A Few More Miles: 1978 Corvette Anniversary

1978 Corvette Anniversary

A few days ago we featured our buddy Chip Lamb’s most recent find, an anniversary Corvette that has just 4 original miles. Well the one you see above has just a few more miles, alright quite a few more miles, but it’s also not bid up to $90k! It’s absolutely astonishing how much ultra low mileage classics go for these days. So this other ’78 Anniversary Corvette has 63k miles and isn’t quite as nice. It’s also an L-82 with a 4-speed. Find it here on eBay in Old Hickory, Tennessee with bidding at $3,150!

1978 Corvette Engine

Yes this car doesn’t have the appeal of Chip’s car, but if seeing his has got you interested in the 25th anniversary Corvette, this one seems like a much more affordable alternative! While I get the desire for a 4 mile car, I’d rather save my money and buy one I can drive. Or perhaps the buyer of the other car while buy this one too? That way they have one to show and one to drive!

1978 Corvette Interior

 

As you can see, this car isn’t in nearly as nice of condition as the other. Looking this one over, I can see why people are willing to pay so much more for ultra low mileage cars that are still like new. This car is going to need attention in just about every area, from the outside to the inside.

1978 Corvette

While I can’t afford $90k for late ’70s Corvette, I could afford this $3k example. Of course it’s going to cost a lot more than that to get it running and driving, but I could at least spread the expense out over a few years. I’m not sure I would want to invest much into a late ’70s Corvette, but this one has a lot going for it from the options standpoint and could be a fun car to work on! So which would you rather have? The high dollar 4 mile car or the cheap 63k mile project?

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Comments

  1. Mark S Member

    These c3 cars are one of my favorite cars for body style. I’d rather have this car over the 4 mile car and fix this back up simple because this one can be driven, and is a good for a DYI guy.

  2. jaymes

    the 4mi cars seat was ruined too

  3. edh

    Give me the $3,000 one for no more than $2,500.

  4. Dean

    At some point this was one very wet ‘Vette – just look at the rust on and around the engine, and the discoloration on the white numbers on the odometer, and even the speedometer numbers. No thanks.

    • Rob

      My 79 has discoloration on the odometer also. I know mine has never seen water except for the occasional wash. Its just yellowed from age.

  5. Doug

    Eddie McDonald is owner of MacDonald Motorsports a great guy to work with. He comes across hard to find and rare muscle cars all the time. If you have a need or desire for something special he is a go-to guy to talk to. He will help you find what you need or want. I wish I had the space for the vette.

  6. grant

    Personally I like C3’s. Yes I know, they were gutless and handle like trucks. But they are pure, distilled 70’s sex on wheels! Look at those big voluptuous hips. Love it.

    • moosie Craig

      I like em too. The mid to late ’70s/early ’80s weren’t the powerhouses they once were but they ran pretty good, I’ve got an ’80 L82 automatic that runs just as fast as I want, dont forget that the C3’s had L88’s LT1’s LS6’s which weren’t gutless at all. Back in the day, ’71, I bought a brand new LT1 convertible that handled better then I expected. Not Cobra or E type Jag, but well enif to keep up to em.

  7. dj

    I just bought a 79 L82 with Pace Car Spoilers for $1700. Engine and transmission rebuilt. So they are out there if you look.

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