1978 Chevrolet Corvette Silver Anniversary Indy Pace Car

Vehicle History

Technical Specifications

Make: Chevrolet
Year: 1978
Model: Corvette 25th Anniversary Indy Pace Car
Body Type: 2-Door Coupe
Engine: V8 Chevrolet – 350cid – Code L82
Transmission: Automatic 3-Speed
Colour: The 78 Anniversary Pace car is black and silver with a grey interior

This 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Silver Anniversary Indy Pace Car 2-door coupe is in very good original condition. This car is rated as Class 3+ condition. It is a very solid original car which has received very good care. This car has stood up very well over the past years, and there is very little deterioration other than basic wear & tear. Highlights of this vehicle are :

  • 29k original miles, with only 7k put on in the last 20 years
  • Good original & complete condition. The owner indicates it is numbers matching; the paint, interior, and engine all appear to be untouched.
  • Sold new in Pennsylvania with a solid underbody and body in very good condition
  • Original B2Z Silver Anniversary car with excellent documentation
    L82 high compression 350 engine option

This car is in good operating condition and has been well maintained, the current owner bought the was in 2002. The L82 350cid motor is undisturbed and remains completely original. Exhaust appears to have been changed in the past, however, the rest of the driveline is said to be original and in excellent overall condition.
The car is well documented, it is well equipped with factory options, however, many of these were standard with the Pace Car appearance package. The original purchase price of a 1978 Corvette Pace car was $13,653, approx. $5,000 more than the base car. In all, this car was made in St Louis, Missouri, in June 1978.

A review of Hemming Motor News has turned up a dozen 1978 Silver anniversary cars in the price range from $20k –32k US (all but one of these were automatic cars; however, some did have the optional L82 engine). The 2020 Old Cars Price Guide benchmarks a Class 3 Silver Anniversary Pace car at $22,700US range but does not provide an adder for L82, which is significant.

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1978 Chevrolet Corvette

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