Corvette Values: 1978 Coupe

Corvette Values: 1978 Coupe

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GS From Oklahoma submitted this 1978 Coupe to Corvette Values: 1978 Corvette T-Top Coupe. VIN 1Z87L8S4123XX, Dark Blue with Midnight Blue leather interior. 20,234 Original Miles. L48 Original Motor, Automatic Transmission, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Power Windows, Factory A/C, Original Factory Aluminum Wheels, Tele Steering Wheel, AM/FM Stereo, Rear Defrost, Sport Mirrors. Condition is Excellent. Full Documentation including Service Records, Original Warranty Card, owners Manual. The 1978 Corvette production year was interesting with more than 50% of the production representing two special models, the Silver Anniversary and the Pace Car. The remainder of the production line was termed the “standard model,” this is the model submitted. Based on the VIN #1Z87L8S4123XX, it was built early in the 1978 production year. It is powered by the standard 350, L-48 motor that is coupled with an automatic transmission. The motor is original and makes this a matching numbers Corvette. This Corvette is unique with only 20,238 original miles. In addition, it is equipped with most of the options that were available during the 1978 model year. Included are power windows and door locks, cruise control, rear window defogger, air conditioning, sport mirror, tilt-telescopic steering column, AM/FM radio and aluminum wheels. This Corvette is Dark Blue in color and the original paint is termed in good condition. The interior has Dark Blue Leather seats which along with the door panels and carpeting are in excellent condition. Mr. Steven’s Corvette has excellent “curb appeal” with its dark blue paint and contrasting optional aluminum wheels. Documentation plays an important role in determining the originality and value of a Corvette. In possession is previous owner history, service records and the original warranty card and owner’s manual. We place a value of $15,000 on this low-mile 1978 Corvette. In addition, the one year average price appreciation factor is +8%. This value is substantiated by recent sales at major Corvette auctions in the US, including Bloomington Gold and Corvettes at Carlisle 2005 events. Submissions:
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  1. I had a 1978 L82 4spd silver two tone. Is there a trusted place I could find another. I’d like the midnight blue interior this time.



  2. James:

    Thanks for your comment. Sounds like you had the 25th Anniversary model. The good news is there were over 15,000 of those painted in the Anniversary scheme so they should be fairly abundant. But when you get more specific on the interior colors and the L82/4-speed combination, they may get a bit harder to find.

    I would go to the Corvette classified ads sites like and and set up the Adwatches which will notifiy you when news ads are placed. You may also want to try searching as well.

    Good Luck!


  3. Had a midnight blue 1978, I was told that only 200 were produced and 100 went over seas. Is this true?

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