Today we bring you yet another low-mileage 1978 Corvette.
Way back when the ‘Vette was celebrating its 25th anniversary and I was still a teenager, some folks got the idea that they would buy one – or more – of these “special” Corvettes and hang on to them to sell for a war pension sometime in the future.
Here’s a case in point.
The seller says his father purchased “many” Pace Cars and Silver Anniversary Corvettes, perhaps hoping to collect such a big payday one day. This one has just 15 miles on the odometer, having been stored for 30 years before being placed in an enclosed trailer and hauled to the seller’s house in 2010.
“Everything works, even the clock!” the seller points out. “Runs and sounds great!”
The car, which still has the sticker on the window showing it listed for $12,773.21, is one of the 15,283 Silver Anniversary Editions built that year (representing a third of the total production) and features the desirable L82 engine with automatic transmission, special two-tone silver paint, and red leather interior. The new owner will also get the original factory build sheet and, drum roll please, the Corvette cardboard carpet protectors. The car was sold by Hopkins Chevrolet in New Carlisle, Ohio in 1978 to B.E. Day & Sons/Day’s Corvettes in Frankfort, Ky.
Compared to the 7.8-mile Pace Car we told you about earlier this week that’s being offered at $72,000, paying the eBay Buy-It-Now price of $45,000 for this 1978 25th Anniversary Corvette sounds like a real bargain (or at least half a war pension).
“The price is fair,” so claims the seller, “and I can promise you it will only go up in value.
We’re not so sure about those claims, since S.A.’s are pretty common, but if you have your heart set on a very-low-mileage ’78 S.A. in your driveway, this one might be worth a look.
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