1978 Chevrolet Corvette 25th Anniversary L88 4 speed FLAWLESS & FREE DELIVERY!!
Price: US $18,000.00 Item location: Henderson, Kentucky, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Corvette
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: 25TH SILVER ANNIVERSARY
- Year: 1978
- Mileage: 72,070
- VIN: 1Z8758S404323
- Color: Black
- Engine size: L88 360
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: White
- Options: CD Player, Leather Seats, Sunroof
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1978 Chevrolet CorvetteTo begin, there is a BUY IT NOW price on thisRARE car that may or may not appear on the main screen. The price will be good for the entire sale up until the last 12 hours, after which eBay will not allow me to end the auction. To be fair, you should know that ALMOST ALL of my cars sell with the BUY IT NOW option so don't wait until the last minute to bid as it may not be available by then.The BUY IT NOW on thiscar is $18,000.00 and that INCLUDES free delivery to anywhere in the continental USA.I will also discount that price by $1000.00 if you want to come and pick it up. Sorry but I cannot include Alaska and Hawaii in free delivery. I may be able to include some parts of lower Canada. Please see details below on delivery. If you want to use the BUY IT NOW feature, all you have to do is contact me (call 270-577-1821) and we can work it out and I will end the auction.Please understand that the free delivery is ONLY with the Buy It Now option. If you make an offer of less, and I accept it, you will not qualify for the delivery unless we have agreed to it in advance of the end of the sale.I want to restate that about 90% of thevehiclesI list sell before the end ofthe auction. If you want it, call me. Don't be upset if you try to wait it out and it's gone!Now let's get to the details on thecar!As an offer of extra security to distant bidders, I want to make it plain that we are not in the business of misrepresenting our cars like some folks do. I try to list every single thing thatthere is to know about the car. I am human and can miss something but I do personally inspect, drive and check-out each and every car that I put on eBay. If there isANY problem that I can find, it will be listed. It will also be address, when possible. If you buy the car and make the required deposit, when you come to get the car, if there is an issue that I was not aware of, you will have the option to walk away and get every cent of yourdeposit back. Now we cannot be responsiblefor your transportationcost but we are notEVER going to keep a deposit if the car is not right. This does not cover items that are mentioned in the description or that should be plainly visible or for sillythings like youor the wife do not like the paint color or the way the seats "feel". But it is intended for items that may have been missed that have a serious impact on the car's value or function. We will do ourbest to correct anything that we did not notice or we will refund thedeposit. If you are having the car delivered,different circumstances apply but that iscovered below.Not many times in life do you get an opportunity like this.This auction is for anice1978 Chevrolet Corvette 25th Anniversary Edition with only 72,000 actual miles! withan awesome L88 350engine and a 4 speed manual transmission!!. This beautiful car is gloss black with a rare white leather interior. Thus is not a restoration. This is a 100% original car and and is a very nice example of the model. It won numerous awards across the country at regional shows and is ready to be shown in your area. This car has traveled the country by trailer, including many Florida and Arizona shows. Itis more than capable ofbeing driven to shows, as well.The known details are listed below. This is the FIRST time this car has ever been offered for sale in the last 20 years.. The owner is going through a divorce and has to eliminate some of his collation.
The exterior of this beauty is actually much better than most. It isa blazinglybrightflashy gloss black. The paint is awesome.Itisin excellent condition with noissues. There is absolutely no damage anywhere on the entire car. The paint is great with a very high gloss and no problems. NO dings, nicks,or paint issues, dull spots, runs,oversprayor other issues. The paint has a depth that is amazing. Thedepth shows through in bright sunlight and it looks incredible!This car has been protected withno expense spared,. There is no evidence of ever having previous damage. It is a 350 V8 and the car is a blast to drive..All chrome is perfect and gleams.. The car also has perfect rubber seals throughout. The door, hood and trunk window jambs are in great shape andI have extra photos of them, if you need them. This car has the original 350 engine.The floors are great and the engine compartment is perfect. I also have photos of those. I can only put 24 pics on eBay so if you want more, I will have to send them to you. The car has perfect condition Corvette chrome wheels with Cooper Cobra white letter tires, both of which give it a great look. The car does have factory T-Tops and they do not leak. I have found absolutely no issues with the car at all..I did drive it extensively to see how it was before listing it. It was great! Started easily, ran strong and handled wonderfully.I want to emphasis that this car is NOT some hack job like you sometimes find on here. This is about as nice of an original Corvette that you will find unless you spend $100,000.00 on a new one, Body seams are nice, body gaps are as they were from the factory, paint is factory perfect as is the interior. The front of the car is very clean and not chipped or nicked up from driving. The entire body is excellent.I have several extra photos that I can send and will take others if you need them. All I ask is please don't wait until the last day or hour to ask for special photos. The car is stored in a warehouse 50 miles from me and I will not be able to get them on short notice.
