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1978 first 3dr coupe.

CORVETTE 1978



PRODUCTION 46,776 coupes
BASE PRICE $9,750
BASE STYLES Sport Coupe
SPECIAL STYLES Indy Pace Coupe: 6,502 made, starting at $13,653
BASE ENGINE 350 cubic inches, 185 horsepower
ENGINE OPTIONS 350/220 for both silver anniversary and pace car
COLOR CHOICES Silver Anniversary (light silver on top, darker silver on bottom)
Pace Car (Black with silver bottom, red stripe, special decals), Black, Red, White, Silver
POPULAR OPTIONS special paint option
SERIAL NUMBERS Body & Chassis Coupe 1Z87L8S400001 --1Z87L8S440274
Body & Chassis Pace 1Z87L8S90001 -- 1Z87L8S96502
The 5th digit varied: L = base, 4 = L82


***** Corvette history: First year Corvette is selected to pace the 62nd Indianapolis 500 race. In honor Corvette produces 6,502 expensive pace car editions, most selling at over sticker price. Also with it being Corvette's 25th year, a special Silver Anniversry paint option is available. Look for the special 25th Silver Anniversary emblems on 1978 Vettes. Plus the back window was styled into a fastback look and the instrumental panel had a new design.
 
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