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Old 02-10-2019, 06:54 PM
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Default 1978 Anniversary Edition Low Miles, Manual, black leather AC in Connecticut

I've owned this 78 corvette for about 5 years and it's time to send it off to a new owner because I have other interests. With about 48K original miles, this corvette spent the last 25 years being a garage queen on the east coast, and years before that in Dry California. With the exception of some pimples on the frame, the car is rust free. I've got a bunch of documentation from the last owner including some official looking paperwork that says it's a real Anniversary Edition.
The paint is excellent but is about 15 years old. It has one crack adjacent to one of the tail lights. The AE graphics (vinyl pin stripes) show a small defect just behind the passenger door. The car looks and shows very well on it's exterior. The headlights, tail lights, etc, all work the way they should.
In the interior, the original black leather is free from tears. The drivers seat functions properly but the passenger seat tilt forward button is stuck so it does not tilt. The carpet was replaced but I think the remainder of the interior is original. There is a cracked area on the drivers side dash board and the door pulls need attention. On the 2014 Hot Rod power tour, I found out that the t-tops leak in the rain. This is the only time this car has seen inclement weather in the time I've owned it. I had the AC repaired and charged before the trip. It still worked well last summer. The only issue with heat/AC is the valve that blocks off coolant flow while in AC mode. For now, it is either in heat or AC mode manually. After 3400 miles on that trip, the car ran flawlessly, didn't burn any oil, and churned out an average of 14 mpg.
As for the drivetrain and running gear, there are a few minor things that need attention. the right front caliper, the valve cover gasket, and the radiator all have a small leak. The choke doesn't work quite right or maybe the adjustment is a little off. Other than that, It has the low compression 350, 4 speed manual trans, and a 3.31 posi rear. The Engine, Trans, Rear, Brakes, and steering work as they should. This car can be driven to your home today.
PM me with your cell phone # if you are a serious buyer and want additional pictures or questions answered. I currently have the car stored on a 4 post lift in my garage so if you want to come by and inspect it personally you can do that. I will not let you test drive it if the roads are salty like they are right now. The car is too good for that. The car is located Just east of New Haven Connecticut.
Motivated seller listing it at $9500 or BRO. Don't look at the price and determine this is junk. It is not. Please don't waste your time or mine if you are not serious. Get yourself a great Corvette needing a small amount of TLC for the same price as rusted out junk listed on an auction web site. I will only accept cash at time of sale.



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That is an amazing price for that car. I don't see it lasting too long; GLWS.
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Looks like a great deal. I hope you get every penny.
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love your car - will you take a trade have a beautiful 81 automatic bone stock frost beige with camel interior every thing works even power ant and stock radio 75 000 miles
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Papolim,
No thank you. I'm thinking of getting out of the corvette game for a while. Of course, the right C2 could get me right back in.
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I'm in New York would love to come see it. not too far from you.
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Nice black leather

small end of door pulls need repair or replace

cracks on drivers side dash

normal wear only
some more pictures
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drivers floor underside

passenger floor underside

spare tire area
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Tank sticker is still on tank.
Rear antenna makes noise but doesn't go up.
Tach is a little off
clock doesn't work.
Very nice car that I should have vacuumed and wiped down before I took the photos.
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looks good Dan see you soon
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Wish it was in FL.
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Originally Posted by TLS_Addict View Post
Wish it was in FL.
Oh come on, just go get it!

I've bought four or five cars long distance. Bought one south of Toronto, flew to look at it, drove it the 1600 miles home. Bought one in Vancouver, flew there, drove it the 1000 miles or whatever it was home. When I was looking for my 79, I had contacted a woman in Manitoba that had the one I wanted but they kept telling me they were too busy to show it. 3 or 4 months go by and they keep putting me off, I see a similar 79 in Florida. I'm making travel plans to fly the 2700 miles or whatever it was and hubby says "Come on, its a long ways, try and call the one a few hundred miles away in Manitoba again." I did and they were ready to show it and I went and bought it, but I was ready to go get the one 2700 miles away in Florida.
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Oh come on, just go get it!

I've bought four or five cars long distance. Bought one south of Toronto, flew to look at it, drove it the 1600 miles home. Bought one in Vancouver, flew there, drove it the 1000 miles or whatever it was home. When I was looking for my 79, I had contacted a woman in Manitoba that had the one I wanted but they kept telling me they were too busy to show it. 3 or 4 months go by and they keep putting me off, I see a similar 79 in Florida. I'm making travel plans to fly the 2700 miles or whatever it was and hubby says "Come on, its a long ways, try and call the one a few hundred miles away in Manitoba again." I did and they were ready to show it and I went and bought it, but I was ready to go get the one 2700 miles away in Florida.
Well, make another trip and buy this one and drive it to me.
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Well, make another trip and buy this one and drive it to me.
For the right price, I'll happily do that for you.
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