great driver's classic.

Complete with owner's manual, this is a stick-shift, 25th Anniversary Edition T-top coupe. It's a distinctive classic with the right originality and driver-ready style. Call now!


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