$12,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1978

 
rpo code description
1YZ87 Base Corvette Sport Coupe
A31 Power Windows
AU3 Power Door Locks
B2Z Silver Anniversary Paint
C49 Rear Window Defogger
C60 Air Conditioning
D35 Sport Mirrors
K30 Cruise Control
L48 350ci Engine
MX1 Automatic Transmission
NA2 Standard Emission System
N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
QBS P225/60R15 White Letter SBR Tires
UA1 Heavy Duty Battery
U58 AM-FM Stereo Radio
U75 Power Antenna
U81 Dual Rear Speakers
YJ8 Aluminum Wheels
ZX2 Convenience Group

 

 
exterior color code
13/07 Silver Anniversary Two Tone
interior color code
122 Oyster Leather

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette
Transmission:   Automatic
Mileage:   75,979
Engine:   350 ci L48
VIN:   1Z87L8S436134
about our dealership
Seven Hills Motorcars is Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist.   We are a licensed and registered auto dealer by the State of Ohio.  With many years of focused experience I specialize in 1963 to 2004 Corvettes.  There is no other dealership that can better meet your needs if you would like to buy, sell, or just find out more information about your Corvette.  This is simply a one man operation, and this is not my full time employment.  I do it because I enjoy it.  I am a collector and enthusiast and therefore look for cars that excite me.  I do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked by me because it is special or rare to me and because I like it. 
contact information
Seven Hills Motorcars, Inc.
9213 Blue Ash Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242
sales@sevenhillsmotorcars.com

Contact a representative directly:
Matt: 513.708.1468
 

vehicle description

 

 

Seven Hills Motorcars is very proud to offer this Silver Anniversary Edition 1978 Chevrolet Corvette for sale.  We have had the great opportunity to acquire this low mileage Corvette in excellent condition.  The Corvette has just under 76,000 original miles.  This Corvette is numbers matching, meaning the last 6 digits of the vin, 436134, are stamped on the engine pad.  All 1978 Corvettes wore the "25th Anniversary" badge, however, only certain cars such as this were the actually Silver Anniversary Editions with the Silver Anniversary Paint regular production order, "B2Z."  This is verified by the trim tag that is pictured below showing the paint to be 13 for the bright silver upper sections and 07, which was only used in 1978 and only for the B27 Corvettes, on the darker lower portion.

Chevrolet marked Corvette's 25th Anniversary in 1978 with the most extensive redesign of the car since the introduction of the C3 body style in 1968.  The new Corvette introduced a large fastback style rear window that drastically increased luggage space in the rear compartment behind the seats.  The interior of the 1978 was also significantly redesigned.  The speedometer and tachometer were redesigned in a more square and vertical mode.  A glove box was added on the passenger side to replace the pocket.  The door panels were also completely new and included screw on arm rests to replace the molded style that been the standard since 1965.  1978 Corvettes featured special 25th Anniversary emblems specific to that year.

As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle.  We hand pick each car after careful inspection.  Our cars come from owners who expect their cars to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did.  We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected.  Please take the time to examine each picture.  We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about bidding.  If you have a question about the Corvette, just give us a call.

 

numbers


I checked around the engine compartment and recorded some of the more easily accessible numbers.  They are as follows:

