1978 CHEVROLET CORVETTE

1978 CHEVROLET CORVETTE

SERIES Y — V-8 — To mark Corvette's 25th anniversary, the 1978 model got a major aerodynamic restyling with large wraparound back window and a fastback roofline. This was the first restyle since 1968. Two special editions were produced, one well known and the other little more than an optional paint job. New tinted glass lift-out roof panels were wired into the standard anti-theft system. A 24-gallon “fuel cell” replaced the former 17-gallon tank, filling space made available by a new temporary spare tire. Six of the ten body colors were new this year. Seven interiors were available (four new). Inside was a restyled, padded instrument panel with face-mounted round instruments and a new locking glove box (to replace the former map pocket). The restyled interior had more accessible rear storage area, with a roll shade to hide luggage. The wiper/washer control moved from the steering column back to the inst ...

 

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