A nice shiny new ’78 350 cu in (5.7-litre) V8 Corvette coupe with a targa top, still with the plastic covering on the seats and the supplying dealer’s sticker in the window, is coming up for auction. New? It’s done 23 miles in 39 years, presumably going straight into storage after being delivered to its first owner.
Here’s a machine that sums up the expression “time warp car”. A bonus is that this third-gen C3 model is one of the two-tone Silver Anniversary Edition models produced in 1978 to mark 25 years of the Chevy coupe. Someone in ’78 obviously thought this was a “future classic” worth laying down, and they weren’t wrong.
The only problem for us, today of course, is that this 1978 car doesn’t come with 1978 prices. Thirty-nine years ago it cost US$9,750 – about £7,800 – plus a couple of hundred bucks for the two-tone paint job (the first two-tone ‘Vette since 1961).