Limited Edition Barn Find: 1978 Chevrolet Corvette

By 1978, the Corvette was pretty long in the tooth.  With a chassis that was little changed from the 1963 model and a body design that debuted in 1968, the Corvette was steadily updated but slowly became a joke… more»

10,299 Mile Time Capsule: 1978 Chrysler Newport Coupe

Through both mismanagement and misreading the marketplace, Chrysler found itself on the ropes in the late seventies.  While the public was looking for vehicles that were more fuel efficient due to turmoil in the Middle East and at the… more»

Nissan SD33 Turbo Diesel: 1978 International Scout II

Sometimes car manufacturers get it right and create a timeless design that just looks good. I think International Harvester did that with the first “SUV” – the Scout. This example is a later model but International Harvester first introduced… more»

55k Mile Oddity: 1978 Excalibur Roadster

Not many people recognize an Excalibur when they see one. Many people think it is a kit car and some 1930’s sedan. This example is a was found by Mitchell G. and is located in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Excalibur… more»

Crusty But Unique: 1978 Ford F-250 Super Duper Cab

If you read Barn Finds long enough, you are going to see every type of vehicle under the sun.  That includes the custom ones you never knew existed.  Take for example this 1978 Ford F-250 Super Cab for sale… more»

37K Mile: 1978 Pontiac Firebird Formula

This low mile, unrestored 1978 Pontiac Firebird Formula is listed here on eBay for $13,900 or best offer. It is located in Milford, Michigan by a dealer with a good reputation who specializes in selling second generation Firebirds. The… more»

Rapid Delivery Sleeper: 1978 Ford Econoline 427

In the glorious days of yore, gearheads with a certain sense of humor constructed “sleepers.”  What is a sleeper you ask?  It is a nondescript, average vehicle with a monster motor lurking under the hood.  The idea was to… more»

Low Mile Survivor: 1978 Chrysler Cordoba

While cars from the seventies get a bad rap, it is good to see that collectors are starting to notice them, and good examples are popping up left and right.  Speed and fuel mileage were not the selling points… more»

Two Owners, Always Garaged: 1978 Volvo 245 DL Wagon

For people who live above the snow belt, choosing a vehicle means making concessions to the weather.  Not only does your vehicle have to be well constructed and rustproofed with wild abandon, but the car also has to be… more»

Engine Went Kaput: 1978 Chevrolet Corvette

Any collectible automobile can be a hole to throw money down.  However, some vehicles carry us beyond the breaking point.  Take this 1978 Corvette for sale on Craigslist in lovely Lecanto, Florida.  After spending copious amounts of time and… more»

Rare Redbird: 1978 Pontiac Firebird

Most car enthusiast are aware of Pontiac’s long history of performance cars. Older enthusiast remember the introduction of the GTO and other enthusiasts are fans of the Trans Am. Many are unaware that Pontiac offered the Firebird in a… more»

The Best Seventies Car? 1978 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28

It seems that almost all of us have our prejudices over seventies cars.  However, you would be hard-pressed to find a better car from that decade than a Camaro Z-28.  From the gorgeous split bumper early models to the… more»

Very Clean and Very Green: 1978 Ford Pinto Runabout

As a former Pinto owner (my twin brother and I received a new, rather stripped down, Pinto MPG Wagon in 1975 from our generous parents because we were going away to college), it’s hard at times to realize that… more»

99 Mile: 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car

There were 6,502 Corvette Pace Cars built by Chevrolet in 1978. This example has only 99 original miles on the odometer and is equipped with the L-82 engine and 4 speed. This 1978 Corvette Pace Car is listed here… more»

Nonvenomous: 1978 Ford Mustang Cobra II

There was a glimmer of hope in the pony car world in 1978. Chevrolet reintroduced the Camaro Z28 the prior year and Pontiac sales of the Trans Am were going through the roof. Pontiac even added improved exhaust to… more»

197 Mile: 1978 Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car

Would you buy a car that you couldn’t drive? Or at least without significantly reducing its value? Pat L. found this 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Indianapolis Pace Car for sale in the Chicago area. The Corvette has only 197 miles… more»