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#'s Match, EXCELLENT CONDITION, White/Red, VERY CLEAN, Priced to Sell!!


Please call Matt directly at 513-708-1468 with any questions about this car.

Seven Hills Motorcars is very proud to offer this completely numbers matching 1978 Corvette in outstanding condition with only 77,955 original miles. This Corvette looks stunning, runs great, and is an excellent driver. The car is totally solid with excellent lines and no rust issues. It is finished in the beautiful and desirable color combination of Classic White (10) over Red Leather (722). This is the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag pictured in this ad.

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, alternator, distributor, and carburetor are all correct and original. The last six digits of the VIN, 422270, 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 Corvette is ready to be driven and enjoyed. We have this car priced to sell and are offering an excellent opportunity to own a very desirable Corvette at an unbeatable value. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come as the market on C3 Corvettes is very hot right now and on the rise, especially for low mileage and original examples like this car. The original and owners manual as well as some service records from the previous owner are included with the car.

The low original mileage is verified 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, list of numbers, and other information to get a true sense of how nice, clean, and original this Corvette really is.

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.

Model Description

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.


The Classic White exterior is in excellent driver condition. As one can see in the photos the finish has a terrific gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely. The rally wheels have a nice finish and have no curb rash on the beauty rings. The Goodyear Eagle GTII white letter tires have about 90% tread left and are correctly sized 255/60R15. There are a few tiny blemishes that were too small to show up in the photos, but nothing else that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. As one can see in the many photos of the underside of the car, it is very clean and this Corvette has absolutely NO RUST ISSUES. The frame is totally solid with no rust around the "key hole" area in front of the rear tire and I have seen no evidence of corrosion around the windshield, which are the two most notorious spots for rust on a C3 Corvette. We have included specific photos of the areas most prone to rust to show how nice this car looks.

Window Date Codes

Please note that almost all of the glass on this Corvette, both pieces of door glass and the rear window are all date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of February 27, 1978 (F27). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.


The Red Leather interior in this Corvette is in outstanding condition. The seats look just in person as they do in the photos with no excessive wear. The driver's seat is not worn in the typical area on the bolster where the driver gets in and out. Please note that these seem to be the original seats and skins, not some cheap aftermarket covers or replacements. The gauge faces are clean and crisp and the lenses are clear. The carpet is also in great condition with no rips or holes. This includes the rear carpet which is often neglected. The dash and console look awesome with no cracks or sun fading. The door panels are in fantastic shape and, unlike many Corvettes of this age, they fit well and tight to the door. The door pulls are solid and intact. The jack and jack handle are still with the car, stored correctly behind the passenger seat. The original spare is still with the car and has never been used. 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 and the excellent condition of this 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.


This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. The car starts right away every time, runs well, and idles smooth. It drives great on the road and at highway speeds. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, shifting through all the gears, braking to stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that there are no strange noises or vibrations and the car performs quite well overall. This Corvette has plenty of power and is quite fast. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, correct and complete as one can see in the photos. Even the ignition shielding, original air cleaner, original valve covers, and catalytic converter are all still in place.

The radio works as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, indicators, horn, wipers, power windows, and rear window defogger. The blower works on all speeds and the a/c also works and blows cold. One can observe the a/c compressor clicking on and engaging properly in the video. The vacuum system for the headlights works correctly. The headlights go up quickly, evenly, and with no binding in the mechanism. Also, the headlights go up correctly with either the headlight switch or vacuum override switch. There complete operation form both switches can be viewed in the video. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. 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 Corvette is in fantastic condition. The originality, the low miles, the desirable color combination, the great options, and the excellent 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 very correct. There are photos below of the VIN stamp on the engine block, suffix code, engine assembly date, transmission VIN stamp, transmission assembly date, and transmission casting date. This Corvette always gets a ton of attention driving down the road. It is apparent that the vehicle has been well taken care of by its previous owners. The prices of C3 Corvettes have increased considerably over the past several years. They 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.


Engine Type
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Body Color
Classic White (10)
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Interior Color
Red Leather (722)
exterior color code
10 Classic White
interior color code
722 Red Leather














rpo code description
1YZ87 Corvette Sport Coupe
A31 Power Windows
A51 Bucket Seat
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
U68 AM-FM Radio
U81 Dual Rear Speaker
VK3 License Plate Mount
YJ8 Aluminum Wheels
ZX2 Convenience Group
item number description
VIN 1Z87L8S422270 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 22,270th Corvette made for 1978.
Body Build Date F27 "F" corresponds to February and "27" is the twenty-seventh day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is February 27, 1978.
Engine Code V0218 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "02" is the second month of year and the "18" is the eighteenth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on February 18, 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 422270 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 422270, 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 11 8 "A" is January, "11" is the eleventh day of the month, and "8" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on January 11, 1978. 
Intake Manifold Casting Number 346249 The intake manifold has a correct 346249 casting number.
Intake Manifold Casting Date B 17 8 "B" is February, "17" is the seventeenth day of the month, and "8" is the last digit of the calendar year so the intake manifold was cast on February 17, 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 8B10 The "8" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "B" denotes February, and "10" is the tenth day of the month meaning the distributor was made on February 10, 1978. This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Alternator 1102908 The alternator is original and correct for a Corvette with a/c with a 1102908 stamping.
Alternator Date Code 8A18 The "8" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "A" denotes January, and "18" is the eighteenth day of the month meaning the alternator was made on January 18, 1978.
Starter 1109065 The starter is original and correct for a Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 1109065 stamping.
Starter Date Code 8B16 The "8" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "B" denotes February, and "16" is the sixteenth day of the month meaning the starter was made on February 16, 1978.
Transmission Date Code B8B01D The first "B" means the transmission as build in the Parma plant. The "8" is the last digit of the calendar year. The second "B" is the second month of the year and the "01" is the first day of the month. The "C" is the shift in which the transmission was made. This would mean the transmission was made during the day shift in Parma on February 1, 1978.
Transmission VIN Stamping 422270 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 422270, are stamped on the main case of the transmission and pictured below meaning this transmission is original to this car.
Carburetor 17058204 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, "4," means it was intended for use in an automatic transmission car such as this.
Carburetor Date Code 278 The "27" is the 27th day of the year. The "8" is the year, 1978. This mean that the carburetor was made on January 27, 1978. This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Driver's 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.
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 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.
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