John Huette John ordered...
John ordered his C3 from a Galesburg, Illinois, Chevy dealer more than three decades ago, and together they've covered almost 675,000 miles since then.
|>> INTERIOR |
|Production '78 Corvette |
|Updates ||The '78 included: Redesigned dash with integral glovebox, new speedometer/tachometer design, door panels redesigned with screw-on arm rests, windshield wiper/washer controls moved from turn-signal stalk to steering column, retractable cargo cover added behind seats. |
|Seats ||Restored production '78 bucket seats, upholstered in original-color Oyster leather |
|Carpets ||Reproduction nylon cut-pile, Oyster color |
|Steering wheel ||RPO N37 tilt/telescoping steering wheel |
|Instrumentation ||Production gauge cluster: 0- to 140-mph speedometer, 0- to 7,000-rpm tachometer (5,500-rpm redline) in front of driver; plus clock, ammeter, fuel-level, oil-pressure, and coolant-temperature gauges in center of dash |
|Sound system ||Kenwood in-dash AM/FM Stereo/CD player replaced original (RPO U42) GM/Delco AM/FM Stereo radio with eight-track tape player |
|Heat/Defroster ||Original GM Harrison heater/defroster unit |
|Air conditioning ||Original GM/Harrison (RPO C60) four-season air conditioning |
Original Wheels Optional...
Optional YJ8 cast-aluminum wheels were original equipment on the '78. Nowadays, they wear BFG Radial T/As.
Under The Hood This L48...
Under The Hood
This L48 350 was under the hood of John's '78 when it left St. Louis. It's still there, following two overhauls that kept the engine bay looking original.
Fastback Rear Window Corvette's...
Fastback Rear Window
Corvette's fuel filler stayed put when the "tunneled" rear window was replaced by the '78-and-later glass fastback.