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1978 Black/Silver L82 4-spd. Corvette Indy Pace Car

Rare 4-spd. Pace Car with only 26k miles!
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Generation:C3 Corvettes (1968 - 1982)
Year:1978
Make:Chevrolet
Model:Corvette Indy Pace Car
Body Style:Coupe
Exterior Color:Black/Silver
Interior Color:Silver
Transmission:4-Speed Manual
Mileage:26236
Stock Number:6268
VIN Number:1Z8748S900165
Price:$0
Drivetrain:RWD
Engine:5.7L V8
Location:In Stock

Black/Silver w/Silver interior, L82 350/220hp, 4-spd. manual transmission.

The Corvette that started all of the fuss!  So, some clarification is in order. As many if not all Corvette aficionado’s know, the ’78 Pace Car stirred up quite a ruckus back some 40 plus years ago. For the first time in history, Corvette was chosen as the Pace Car for the 62nd running of the Indianapolis 500 (’bout time!). This was certainly a milestone for America’s only sports car!

Another milestone in ’78 was Corvette celebrating its 25th Anniversary!  And amid all of the celebration, The Wall Street Journal decided to write an article about Corvette pacing Indy and that Chevrolet was planning something really special for the occasion. There was also speculation that this Special Ed. Corvette could turn out to be a future “Investment”, as there were only supposed to be 300 units built. A nod to the ’53 Corvette production #’s. Well, when the potential buying public found out about what was on the horizon, phones started to ring at Chevy dealers around the country! Problem was, it seemed there were a whole lot more than 300 people clamoring for a new Pace Car! When GM found out about all of the excitement, they decided to revise the original amount of cars to be built. There were also changes made to the design of the Pace Car.

Originally, the car was due to be painted a two-tone Silver-Gray exterior with Red striping. Even the tires were going to be special Goodyear units that spelled out “Indy Pace Car” on the side walls But, when the decision was made to greatly increase production to meet the high demand, concessions were needed to keep costs down a bit. The original color scheme would be changed to a Black-Silver two-tone exterior with Red striping. And the tire design was modified to a raised White outline that spelled out “Goodyear Eagle GT” to name just a couple of changes. When all of the dust settled, a total of 6,502 Pace Cars were built. It is believed that figure would allow each dealership in the U.S. to have a least one unit.

All Pace Cars were hot in any configuration back in ’78.  But, if you wanted the ultimate Pace Car, it was hands down the one with the high performance L82 engine and 4-spd. manual close ratio transmission.  This was a very rare option, as only about 200 of the approximately 6500 cars built, were so equipped this way.  This one not only has this option, but it only has 26k original miles on the odometer, as well as leather interior, and the rare am/fm/cb radio.  Breaker Breaker!

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