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Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
SubModel: Silver Anniversary
Type: Coupe
Trim: Silver Anniversary
Doors: 2
Year: 1978
Mileage: 83510
VIN: 1Z87L8S433808
Color: Silver
Engine: 350ci
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Red
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

1978 Chevrolet Corvette Silver Anniversary Additional Info:

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513-708-1468 9213 Blue Ash Rd Cincinnati, OH 45242 sevenhillsmotorcars.com 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Silver Anniversary
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Specs Engine Size 350ci Transmission Automatic Bodystyle coupe Doors 2 Exterior Color 2-Tone Silver (13) over Dark Gray (07) Interior Color Red Leather (722) Mileage 83,510 VIN 1Z87L8S433808 Stock # 433808 Description


Please call Matt directly at 513-708-1468 with any questions about this car.

Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this 1978 Silver Anniversary Edition Corvette in fantastic driver condition and priced to sell with only 83,510 original miles. This Silver Anniversary Edition looks fantastic, runs great, and is an excellent driver. It is totally solid with great lines. The Corvette is finished in the correct, beautiful, and highly desirable color combination of RPO B27 Silver Anniversary Two Tone Silver (13) and Dark Gray (07) over Red Leather (722). This is the correct and original color combination verified by the codes on the trim tag pictured in this ad. Please note that most Silver Anniversary Edition Corvettes have Oyster interior. The Red interior is much more rare, striking, and desirable.

This is an excellent opportunity to own a wonderful classic special edition Corvette that is ready to be used and enjoyed at an unbeatable value. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in the years to come as the market on C3 Corvette is hot right now and on the rise, this is especially true for the Silver Anniversary Edition. The low original mileage is supported not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title, pictured in this ad, showing the mileage as, "Actual." Please peruse all of the photos, video, and information to get a true sense of how nice this Corvette really is.

There is a large folder that comes with this car filled with dozens of receipts, documents, and maintenance notes. The receipts for the car total over $6,000 in work and maintenance performed over the past few years. The previous owner told us that this Corvette has a GM high performance ZZ4 crate engine. The engine has Vortec cylinder heads and a 10243880 casting number, which corresponds to a 4-bolt main 350ci ZZ4 crate engine. This is a more modern engine that will be more reliable and much more powerful than the original L48 V8.

This Silver Anniversary Corvette is absolutely loaded with highly desirable original options such as the YJ8 aluminum wheels, air conditioning, tilt/telescopic steering column, sport mirrors, power windows, power locks, power antenna, and the 25th Anniversary paint scheme.

Please note that all 1978 Corvettes wore the "25th Anniversary" badge. However, only certain cars, such as this example, were the actual Silver Anniversary Editions with the Silver Anniversary regular production order (RPO), "B2Z." This is verified by the trim tag that is pictured in this ad showing the paint to be 13 for the bright Silver upper sections and 07 for the Dark Gray lower section, which was only used in 1978 and only for the B2Z Corvettes, on the darker lower portion.

As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle. We hand pick each car after careful inspection. Our Corvettes come from owners who expect their car to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did. We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected. Please take the time to scrutinize each picture. We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase. If you have a question about the Corvette, just give us a call.

Model Description

Chevrolet marked Corvette's 25th Anniversary in 1978 with the most extensive redesign of the car since the introduction of the C3 body style in 1968. The new Corvette introduced a large fastback style rear window that drastically increased luggage space in the rear compartment behind the seats. The interior of the 1978 was also significantly redesigned. The speedometer and tachometer were redesigned in a more square and vertical mode. A glove box was added on the passenger side to replace the pocket. The door panels were also completely new and included screw on arm rests to replace the molded style that been the standard since 1965. 1978 Corvettes featured special 25th Anniversary emblems specific to that year.