I do want to point out that the paint is so glossy, the bright sunlight make some of the photos look fuzzy. It is NOT like that in person. But the glare was so strong there was not much I could do about it.
On to the interior.This one hasthe totally cool and ultra rare WHITE leatherinterior with white trimthat is absolutely perfect!We have had more than 500classics and Corvettes over the last few years and this is the only one that has had these type of interior. Most cars just have the plain black but this car was done right!The dash isgreat with no wear, cracks or fade. It hasperfect shape and has not bent like so many ofthem do in the center. It was made to match the exterior of the car. The interioris in great shape. Some of thephotos may show the carpet to appear faded but that is not the case. It is just the camera flash glaring. The carpet is in excellent condition. The car also has original floor mats.Correct power windows and locks. They all work, as well. The car hasan added aftermarket AM/FM/CDunitmounted in the dash. It is anice unit with agood sound.The door panels are also in excellent condition inthe samestyle as the seats and are also in the photos. The interior is in GREAT condition. The headliner is also in new condition. All the gauges work so you can monitor all of the engines activities. The interior on this car is one of the things that makes it special. It is a beautiful contrast to the black exterior and has a great appearance. THe car does have working factory AC and it is cold!And now for the mechanics. This car has enough powertoscare the hell out ofallyour friends! It is the Chevrolet 350 L88 enginewith all original components andit is connected toa stock 4 speed manual transmission. No modifications have been made to either he engine ortransmissionand both re 100% stock. It is a numbers matching engine.The engine and engine compartment are of the same quality as the rest of the car. It has factory dual exhaust There isa great sounding rumble to it. It is not too loud but gets the proper attention. Again, I have numerous other photos, it has great oil pressure and no internal noise. The trans shifts well and grabs as it should. They correctly relocated the alternator and it looks perfect and functions just as well. Again, this car only has 72,000 actualmiles.The engine runs like it is brand new and of course. there are no leaks or problems of any kind. The car is beautiful and ready for you to enjoy as a showpiece or investment!__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Questions and answers:Let me cover a few questions that I am sure I will get 100 times while this auction is running. Also, please check the eBay question and answer section below the photos to see if your question has already been covered.* Will you trade for my ................. (fill in the blank)?You are welcome to e-mail what you have but a few things to keep in mind. I am a dealer. I am not going to trade you even unless you are offering something that is beyond belief. We are likely well away from where you are. If you have something to offer, it will have to be seen in person and that makes it difficult. I will need detailed photos just to give it thought. I am not interested in snowmobiles, jetskis,john boats, bass boats, ex-wives(or current ones!), or ANY type of project vehicle. I will consider items such assports cars. large boats oritems that are sellable quickly. I do not have time or the ability to deal with anything that I will have to put much effort into.* Does this car have airbagsand seatbelts?Yes to seatbelts andno to airbags. Itdoesnot have airbags as it was not made with any. It is not required in any state because of the age of the car..* Will thistruck pass emissions in my state?I have no idea. I am in Kentucky and we have no emissions testing here. Ihaveno way to test it for any state and I have no idea what your state requires. Some states make exceptions for antiques. It is 100% up to you to check on these items for yourself. If you buy the car, you buy the car. It will be your responsibilty to make it meet whatever requirements your state has. There may be no changes that need to be made since it is an antiquebut keep in mind that you will not be allowed to back out of the sale shouldyou notput any effort into finding out BEFORE you bid. Please refer to the last paragraph that covers non-payment. I don't mean to sound likea jerk here but the last time I failed to mention this I had an idiotin California complaining that their1978VWBeetle convertible did not have acatalytic converter on it!They were notmade with converters in 1978 and there is NOTHINGI can do about it.* Will you ship internationally?Yes, I will but it is your responsibility to find out the costs.I am happy to helpmake the arrangements and have shipped numerous cars internationally. If you use the Buy It Now, or pay extra for me to do it, I will get it to a shipping port. Please understand that a price a shipper gives you is from a port city. We are not on the ocean and the car will have to be transported to the port. That will be extra. I WILL NOT accept money orders, cashier's checks or any other check for international shipping. Payment will be made by a bank wire transfer and by no other means, except in some cases with Canada. I WILL NOT accept anything but the deposit through Paypal as their fees are too high to process large amounts through.