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1978 Chevrolet Corvette Silver 25th Anniversary
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Silver Two Tone
V8 5.7L 350cid
Silver 25th Anniversary
1978 Chevrolet Corvette “Silver Anniversary” Edition
Silver Two-Tone / Oyster Interior
L-82 V8 / Automatic Transmission
Evolve Motors and Chicago Car Club are pleased to present this 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Silver Anniversary Edition!
We acquired this ‘78 Corvette after it had sat unused in a garage for the better part of the last two decades. The previous owner had ambitious plans for the car, but decided to sell upon realizing the cost of a quality restoration. We got the car in running and driving order, gave the interior a deep-cleaning, and are now listing it for sale. As it sits, this car would make for a good driver that could be slowly turned into a very nice example. This is a true L82 numbers matching car.
Two-tone 25th anniversary paint scheme gives the car a sharp look (13L). Paint is fair – it has a good shine but isn't without its share of nicks. Most significant areas to be aware of include some flaking at the top of the driver door, as well as some cracking in the paint on the car’s nose panel. The car presents well but does show some age upon closer inspection; the car is a true “10-footer”. While maybe not a phenomenally clean example, the car does show quite well. . The car’s flared-out lines give it a muscular appearance, and the L-82 and 25th Anniversary badges hint at the fact that this isn’t just any old base-model Corvette. The T-top is very ‘70s-cool. Alloy wheels are in great shape with the exception of a ding on the passenger rear rim; there is no curb rash on any of the wheels. BF Goodrich Radial T/As have about 60% tread remaining and no dry rot. Glass is clear and crack-free.
We gave the interior a thorough cleaning, as the light-gray “Oyster” interior dirties all too easily. Seats are comfortable and free of tears. Driver’s seat angle adjustment is broken so we’ve propped it up into a comfortable driving position. Carpeting is darkening slightly, though covered up by the Corvette-branded floormats. This special edition car was spec’d out with a number of options; the car has power windows, A/C (R134a though not functioning), cruise control, tilt-telescopic steering wheel, and dual rear speakers. Head unit is functional, speakers are not.
Under the Hood / Underbody:
The car retains its numbers-matching 220hp 350cid L-82 V8. Odometer indicates 17,036 miles; we cannot be sure if the car has seen 117k or just 17k. The car fires right up and drives; though, as should any car that has been sitting for the better part of two decades, should be gone-through prior to becoming a routine driver. Expect to do a brake service upon taking delivery of the car. While we do note a slow trans leak, there is no rust of any concern; please take a look through the underbody photos, as the underbody is documented in detail. Rockers and floors are excellent.
Overall, this is a cool, well-spec’d out special edition Corvette that can be enjoyed as-is or serve as an excellent starting point for a drive-and-tinker project. Please feel free to reach out to Mike or Jake at 773-267-2684 or with any additional questions or requests.
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