GR Auto Gallery is pleased to offer this 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car for your consideration. For the 1978 Indianapolis 500, Chevrolet has gifted the opportunity to sponsor the official pace car for the 5th time in the manufacturer's history. Chevrolet made four official pace cars to use in the race and to cover all press duties of the event. Following the Indy 500, Chevrolet made another 6,502 Corvettes as replica pace cars, supposedly one for each existing dealership at the time. Offered here is one of those official replica pace cars that was delivered new to Russ Hyma Chevrolet in South Haven, Michigan.
This 1978 Corvette Pace Car comes equipped with the standard L-48 350 V8 motor mated to an automatic transmission. Even though the motor was the same as all other 1978 Corvettes, the Pace Car edition had many special features that set it apart. The first of which is the special paint job that the pace cars received. This example was recently repainted in the original color scheme of silver over black. It retains the original red pinstriping decal along with the special Indianapolis 500 decals.
Another special item given to this edition was the silver leather interior which remains in great condition. Not only is this a special edition limited car, but it also was equipped with options such as air conditioning.
One might think that this special car wouldn't have the performance or driveability to back up its name as the Indianapolis 500 pace car, but Chevrolet didn't get the opportunity by making a sloppy car. The C3 Corvette offered here has power steering, a limited-slip differential, and four-wheel disc brakes making it enjoyable to drive. This model has also been equipped with removable glass roof panels which allow for a wonderful open-top driving experience. This is your chance to own a special piece of automotive history while enjoying a wonderful driving car all for an affordable price. Please call or email today with any questions or for additional information.
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