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  • Item location: Santa Monica, California, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Silver Leather
  • Year: 1978
  • Mileage: 35,300
  • VIN: 1Z87L8S905563
  • Color: Black/Silver
  • Engine size: 350 V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: 2WD
  • Interior color: Silver
  • Options: Leather Seats, CD Player
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Chevrolet Corvette 1978 Description

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1978 CHEVROLET CORVETTE OFFICIAL SEPARATE VIN SEQUENCE DESIGNATED '62ND ANNUAL INDIANAPOLIS 500 PACE CAR REPLICA EDITION' WITH BELIEVED TO BE 35K ORIGINAL MILES!! West Coast Classics are proud to present an exceptional and very collectible and rare example of this 'Limited Edition Corvette Pace Car' - an official separate VIN sequence numbered 1978 Chevrolet Corvette '62nd Annual Indianapolis 500 Mile Race' Replica coupe with believed to be only 35K original but undocumented miles in it's all original 'Black & Silver' factory color paint divided by red pin-striping with original factory Pace Car decals and with the correct 'Silver' color (Trim Code 152) leather interior with correct special 'Goodyear' sidewall lettered tires with no signs of any history of any rust or accidents and its original matching 350 V8 engine and original factory options including automatic transmission power disc brakes power steering power windows power door locks power antenna and dual rear speakers Mirror T-Tops cruise control and air conditioning! The Corvette was honored for the first time in 1978 to be the official pace car for that years world renown Indy 500 race. To commemorate the event Chevrolet built a number of limited edition Corvettes with their very own dedicated vehicle identification number sequence with the eight digit being a 9 versus a 4 making it easy to spot and near impossible to build a clone. Finished in a spectacular two-tone black over silver with a red pinstripe just south of the blend line Chevrolet decided to limit the run to only one car per Chevrolet dealer with the total reported number being 6502. 'America's only true sports car' was 25 years old in 1978 and Chevrolet observed the milestone by fitting a special commemorative emblem to all Corvettes that year. But only 6502 (1 for every Corvette dealer at the time) limited edition near exact matches apart from the holes punched in the rear for the pace car flags to the official 'Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Pace Car' of May 28th 1978 were built with front and rear spoilers wheels silver leather interior and with a few optioned with the desirable L82 high horsepower engine as was the original Pace Car among other elements including a leather interior such as this particular example! The car has its original fiberglass exteriors which set it apart from non-Pace Cars including the paint scheme and a pair of spoliers made of flexible polyurethane the rear being a one-piece component while the front was a three piece assembly. The original factory correct decals applied at the factory include the 'Limited Edition' decals below the fender cross flags the event door decals and the 'Indianapolis Motor Speedway' logo on the rear quarter panels. Corvette has since paced the Indy field nine times but only 1978 can boast being the 'Original Corvette Pace Car'! The car sits on its original and correct 15x8" aluminum wheels wrapped with white lettered 'Goodyear P255/60R15' radial tires with a Replica only red pinstripe around the rim of the wheel. These correct Goodyear GT Radials have recently become unavailable making these factory correct and original tires extremely rare and collectible on this car! These 1978 'Anniversary Editions' models and its cousin the 'Pace Car Replica' boasted an almost 40% premium to the price of a regular 1978 Corvette and were bid up to as much as 60% over the already inflated price by some collectors eager to get their hands on one and are therefore highly coveted and highly prized amongst collectors today. This particular example's original color paint and decals is in excellent condition and the leather interior and the trim is also in beautiful and very striking condition throughout! The car was obviously always garaged and shows no signs or any history of any accidents. This is obviously one very rare and highly desirable example of this classic American sports car - a rust and accident free all stock and original 1978 Chevrolet Corvette 'Indy 500 Pace Car Limited Edition' in virtually completely original and unmolested condition throughout apart from a professionally fitted after market CD player! An obviously always garaged and unabused example! The engine purrs imperceptibly under the hood and the automatic transmission shifts smoothly through the gears - an absolute pleasure to drive without any of the older Corvette typical shakes or rattles - a truly remarkable daily driver that will give any modern day sports car a run for its money! Without a doubt you will look long and hard to find a finer and very collectible 25th year 1978 'Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Replica Edition' example of this 'Mako Shark' generation Corvette - perfect for the Corvette enthusiast to add to his collection or simply any classic American muscle car collector! WEST COAST CLASSICS LLC Please note: TERMS OF SALE: YOU BID TO OWN: This vehicle is being sold by West Coast Classics LLC; we are licensed and bonded vehicle dealers in the state of California. Please note that all vehicles sold to be registered in the state of California will be charged California sales tax on the final EBay sales price and any required DMV licensing smog documentation and registration fees. If leaving the state or country the vehicle must be picked up by a professional licensed auto transportation company that can provide a bill of lading otherwise California sales tax will be charged. (All licensed auto transport companies provide these). Any out of the state and international buyers will upon completion of the sale be sent by FEDEX the title and bill of sale for the vehicle and will be personally responsible for any sales tax and licensing and registration fees in their home state or province. All bids are legal and binding contracts to purchase the vehicle and by bidding you are hereby entering into a legal and binding contract to purchase the vehicle and agreeing to accept and abide by these terms of sale: Mechanical inspections welcomed; if you wish to inspect the vehicle you must do so before bidding; upon request seller will be happy to deliver the vehicle to a local Santa Monica mechanic of your choice for your prepaid inspection before the reserve price is met. Once the reserve price is met this vehicle is to be considered sold in ‘as is where is’ condition to the highest bidder with no guaranties or warranties implied or given. Please have all funds available before bidding as a $1000 non-refundable deposit is required from the winning bidder within 48 hours (2 business days) of auction end; an immediate $500 non-refundable deposit is required through Ebay’s Paypal service to end the auction early if the "Buy it now" option is exercised and the balance in full is due within ten days of auction end in any case. In the case these terms of sale are not met seller reserves the right to either re-list the vehicle or offer the vehicle to the next highest bidder. Seller reserves the right to end the auction at any time before the reserve price is met. Payment by bank wire transfer cash in person or cashiers check only. All inspections must be done prior to bidding. The non-refundable deposit in the amount of $1000 is due within 48 hours of the auction end via bank wire transfer or cashier's check via overnight mail. The full payment must be completed within 10 days regardless of a pick up date. In the event the deposit is not posted within the required period of time the vehicle will be offered for sale to the next subsequent high bidder or relisted for sale. This is to be considered an absolute sale and the buyer is required to comply with all of my conditions in these terms of sale. By placing a bid and winning the auction you hereby agree to abide completely with these terms of sale and the terms of sale are to be considered a legal and binding purchase agreement. Once again please note that there are no inspections to be made after the auction ends - please be sure to complete any inspection before bidding. The Seller reserves the right to cancel any bid at any time and to end the auction early for any reason. The seller makes every effort to describe in detail any known flaws in the vehicle and includes many detailed and recent photos of the vehicle. The mileage on the vehicle is correct at the time of listing but obviously subject to minor changes necessary to complete delivery of the vehicle to the buyer and test drives etc. Please note that all used vehicles especially classic and older vehicles are by definition unique and complex and their condition for better or worse must always be considered a subjective opinion to each individual. Therefore the seller shall not be responsible for the absolute correct description authenticity genuineness or defects herein and makes no guaranties or warranty in connection therewith. Vehicles are sold with one master key unless otherwise stated. Vehicles are sold with handbooks and manuals only if stated in the advertisement. No allowance will be made on account of any incorrectness imperfection defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. 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