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1978 Chevrolet Corvette - Horse Of A Di...
1978 Chevrolet Corvette - Horse Of A Different Color
An Almost-675,000-Mile '78 Shark Wears '03 Anniversary Red
By Scott Ross, Photography by Bradley Meinz
January 01, 2009
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.
John Huette John ordered his C3 from a Galesburg, Illinois, Chevy dealer more than three
Production '78 Corvette
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.
Restored production '78 bucket seats, upholstered in original-color Oyster leather
Reproduction nylon cut-pile, Oyster color
RPO N37 tilt/telescoping steering wheel
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
Kenwood in-dash AM/FM Stereo/CD player replaced original (RPO U42) GM/Delco AM/FM Stereo radio with eight-track tape player
Original GM Harrison heater/defroster unit
Original GM/Harrison (RPO C60) four-season air conditioning
Optional YJ8 cast-aluminum wheels were original equipment on the '78. Nowadays, they wear BFG Radial T/As.
Original Wheels Optional YJ8 cast-aluminum wheels were original equipment on the '78. No
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.
Under The Hood This L48 350 was under the hood of John's '78 when it left St. Louis. It'
Fastback Rear Window
Corvette's fuel filler stayed put when the "tunneled" rear window was replaced by the '78-and-later glass fastback.
Fastback Rear Window Corvette's fuel filler stayed put when the "tunneled" rear window w
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