Corvette 19661982 shop service repair workshop small big mechanical manual book fits. The date code the engine was manufactured was also cast into the block. Second, is this original 1978 corvette sales brochure, a fold out brochure giving you all your spec, accessories, and models for that year. Louis assembly line see the 1977 corvette overview for further detail. Your corvette collection just isnt complete without a copy of your build sheet and a reproduction window sticker. Durant and swissborn louis chevrolet and a division of general motors, chevrolet is an iconic us car manufacturer. Former autoworkers book tells the corvette story advantagenews. Extremely low mileage on 1978 pace cars indicate that owners have thought. To celebrate the first quarter century of corvettes, a completely redesigned body was rolled out with new fastback styling. Vintage factory 1978 chevrolet color chip book manual corvette camaro malibu.
Classics on autotrader has listings for new and used 1977 chevrolet corvette classics for sale near you. Corvette 19681982 restoration guide, 2nd edition motorbooks workshop richard prince on. Every model since 1953 complete book series mueller, mike on. Mclellan uses every tool at his disposal to tell his story, including original sketches and charts drawn by him exclusively for this book, scores of archival photos. Ive written an ebook that offers practical tips to help you get on track and stay on. Was it worth storing a 1978 chevrolet corvette silver anniversary l82. Last, up for consideration is a noriginal 1978 publication of gm chevrolet corvette owners manual 1st edition. Corvette restoration manuals, guides and books are available at the motor bookstore for the ponycar aficionado who wants to embrace owning a vette from every conceivable angle. Add in the usual shuffle of interior and exterior colors, axleratio offerings, and option mixes, and youve got the 1979 corvette. If instead you want ac system parts for a corvette from another model year, please follow the corresponding link below. With the longest production run of any corvette era, the c3 generation 196882 was full of milestones. Created in cooperation with general motors and illustrated with 500 color and blackandwhite photos from gms exclusive design and media. Thirdgen corvette stingrays now one word brought us the lt1, zr1, zl1, and l82, plus special pace car and silver anniversary editions.
Love my all original 78 pace car she is a very fun car to drive and showshe has the original working 8 track player and people are amazed she gets me a trophy every time, the down side to her is she gets about 810 mpg and parts are hard to come by but she is 36 years old 2014 people always ask me about her wherever we go. This solid axle generation ended with the introduction of the sting ray in 1963 with independent rear suspension. The national corvette museum offers build sheets and window stickers for any corvette assembled in bowling green since the gm plant opened in. It was one of the first american massproduced engines in history to reach 1 bhp 0.
For chevrolet, however, the 1977 model year marked a significant manufacturing milestone the production of their 500,000th corvette. Its a rich and fascinating history populated by largerthanlife personalities, incredible events, and, of course, amazing cars. Chevy corvette history, pictures, information, 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982. Learn about the history behind each model year and see corvette photographs. It set new sales records with 53,807 produced for the 1979 model year. Chevrolet corvette price trends cargurus tracks the prices of millions of used car listings every year. Please feel free to contact our corvette store customer care representative for assistance via email. The arrival of the 1978 chevy corvette would happen just a few months after the 500,000th model rolled off the st. This book is a fine history book of the making of the first corvette up to the 1982. The chevrolet corvette, colloquially known as the vette, is a twodoor, two passenger sports. Results include ads from the april, 2020 issue of hemmings motor news. Get all the facts you need about your favorite year of the corvette on the history pages of the national corvette owners association.
Chevrolet corvette er en sportsbil produsert av chevroletdivisjonen i det. Whatever the problem, volvette has the high quality c3 corvette ac parts you need to get your corvette as cool on the inside as it is on the outside. Welcome to the national corvette owners association. The upcoming midengined c8 corvette represents the next chapter in the corvette story, one that begins in 1953. The complete competition history from sebring to le mans tells the inside story of chevrolets top race car, with racing history, driver insights, technical details, and over 200 historic photos from the gm media archive, many never before seen in print. It rides nice and i have restored the majority of the mechanical systems. To see ads from the may, 2020 issue, you must be a subscriber to hemmings motor news. Despite this, sales declined for the first time in seven years, easing to 46,776. Come take a little ride into corvette history and race off in this 78 pace car. As significant as that milestone had been as a benchmark of corvettes success, the 1978 model would mark a second milestone corvettes silver anniversary. Chevrolet corvette c3 the chevrolet corvette c3 was a sports car that was produced from 1967 to 1982 by chevrolet for the 1968 through 1982 model years. Corvette 19681982 restoration guide, 2nd edition motorbooks. From 1953 to 2019, it was frontengined, and since 2020, it is midengined.
Horsepower for the 78 corvette rose to 175185 base and to 220 for the l82 option. Hpe will offer up to 1,200 horsepower for the new midengine corvette with a specially designed twinturbo system that will include a specially built lt2 v8 engine with upgraded engine internals including forged aluminum pistons 10. Chevrolet produced only 300 examples of its corvette sports car for the 1953 model year, and according to the dealer in phoenix advertising the pick of the day on, this one, the 87th produced, is one of the most important extant. The new wraparound rear window provided much more space behind the seats but was not a hatchback. C1, was introduced in late 1953 and produced until 1962. The chevrolet corvette celebrated its 25th year anniversary in 1978 and was chosen to pace the indy 500. The 2002 corvette featured a new color, electron blue metallic, and an upgraded 405hp ls6 engine for the z06. The corvettes credentials as a true gt car have always been blighted by its tiny 16. The engine serial number includes a production sequence number starting with 0001001 and one of the suffixes below. Chevrolet made these special corvettes by giving them a unique. The chronological history of c3 corvettes 1977 to 1982. History of the 19681982 chevrolet corvette 1968 was a highwater mark for corvette production to date, with 28,566 vehicles sold, and for the very last time, roadsters outsold coupes almost 2 to 1. To celebrate a competely redesigned body was rolled out with new fastback styling. Oct 29, 2018 another one which autohaus of naples sold is this very hard to find and absolutely beautiful 1978 chevrolet corvette 25th anniversary model with only 9,637 actual miles.
