Lot #342.1

1978 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE PACE CAR EDITION

Auction Palm Beach 2009
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 342.1
Year 1978
Make CHEVROLET
Model CORVETTE
Style COUPE PACE CAR EDITION
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 1Z87L8S905417
Exterior Color BLACK/SILVER
Interior Color SILVER
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 350
Transmission 3-SPEED AUTOMATIC
Description
For long time car enthusiasts, it is hard to believe it's been over 30 years since the first Corvette to pace the Indianapolis 500 was introduced in 1978. Offered here today is surely one of the finest, totally untouched, original 1978 Corvette pace car editions you will ever find. Driven just under 2,400 original miles by the original owner of over 30 years, this car has been perfectly preserved in climate controlled storage and has had regular maintenance over its entire life. Every imaginable piece of documentation from this car's original build and purchase has been preserved and is included for the next owner. Guaranteed 100% factory original paint, trim and interior combined with totally correct mechanical components make this pace car edition a perfect survivor and a coveted collectible. These first Indy pace car edition Corvettes have many unique features distinguishing them from regular production 1978 Corvettes and it appears their time has come with renewed interest in placing pristine examples like this one in fine Corvette collections. You would look long and hard to find a better example than this less than 2,400 original mile, highly documented, 1978 Corvette Pace Car offered here today.
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