Custom 1978 Corvette Hot Rod Acceleration





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Uploaded on Jul 2, 2008

FOR SALE NOW!!! Asking $12,500. AS FAST AS IT LOOKS!

This is not a show car. It's a car for the person who wants to go FAST. If you want a quiet, comfortable commuter car, you probably won't be satisfied with this car. If you want to have fun on a Saturday night, keep reading.

Custom fiberglass nose and tail. These are fiberglassed on, so there is no seam.

The tail lights are hemispherical "bubble" lights frenched into oval recesses.

Includes stock two-piece T-tops and a one piece clear lexan top.

Seats are custom racing style reclining seats.

Four-point harnesses.

Blaupunkt CD player.

Hilborn scoop, dual quad carbs (Holley), tunnel ram. I didn't build the engine, so I don't know what mods have been done, but THIS CAR HAULS FREIGHT!

Four speed manual.

BF Goodrich T/A tires on wide turbine wheels.

The battery is brand new.

The entire suspension has been rebuilt with new upgraded components, and it handles better than my autocross Toyota MR2! When I got the car, I wanted it to handle and feel like the european sports cars I normally drove. The guy who did the suspension and brake work is an engineer for a major Nascar racing team. He specified what I needed, I paid for the parts, and just about everything under the car was replaced. I know that all of the bushings are Pro-Thane, and I think it has KYB shocks, but I don't know what everything else was. Basically, it was a crate of expensive parts. I'm pretty sure the brakes have O-ring calipers. All I know for certain is that I spent a fortune to transform the handling, but it was worth every penny.

The brakes were also replaced with upgraded components.

The suspension and brake rebuild was over $8,500.

The differential has been rebuilt.

I am legally blind and no longer able to drive, so this beast is for sale. I have $14,500 into the car, not including labor.

Pictures can be found here:


This car can be driven home, but it needs a little work to be a "nice" car. There are some cracks in the left rear fender where the tire hit it. The paint has seen better days. The U-joint clips need to be replaced regularly if you have too much fun with the throttle. The speedometer needle is broken off (don't ask). The wipers and turn signals don't work. I put the wipers on it, but the switch may be defective. Because of the large volume intake and high lift cam, a vacuum pump should be installed on the brake booster. It needs other minor things to be really nice.


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