After all these years, the 1978 chevrolet corvette is still a handsomelooking car, especially with the silver anniversary paint and alloy. Third generation corvettes 1968 1982, commonly known as c3s, are among the most plentiful and affordable corvettes on the road today. But in 1978 you could get the greatlooking blackandsilver indy 500 pace car or silver silver anniversary editions, and that made it easy to. A lifetime car enthusiast, mueller has written and photographed more than 25 automotive and truck history books and contributed photography to at least that many more. The chevrolet corvette, colloquially known as the vette, is a twodoor, twopassenger sports. The chevrolet corvette may be an american icon, but that doesnt mean every version was great.
Chevy corvette c3 stingray restoration and performance parts. The 1978 corvette was a third generation c3 corvette, spanning from years 19681982. Engines and chassis components were mostly carried over from the previous generation, but the body and interior were new. Oct 01, 2015 1978 chevrolet corvette was the return of the fastback. Gm began production of the esteemed corvette in bowling green in 1981, and the facility has remained the exclusive home of the corvette for over 30 years.
Shop millions of cars from over 21,000 dealers and find the perfect car. Chevrolet produced 6502 replica pace cars from march through may of 1978 with each car having its own special vin ending in 900001906502. Hennessey performance engineering hpe has executed big plans for the 2020 c8 corvette. In 1978, the corvettes 25th anniversary was celebrated with a twotone silver. Nicknamed the mako shark, the new vette sported refinements like hidden wipers, no vent windows, and ttops and removable rear windows on the.
While the 250,000th corvette had been a riverside gold convertible that had been built on november 7, 1969, the 500,000th corvette. In the complete book of corvette, american automotive expert mike mueller details all of the generations, offering the definitive, allencompassing volume showcasing over 60 years of corvette history. With its generations noted sequentially from c1 to c8, the corvette serves as chevrolets halo vehicle and is. The hagerty classic car valuation tool is designed to help you learn how to value your 1978 chevrolet corvette and assess the current state of the classic car market. Choose mileage and options to get your 1978 chevrolet corvette 2 door coupe book value and price. It had taken chevrolet 15 years to build the first 250,000 corvettes, but only an additional eight years to build 250,000 more.
The 1978 corvette model year marked the 25th anniversary of the car and a year it had the honer of being the pace car for the indy 500. History of the corvette 19681983 to find out more about the generations shark nickname and the complete history of the chevrolet corvette c3 generation. Known around the world as americas sports car, the corvette exemplifies the definition of innovation. Cashing in on the birthday cachet, chevy offered the 1978 corvette with 25th anniversary paint, which was a relatively inexpensive striping package that would be viewed as a desirable option and could thus be considerably marked up.
Any corvette built from the models inception in 1953 can be properly overhauled and restored by following the. Paul adamss history in the automotive industry was extensive, but it was in. These are the 8 best books about the chevy corvette. Unrestored 1978 silver anniversary chevrolet corvette. An illustrated history of chevrolets sports car, authors. The latest installment in vette magazines illustrated corvette series by k. Ecklers corvette is your onestop shop for 1978 corvette parts. Corvette history national corvette owners association. The chevrolet corvette c3 is a sports car that was produced from 1967 to 1982 by chevrolet for the 1968 through 1982 model years. Corvettes use of a titanium exhaust for the z06 was the first ever for a mass production automobile. Among his long list of titles are motorbooks chevy chevelle 50 years, the complete book of corvette, the complete book of classic dodge and plymouth muscle. Corvette black book 1953 2007 the corvette black book is the perfect companion volume for the dedicated corvette fan. Find out if chevrolet corvette prices are going up or down and how they have changed over time.
The chevrolet corvette, colloquially known as the vette, is a twodoor, twopassenger sports car manufactured and marketed by chevrolet across more than 60 years of production and eight design generations. Chevrolet has earned its reputation by offering consumers durable and affordable vehicles within its vast and complete lineup from subcompacts to heavyduty trucks. Mar 27, 2011 1965 396 l78 corvette the first bigblock corvette. The interior is as beautiful as the all original paint on the outside. From the 1954s, the circa 1957 to 65 fuelies, the 63 splitwindow stingrays, the 78 pace. Another one which autohaus of naples sold is this very hard to find and absolutely beautiful 1978 chevrolet corvette 25th anniversary model with. Every shred of corvette notable data resides in these pages including options, colors, stats, facts, history, prices, codes, and more. Access to the storage space is still accessed from behind the seats. Jan 20, 2020 for chevrolet, however, the 1977 model year marked a significant manufacturing milestone the production of their 500,000th corvette. Corvette 1978 corvette 1977 corvette 1976 corvette 1975 corvette 1979 corvette 1980 corvette 1983 corvette 1981 corvette 1982 corvette 1974 corvette 1973 corvette 1967 corvette 1966 corvette 1965 corvette 1968 corvette 1969 corvette 1972 corvette 1971 corvette 1970 corvette 1964.377 330 865 257 864 1052 1085 1074 1635 1423 1060 1497 1525 885 161 609 680 804 507 212 252 789 1308 826 230 1045 1060 745 447 322 1547 250 1399 1275 711 1312 755 240 485 779 655 895 1289