1978 Chevy Corvette Pace Car
classic and collector car sales and consignment
1865 McGee Lane, Ste F
Lewisville, TX 75077
Call Dave at 214-213-7072 or Maris at 214-616-2317
We are happy to present this very nice 1978 Corvette Pace Car. 1978 was the 25th anniversary of the Corvette. Not only were these cars an anniversary model, but they were also chosen to be the pace car for the Indianapolis 500 that year.
Initially there were to be only 2500 of these cars produces. 100 for each year of production of Corvettes. It was later decided to produce 1 for each of the 6502 dealers to display in their showrooms.
This is one of the more rare and highly collectible 4 speed models. There were only approximately 200 Pace cars produced with the L-82 engine and M21 manual transmission.
350 ci L-82 Rated at 220 HP
4 bbl Carb
4 Speed Manual M21 Transmission
9:1 Compression Ratio
370 Posi Rear
Power Disc Brakes All Around
7 Leaf Gymkhana Suspension
Rear Window Defogger
The silver leather interior is in excellent condition.
All VIN#s on the 1978 pace car have the number 9 as the 8th digit.
One indication of a low mileage car is the lack of wear on the leather wrapped steering wheel.
Another indication of low miles, is the lack of wear on the pedals.
The mileage is said to be original.
The gauges are all working except the clock which is not uncommon.
The glass T-Tops are in excellent condition.
The car was repainted about 6 years ago with base coat/ clear coat. The red pin stripe that always had a tendency to peal, was painted on. This is an exceptional paint job.
The engine compartment showcases the L-82 and is in excellent condition and very well detailed.
The engine runs strong and the car drives out and shifts extremely well.
The undercarriage is in very nice condition. The car is unrestored and looks great for a 41 year old car.
The original floor pans are in great condition. There is no rust on this car that we could see.
The factory wheels are in excellent condition with no curb rash or pitting.
This beautiful example of the rare 4 speed pace car needs to be driven to be appreciated. This is no doubt one of the more sought after models and won't last long.
If you are a serious buyer, please come and see the car and take it for a test drive. You won't be disappointed.
One of the very few flaws on the car is this crack on the dash and the tiny chip in the windshield on the passenger side, that is visible in the video.
Again, we want to stress the paint on this car is better than it was from the factory. The decals will be included if you chose to go for that look.
Please be sure to watch the video of this 78 Pace car:
Again, please feel free to call Dave at 214-213-7072 or Maris at 214-616-2317.We will also be happy to assist you with financing should you chose to do so.
TAXES & TITLE : All winning bidders are responsible for tax, title, and license fees in their state of residence. Garrett Classics is a licensed Texas dealer. Texas residents are responsible for TT&L fees. Out of state residents are required to pay sales tax in their state of residence. We also charge a $50. document fee and a vehicle inventory tax required by Texas of .001724% of the sale price. (example a $20,000. car would be $34.48)
WARRANTY : This vehicle is being sold as is, where is, with no warranty expressed, written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for any incorrect description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein and makes no warranty in connection therewith. Although every effort is made on our part to accurately describe the vehicle to you, it is the buyers responsibility to see that his/her classic and collector car purchase meets their individual criteria. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. The seller will make every effort to disclose any known defects associated with the vehicle at the buyers request prior to the close of the sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any oral or written statements about the vehicle. A personal or 3rd party inspection prior to your purchase is highly recommended.