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Car Year: 1978
Car's approximate birthday: May 26, 1978
 
Owner: Streeside Classics
City: Fort Worth
State: Texas
Country: United States
 
Purchase date: Undefined
Status: Current Owner
 
Nickname: 1Z87L8S428293
State: Nice Driver
 
Exterior: 13 Silver (6.91%)
Interior: 192 Black (Leather) (15.43%)
Wheels: Alloy (46.57%)
 
Delivery Dealer Zone: Unknown
Delivery Dealer Code: Unknown
 
Options: RPO Option Percentage
Sold [%]
Sales Price
[$]
  1YZ87 Base Corvette Sport Coupe (185hp) 86.10% 9,351.89
  A31 Power Windows 78.95% 130.00
  C60 Air Conditioning 80.46% 605.00
  D35 Sport Mirrors 82.10% 40.00
  K30 Cruise Control 67.57% 99.00
  MX1 Automatic Transmission 82.55% 0.00
  N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column 80.93% 175.00
  U75 Power Antenna 49.32% 49.00
  U81 Dual Rear Speakers 26.38% 49.00
  YJ8 Aluminium Wheels (4) 59.88% 340.00
  Total   0.0078%
(4 Cars)
10,838.89
 
Factory job nr.: Unknown
Export Car: Non Export Car
Other details: Stock #00244-DFW
Has Factory Buildsheet
 
Car history:
Added to Registry 05/08/2013

Mileage: 41,738 miles

Another Anniversary Corvette, you say? Maybe, but look again. This one not only
sports its original silver paint and factory-installed L-48 engine, but a gorgeous black
leather interior as well. With just 41,738 original miles, it's the perfect balance of
well-preserved originality and affordability.

The silver paint downplays the Sting Ray's dramatic look, but the designers chose
it for the anniversary models on purpose. It's sophisticated, not loud, and emphasizes
the Corvette's best features, which are those dramatic "Coke bottle" fenders. The
fastback roofline was new, and not only improved aerodynamics but increased cargo
capacity, making the Corvette a car that was truly able to be used daily. Showing
such low mileage, however, this one was never a daily driver, and is exceptionally
clean inside and out. The thirty-four year old paint still looks fresh, and the nicely
maintained surface has a glow that now modern repaint could ever match. You'll
note that the front and rear bumper covers are in excellent condition and they don't
quite match, which means they're original, too-they came from their suppliers
already painted and rarely matched the bodywork, even when new. There are not
many all-original Anniversary Corvettes that look this good, no matter how low
their mileage.

That black leather interior I mentioned earlier is flat-out gorgeous. While most
Anniversary models received the standard silver leather buckets, black was available
but seldom chosen. Looking at the lovely interior of this 'Vette, I'm puzzled as to
why because it's simply amazing. It's also all original, and shows only light wear,
most notably on the driver's side, but it's quite minor and gives the seats the look
of your favorite black leather jacket. Matching door panels, a steering wheel wrapped
in the same leather, and a center console that looks like it belongs in a luxury car
instead of a Corvette complete the ensemble. Everything works as it should, including
the ice cold A/C, power windows, power locks, and the original AM/FM stereo radio.
Overhead, removable T-tops give you the open-air experience and you can take
them with you thanks to a neat storage system in the rear hatch area.

The original, numbers-matching L-48 350 remains under the hood in essentially
untouched, factory-correct condition. The engine is a smooth, torquey small block
that made the Corvette one of the most potent cars you could buy in 1978, such
as it was. This one is nicely preserved, too, so you'll be proud to tilt the hood forward
and show it off, and it appears that the block has been more recently repainted in
the original light blue. A TH350 three-speed automatic transmission was the only
choice in '78, and it shifts perfectly and doesn't leak, something that can't be said
for a lot of those 0-mile '78 Corvettes you see for sale all the time. The chassis
isn't detailed for show any longer, but it has never seen snow, and includes original
items such as the catalytic converter and most of the exhaust system. And, of course,
it rides on the original machined aluminum wheels wearing wide 255/60/15 Firestone
Firehawk radials.
 
For Sale: No

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