1978 Corvette, Black/Oyster, Auto, 2 Owners, SOLD!



General Specs

  • Year: 1978
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • Mileage: 89,339 “Actual”
  • Engine: 350 Original
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Exterior Color: Black
  • Interior Color: Oyster
  • VIN: 1Z87L8S414603

Vehicle Description


Cincy Classic Cars is proud to offer this 1978 Factory Black Numbers Matching Corvette which is in beautiful overall condition and priced to sell. Amazingly this Corvette has only had two owners in 39 years with the previous owner having the car for the last 34 years. He purchased the car from one of his best friends in 1982 and the car has never left the Cincinnati area. Please see the plethora of original documents in the photos which completely support this great story of the car. This Corvette is a true Factory ordered Black/Oyster Corvette as verified by pictured trim tag below. This Corvette features a show quality repaint, a mostly original interior which is in good condition, a very strong running 350 engine which is original to the car, and a host of original dealer documents to validate the car. This Corvette is very solid with great lines and gaps and shows no signs of visible rust anywhere around the car. This Corvette is finished in the beautiful and desirable color combinations of Black paint(code 19) over Oyster leather (code 122) interior. This is the factory color scheme as verified by the trim tag pictured below and one of the best color combos I have seen on a later C3 Vette.


The Black exterior is in excellent restored condition. This Corvette was treated to a professional paint job in the factory Black paint and looks stunning in the photos and even better in person. The paint is very slick and smooth to the touch and looks deep when looking closely at it. It has a great gloss and shows very well. Both bumpers are in great shape with no flaking or fading paint. The badges look like new and so does the trim around the car. There may be some minor imperfections that are not noticeable in the photos, but nothing was intentionally excluded from the photos. The tires have nearly full tread left on them and are sized 255/60/15 and the wheels are OEM originals and in nice shape with no curb rash and shine nicely. The t tops come on and off nicely and fit snug and do not rattle while driving. All glass is “LOF” original glass. The headlights go up and down quickly and work properly which is a big deal on these cars. The power antenna motor works properly as seen in the video.


The Oyster leather interior of this Corvette is in good overall original condition. The seat covers are original and in good overall shape but they do have some wear in the driver seat bolster area from getting in and out. The entire carpet front and rear has been replaced and is in great condition and looks excellent in the car. The original dash is in great condition and the dash bezel is in good condition as well. The stereo is an original cb am/fm radio that powers up but is not currently making sound. Not sure if its the speakers or something with the head unit. Power antenna works perfectly when the unit powers on and off. The original door panels are in good condition and both door pulls are solid and in tact. All interior and exterior lights and gauges work as they should outside of the clock. The horn, stereo, wipers, power windows, and fan blower also work. This car has not been smoked in; there is no aroma what so ever.


This Corvette is in great mechanical condition and we have driven it numerous times and it always performs very well and is a true joy to drive. Very importantly the 350 engine is original to the car. In the video one can observe this car running and driving with no excessive rattles or noises, and the car handles and performs well. The camera makes a little creaking/squeaking noise when its moved around, you can hear the same noises in the walk around video. The two previous owners of this Corvette kept meticulous care of the car and regular maintenance was always performed. This Corvette is an exceptional driver that feels great on the road and at highway speeds. There is no smoke when starting or driving the car. It starts right away every time, idles well, and runs great. The brakes do not pull and stop as they should. The brakes work very well. The power steering was recently serviced as well. Also, the engine is clean and nicely detailed as one can see from the photos. The engine is very correct and looks factory. This is a factory AC car and all the original AC components seem to be on the car but appears to need serviced to blow cold and most likely the compressor will need upgraded.


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