Chevrolet Corvette 25th Anniversary coupé Targa 1978

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Chevrolet Corvette 25th Anniversary coupé Targa 1978

Sold for € 23,000 (US$ 25,612) inc. premium
Chevrolet Corvette 25th Anniversary coupé Targa 1978
Châssis n° 1Z87L85427

•Un seul propriétaire
•22 246 kilomètres
•Non restaurée

L'immortelle Chevrolet Corvette, « la seule vraie sportive américaine de série », célébrait son 25e anniversaire en 1978, une année qui marquait aussi le premier remaniement stylistique en profondeur depuis l'apparition de la Stingray, dix ans auparavant. Depuis cette époque, les pots catalytiques étaient apparus, le « big block » avait disparu, un soubassement métallique avait fait son apparition et on avait adopté un nouveau tableau de bord, tandis qu'on avait abandonné la Corvette Roadster, en prévision des nouvelles lois fédérales qui allaient rendre les cabriolets hors-la-loi. On avait aussi abandonné le nom de Stingray à la fin de l'année-modèle 1976. Pour 1978, la ligne de toit fastback des Stingray 1963-1967 refaisait son apparition avec une lunette arrière enveloppante. La « Silver Anniversary » était une des deux séries limitées proposées cette année-là, dans une livrée gris métallisée au-dessus de la ceinture de caisse et gris anthracite au-dessous qui incluait également des jantes en alliage.

Affichant actuellement un total de 22 246 km au compteur, cette Corvette 1978 25th Anniversary qui n'a connu qu'un propriétaire est équipée du V8 350 ci (5, 7 litres). Non restaurée et décrite par le vendeur comme en bon état général, la voiture est vendue avec ses papiers d'immatriculation hollandaise.

1978 Chevrolet Corvette '25th Anniversary' Targa-Top Coupé
Chassis no. 1Z87L85427

•One owner from new
•22,246 kilometres recorded
•Un-restored condition

The immortal Chevrolet Corvette, 'America's only true production sports car', celebrated its 25th anniversary in 1978, a year that marked the first major re-style since the commencement of the 'Stingray' era ten years previously. By then, catalytic converters had arrived, the 'Big Block' engines had gone, a steel under-tray had been added and a revised dashboard introduced, while the Corvette roadster had been deleted in the expectation that Federal auto legislation would effectively outlaw convertibles. Gone too was the 'Stingray' name, dropped at the end of the 1976 season. For '78 the fastback roofline of the 1963-67 Sting Ray was reinstated and complemented by a wrap-around rear window. The 'Silver Anniversary' was one of two limited edition models offered that year, featuring silver metallic paint above the waistline and charcoal grey below as part of a package that included alloy wheels.

Currently displaying a total of 22,246 kilometres on the odometer, this one-owner '78 25th Anniversary Corvette has the 350ci (5.7-litre) V8 engine. Un-restored and described by the vendor as in generally good condition, the car is offered with Netherlands registration papers.
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Chevrolet Corvette 25th Anniversary coupé Targa 1978
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Chevrolet Corvette 25th Anniversary coupé Targa 1978
Chevrolet Corvette 25th Anniversary coupé Targa 1978
Chevrolet Corvette 25th Anniversary coupé Targa 1978
Chevrolet Corvette 25th Anniversary coupé Targa 1978
Chevrolet Corvette 25th Anniversary coupé Targa 1978
Chevrolet Corvette 25th Anniversary coupé Targa 1978
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