1978 was a special year for the Corvette. It celebrated 25 years and three generations of cementing its place as America's sports car, and Chevrolet had to produce something special in its honor. As one might expect, the 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Silver Anniversary came with some distinctive features, including a revamped 'Fastback' style and special badging to make it stand out. What's also worth noting about the 78' Corvette is its significance as an Indy 500 pace car. It was the first time that an unmodified vehicle was able to pace the Indianapolis 500, making it a unique and special piece of automotive history. This specific example has some features that make it even more distinctive, more of which will be discussed in detail further, but for now, it's worth noting that this very special car is currently up for sale.
As mentioned, the Silver Anniversary Corvette came with some distinctive features that made it stand out. The new Fastback styling gave it a wraparound rear window, and while most Silver Anniversary Corvettes came in two-tone silver, an even smaller number of them came in the Black and Silver two tone as featured here, as they are exact replicas of the Indy 500 pace car. Each dealership received just one Indy 500 replica model, making this 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Silver Anniversary a collector's item. The current owner reports that all parts of this example are original, making it ever more desirable for someone who wants to own a significant piece of Corvette history. The Interior of this 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Silver Anniversary is pretty much what you'd expect from a sports car from that era. The tan cockpit is compact and simply decorated. A low seating position for both driver and passenger makes you feel more connected with the road. One would find adequate creature comforts in this Corvette, but bear in mind that this car was meant for much more than just comfort.
The 1978 Chevrolet Corvette was powered via a 350 cubic inch small-block V8 that is mated to a wide ratio 4-speed automatic transmission. This gave the car stellar pick-up and performance with the ability to maintain high speeds for prolonged periods of time. You'll really enjoy cruising the interstates with this car.
Get pre-qualified for an auto loan