NO RESERVE: 1978 Chevrolet Corvette L82 Indy Pace Car. Time Capsule! See VIDEO.

  • Location: Eugene, Oregon, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • SubModel: L82 Pace Car
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: L82 Indy Pace Car. NO RESERVE! See VIDEO
  • Year: 1978
  • Mileage: 29,677
  • VIN: 1Z8748S905423
  • Color: Black/Silver
  • Engine size: L82 350ci/220HP
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Silver
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Options: Sunroof

1978 Chevrolet Corvette L82 Indy Pace Car. NO RESERVE! See VIDEO description

NO RESERVE. WILL SELL TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER. Original, unrestored 1978 Corvette L82 Indy Pace Car. #5423 of 6502 built. Just 29,677 actual miles. Excellent original condition with documentation. NO RESERVE: 1978 Chevrolet Corvette L82 Indy Pace Car. Time Capsule! See VIDEO. NO RESERVE: 1978 Chevrolet Corvette L82 Indy Pace Car. Time Capsule! See VIDEO.

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Description 1978 CHEVROLET CORVETTE L82 INDY PACE CAR
Located near EUGENE, OREGON
NO RESERVE. ABSOLUTE AUCTION. WILL SELL TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER.
Sold new by Hubbard Chevrolet in Hubbard, Oregon on May 17, 1978. This is #5423 of 6502 Pace Cars built.
Optioned with:
  • L82 350/220 HP engine
  • Gymkhana Suspension
  • Automatic transmission
  • Front and rear spoilers
  • Mirror tint roof panels
  • Two tone Black and Silver paint
  • Like new Silver interior
  • Contoured sport seats
  • Air conditioning
  • Power windows
  • Power locks
  • Tilt and telescopic steering column
  • AM/FM/8 Track Stereo
  • Cruise control
  • Polished aluminum Rally wheels
  • White letter radial tires


In 1978, Chevrolet celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Corvette by pacing the Indianapolis 500 and releasing a handful of special-edition pace car replicas to the public. Just 6,502 of these very special Black and Silver Corvette models were ever produced, each with a unique VIN sequence, a significant change from previous special-edition Corvettes. Following a front-page article in the Wall Street Journal, prices for these limited-edition Corvettes went through the roof as they were quickly snapped up by collectors. Besides the special two-tone paint, each Corvette Pace Car featured unique front and rear spoilers, polished aluminum Red-stripe wheels, mirror-tint roof panels and contoured sport seats finished in silver leather. An Indianapolis 500 decal kit was also included. The 25th anniversary of Corvette was marked with one of the most extensively redesigned Corvettes since the 1968 model. The new “fastback” rear end styling featured a large rear window, reminiscent of the lines of the mid-'60s. The interior of the 1978 Pace Car sported a special “clam shell” seat. Number 05423, this particular Pace Car Edition includes the sought-after L82 350 CI engine with an automatic transmission. The L82 was designed as a high-performance engine, featuring a 9:1 compression ratio that generated 220 horsepower. The L82 engine had larger heads and valves, four-bolt mains, forged-steel crank, different pistons and aluminum intake. Optioned with FE7 Gymkhana Suspension. With only 29,677 miles, this Corvette is very original with an excellent original interior. Other options include air conditioning, power windows and door locks, tilt-telescopic steering column, AM/FM/8 Track radio, cruise control, and polished-aluminum wheels with Goodyear white-letter radial tires.

An Oregon car from new. Original owner had the car for 21 years, driving it only 28,632 miles. Purchased by current owner on June 30, 1999. Current mileage 29,677 (driven just 1,045 miles in the last 19 years.) The smog system was removed from the car. All service records from new are with the car.
This car runs and drives beautifully. No accidents or damage. Always maintained and garaged. All options work.
Extremely well documented. Original documents still with the car and included with the sale are:
Window Sticker • Dealer Invoice • Owner's Manual • New Vehicle Inspection Procedure • Federal Disclosure Forms • Operation Notices: For Blower & Glass Roof Panels • EPA Fuel Economy Estimate Notice • Aluminum Wheel Instructions • Consumer Information Pamphlet • Instructions for Turn Signals/Key Removal/Outside Mirror use • Pace Car Decals (in original GM box) and Installation Instruction Sheet.
There is little to add. If you are looking for a great original "Time Capsule" L82 Pace Car, this is the one. We have decided to let the bidders determine the selling price.
Offered at NO RESERVE. HIGH BIDDER WILL OWN THE CAR. Out of respect for all bidders, PLEASE ask all questions and have your finances in order before bidding. Please read the terms of sale below. We have been selling on eBay since 1998. We take all of our auctions seriously and expect bidders to do the same. Thank you.
WE WILL HAPPILY SELL TO BIDDERS WORLDWIDE.
Thanks for looking and GOOD LUCK!

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Payment We gladly sell to buyers WORLDWIDE. Winning bidder please contact us within 24 hours of auction close. A deposit of $2000 is due via PayPal at that time. Vehicle deposits are non-refundable, per PayPal and eBay policy. Balance due in certified U.S. funds via bank wire transfer within 7 days of auction close. We do not accept overseas bank drafts or cashier's checks. Vehicle has a clear title and is being sold by the owner, with our assistance. Please call David at 503-309-7729 between 9am and 9pm Pacific Time with any questions. Thank you. Shipping Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer and not included in the auction price. Vehicle must be picked up within 14 days of payment, unless other arrangements have been made. Note that vehicle will be shipping from the Eugene, Oregon area (Northwest coast of the U.S. between Seattle and San Francisco) with easy access to interstate highways (I-5: north-south, and I-84 east). We will gladly assist your carrier with loading. Terms of Sale Please ask all questions before bidding. Your personal inspection is invited before the close of the auction. Only you know if the vehicle is right for you. All descriptions are based upon information provided by the seller and our own personal inspection of the vehicle. Obviously, with any collector vehicle there are internal areas that cannot be inspected, but the description is based upon the seller's representations and our observation of the vehicle. For that reason, the vehicle in this listing is being sold "as-is" with no warranties of any kind expressed or implied. Mileage listed is that showing on the odometer and unless otherwise noted, cannot be verified due to the age of the vehicle. Mileage of vehicles over 10 years old is considered "exempt" by the State of Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles. By participating in this auction, the bidder agrees to these terms. About Us

Charvet Classic Cars assists sellers (all of whom are my personal friends) to find new appreciative homes for their special vehicles. I personally inspect each vehicle. I take the photographs and videos personally. It allows me to represent the vehicle accurately and answer any questions you may have about it. I have been an eBay seller with 100% positive feedback since 1998, and involved with classic cars for many years. I like these cars as much as you do! If you e-mail or call with questions, you will receive my personal attention and knowledge to help you make an informed decision. State of Oregon Dealer #DA4114. Licensed. Bonded. Insured. Thank you - David Charvet

Contact Us You may e-mail by asking a question through the eBay site, or call David Charvet at 503-309-7729 between 9am and 9pm Pacific Time.
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  • Exterior color: Black/Silver
  • Engine: L82 350ci/220HP
  • Year: 1978
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Mileage: 29,677
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