- Price: $19,995
- Body Type: Coupe
- Corvette Generation: C3
- Stock Number: 3656KC
- VIN: 1Z8748S902552
- Mileage: 38,76Exempt
- Model Year: 1978
- Engine: 350
- HP: 220
- Trans: Automatic
- Ext color: Black & Silver
- Int color: Silver
It was 1978 and Indy 500 needed a performance car to pace the laps at the famed Indianapolis 500 Motor Race held Memorial Day weekend each year. They called upon the special engineers at Chevrolet to design and build them a “Special Car” with notoriety in both paint scheme and performance — Thus the 78 Pace Car!
Black over silver with all silver interior
Special Polished alum wheels with distinctive red accents.
Original Owner’s Manual
Those 6,502 units quickly sold out to individual “Over the Window Sticker amount”. Many were taken off the streets to live a life in the darkness of a car cover on blocks! Chevrolet built 1 for each dealer (6,000) and a few more for their executives & design staff.
L82 (the increase horse power over the base engine)
Most Corvette options were standard equipment with you ordered the Pace Car– you might choose the upgraded engine option (L82) or opt for the 4 speed manual transmission. A few customer like the CB radio option!!! (remember those?)
How ever your taste ran, you were an owner of the Famed “Indy Pace Car”! The race became even more popular because of this Corvette!