* Will this be a good car for myteen-agedson/daughter? They really like it and want me to buy it for them.This simplest answer to this is that you would be an idiot to buy a car like this for a teenaged driver. Not only is it too expensive toput a youngperson in, it is WAY to powerful and would just be plaindangerous. This isa classicvehicleand young people need to be only passengers in it. They DO NOT have the experience required to control this car, and yes, that includes your child. I don't mean tosound like an ass but I am stunned at the numberof adults who write or call me when I run a car like this and want to put a teenager in. Young drivers have no idea what is involved in caring for a car like this nor the amount of money needed to keep it nice. Parents should usetheir heads and putjunior in a Honda or Toyota and leave cars like this to experienced owners and drivers. Again, DO NOT buy this car for a young person! The car is up to par but, to be direct, your teenager is NOT!* Do you have any documentation on this car?Some. Remember that thecar has beenowned by a collector for many years. Some cars we have lots of paperwork on, some very little. I do not know whatwe have on each and every car as we have more than 600 butwhatever paperwork the builder/owner provided us and you are welcome to it.I have numerous photos of the underside of this car and many of other sections. I will be more than happy to send them to you but you will have to send me your direct e-mail address. I cannot send photos through the eBay mail system as they will not allow it. Below covers delivery and shipping options as well as ways to contact me directly should you want to discuss anything at all._______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________A little about us. We are amid-sized dealership in Western Kentucky that specializes in only sports and luxury cars and specialty trucks. We don't sellminivans and station wagons. We have indoor storage for Porsches, Corvettes, Lotus, Ferrari, ect. We sell only top of the line cars and never list one on eBay that we know has a problem. As with all things mechanical, things break down and we will always do anything within reason to assist after the sale. This does not imply that we provide a lifetime warranty on your car! All cars are sold as is unless I specifically say there is a factory warranty on them. Should you have a problem any time in the future, even 10 years from now, we will do all we can to help.We will get you parts at dealer cost, recommend trustworthy mechanics, locate used parts, ect. for as long as you own the car. Just let us know what you need. You are strongly encouraged to come and see the car in person. We will be glad to have you come in and take the car out to lunch or dinner. As long as you are a serious buyer, we'll pay for a nice meal and you can go and enjoy the car. ( This offer does not apply toteen-agedbuyers without a parent present. We reserve the right to verify anyone's ID and their ability to buy prior to letting them run off with a free car. Hope you can understand. I also have to mention, based on a recent incident, that the dinner offer does not apply to you and 20 relatives! I now have to limit it to you and a spouse or mate. Always has to be some idiot to ruin a good thing. ) Come play with it. Make sure the car is as we say. Make sure you fit the car and the car fits you. Take it to a mechanic and have it looked at. Do anything within reason to make sure it is the car you expect!As for the free deliverymentioned above. The details are simple. If you use the Buy It Now, I will deliver the car or truck anywhere in the mainland US for free. I may be able to include lower Canada but you must check with me on that first. There are rules that apply to importing into Canada and all taxes and tariffs will be the buyer's responsibility. If I am delivering, I solely reserve the right to decide on how thevehicle gets to your location. I may have it shipped by professional car delivery service, I may delivery on my personal trailer or I may drive the car to you and fly back home. Driving it to you likely won't happen with a classic car. I will usually trailer it or ship it. If I drive one this will, of course, add a few miles but that can't be helped. Since I am paying for it, I have to consider distance, expense, time I have on hand, ect. Payment must be made IN FULL before thevehicle will leave our location. No exceptions will be made, not even to dealers!An important factor that you need to know. As with any auto dealer, most cars are purchased on what is called a "floor plan". This is a line of credit that the dealer uses to buy the cars he sells. The creditor holds the title on the vehicle until it is paid for. This car is no different. When you buy it, we will send the payment to the creditor and they will send us the title, usually within a couple of days. We will then send it overnight to you. We will happily provide you a 60 day temp tag at no cost to make sure you can enjoy your car until the title arrives and you can license it. This will not be an issue if we are delivering the car. If that is the case, I will most likely have the title with me at that time, under normal circumstances. We DO hold the title to this car, free and clear.Fees and taxes.In most cases, taxes will be paid by the buyer in their own states. There are, however, 7 states in the US that REQUIRE that Kentucky collect their taxes. If that is the case, there will be NO EXCEPTION to that rule unless you are a licensed dealer and can prove it. In that case, the car will ONLY be transferred into the dealership name. If you are an individual in a taxable state, we will