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Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car 1978

Only 9615 miles!

$26,500

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From the collection of one of our regular customers who now needs the space in his portfolio(and stable).

Chassis #: 1Z87L8S901442

  • Years of Manufacture: 1978
  • Number Built:
    • Coupe: n/a
  • Price at Introduction:
    • Base car: US$9352
    • Limited Edition Pace Car Replica Corvette with 350 cu. in. 185 bhp engine and wide ratio four speed manual transmission: $13,653.21
  • Options:
    • L82 220bhp 350ci V8
    • Automatic Transmission
    • Power Windows
    • Power Steering
    • Limited Slip Differential
    • Air Conditioning
    • Targa-Top Roof
    • AM/FM Radio
    • CB Radio
    • Leather upholstery
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Models:
    • Coupe
  • ID Location:
    • Left windshield pillar
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length: 185.2 in.
    • Total width: 69.0 in.
    • Height at kerb weight: 48 in.
    • Wheelbase: 98.0 in.
    • Front Track: 58.7 in.
    • Rear Track: 59.5 in.
  • Kerb Weight:
    • 3495 lb
  • Transmission:
    • 3 Speed Automatic:
      • 1st: 2.48:1
      • 2nd: 1.48:1
      • 3rd: 1:1
      • Reverse: 2.08:1
    • 4 Speed Manual:
      • 1st: 2.64:1
      • 2nd: 1.75:1
      • 3rd: 1.34:1
      • 4th: 1:1
      • Reverse: 2.55:1
    • 4 Speed Manual Close Ratio:
      • 1st: 2.43:1
      • 2nd: 1.61:1
      • 3rd: 1.23:1
      • 4th: 1:1
      • Reverse: 2.35:1
    • 4 Speed Manual Wide Ratio:
      • 1st: 2.52:1
      • 2nd: 1.88:1
      • 3rd: 1.46:1
      • 4th: 1:1
      • Reverse: 2.59:1
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • 3.70:1
    • Optional 3.08:1, 3.36:1, 3.55:1
  • L82 220 bhp 350ci V8 Engine:
    • Capacity: 350 cubic inches
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 8 cylinders in Vee configuration, air injection and catalytic converter emission control
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, upright
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Rochester 4-bbl
    • Bore and Stroke: 4.00 x 3.48 in.
    • Power: 210 bhp @ 5200rpm
    • Torque: 255 lb-ft @ 3600rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
    • Other engines available L48 180bhp/350ci
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • Delco High Energy
  • Suspension:
    • Front: Independent, A-arms, coil springs
    • Rear: Independent, lateral struts, transverse leaf spring
  • Steering:
    • Rack and pinion, ratio 20.2:1 standard, 17.6:1 optional
    • 17.6:1 with power steering option
    • Turning circle: 38.6 feet
  • Brakes:
    • Front: Hydraulic 11.75 in. Disc, power assisted
    • Rear: Hydraulic 11.75 in. Disc, power assisted
  • Wheels:
    • 15 x 8
  • Tyres:
    • P225/70R15 Radial
    • Tyre pressure: 28/32 psi
  • Performance (L82 210 bhp 350ci 4 Speed Manual):
    • Standing Quarter Mile: 15.2 secs.
    • Speed at end: 95.0 mph
    • Top Speed: 132 mph
1978 Chevrolet Corvette V8
Performance (4 spd CR/L82 210 bhp 350ci)
Speed
Time
0-30 mph
2.5 secs.
0-40 mph
3.5 secs.
0-50 mph
4.9 secs.
0-60 mph
6.5 secs.
0-70 mph
8.4 secs.
0-80 mph
10.7 secs.
0-90 mph
13.8 secs.
0-100 mph
17.1 secs.

1968 was a high-water mark for Corvette production to date, with 28,566 vehicles sold, and for the very last time, roadsters outsold coupes almost 2 to 1. Nicknamed the Mako Shark, the “new” Vette sported refinements like hidden wipers, no vent windows, and T-Tops and removable rear windows on the coupes. By 1969, production jumped to 38,762 units, and in 1970, factory fender flares and a new 454 making 390 HP kept Corvette at the top of the muscle car heap for the next several years. 1972 saw government emission regulations severely limit the horsepower to a paltry 270 HP, and safety regulations spelled the end of chrome front bumpers on a Corvette. 1973 Vettes were the first with Radial tires standard, 1974 brought us factory shoulder belts, and 1975 was the last Corvette convertible until 1986. The venerable C3 Corvettes soldiered on until 1982, by which time leather seats and AM/FM were standard, but a manual transmission or an 8 track player were no longer available. The Corvette had made the transition from a sports car to a touring car.

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