1978 Chevrolet Corvette

$14,900

Price
$14,900
Engine Size
350ci V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
67,332
Vin
1Z87L8S421141
Stock
900922
Figure based on a stock vehicle with OH rates with $100/$300k Liability/UM/UIM limits. Rates vary depending on the state, coverage selected and other factors. Policies underwritten by Essentia Insurance Company. Some coverage and discounts not available in all states. Call 877-922-9701 to speak with a representative or apply online. $342 /year insurance
Price
$14,900
Engine Size
350ci V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
67,332
Vin
1Z87L8S421141
Stock
900922
Figure based on a stock vehicle with OH rates with $100/$300k Liability/UM/UIM limits. Rates vary depending on the state, coverage selected and other factors. Policies underwritten by Essentia Insurance Company. Some coverage and discounts not available in all states. Call 877-922-9701 to speak with a representative or apply online. $342 /year insurance

item
number
description*

VIN
1Z87L8S421141
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 21,141th Corvette made for 1978.

Body Build Date
F20
"F" corresponds to February and "20" is the twentyth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is February 20th, 1978.

Engine Code
V0217
"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "02" is the second month of year and the "17" is the seventeenth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on February 17th, 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 Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.

Engine VIN Stamp
421141
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 421141, 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
A 17 8
"A" is January, "17" is the seventeenth day of the month, and "8" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on January 17th, 1978. 

Carburetor
17058204
This carburetor is correct and original for a 1978 corvette with an automatic transmission

Carburetor Date Code
168
"16" is the 16th day from January 1st 1978, and "8" is the last digit of the calendar year meaning this carburetor was made on January 16th, 1978.

Right Exhaust Manifold Casting Number
3932461
The right exhaust manifold has the correct 3932461 casting number for a 1978 Corvette.

Driver's Window
YG
"Y" is October and "G" is 1977 so this window is original, made in October of 1977.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

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

Rear Window
YG
"Y" is October and "G" is 1977 so this window is original, made in October of 1977.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

rpo code
description

1YZ87
Corvette Sport Coupe

A31
Power Windows

AU3
Power Door Locks

C49
Rear Window Defogger

D35
Sport Mirrors

K30
Curise Control

MX1
Automatic Transmission

N37
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column

N90
Aluminum Wheels

QBS
225/60R15 White Letter Tires

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
350ci V8

Body

Body Color
White
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1978
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Miles
67,332

Interior

Interior Color
Light Doeskin
rpo code description
1YZ87 Corvette Sport Coupe
A31 Power Windows
AU3 Power Door Locks
C49 Rear Window Defogger
D35 Sport Mirrors
K30 Curise Control
MX1 Automatic Transmission
N37 Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
N90 Aluminum Wheels
QBS 225/60R15 White Letter Tires
item number description*
VIN 1Z87L8S421141 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 21,141th Corvette made for 1978.
Body Build Date F20 "F" corresponds to February and "20" is the twentyth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is February 20th, 1978.
Engine Code V0217 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "02" is the second month of year and the "17" is the seventeenth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on February 17th, 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 Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamp 421141 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 421141, 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 A 17 8 "A" is January, "17" is the seventeenth day of the month, and "8" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on January 17th, 1978. 
Carburetor 17058204 This carburetor is correct and original for a 1978 corvette with an automatic transmission
Carburetor Date Code 168 "16" is the 16th day from January 1st 1978, and "8" is the last digit of the calendar year meaning this carburetor was made on January 16th, 1978.
Right Exhaust Manifold Casting Number 3932461 The right exhaust manifold has the correct 3932461 casting number for a 1978 Corvette.
Driver's Window YG "Y" is October and "G" is 1977 so this window is original, made in October of 1977.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Passenger  Window NJ "N" is January and "J" is 1978 so this window is original, made in January of 1978.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Rear Window YG "Y" is October and "G" is 1977 so this window is original, made in October of 1977.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
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