For sale at auction: Lot #1531.2 - L48 engine, 350/185hp with 3-speed automatic transmission. This car has been driven under 3,000 original miles. This example comes complete with original manuals and assorted paper work. 1978 was the 25th anniversary of the Corvette. To celebrate this occasion, the 1978 Corvette was the first Corvette to ever pace the Indianapolis 500 in completely stock trim. Exactly 6,502 Corvette Limited Edition Indy Pace cars were built, and this example is #6,019.