1978 Chevrolet Corvette Review

1978 Chevrolet Corvette L-48 350 from North America

Model year1978
Year of manufacture1978
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 350 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired35000 miles
Most recent distance53000 miles


We are great friends my Corvette and I!


This was a "barn car" that needed some of the "soft seal" items freshened. Like the brake booster needed to be replaced, calipers leaked a bit, but for a car of this age it was in amzingly good condition and the parts are cheap, cheap, cheap. Many of them were available at NAPA right off of the shelf. Weatherstrip in these cars always seems to go, but again was not a big deal to swap out.

General Comments:

This has been a love affair. The car is fast, great looking and extremely affordable fun! I want a fleet of these. So under rated for its price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd January, 2007

Average review marks: 9.2 / 10, based on 1 review