1978 Chevrolet Corvette

4th Annual Salt Lake City Classic Car Auction | Mar 30, 2019

V-8 Automatic

4th Annual Salt Lake City Classic Car Auction
2-Door Coupe

1978 Chevrolet Corvette Indy 500 Pace Car

- Low mile original car showing 30K miles
- L82 Engine
- Automatic Transmission
- New Silver Carpet and Leather Upholstery

To celebrate the first quarter century of Corvettes, a completely re-designed body was rolled out in 1978 with new “fastback” styling. These changes enhanced the Corvette’s sleek silhouette, and the new and improved rear window not only allows for a cleaner styling profile, but it also improved visibility for the driver.  To pay tribute to the success of the brand, the 1978 Corvette was the official Pace Car for the Indy 500 that year.  The 1978 Pace Car has distinctive black/silver two -tone paint with a red pin-stipe. 

Under the hood you'll find the L82 engine, a 350 Cu. In. V8. This engine features a higher lift camshaft, special cylinder heads with larger valving, impact-extruded pistons and a forged crankshaft with 4-bolt main bearing caps, plus finned aluminum rocker arm covers.  You'll also note the detail in chrome under the hood including Chase Elliot's signature on the air cleaner!  This motor was re-worked from a blown head gasket a number of years ago but is back to tip-top shape.  

The interior and exterior present very well.  The two tone paint is in very good condition and the Indy badging/decals look excellent!  The car comes with the original mirrored glass T-Tops as well as solid black T-Top inserts.  The interior benefits from new leather upholstery and new silver carpet.  The tires original to the car from the factory are still available with the car!  

This is a must-see and must-have car!