Chevy's Corvette has lived for 70 years as of 2023. Along the way, it's picked up plenty of milestones, and this 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Silver Anniversary is a celebratory edition of when it hit the 25-year mark. In fact, Chevrolet decided to make the celebrations big, with the result that all 1978 model year Corvettes are considered Anniversary editions. Hence, they received special "Anniversary" badges and emblems to commemorate this momentous event in Corvette history. This particular car has a lovely color, excellent specification, and a decent 72,000 miles on the clock. If you're looking to buy your first classic Corvette or add to an already existing collection, it's the ideal candidate.
This 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe L82 has a prominent red paint coat that makes it stand out better. Of course, the muscular and curvy design of the C3 alone is enough eye candy, but couple it with the red paintwork, T-tops, five-spoke wheels, and chunky tall-profile tires, and you've got yourself a real looker. The pop-up headlamps themselves are a style statement, with each cluster sporting twin circular lamps that function as per our photos. Now, it's time to head inside, and to do that, just open a frameless door and get in. The black interior of this 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe L82 is a typical two-seat affair, as Corvettes tend to be. It's plush, welcoming, and supportive in all the right places. The current owner reports a new Pioneer radio cassette audio player. There's a tilt and telescoping steering column and air conditioning too. The current owner reports the air conditioning unit to be intact but not working, so some attention is required to get it back to working order.
This 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe packs a 350ci (5.7L) L82 V8 under its hood, which was rated for 220hp at the time. This is pretty decent, given that the Malaise Era was still in force, and most V8s were putting out less than 200hp. Power goes to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual gearbox, making this car a driver's delight, particularly when the zero to sixty was timed at around 6.6 seconds in 1978 by Road and Track Magazine. The current owner tells us that this 'Vette has received a new radiator, alternator, battery, clutch, gearbox, and fluids, including a recent oil change. Furthermore, it's got the Gymkhana specification suspension, which brings stiffer springs and a stiffer front stabilizer bar.
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