1978 Chevrolet Corvette L82 Indy 500 Pace Car Edition

Price: - Item location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • Trim: 25th Anniversary Pace Car
  • Year: 1978
  • Mileage: 16,450
  • VIN: 1Z874S902209
  • Color: Black and Silver
  • Engine size: 350CID V8 220hp L82
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Silver
  • Options: Leather Seats, Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1978 Chevrolet Corvette

1978 Chevrolet Corvette L82 Indy 500 Pace Car Edition Highly Original Condition Rare L82 25th Anniversary 1978 Chevrolet Corvette L82 Indy 500 Pace Car Edition Highly Original Condition Rare L82 25th Anniversary 1978 Chevrolet Corvette L82 Indy 500 Pace Car Edition (C3 25th Anniversary)VIN:1Z874S9022091978 was the 25th anniversary for the Corvette and Chevrolet introduced the most extensively redesigned Corvette since 1968. Twenty Five years after the birth of "America's Sports Car" the Corvette finally got a chance to pace the Indy 500 on May 28th 1978.The car came standard with a 350 ci. (L-48) 185 hp motor. An optional 220-horsepower 350 ci engine (L-82) was available. It was the first Pace Car in history to use an entirely stock drivetrain.Although only 300 replicas were originally planned to match the production number of the 1953 model Chevrolet eventually had to produce 1 for approximately every dealer for a total of 6502.The 1978 Pace Car Corvette was driven by 1960 Indy 500 winner Jim Rathmann his fifth time at the wheel of the pace car. The race winner for 1978 was Al Unser driving his First National City / Chaparral Lola / Cosworth.Source:The Pace Car RegistryThis particular L82 optioned Pace Car Edition 25th Anniversary Corvette is completely original except for the addition of two four barrel carburetors. The mileage is showing correct at just 26491 KM or about 16450 US Miles. This is one of very few Pace Car replica Corvettes delivered new to Canada and is particularly rare because of the optional L82 motor.The paint shows light wear and some light fading. We see absolutely no signs of accident or repairs to the body. The interior is in very good condition with very light wear and no visible fading in either the seats carpets or dashboard/console. The original stereo works lights work it runs very smoothly with that growly V8 sound.Original cars are only original once and this Corvette is in what we call “preservation class” condition. It wouldn’t disappoint at any car show and is a lot of fun to drive around. Not your typical "Red Corvette”.If you’ve been thinking about a collectable yet still affordable classic muscle car this 25th Anniversary Pace Car Edition Vette is a great option.Please call Robert at +1 (250) 532-6547 or Tim at +1 (250) 812-6409 to have any additional questions answered or to see the car in person.

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