Price
$19,900
Engine Size
350ci
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
13,585
Vin
1Z87L8S435158
Stock
900852

Silver Anniversary Edition, Only 13,571 Original Miles, STUNNING CONDITION

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Please call Greg directly at 513-200-9226 with any questions about this car.

Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this 1978 Silver Anniversary Edition Corvette in fantastic condition with only 13,585 original miles. This Silver Anniversary Edition looks fantastic, runs great, and is an excellent driver. It is totally solid with great lines. The Corvette is finished in the beautiful and highly desirable color combination of RPO B2Z Silver Anniversary Two Tone Silver (13) over Dark Gray (07) with Oyster Leather (122) interior. This is the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag pictured in this ad.

We have driven this Corvette about 50 miles since we purchased it. During that time it was completely reliable with no issues and a true pleasure to drive.

This is an excellent opportunity to own a wonderful classic special edition Corvette with very low miles that is ready to be used and enjoyed at an unbeatable value. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in the years to come as the market on C3 Corvette is hot right now and on the rise, this is especially true for the Silver Anniversary Edition. The low original mileage is supported not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title, pictured in this ad, showing the mileage as, "Actual." Please peruse all of the photos, video, and information to get a true sense of how nice this Corvette really is.

Besides the correct paint and trim codes this Corvette is completely "Numbers Matching" and virtually every part we checked on the car is correct with the proper part numbers and appropriate date codes. We have run the numbers on literally hundreds of Corvettes over the years and there are very few that are so correct and original. Even very detailed parts like the starter, distributor, carburetor, and even all the glass is all correct and original. The last six digits of the VIN are stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured in this ad, and the engine is original to the car. The transmission is also original with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the main case and pictured.

This Silver Anniversary Corvette is absolutely loaded with highly desirable original options such as the YJ8 aluminum wheels, air conditioning, tilt/telescopic steering column, sport mirrors, power windows, power locks, power antenna, and the 25th Anniversary paint scheme.

Please note that all 1978 Corvettes wore the "25th Anniversary" badge. However, only certain cars, such as this example, were the actual Silver Anniversary Editions with the Silver Anniversary regular production order (RPO), "B2Z." This is verified by the trim tag that is pictured in this ad showing the paint to be 13 for the bright Silver upper sections and 07 for the Dark Gray lower section, which was only used in 1978 and only for the B2Z Corvettes, on the darker lower portion.

As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle. We hand pick each car after careful inspection. Our Corvettes come from owners who expect their car 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 scrutinize each picture. We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase. If you have a question about the Corvette, just give us a call.

Exterior

The Two Tone Silver (13) and Charcoal (07) exterior is in great driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the paint has a terrific gloss, smooth finish, and deep shine. Both doors open and shut nicely. The original YJ8 aluminum wheels are in great condition with a brilliant finish and no curb rash. The car still has the correct and original style Goodyear GT Radial tires. They have plenty of tread left, do not show any cracking or dry rot, and with the very low mileage, could even be the original tires the car was sold new with from the factory. There are no major scratches, scrapes, or other blemishes that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. There are some very small imperfections that were too faint to show up in the photos, but noting that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. This Silver Anniversary Edition has no rust issues at all. As one can see in the many photos of the underside it is very clean underneath. The frame is totally solid with no rust around the "key hole" area in front of the rear tire and there are no signs of corrosion around the windshield, which are the two most notorious areas for rust on a Corvette of this era.

Window Date Codes

Please note that ALL of the glass on this Corvette, both door windows the rear window, and the even the windshield are all original as each piece predates the car's body build date of July 18, 1978 (K18). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

Interior

The Oyster interior in this Corvette is in outstanding and like new condition. The gauge faces are crisp and clean and the lenses are crystal clear. The seats look just as great in person as they do in the photos with rips, split seams, or excessive wear. The seat is not worn in the typical area on the bolster where the driver gets in and out. The carpet is also in great condition with no stains or holes. The dash and console are in excellent condition with no cracks or sun fading. The original 8-Track stereo radio works well, gets good reception, and even the power antenna still works. Most importantly, the dash has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation. The door panels are in great shape and the door pulls are solid and intact. The original spare is still with the car and has never been used. The factory jack is also present stored correctly behind the passenger seat. This Corvette has never been smoked in; there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes.

Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well, especially with a very light color like Oyster, and the excellent condition of this all original interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life and another great verification of the very low original mileage.

Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in great mechanical condition and it is ready to be enjoyed. As stated above we have put about 50 miles on this car with no issues at all. The car starts right away every time, runs well, and idles well. It drives terrifically and is smooth on the road and at highway speeds. In the video one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, braking to stoplight, going through some curves, and shifting through all the gears. Please note that there are no strange noises or vibrations and the car performs quite well overall. There is no blue smoke when starting or driving the car. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The transmission shifts smoothly throughout the power band. This Corvette has plenty of power and is quite fast. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, and correct as one can see in the photos, even the ignition shielding and catalytic converter are still in place.

