>>> DATA FILE ::: ’78 chevrolet Corvette/td>
Owned by: John Huette, Murrieta, California (original owner)
Mileage 672,305 (at time of shoot)
Original MSRP $12,095.89 (Base '78 Corvette: $9,351.89, with $2,641 worth of options including B2Z 25th Anniversary paint, C60 four-season air conditioning, YJ8 aluminum Wheels and ZX2 Convenience Group) (per original window sticker)
Totals '78 Corvette production: 46,776
'78 Corvette production with RPO B2Z Silver Anniversary Paint: 15,283
>> BODY
Production '78 Corvette
Updates "Fastback" rear window replaced "tunneled" rear window that had been on every C3 Corvette coupe through 1977; RPO B2Z 25th Anniversary paint scheme
Repairs/restoration work As needed during 30-plus years of ownership
Paint '03 Corvette 50th Anniversary Red
>> CHASSIS
Production '78 Corvette
Suspension Front: Independent with coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers and antiroll bar. Rear: Independent with transverse leaf spring bundle, hydraulic shock absorbers
Brakes Power-assisted disc brakes with four-piston calipers at each corner
Wheels Original 15x8 aluminum wheels (RPO YJ8)
Tires BFGoodrich Radial T/A, P225/70R15 all around
>> ENGINE
Overhead-valve V-8, Gen I small-block (RPO L48)
Displacement 350 ci
Compression Ratio 8.5:1
Induction One Rochester Quadrajet four-barrel carburetor
Modifications None
Overhauls Two (since new)
Horsepower (Advertised) 185 @ 4,000 rpm
Torque (Advertised) 270 lb-ft @ 2,400 rpm
>> TRANSMISSION
Original TurboHydraMatic 350 (RPO MX1) with console-mounted factory shifter
Rearend Production '78 Corvette with standard Posi-traction, 3.08:1 gear ratio