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1978 Chevrolet Corvette L82

Winning Bid:
$18,500

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1978 Chevrolet Corvette L82

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1978 Chevrolet Corvette L82

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1978 Chevrolet Corvette L82

High Bidder:  LamboLover

Auction Type:  Reserve

Winning Bid: $18,500 (USD)

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Chassis/VIN:

1Z8748S903728

Location:

Springfield, Illinois

Odometer:

2,399 (Mi)

Lot Number:

23201506

Engine:

350ci V8

Seller:

Private Party

Transmission:

Automatic

Carfax:

Winning Bid: $18,500 (USD)

High Bidder:  LamboLover

Auction Type:  Reserve

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End Date:

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Chassis/VIN:

1Z8748S903728

Location:

Springfield, Illinois

Odometer:

2,399 (Mi)

Lot Number:

23201506

Engine:

350ci V8

Seller:

Private Party

Transmission:

Automatic

Carfax:

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Vehicle Story

This 2,300-mile 1978 Chevrolet Corvette is a factory-produced replica of the Corvette pace car for the 62nd annual Indianapolis 500 race held on May 28, 1978. It features a special paint scheme and comes with the Gymkhana suspension, Cruise-Master cruise control, tinted glass T-tops, power locks and windows, an aftermarket radio and speakers, power steering and brakes, and air conditioning as well as a backup camera with a display in the rearview mirror. New parts include the carpeting, weatherstripping, battery, and rear control arms. Under the hood is an L82 350cid V8 that sends power to the road through a 3-speed automatic transmission and the rear wheels. Finished in black and silver with red pinstriping over a Silver and Smoke leather interior with aftermarket black fabric seat covers, this special edition C3 Corvette is available now and comes with a window sticker, service records, and a clear Illinois title.

After a Corvette was used as the pace car for the 62nd annual Indianapolis 500 on May 28, 1978, Chevrolet produced 6,502 pace car replicas with a two-tone black and silver paint scheme accented with red pinstripes. Each car came with commemorative decals that the buyer could apply themselves. This particular 1978 Corvette pace car replica comes equipped with foglights, front and rear bumper guards, front fender vents, tinted glass T-tops, a one-piece rear spoiler, and dual exhaust outlets.

The 15-inch wheels feature red accents and come wrapped in BFGoodrich Radial T/A raised-white-letter tires.

According to the window sticker, this Corvette came from Chevrolet's St. Louis, Missouri factory with a Silver and Smoke leather interior (RPO code 152) that features a pair of bucket seats and coordinating door panels, center console, and dashboard. Features include power steering and brakes, power windows and locks, Cruise-Master cruise control, air conditioning, and lockable rear storage compartments. The cabin has a variety of new parts, including the red carpeting and weatherstripping. Under previous ownership, a new radio and speakers were installed. They are functional but were recently disconnected so mechanical work could be performed. In addition, a black carpeted pad covers the dashboard and Corvette-branded black fabric covers protect the bucket seats. The rearview mirror has a display that shows the feed from the dashcam and rear camera. According to the seller, the air conditioning system's blower relay is non-operational and needs to be replaced.

Instrumentation includes a 140-mph speedometer, a 7K-rpm tachometer, a clock, and gauges for the coolant temperature, fuel level, oil pressure, and voltage. The 5-digit mechanical odometer currently shows 2,399 miles.

According to the National Corvette Museum, the 350ci L82 V8 came from the factory with 220 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The engine in this particular car has purple accents and is equipped with new vacuum hoses and a new battery. A 3-speed automatic and the rear wheels send the engine's output to the road. The seller reports all of the fluids, including the oil and radiator fluid, have been changed, filled, or flushed.

This car rides on the Gymkhana suspension (RPO code FE7), which came from the factory with heavy-duty shocks, a larger-diameter front stabilizer bar, a rear stabilizer bar added, and higher-rate springs. New control rear control arms have been installed. An alignment was performed in May of this year.

The window sticker and service records are included with the sale.

AUTOHUNTER ADMIN UPDATE 6/29/22 8:56 AM: Photos of the seats have been added.

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Comments & Questions

June 29, 2022
11:14 AM

BID: $18,000

June 29, 2022
11:02 AM

BID: $17,500

June 29, 2022
10:58 AM

BID: $17,000

June 29, 2022
10:49 AM

BID: $16,500

June 29, 2022
08:51 AM
Seller

@chrisnine64 – What condition 1 to 10 would you say the seats are ...

Personally, I would say a 9, no tears, sun damage, or wear I can see on the leather anywhere! Ive attached some photos though, so you can be the judge!

June 29, 2022
08:31 AM

What condition 1 to 10 would you say the seats are

June 29, 2022
08:29 AM
Seller

@JFisher – Are there bags for the T-tops? ...

Unfortunately not, nor do I know if they come with them originally! However, if they do, they werent included when I purchased the vehicle!

June 29, 2022
08:22 AM

Are there bags for the T-tops?

June 29, 2022
08:10 AM

BID: $16,000

June 29, 2022
07:59 AM

BID: $15,500

June 27, 2022
05:46 PM
Seller

@chrisnine64 – Hello, Nice car, was wondering why the red carpet with such low miles? And says correct L82 is it the original motor that came in the car when built? Thank you ...

Thanks! The carpet change was due to preference. The original carpet was in good condition, just was replaced by choice. As for the engine and all key components mechanically they are all original factory numbers

June 27, 2022
05:32 PM

Hello, Nice car, was wondering why the red carpet with such low miles? And says correct L82 is it the original motor that came in the car when built? Thank you

June 27, 2022
08:09 AM

BID: $15,000

June 25, 2022
07:10 AM
Seller

@RacingRog – Do you have any pix with dash cover removed? Do you have original radio? ...

I do! Waiting on them to be approved through the site now! Regarding the radio however, I do not have it. The original owner had it replaced and didn't keep it afterwards sadly.

June 25, 2022
06:30 AM
Seller

@RacingRog – Do you have any pix with dash cover removed? Do you have original radio? ...

Here's the requested pictures, and regarding the radio, unfortunately not, the removal of it was the doing of the original owner, and I believe he chose to just chuck it afterwards...sadly.

June 25, 2022
05:52 AM

Do you have any pix with dash cover removed? Do you have original radio?

June 24, 2022
11:46 AM

BID: $14,500

June 24, 2022
08:38 AM
Seller

@Alastairial – Unfortunately not, the original owner lost them sometime throughout the years. ...

However, all other original papers and work is included.

June 24, 2022
08:36 AM
Seller

@WShillingburg – Are Pace Car door stickers included? ...

Unfortunately not, the original owner lost them sometime throughout the years.

June 24, 2022
08:33 AM

Are Pace Car door stickers included?

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