collect the tax before the car can leave here so keep that in mind. Some of those states are South Carolina, Florida, Arizona, California, Indiana and a couple of others. Nothing we can do about it. Also, Kentucky requires that we collect a $50.00 processing fee. This is NOT an in-house fee. It goes directly to the state of KY. All buyers will pay it regardless of what state they are in. We DO NOT charge hidden, in-house fees like some dealerships on here do! That is just a way to cheat buyers out of more money and we refuse to do that garbage. I strongly suggest that buyers refuse to pay those stupid fees when they enounter them. It is just an unfair practice! If this sale is for a camper, boat or RV,(something that one couldsleep in for short or extended periods of time) some states require that we collect a fire inspection fee. If you are in one of those states, this will apply. It varys by state but in most cases, it is about $150.00. This is ONLY for campers, RVs and boats in SOME states.Bidding and payment termsare pretty simple as well. DO NOT bid of you have no money! These auctions are expensive and I will not allow zero or low feedback bidders to bid. If you do, I will cancel the bid and block you from bidding again.Zero feedback is the same asnegitive feedback as far as I'm concerned. If you are not new to eBay but have no feedback and feel you should be allowed to bid, contact me and we'll work something out. My cell is270-577-1821. Don't wait until the last minute to do this as it will be too late. As for payment, I expect a $300.00 deposit via Paypal within 48 hours. The remaining amount should be paid within no more than 7 days. I accept any reasonable form of payment but checks must clear before the car will leave here. If you are picking it up, don't expect to show-up on Saturday or Sunday and write a check and leave with the car. Best bet for a weekend pick-up is cash or mail the check in advance so it will clear before you arrive. We will be happy to store the car indoors after payment for as long as needed, within reason, until you can come and get it. If the Buy It Now is not used, I may be willing to deliver the car for a fee but we will need to discuss that in advance. I always welcome deliveries to Florida as I can always use more vacation time!Where we are: Henderson, KY is in Western KY which is close enough to several major cities that you can fly into them. We are about 150 miles from Nashville, TN; 120 miles from Louisville, KY; 180 miles from both Indianapolis, IN and St. Louis, MO. The closest airport is a regional in Evansville, IN. We can make arrangements to pick you up free in Evansville and Louisville, KY. For any of the other airports, we can get you but we'll have to have some help on travel expenses from the buyer. You are more than welcome to call me at any time to ask any question. My cell is 270-577-1821. I can also assist in finding any decent sports or luxury car that you may desire and can get them at less than what you will find them for elsewhere. We thank you for looking and wish you the best of luck in the bidding! Please see our other auctions for more Jaguars, Porsches, ect. as time permits and the weather gets warmer.I absolutely HATE to have to add this paragraph to my auctions but due to recent events, I feel I have no choice. I have lost more than $1000.00 in eBay fees just this month due to non-paying bidders and I'm sick of it! This is not a game. I am an auto dealer and a lot of people rely on these auctions to make their living, to pay their bills and to feed their families. Not only my auctions, but lots of auctions on eBay. When I list a car, it automatically costs me $187.90. When it sells, I send it to get ready for the buyer to pick-up, By the time it's ready to go, I will have spent $300.00 on it. If the buyer does not pay, I have to spend another $187.90 to relist it. This is in addition to the money I have already spent on it. So when one sells and the buyer does not pay, I will have about $700.00 tied up in it. I am no longer going to tolerate non-payment. Understand plainly that if youwin and do not pay, I will expect and demand that you will pay the full amount of the expenses that I incur in fees. Not the auto prep fees but the eBay fees. If you do not pay immediately, I WILL file suit on the matter for the full amount of the vehicle, all eBay fees, court cost and attorney's fees. I have not lost a single case in dealing with these issues. I also report to the credit bureau. Cases will be filed in Henderson County, Kentucky which will require that you travel to KY for court. Should you fail to appear, KY law (KRS 514.040) says that I will win by default. I will utilize all options to collect the amounts owed including liens on property and payroll attachments. No excuse will be tolerated. If you make a mistake, do what's right and correct it. If your mistake costs someone money, it is your moral and legal responsibility to pay to correct it. If you don't, then it is my responsibility to protect my business, my employees and my family and collect what is owed me. I fully intend to do so. I don't want to be a jerk and this will not be an issue if everyone plays be the rules and does what they are supposed to! A note to parents: You are responsible for your children's actions. Should you fail to supervise your child and he or she wins an auction, expect that you and that child will be dealt with in the above manner as well, if you don't take care of the expenses that the child causes. Do what's right and avoid all this!!