1978 Chevrolet Corvette T-TOP Stingray
To mark the Corvettes 25th anniversary, some notable improvements were made. 1978 Corvettes had a new fastback roofline and rear window. These changes enhanced the Corvette’s sleek silhouette. The new and improved rear window not only allows for a cleaner styling profile; it also improves visibility for the driver and adds extra luggage space. Inside, there is also room for storage of the removable roof panels. A larger, plastic-lined fuel tank is also a new addition to the ’78 Vette. Capacity has been boosted from 17 to 24 gallons. The instrument panel has also been restyled and features face-mounted, round, easy to read instruments. PERFORMANCE Corvette performance has been improved with a dual snorkel air cleaner and new low-restriction exhaust system and mufflers on the available L82 350 Cu. In. V8 engine. The transverse rear leaf spring in the independent rear suspension has been widened to reduce stress. Two new transmissions were introduced in the 1978 Corvette. A new Four-Speed manual transmission is standard. A new automatic transmission is available for the L82 350 Cu. In. V8 engine. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Corvette, the Silver Anniversary emblems are mounted on the nose and rear deck. Corvette continues to offer a long list of standard equipment. Those included in the 1978 are: 4-barrel 350 Cu. In. V8. Choice of 4-Speed manual or automatic transmission. Independent suspension, front and rear. Power steering. Reinforced fiberglass body construction that can’t rust or corrode. Power disc brakes at all four wheels; self-adjusting and fade-resistant. Low-profile, steel-belted radial ply tires. Wide 15? x 8? wheels. Body-colored, energy-absorbing bumpers. Flush-mounted, retractable headlights. Soft-Ray tinted glass. Center Console. Column-mounted switch that controls turn signals, high and low headlight beams. Choice of leather or cloth and leather seat inserts. Full foam, deep contoured bucket seats. Choice of 10 exterior colors, 7 interior colors. Carpeted floor, including tunnel sides and door sills. Twin bumper guards, front and rear. Removable roof panels. Automatic overhead and instrument panel courtesy lights. Extensive sound insulation. Electric clock. Lockable storage compartments.