The Two Tone Silver (13) and Charcoal (07) exterior is in great driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the paint has a terrific gloss and deep shine. Often Corvettes will have particularly chipped up front ends, this car does not. Both doors open and shut nicely. The original YJ8 aluminum wheels are in great condition with a brilliant finish and no curb rash. The BF Goodrich raised white letter tires have about 80% tread left. There are no major scratches, scrapes, or other imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. There are some small blemishes that were too faint to show up in the photos, but noting that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. This Silver Anniversary Edition has absolutely NO RUST ISSUES car and as one can see in the many photos of the underside it is very clean underneath. The frame is totally solid with no rust around the "key hole" area in front of the rear tire and there are no signs of corrosion around the windshield, which are the two most notorious areas for rust on a Corvette of this era.

Window Date Codes

Please note almost all of the glass on this Corvette, both door windows and the even the windshield are original as each piece predates the car's body build date of July 10, 1978 (K10). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.


The Red Leather (722) interior in this Corvette is in excellent original condition. The gauge faces are crisp and clean and the lenses are clear. The seats look just in person as they do in the photos with no excessive wear. Please note that these appear to be the original seats and skins, not some cheap aftermarket cover or replacements. The carpet is also in great condition with no stains or holes. The door panels are in good shape overall. The door pulls are solid and intact. The dash and console look nice with no cracks or sun fading. The spare is still with the. This Corvette has never been smoked in; there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes. Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well and the excellent condition of this original interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout the years.


This Corvette seems to be in great mechanical condition and it is ready to be enjoyed. As stated above, there are over $6,000 in receipts along with dozens of maintenance documents and notes that go with this Silver Anniversary so it has been well maintained over the years. The modern 350ci crate engine starts right away every time, runs well, and idles well. The crate engine is much more powerful and performs much better than the original engine. The car drives terrifically and is smooth on the road and at highway speeds. In the video one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, braking to stoplight, going through some curves, and shifting through all the gears. Please note that there are no strange noises or vibrations and the car performs quite well overall. There is no blue smoke when starting or driving the car. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The transmission shifts smoothly throughout the power band. The gauge shows that the engine makes great oil pressure. This Corvette has plenty of power and is very fast. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean and detailed as one can see in the photos.

The wipers work as do all the exterior lights, power antenna, turn signals, dash lights, power windows, and horn. The a/c works and blows cold, one can see the a/c compressor clicking on and engaging properly in the video. The blower for the heater and a/c works on all. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. The vacuum system for the headlights works. The headlights go up quickly, evenly, and with no binding in the mechanism. The complete operation of the headlights can be seen in the video. The power locks do not work. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the extra power from the crate engine and the T-tops out on a beautiful day.

Overall Condition

Overall, this 1978 Silver Anniversary Corvette is in great condition and is an excellent driver. Special and Anniversary Edition Corvettes always draw a premium over their standard Corvette counterparts. The originality, the high performance crate engine, the low miles, the highly desirable options, the beautiful color combination, and the great overall condition make this car especially important and hard to duplicate. The prices of C3 Corvettes have increased drastically over the past years. This is especially true with the Silver Anniversary Editions in our experience. These cars have been catching up to the '78 Pace Cars in value and many people, myself included, prefer the Anniversary Edition over the Pace Car. This Corvette always gets a ton of attention driving down the road. It is very apparent that the vehicle has been well taken care of by its previous owners. The Silver Anniversary Edition Corvettes are secure and wise investments for a collector. One could easily enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal effort.

Thank you for looking and please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.

exterior color codes
13USilver (Upper)
07MDark Gray Poly (Lower
interior color code
722Red Leather
rpo codedescription
1YZ87Corvette Sport Coupe
A31Power Windows
A51Bucket Seat
AU3Power Locks
B2ZSilver Anniversary Paint
C49Rear Window Defogger
C60Air Conditioning
D35Sport Mirrors
D84Two-Tone Paint
D88Sport Stripe
K30Cruise Control
L48350ci V8 Engine
MX1Automatic Transmission
NA5Standard Emissions
N37Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
QGR225/70R15 White Letter Tires
U58AM-FM Stereo Radio
UA1Heavy Duty Battery
U81Dual Rear Speaker
VK3License Plate Mount
YJ8Aluminum Wheels
07MGray Middle
13USilver Upper
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