1978 Red Corvette Big Block Four Speed For Sale
This sharp little red corvette is a blast to drive with the upgraded big block engine and four speed manual transmission.
454 Big block, four speed manual transmission, black leather interior, 85,700 miles on dash (title is exempt for mileage), power steering, power brakes, AM/FM/Cassette radio, alloy wheels, tilt and telescopic steering column, Gymkhana suspension, L88 high rise hood, Sanders headers, Flowmaster mufflers, 2 1/2″ dual exhaust, and much more.
This corvette has had a ton of upgrades by the last owner. He had the 454 big block rebuilt with flat top pistons, 500/500 Cam, heads redone, Holley carb, fly wheel, clutch kit, HEI distributor, aluminum radiator with dual electric fans, alternator, and much more. He also replaced the upper and lower ball joints, upper and lower control arm bushings, sway bar links, 4 shocks, coil springs, 4 tie rod ends, power steering control valve, rear spring bolts and bushings, front brake hoses, left front caliper, and much more. They also redid the interior with seat covers, carpet, door panels, weatherstrips, dash, and had the vette repainted.
GM produced 47,000 Corvettes in the 1978 (25th anniversary) model year. Out of the 47,000 produced, only 8,162 had the four speed manual transmission.
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Hobby Car Auto Sales, Inc. is owned and operated by Bob and R.J. Sottile, a father and son team. It started as a hobby and evolved into our family business, hence the name Hobby Cars. We opened our business in 1986 with just 13 Corvettes.We have expanded our inventory so that now there are over 70 Corvettes available. Because of this, we were able to expanded our original building two years ago. The addition of our new building has helped us to house more of our inventory.
Bob, the owner, has been involved in the car industry his entire life. He started out pumping gas at a local gas station and from there was hooked. He has owned a variety of different cars over the years, but he has built his business selling Corvettes.Through hard work and long hours, Bob turned his love of cars into a business he can be proud of.
RJ, the head salesman, has been in this position since the age of three. He has worked in the family business side by side with his dad his entire childhood. After high school, he attended WyoTech, where he received an Associates Degree in business. RJ has taken the family business to the next level by making it available globally online. You can find him under the hood of a corvette, in the showroom with a customer, listing new inventory online, or on the road searching for new Corvettes to buy.
Mason, the junior head salesman, is the new kid in town. He loves coming to the shop to work with Pappy and RJ. He is learning about Corvettes side by side with Pappy just like RJ used to do.