The horn works as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, indictors, dash lights, power locks, power antenna, and wipers. The blower for the heater and a/c works on all speeds. Even very detailed items that many buyers do not even know to look for work such as the interior delay light timer and the light by the spare tire. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. The entire vacuum system for the headlights works with no binding in the mechanism. Also, the headlights go up correctly with either the headlight switch or vacuum override switch. The complete operation of the headlights from both switches can be seen in the video. The a/c system is complete and there is a belt on the compressor, but does not blow very cold so it may need some Freon. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the T-tops out on a beautiful day.

Overall Condition

Overall, this 1978 Silver Anniversary Corvette is in amazing condition and is an excellent driver. Special and Anniversary Edition Corvettes always draw a premium over their standard Corvette counterparts. The originality, the very low miles, the high degree of numbers matching original components, the beautiful color combination, and the great overall condition make this car especially important and hard to duplicate. Numbers matching is very important in Corvette pricing and as one can see this car is extremely correct.

The prices of C3 Corvettes have increased drastically over the past years. This is especially true with the Silver Anniversary Editions in our experience. These cars have been catching up to the '78 Pace Cars in value and many people, myself included, prefer the Anniversary Edition over the Pace Car. This Corvette always gets a ton of attention driving down the road. It is very apparent that the vehicle has been well taken care of by its previous owners. The Silver Anniversary Edition Corvettes are secure and wise investments for a collector. One could easily enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal effort.

Thank you for looking and please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.

item
number
description

VIN
1Z87L8S435158
The first digit, "1," indicated the Chevrolet division of GM.  The "Z" is the series, Corvette.  The "87" is the body style, 2-door sport coupe.  The fifth digit is the engine, L, correct for an L48 car.  The sixth digit, "8," indicates the model year, 1978.  The "S" is the plant where the car was produced, St. Louis.  The last five digits are a sequence number so this is the 35,158th Corvette made for 1978.

Body Build Date
K18
"K" corresponds to July and "18" is the eighteenth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is July 18th, 1978.

Engine Code
V0711
"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "07" is the seventh month of year and the "11" is the eleventh day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on July 11, 1978.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.

Suffix Code
CUT
This means the motor was intended for a 1978 L48 Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.

Engine VIN Stamp
435158
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 435158, are stamped on the engine pad and pictured below, meaning this engine is original to this car.

Engine Block Casting Number
3970010
The engine block has the correct 3970010 casting number for a 1978 Corvette.

Engine Block Casting Date
G 7 8
"G" is July, "7" is the seventh day of the month, and "8" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on July 7th, 1978. 

Intake Manifold Casting Number
346249
The intake manifold has a correct 346249 casting number.

Intake Manifold Casting Date
G 1 8
"G" is July, "1" is the first day of the month, and "8" is the last digit of the calendar year so the intake manifold was cast on July 1, 1978. 

Distributor
1103353
The distributor is original and correct for an L48 Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 1103353 stamping. This distributor was only on Corvettes with a CUT suffix code, which this car has.

Distributor Date Code
8 G 5
The "8" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "G" denotes July, and "5" is the fifth day of the month meaning the distributor was made on July 5th, 1978. This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.

Starter
1109065
The starter is original and correct for a Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 1109065 stamping.

Starter Date Code
8F28
The "8" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "F" denotes June, and "28" is the twenty eigth day of the month meaning the starter was made on June 28th, 1978.

Carburetor
17058206
The original carburetor has the correct stamping for a 1978 L48 Corvette with an automatic transmission and a/c. The fourth digit, "5," means the carb was built in the 1976 - 1978 production run. The fifth digit, "8," means it was built for the 1978 model year. The six digit, "2," indicates that it is a 4BBL carb. The seventh digit, "0," means is was built for the Chevrolet division of GM. The last digit, "6," means it was intended for use in an automatic transmission car such as this.

Carburetor Date Code
1528
The "152" is the 152nd day of the year. The "8" is the year, 1978. This mean that the carburetor was made on June 1st, 1978. This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.

Transmission Casting Number
8640300
The main case of the transmission has a correct "8640300" casting number.

Tranmssion Casting Date
6-78 12
The "6" is sixth month of the year. The "78" is the year, 1978 and the "12" is the twelfth day of the month meaning the transmission main case was cast on June 12, 1978, which is correct as it predates the build date of the transmission

Transmission Date Code
B8K11D
The "B" is the plant code where the transmission was assembled. The "8" is the last digit of the year, the "K" represents July, the "11" is the eleventh day of the month, and the "D" is the shift in which the transmission was assembled. This means this transmission was assembled on July 11, 1978 during the day shift.

Transmission VIN Stamp
435158
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 435158, are stamped on the main case of the transmission and pictured in this ad, meaning this transmission is original to this car.