item number description*
Body Build Date K25 "K" Corresponds to July, and the 25 is the 25th day of the month meaning this car's body was built on July 26, 1978.
Engine Code V0713 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  "0713" corresponds to July 13, 1978.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code CUT This means the motor was intended for an 350ci 185hp engine with an automatic, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping 436134 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 436134, are stamped on the engine pad meaning this engine is original to this car. 
Intake Manifold 346249 The intake manifold is correct with a 346249 casting number.
Exhaust Manifold, Right 3932461 The right exhaust manifold is correct with a 3932461 casting number.
Exhaust Manifold, Left 3932461 The left exhaust manifold is correct with a 3932461 casting number.
Carburetor  17058206 The original carburetor has the correct stamping for a late build 350ci 185hp car such as this.
Carburetor Date Code 1298 "129" is the 129th day of the year and "8" is 1978 so the carburetor was made in May of 1978, which is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Engine Block Casting Number 3970010 The engine block has the correct 3970010 casting number.
Cylinder Head, Right Casting # 462624 The right cylinder head is correct with a 3998993 casting number.
Cylinder Head, Right Casting Date G 12 8 "G" is July, "12" is the twelfth day of the month, and "8" is 1978 so the engine block was cast on July 12, 1978.
Cylinder Head, Left Casting # 462624 The left cylinder head is correct with a 3998993 casting number.
Cylinder Head, Left Casting Date F 21 8 "F" is June, "21" is the twenty-first day of the month, and "8" is 1978 so the engine block was cast on June 21, 1978.

 *All information obtained from Alan A. Colvin's book Corvette by the Numbers and Mike Antonick's book Corvette Black Book.
 

vehicle condition

 
 

Exterior

The Corvette’s paint is in fine condition.  The paint has a dazzling gloss and smooth finish.  This car is in it's original colors as indicated by the trim pad numbers, 13 and 07.  There are no major scratches, scrapes, or cracks in the paint or body.  Many "rubber bumper" Corvettes suffer from ill-fitting and shrunken front and rear bumpers, this car does not The body panel fit, including the rubber bumpers, is very good.  Poorly fitting bumpers are a great sign of bad body work and/or accident history.  Often many corvettes will have particularly chipped up front ends, this car does not.  The underside of the front end is in great condition.  This part of the car is very fragile and a testament to the meticulous care this car has received throughout it's life.  There are some small blemishes and touch ups in the paint around the car.  Some are visible in the photos and there are some are too small to show up in the photos, but there is nothing that is really noticeable from five or ten feet away.  This Corvette came equipped with aluminum wheels, which are in excellent condition with a nice finish.  The tires look nearly brand new.  The frame and everything else on the car is very solid and I have not noticed any corrosion around the "A" pillar.  The car looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.
 

Interior

 

The interior of the corvette is in great original condition.  This is an Oyster Leather car as indicated by the trim pad number, 122.  The seats are in very nice original condition and look in person just as they do in the photos.  Also, the seats are original, not some cheap aftermarket replacement.  The carpet is in excellent condition and appears to be original.  This includes the rear carpet with is often neglected.  There are no major stains, rips, or holes in the carpet.  The car has never been smoked in, there is no ash in the ashtray or aroma what so ever.  Other detailed items such as the fit of the carpet against the center console shows that this car has diligently cared for and not been molested. The dash and center console look awesome and have no cracks or sun damage.  The door panels are nice and fit tightly to the doors.  The interior looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.

 

Mechanical

This car is in excellent mechanical condition.  There are no issues with this car and it is effectively 100% turn key.  The previous owner just went through the entire suspension system before he sold the car.  Therefore, the car is very tight on the road and at highway speeds.  It also brakes strongly and perfectly straight.  It starts easily, runs well, and and does not stall.  The car has plenty of power and is very fast.  The 3 Speed transmission shifts smoothly throughout the power band.  Everything on this car works with the obvious exception of the clock.  This includes the air conditioning, gauges, horn, power antenna, and even the cruise control.  The headlights go up and down as they should with both the headlight switch, and the headlight override vacuum switch.  All of the interior and exterior lights work.  Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car.


Overall
Condition
 

Overall the Corvette is in great condition.  Special and Anniversary Edition Corvettes always draw a premium over their standard Corvette counterparts.  Numbers matching and originality are extremely important in Corvette pricing, and as you can see this car very original and correct.  The value of the late C3 body style cars has gone up dramatically in the past few years.  They are all solid investments for a collector.  You can drive and enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than your purchase price.  The Corvette always turns heads and is admired by every car enthusiast.  Thank you for looking and please email or call with any questions.

 

vehicle pictures

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Seven Hills Motorcars - 1978 Silver Anniversary Edition Corvette

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