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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car

Two-owner Pace Car with under 33k miles up for auction


Today’s AutoHunter Spotlight is on a two-owner 1978 Corvette Pace Car powered by its original L48 350cid V8 mated to a Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission.

1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car

This Pace Car’s body sports Corvette’s 25th-anniversary style changes, including the fastback-shaped rear window and removable glass roof panels. It’s finished in two-tone black and silver with red pinstripes that commemorate the Corvette used in the 1978 Indianapolis 500.

The mostly original interior is suited with two-tone leather bucket seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and matching door panels. The seller replaced the original stereo with a new AM/FM/CD head unit.

The ad notes the original engine was factory rated at 185 horsepower when new and was recently served with an oil change and installation of a new battery.

Odometer shows 32,661 miles, which the seller notes are original.

This Corvette Pace Car’s auction ends May 7 at 12:40 p.m. PDT.

Visit this vehicle’s AutoHunter listing for further information and gallery of photos.

Racheal Colbert
An experienced writer and editor, Racheal brings her enthusiasm for collector cars to her role as the Content Manager of the Collector Car Network. Former Content Writer and Marketing Manager in the tech and publishing industry, Racheal brings a fresh perspective to the Journal and the automotive world.


  1. It is BEAUTIFUL and it is a Corvette. But—All 1978 were Pace Cars. (some had decal ALL had badging. Most underpowered engine imaginable- worse on California car. 0-60 in 14 seconds.
    So many produced- 50,000? Makes this year very very common.
    For all above- not very desirable or it is desirable by someone w/ limited funds. Or some wacko that wants to relive his High School days in a vintage Vette. But- Parts are readily available and dirt cheap.

  2. If you need to buy this model- Get the 1981. All amenaties, rear window pops open. Beautiful ground effects. Silver leather!!
    That is a desirable car. And last year C3


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