LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Edition
The C3 generation was the longest running production run of any Corvette and throughout the years it went through many changes which inspired many different models. For 1978, Chevrolet decided to build a limited-edition Pace Car edition that was a replica of the pace car used at the Indianapolis 500. They built 6,502 cars to commemorate the first Corvette pace car of the storied Brickyard event. The cars featured special paint and unique decals, replicating the Pace Car’s color scheme, as well as the 220-hp L82 V-8 and full leather interior as standard equipment. The special-edition car came with front and rear spoilers, mirror-tint roof panels and contoured sport seats. Also new for the 1978 model year was the fixed-glass fastback. The redesigned rear window was a fresh addition to a 10-year-old body style, providing extra cargo capacity and aiding in aerodynamics. The interior features a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, air conditioning, power windows and locks, cruise control, rear-window defrost and glass T-tops. The dashboard was restyled to match the previous year’s new aircraft-style center console and gauge cluster.
This beautiful 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car edition has been very well maintained from new remaining highly original throughout. Under the hood is the optional numbers matching 220hp L82 engine and numbers matching three speed automatic transmission. The car is also optioned with power steering, power brakes, AM/FM radio, power windows, tilt/telescopic steering wheel, cruise control and of course factory air Conditioning. To date, this collector grade Corvette has traveled a mere 23,473 miles from new and remains in incredible original condition. Accompanying this car is the rare jacket that came with it when new, straight out of 1978, it also remains in excellent condition.
The 1978 Corvette L82 Pace Car is one of the few bright spots of the performance car world in the late 1970’s, with their great styling, rarity and desirability among collectors and enthusiasts make this a great opportunity not to be missed.