1978 Corvette coupe - $8,000 (Ashland)

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condition: salvage
make / manufacturer: Chevrolet
model name / number: Corvette
25th Anniversary
Corvette coupe

Body-off restoration well underway. Project details can be found at the Corvette Forum thread “Hillbilly Garage” 👉🏼https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums/c3-general/4645587-hillbilly-garage.html

Complete car.

New engine.

Body & frame recently reassembled

Chassis is in excellent condition. Stock skip-welds have been joined. Frame has been painted inside & out.

“T-top” coupe is already partially stripped of paint, with more being done

Recently reconditioned 4-bolt 350 small block L82
has been professionally built at a machine shop. High-compression flat-top pistons, new rings, crank & cam shafts, bearings; & a valve job.

Starts & runs great!👇🏽


Automatic transmission with new front & rear output shaft seals, new filter & pan gasket.

Refurbished Edelbrock 1406 carburetor

Fiberglas body is in very good shape. Recently reassembled onto chassis, using polyurethane mounts & stainless steel hardware.

Restored using highest quality parts and paints, including:

Energy Suspension Performance Polyurethane engine mounts

New radiator

Energy Suspension Polyurethane body mounts

Stainless steel mounting bolts & hardware.

New PureEnergy Starter

Oil pan gasket rails

Stainless steel oil pan bolts
& washers

Spark plug wires

Distributor cap



Rear shocks

Rag Joint

100% copper battery cables, pos & neg

Silicone Radiator hoses

Holley fuel pressure regulator & guage

Braided steel-covered fuel lines

100 micron glass Fuel filter

Heater hoses

Valve cover breather tube gasket

Coolant overflow tank

Gas tank gasket

Gas tank rubber skirt

Locking gas cap

Transmission fluid filter

Output shaft seals front & rear

Shifting cable assembly

Master Cylinder brake lines

Eastwood Internal Frame Coating

Eastwood Self-Etching Black Primer

1978 Corvette factory shop manual

Selling this as a complete project — NOT parting it out piece-by-piece.

With the body off of the frame, it was easy to see that the frame is solid & straight.

All paperwork for transferring title is in-hand.

👉🏽BUT, the car was last registered in California, so it needs a VIN inspection to secure Oregon title.

Since it’s not running, I’ve not taken it in for the inspection. Presumably, a California buyer wouldn’t have to get a VIN inspection to register the vehicle, but I could be wrong about that.

I’m selling the car as I continue working on it. The price will continue to go up to cover additional costs as I reassemble & replace components.

post id: 7754602072



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