The Corvette name is synonymous with the greatness of the American automotive industry. Being in production since 1953 and spanning eight generations, the Corvette is an American icon. The Corvette's name was derived from a small, maneuverable warship but has since undoubtedly become best known for its role in automotive history. The Corvette speaks for being an icon of freedom and adventure when it was introduced in the early '50s as an open-top sports car. The car we have on sale today is a 1978 Chevrolet Corvette. This example is a third-generation 'Vette and is from the time Chevrolet introduced special versions of the Corvette: namely the LT-1 and the ZR-1. This generation of Corvette sported long and sporty lines and played tribute to the iconic second-gen Stingray design. This model sported over 20 different engine options to choose from. The 1978 model year was also a special year for the Corvette as it celebrated its 25th year in production. It was also the first time a Corvette was used as a pace car in the legendary Indianapolis 500. Our subject car is a Silver Anniversary L82 with just 15,664 miles on the clock. With only 15,283 examples being built, if you're on the lookout for a true American classic with rich history and a limited production run, this might just be what you're looking for.
The third-generation Corvette has already become an icon, and the car we have on sale respects the classical lines and design that made it a sales hit of the time. This Silver Anniversary L82 Corvette sports black paint and a tan interior which complements its body lines and aggressive looks. This Corvette is reported to be in excellent condition with it being garage-kept. It even has its body-colored removable roof panels still intact.
The car is reported to be a number matching example. As such, it's equipped with its original and legendary 350 ci pushrod overhead valve engine, which is coupled to an automatic transmission to ensure a smooth drive. With this configuration, when new, this Silver Anniversary' Vette produced 220 hp from the L82 engine.