Friday, June 22, 2018

Procharger Puffer: 1978 Chevrolet Corvette

One of the biggest knocks on the Disco era Corvette's is the lack of power from the strangled 350 V8 engines.  In 1978 for the 25th anniversary, you could get a 220hp option which was a nice upgrade over the base 185hp.  The biggest exterior change for 1978 was a new fastback design and the removal of the rear flying buttress sail panels.  Today's car really turns up the wick in the power department with an addition of a Procharger on a 383 stroker engine to the a claimed 580 hp.  The stock three speed automatic has been swapped in favor of the later 700R4 overdrive unit.  Find this 1978 Chevrolet Corvette for sale in Newfield, NJ for $18,500 via craigslist.

Light details from the seller:

1978 Corvette Anniversary Edition 383 Stroker engine, Pro charger Supercharged!!! 700 R4 transmission with overdrive, Built for speed and Comfort, Custom paint, Must See!!! it just not your average Corvette, please call with any questions. 

The bright red interior is not for everyone, but looks to be in decent shape.  The cragar style wheels have some really meaty (balloon spec) tires on them.  I would love to know the size of the size of the rear tires- any guesses?  Decent paint work costs $$$ and the ghost flame paint job on here likely cost a pretty penny.  The asking price here is substantially higher than most late C3 Vettes but does have quite a bit going for it if you like the era of cars,

See another Vette with ghost flames? email

Cory is working on getting a crack and a bend of a set of BBS wheels picked up for his 1999 E300.

1 comment:

  1. OK, I’ll bite. I like it. Needs a stick, obvs. Hoodscooplasty. Black interior would be better. What else has this shape? May as well be all-in on the plastic. Can I trade back some horsepower for the trans and interior corrections? Doesn’t work like that?


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