Corvettes for Sale: 1978 Corvette Pace Car on Craigslist for $12,400

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Corvettes for Sale: 1978 Corvette Pace Car on Craigslist for $12,400


If it’s been on your bucket list to own a 1978 Corvette Indy Pace Car one day but you’re on a budget, this might be the answer for you.

Watching a rerun of the recent Mecum Monterey auction today, we saw a 19-mile one-owner Pace Car cross the block for a whopping $50,000 (plus 10 percent fee)!

Very nice car but unfortunately not very practical for the budget-conscious customer.

Corvettes for Sale: 1978 Corvette Pace Car on Craigslist for $12,400


We found another ’78 currently up for sale on Craigslist in Massachusetts that might not be in the same ballpark as that pristine one condition-wise, it’s also not in the same ballpark price-wise either. The owner is asking just $12,400 or is willing to possibly trade for a Subaru Baja pickup of all things.

Good news is that considerable work has already been done on this 46,000-mile car, including a rebuild of the L48 engine by the previous owner in New Hampshire.

Corvettes for Sale: 1978 Corvette Pace Car on Craigslist for $12,400


The seller has likewise been busy putting “a lot of money,” as he puts it, with many other improvements, including seats wrapped in dove gray leather as close to the original color as possible – plus many other new parts, including front carpet, Edelbrock carburetor, tires, shocks, front wheel bearings, front brakes, rotors and calipers, one rear caliper, two new mufflers, plugs, wires, distributor cap and rotors, upper and lower ball joints, tie rod ends and alignment. All belts, hoses and fluids have also been changed.

The clock doesn’t work (surprise, surprise), but the air conditioner has already been converted and recharged.

Corvettes for Sale: 1978 Corvette Pace Car on Craigslist for $12,400


This car is one of the last of the 6,502 Pace Cars produced, coming in at #6206.

The beauty of this car in our eyes is that at this price point, you could enjoy driving it without having a panic attack (unlike the ultra low mileage examples) and even be able to afford a repaint and other upgrades if desired.

Corvettes for Sale: 1978 Corvette Pace Car on Craigslist for $12,400


Source:
Craigslist.com via barnfinds.com

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Probably a good “starter car” for the beginner Corvette owner. These later C3s had some improvements over the chrome bumper cars. Considering the amount of stuff that’s been rebuilt or replaced, the speedo has most likely been around once. I’d be happy to own it if I didn’t already have too many cars.

  2. I am very interested in the car but I need to know more about it. I live in North Carolina and I’m not making that ride until I verify a few things first. Does the car have an A/C? What size engine?

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