1978 Chevrolet Corvette, L82, t-top
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Lancaster, California, United States
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|Drive side:||Left-hand drive|
1978 Chevrolet Corvette CoupeLil' Red Corvette" To celebrate the Corvette's first quarter-century, the1978model's tail was redesigned with a huge wraparound rear window replacing the buttresses that had long been one of the coupe's signature design elements. However, while the large window did increase luggage capacity, it didn't open, so loading was still a matter of working around the seats. The interior was comprehensively tweaked and that included new instrumentation, a lockable glovebox and the relocation of windshield wiper controls to a stalk on the steering column.
The base L48 350 was now rated at 185 hp and a new dual-snorkel intake bumped output of the L82 version to 220 hp. The standard transmission was still a four-speed manual, with a three-speed automatic optional.
Two special-edition models became instant collectibles during the '78 model year. The first was a "Silver Anniversary" edition that featured a two-tone silver-on-top/charcoal-on-bottom paint job, and the second was the iconic black-on-top/silver-on-bottom limited-edition Indy Pace Car that also featured a deep chin spoiler and ducktail rear spoiler. This was the first time a Corvette had paced the May classic and buyers snatched up the pace cars. Many pace cars wound up going directly into storage, and ultralow-mileage examples still regularly show up at auctions and on eBay. However, the pace cars aren't particularly rare, as Chevy wound up making about 6,500 of them.
Though it was hardly the quickest Corvette ever, the '78 was tremendously popular, with Chevy building 40,725 of them: the first time the company had sold more than 40,000 units.The Body is straight,No rust, all the glass is perfect, it will run and drive, but it needs fuel lines repaired and electrical work, interior was being disassembles, many interior parts are set in place but were loosened or removed to re-carpet and redo interior, work that never happened, I got the car in this condition and was never able to allocate the time to put it together, It will run and drive, but it needs to be rewired to the ignition to start it with a key, we ran it several times and drove it through a direct ignition source to the engine. it ran goods. So it is a project that needs mechanical electric work. also the fuel lines around the tank leak. The flat tires will air up and have slow leaks.& are flat due to it being parked several months. The body is straight, the main issue is interior wiring and being reassembled. it is missing a plastic interior part cover for the passenger side T-top. Must sell because I need the cash for another project.On Jan-21-18 at 08:29:50 PST, seller added the following information:
There is no AC. that option was added in error