1978 Chevrolet Corvette C3 Z87/Z78 Limited Edition Pace Car Coupe / 1Z8748S901386 Vehicle Information

1978 Chevrolet Corvette C3 photograph

1978 Chevrolet Corvette C3 photograph

1978 Chevrolet Corvette C3 photograph

1978 Chevrolet Corvette C3 photograph

1978 Chevrolet Corvette C3 photograph

1978 Chevrolet Corvette C31978 Chevrolet Corvette C31978 Chevrolet Corvette C31978 Chevrolet Corvette C31978 Chevrolet Corvette C3
Z87/Z78 Limited Edition Pace Car Coupe
Chassis #: 1Z8748S901386
Sold for $16,000 at 2015 Mecum : Monterey.
May 28, 1978 - Twenty-five years after its introduction to the American public, the Chevrolet Corvette was chosen to pace the Indy 500 for the first time. The car was provided with a unique black-and-silver two-tone paint scheme with colorful graphics added. Replica cars were identically painted, and proved to be high desirable, 6,502 replicas were ultimately sold.

This particular example is powered by a 350 CID L82 engine mated to an automatic transmission. It currently has 33,000 miles on the odometer.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2016


2015 Mecum : Monterey

Sale Price :
USD $16,000

1978 Chevrolet Corvette C3 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1978 sales)
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Silver Anniversary
Chassis#: 1Z8748S412986
Sold for USD$14,850
  2020 RM Sothebys : Palm Beach Online
 
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Edition
Sold for USD$30,800
  2020 Mecum : Glendale
 
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Silver Anniversary
Sold for USD$9,900
  2020 Mecum : Glendale
 
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Sold for USD$9,900
  2020 Mecum : Glendale
 
1978 Chevrolet Corvette
Sold for USD$34,000
  2020 Carlisle Auctions : Winter AutoFest
 
1978 Chevrolet Corvette
Sold for USD$11,250
  2020 Carlisle Auctions : Winter AutoFest
 
1978 Chevrolet Corvette
Sold for USD$6,800
  2020 Carlisle Auctions : Winter AutoFest
 
1978 CHEVROLET CORVETTE INDY PACE CAR
Chassis#: 1Z8748S902676
Sold for USD$48,400
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1978 CHEVROLET CORVETTE INDY PACE CAR
Chassis#: 1Z87L8S904964
Sold for USD$19,250
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Edition
Sold for USD$49,500
  2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
 
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Edition
Sold for USD$45,100
  2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
 
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Silver Anniversary
Sold for USD$16,500
  2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
 
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Edition
Sold for USD$20,350
  2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
 
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Edition
Sold for USD$46,200
  2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
 
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Edition
Sold for USD$36,300
  2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
 
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Edition
Sold for USD$25,850
  2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
 
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Edition
Sold for USD$39,600
  2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
 
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Edition
Sold for USD$18,700
  2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
 
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Silver Anniversary
Sold for USD$15,950
  2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
 
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Silver Anniversary
Sold for USD$13,200
  2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1978 Chevrolet Corvette C3's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1978 CHEVROLET CORVETTE PACE CAR1Z8748S9051752020 BarrettJackson : Online Only May   
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Edition 2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee$12,500  
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee$5,000  
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Silver Anniversary 2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee$12,000  
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2019 Mecum : Kansas City$9,000  
1978 Chevrolet Corvette L82 Limited Edition 2019 GAA : November 2019$18,000  
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Silver Anniversary 2019 GAA : November 2019$14,000  
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Silver Anniversary 2019 GAA : November 2019$13,000  
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2019 Mecum : Chicago$22,000  
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Edition 2019 Mecum : Las Vegas$40,000  
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Silver Anniversary 2019 Mecum : Las Vegas$10,000  
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2019 Mecum : Harrisburg$10,000  
1978 Chevrolet Corvette 2019 Mecum : Harrisburg   
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Edition 2019 Mecum : Harrisburg$50,000  
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2019 Mecum : Harrisburg$11,000  
1978 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION1Z8748S4157232019 BarrettJackson : Northeast   
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Silver Anniversary 2019 Mecum Portland$5,000  
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Edition 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$35,000$50,000$70,000
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Edition 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$14,000  
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Edition 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$35,000$50,000$70,000
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Resto Mod 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$75,000$250,000$300,000
1978 Chevrolet Corvette 2019 Spring Carlisle Auction   
1978 Chevrolet Corvette 2019 Spring Carlisle Auction   
1978 CHEVROLET CORVETTE PACE CAR 2019 Leake OKC 2019$17,500  
1978 Chevrolet Corvette 2019 Carlisle Auction : Lakeland Winter Auction   
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Silver Anniversary 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee   
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Silver Anniversary 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$9,000  
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Edition 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$26,000  
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Silver Anniversary 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$24,000  
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 2018 Mecum : Kansas City$13,000  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C31969 Sport Coupe
Chassis Num: 194379S733382
Engine Num: T0702LP 19S733382
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C31972 Sport Coupe
Chassis Num: 1Z67W2S507664
Engine Num: T1II2CSS 12S507664
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C31973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 007-404
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C31973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 026-037
Chassis information for the Chevrolet Corvette C31973 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1Z37J3S410290
Engine Num: 13S410208 V1207CKZ


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