Extremely rare L-82 4-spd! 3,600 mile survivor.

1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car

Condition: Used
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
SubModel: Pace Car
Type: Coupe
Trim: Pace Car
Year: 1978
VIN: 1Z8749
Color: Black
Engine: 350 L-82
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: 4 Speed
Drive type: --
Interior color: Silver
Vehicle Title: Clear

Description for Chevrolet Corvette 1978

The rarest, most desirable 1978 Pace car- L-82 performance motor with a 4-speed! Only 3,600 actual miles. Once owned by Pro Team Corvette, they are experts in regards to Vettes. They verified this is an all original survivor in excellent condition and stated the miles as actual.
EXTERIOR: Strongly believed to be all original paint. Amazing condition considering it is 42 years old. I also want to mention the obvious, this color combination is incredible. The two tone black and silver with red accents are the best. I'm inspecting it with a flashlight. I did not find signs of any overspray, tapelines or other signs of being repainted. The rubber bumpers and spoilers are in excellent condition and fit very well. No damage, there are some minor age cracks along the bonding strips. The paint shows really well, still glossy. There will be minor imperfections of course but you have to look for them. The Pace car decals and striping are excellent. Has power antenna. Mirrored t-tops are excellent. Glass is all excellent Door jambs are clean, weather strips are still soft and shows the original glue from the factory. Blacked out trim around the windows is nice. The wheels still have a very polished look and has original Goodyear tires.
INTERIOR: I love that all silver interior, it is like the cockpit of a spaceship. Very sporty leather seats are in excellent shape. Center console is not beat up, has the factory Am-Fm stereo with an 8-track. I noticed the clock is working, has 3,600 miles exactly. The leather wrapped steering wheel has no wear at all, tilt- telescopic. Door panels are mint. The inside is excellent front to back.
ENGINE COMPARTMENT: Very well preserved original condition. It has not been spray canned or altered. Has it's VIN number matching, optional L-82 performance motor which includes an aluminum intake and finned aluminum valve covers. It still has it's complete air cleaner assembly with all the snorkels and tubes. Has the ignition shielding, factory smog pump is still hooked up. It features power steering, power brakes and air conditioning. The a/c actually blows ice cold, it has been converted to the 134A freon. The light works under the hood. Belts were changed, originals were saved.
UNDERSIDE: Very well preserved, not painted over or messed with. Shocks were replaced, the originals were saved. Still has factory tags on the springs. Bushings look good. Brakes have been serviced, has disc at all four wheels. Bottom of the motor is dry, still has assembly line crayon marking on oil pan. It has it's original vin # matched close ratio 4-speed. Exhaust is good, still has catalytic converter. Spare tire carrier is complete, has spare and lock. No signs of damage.
This car was collectable the day it was sold new. That is why the miles are so low. It has lived a pampered life. A box of documentation, manuals and literature is included. It has never been judged so the opportunity is there to enjoy that process. This is the holy grail of 1978 pace cars!
I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my professional impression of the vehicle.
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Power windows
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