1978 Chevrolet Corvette


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    44 522 km / 27 665 mi
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This classic car is for sale on Catawiki. To have more information or to place a bid click on the "BID NOW" button. .Do not miss this opportunity and become the new owner of this timeless classic Corvette Targa convertible! This is a NO RESERVE AUCTION.

The third generation Corvette is based on the Mako Shark II concept car. The C3 was introduced in model year 1968 and production continued until 1982. The C3 coupé was the first Corvette with removable T-top roof panels. Terms were used which would later return, such as LT-1, ZR-1, and Collector Edition.

The Corvette C3 is seen less and less often and is becoming a rarity in the streets, especially the more sought after version with the small bumper such as this one (1978 was the penultimate year with the small bumper). This is a car that starts straight away, idles nicely at 800 RPM, stops well, accelerates powerfully and shifts smoothly through all gears.

The seats were reupholstered in the recent past, the interior is in relatively neat but used condition. The car was resprayed 3 years ago, it wasn’t a high-end paint job and there is some wear which has been touched up (see photos), it’s visible up close. This is a beautiful Corvette with a lot of potential. So don’t wait and seize this opportunity to become the proud new owner of this magnificent piece of American history!

Technical information:

Chevrolet - Corvette C3 350CI V8 Targa - 1978

Brand: Chevrolet
Type: Corvette C3 350CI V8 Targa
Year of production: 1978
Colour: Red Metallic
Engine and power: 350CI 5735CC V8 - 185 HP (L48 engine)
Fuel: Petrol
Transmission: Automatic
Odometer reading: 44,522 miles
Number of keys: 1
Margin: Yes (already imported to the Netherlands, VAT and import duties have been paid in full)
Documents / registration: USA title
VIN: 1Z87L8S427191

- Adjustable steering wheel
- Air conditioning
- Bucket seats
- Central armrest
- Cruise control
- Detachable one-piece hardtop (aftermarket)
- Dual exhaust
- Complete spare wheel
- Hideaway headlights
- Leather steering wheel
- Metallic paintwork
- Power brakes
- Power windows
- Radio
- Revolution counter

This is a direct import from the USA, the car is offered without a technical vehicle inspection. Some technical work is to be expected.

The car can be viewed and picked up in Schiedam, the Netherlands. All technical inspections, test drives, and viewings are possible prior to placing a bid. You may contact the auctioneer in case you have any questions.