Price: US $23,500.00 Item location: Santa Monica, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Silver Leather
  • Year: 1978
  • Mileage: 20,700
  • VIN: 1Z87L8S906203
  • Color: Black & Silver
  • Engine size: L48 350 V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: 2WD
  • Interior color: Silver
  • Options: Cassette Player, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!


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West Coast Classics are proud to present an exceptional and very collectible and rare example of this 'Limited Edition Corvette Pace Car' - an official separate VIN sequence numbered 1978 Chevrolet Corvette '62nd Annual Indianapolis 500 Mile Race' Replica coupe with only 20K original miles, s stated by previous and only second owner, n it's all original 'Black & Silver' factory color paint divided by red pin-striping with original factory Pace Car decals and with the correct 'Silver' color (Trim Code 152) leather interior with correct special 'Goodyear' sidewall lettered tires with no signs of any history of any rust or accidents and its original matching 350 V8 engine and original factory options including automatic transmission, ower disc brakes, ower steering, ower windows, ower door locks, M/FM radio with 8 track cassette player, ower antenna and dual rear speakers, irror T-Tops, ruise control and air conditioning!
The Corvette was honored for the first time in 1978 to be the official pace car for that years world renown Indy 500 race. To commemorate the event, Chevrolet built a number of limited edition Corvettes with their very own dedicated vehicle identification number sequence with the eight digit being a 9 versus a 4 making it easy to spot and near impossible to build a clone. Finished in a spectacular two-tone black over silver with a red pinstripe just south of the blend line, hevrolet decided to limit the run to only one car per Chevrolet dealer with the total reported number being 6,502. 'America's only true sports car' was 25 years old in 1978 and Chevrolet observed the milestone by fitting a special commemorative emblem to all Corvettes that year. But only 6,502 (1 for every Corvette dealer at the time) limited edition near exact matches, part from the holes punched in the rear for the pace car flags, o the official 'Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Pace Car' of May 28th, 978 were built with front and rear spoilers, heels and silver leather interior.
The car has its original fiberglass exteriors, hich set it apart from non-Pace Cars, ncluding the paint scheme and a pair of spoilers made of flexible polyurethane, he rear being a one-piece component while the front was a three piece assembly. The original factory correct decals applied at the factory include the 'Limited Edition' decals below the fender cross flags, he event door decals and the 'Indianapolis Motor Speedway' logo on the rear quarter panels. Corvette has since paced the Indy field nine times but only 1978 can boast being the 'Original Corvette Pace Car'!
This particular example was purchased from the renown 'Corvette Mike' of Anaheim, A in December 2011 with reportedly only one previous owner and with 18,040 original miles. We purchased the car from this second California owner with a stated 20,516 miles with the title and bill of sale being signed over to us as having actual mileage and judging from the car's condition we have no reason to believe otherwise. The car boasts a plethora of original documentation including its original build sheet, ealer invoice, indow sticker and owner's handbook and the car is registered in the 'Corvette Pace Car Registry'.
The car sits on its original and correct 15x8" aluminum wheels wrapped with white lettered 'Goodyear P255/60R15' radial tires with a Replica only red pinstripe around the rim of the wheel. These correct Goodyear GT Radials have recently become unavailable making these factory correct and original tires extremely rare and collectible on this car! The car was recently fully serviced at 19,538 miles at the renown 'J&D Corvette' of Bellflower, A where it received a comprehensive service costing over $2,300 including a new master cylinder, ew metallic brake pads, rake calipers, urned rotors, ront & rear brake hoses, ront & rear shock absorbers, ew rear shaft U joint, n alignment, ew plugs & wires, istributor, tc and at 19,647 miles a new A/C compressor, eceiver & dryer was installed at a cost of over $1,400 which will obviously now ensure peace of mind and trouble free driving for its new owner!
These 1978 'Anniversary Editions' models and its cousin the 'Pace Car Replica' boasted an almost 40% premium to the price of a regular 1978 Corvette and were bid up to as much as 60% over the already inflated price by some collectors eager to get their hands on one and are therefore highly coveted and highly prized amongst collectors today.
This particular example's original color paint and decals is in superb and highly striking condition and the leather interior and the trim is also in beautiful and very original condition throughout! The car was obviously always garaged and shows no signs or any history of any accidents. This is obviously one very rare and highly desirable example of this classic American sports car - a rust and accident free all stock and original 1978 Chevrolet Corvette 'Indy 500 Pace Car Limited Edition' in virtually completely original and unmolested condition throughout with its original working 8 track cassette and radio and ice cold air conditioning! An obviously always garaged and unabused example!
The engine purrs imperceptibly under the hood and the automatic transmission shifts smoothly through the gears - an absolute pleasure to drive without any of the older Corvette typical shakes or rattles - a truly remarkable daily driver that will give any modern day sports car a run for its money! Without a doubt you will look long and hard to find a finer and very collectible 25th year 1978 'Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Replica Edition' example of this 'Mako Shark' generation Corvette - perfect for the Corvette enthusiast to add to his collection or simply any classic American muscle car collector!
For further information contact West Coast Classics through EBay or on 310-399-3990 during regular California business hours.
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