Windshield
IJ
"I" is June and "J" is 1978 so this window is original, made in June of 1978. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

Driver's Window
IJ
"I" is June and "J" is 1978 so this window is original, made in June of 1978. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

Passenger  Window
GJ
"G" is April and "J" is 1978 so this window is original, made in April of 1978. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

Rear Window
LJ
"L" is March and "J" is 1978 so this window is original, made in March of 1978. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

 

exterior color code upper

13
Silver

exterior color code lower

07
Dark Gray

interior color code

122
Oyster Leather

 


 


 


 


 


 

rpo code
description

1YZ87
Corvette Sport Coupe

A31
Power Windows

AU3
Power Locks

B2Z
Silver Anniversary Paint

C49
Rear Window Defogger

C60
Air Conditioning

D35
Sport Mirrors

K30
Cruise Control

L48
350ci V8 Engine

MX1
Automatic Transmission

NA5
Standard Emissions

N37
Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column

QBS
255/60R15 White Letter Tires

UM2
AM-FM Stereo Radio with 8-Track

U75
Power Antenna

VK3
License Plate Mount

YJ8
Aluminum Wheels

ZX2
Convenience Group

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
350ci

Body

Body Color
2-Tone Silver (13) over Dark Gray (07)
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1978
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Miles
13,585

Interior

Interior Color
Oyster
exterior color code upper
13 Silver
exterior color code lower
07 Dark Gray
interior color code
122 Oyster Leather

 

 

 

 

 

 

rpo code description
1YZ87 Corvette Sport Coupe
A31 Power Windows
AU3 Power Locks
B2Z Silver Anniversary Paint
C49 Rear Window Defogger
C60 Air Conditioning
D35 Sport Mirrors
K30 Cruise Control
L48 350ci V8 Engine
MX1 Automatic Transmission
NA5 Standard Emissions
N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
QBS 255/60R15 White Letter Tires
UM2 AM-FM Stereo Radio with 8-Track
U75 Power Antenna
VK3 License Plate Mount
YJ8 Aluminum Wheels
ZX2 Convenience Group

 

item number description
VIN 1Z87L8S435158 The first digit, "1," indicated the Chevrolet division of GM.  The "Z" is the series, Corvette.  The "87" is the body style, 2-door sport coupe.  The fifth digit is the engine, L, correct for an L48 car.  The sixth digit, "8," indicates the model year, 1978.  The "S" is the plant where the car was produced, St. Louis.  The last five digits are a sequence number so this is the 35,158th Corvette made for 1978.
Body Build Date K18 "K" corresponds to July and "18" is the eighteenth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is July 18th, 1978.
Engine Code V0711 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "07" is the seventh month of year and the "11" is the eleventh day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on July 11, 1978.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code CUT This means the motor was intended for a 1978 L48 Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamp 435158 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 435158, are stamped on the engine pad and pictured below, meaning this engine is original to this car.
Engine Block Casting Number 3970010 The engine block has the correct 3970010 casting number for a 1978 Corvette.
Engine Block Casting Date G 7 8 "G" is July, "7" is the seventh day of the month, and "8" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on July 7th, 1978. 
Intake Manifold Casting Number 346249 The intake manifold has a correct 346249 casting number.
Intake Manifold Casting Date G 1 8 "G" is July, "1" is the first day of the month, and "8" is the last digit of the calendar year so the intake manifold was cast on July 1, 1978. 
Distributor 1103353 The distributor is original and correct for an L48 Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 1103353 stamping. This distributor was only on Corvettes with a CUT suffix code, which this car has.
Distributor Date Code 8 G 5 The "8" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "G" denotes July, and "5" is the fifth day of the month meaning the distributor was made on July 5th, 1978. This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Starter 1109065 The starter is original and correct for a Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 1109065 stamping.
Starter Date Code 8F28 The "8" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "F" denotes June, and "28" is the twenty eigth day of the month meaning the starter was made on June 28th, 1978.
Carburetor 17058206 The original carburetor has the correct stamping for a 1978 L48 Corvette with an automatic transmission and a/c. The fourth digit, "5," means the carb was built in the 1976 - 1978 production run. The fifth digit, "8," means it was built for the 1978 model year. The six digit, "2," indicates that it is a 4BBL carb. The seventh digit, "0," means is was built for the Chevrolet division of GM. The last digit, "6," means it was intended for use in an automatic transmission car such as this.
Carburetor Date Code 1528 The "152" is the 152nd day of the year. The "8" is the year, 1978. This mean that the carburetor was made on June 1st, 1978. This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Transmission Casting Number 8640300 The main case of the transmission has a correct "8640300" casting number.
Tranmssion Casting Date 6-78 12 The "6" is sixth month of the year. The "78" is the year, 1978 and the "12" is the twelfth day of the month meaning the transmission main case was cast on June 12, 1978, which is correct as it predates the build date of the transmission
Transmission Date Code B8K11D The "B" is the plant code where the transmission was assembled. The "8" is the last digit of the year, the "K" represents July, the "11" is the eleventh day of the month, and the "D" is the shift in which the transmission was assembled. This means this transmission was assembled on July 11, 1978 during the day shift.
Transmission VIN Stamp 435158 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 435158, are stamped on the main case of the transmission and pictured in this ad, meaning this transmission is original to this car.
Windshield IJ "I" is June and "J" is 1978 so this window is original, made in June of 1978. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Driver's Window IJ "I" is June and "J" is 1978 so this window is original, made in June of 1978. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Passenger  Window GJ "G" is April and "J" is 1978 so this window is original, made in April of 1978. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Rear Window LJ "L" is March and "J" is 1978 so this window is original, made in March of 1978. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

 

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