1978 Chevrolet Corvette Silver Anniversary
VIN:1Z8748S42**** - VIN DECIPHERED
1-1-Chevrolet (GM Division)
2-Z-Corvette (Car line or series)
3 & 4-87-Base Corvette 2 door Sport Coupe (Body Style)
5-4-(CMS) L82 350ci, 220hp, Automatic Transmission (Engine)
6-8-1978 (GM Model Year)
7-S-St. Louis (Assembly Plant/Location)
8 to13-42****-Production Sequence Number
TRIM-762-M/L (Mahogany Leather)
PAINT-13U07-Silver Anniversary (15,283 produced) *Currently Red
The “Silver Anniversary” paint option consisted of two-tone silver, lighter silver upper surface and darker silver lower surface, divided by silver striping. Sport mirrors and aluminum wheels were required.
Production: 40,274 coupe
6,502 coupe (pace car)
46,776 Total Production
Vehicle: 1z87L8s400001 to 1z87L8s440274
1z87L8s900001 to 1z87L8s906502 (pace car)
*5th digit varies: L-350ci, 175hp, 185hp
Suffix: CMS- L82 350ci, 220hp, Automatic Transmission
Block: 3970010 all, 376450.460703 uncertain usage
Head: 462624 all
Carburetor: Rochester Q-Jet #17058228: 350ci, 220hp, Auto, A/C
Alternator: 1102908 350ci, A/C or Rear Defrost, late production
RPO #-DESCRIPTION-QTY-RETAIL COST
1YZ87 Base Corvette Sport Coupe 40,274 $9,351.89
A31 Power Windows 6,502 130.00
B2Z Silver Anniversary Paint 15,283 399.00
C49 Rear Window Defogger 30,912 95.00
C60 Air Conditioning 37,638 605.00
D35 Sport Mirrors 38,405 40.00
FE7 Gymkhana Suspension 12,590 41.00
K30 Cruise Control 31,608 99.00
L82 350ci, 220hp engine 12,739 525.00
MX1 Automatic Transmission 38,614 0.00
N37 Tilt-Telescoping Steering 37,858 175.00
QBS Wht Ltr SBR Tires
P255/60R15 18,296 216.32
UA1 Heavy Duty Battery 28,243 18.00
UM2 AM/FM with 8-Track 20,899 419.00
U75 Power Antenna 23,069 49.00
U81 Dual Rear Speakers 12,340 49.00
YJ8 Aluminum Wheels(4) 28,008 340.00
ZX2 Convenience Group 37,222 84.00
*ZX2 included dome light delay, headlight warning buzzer, underhood wipers, and right side visor mirror.
13-07 Silver Anniversary-15,283-Silver Wheels-Mahogany Leather interior(Code 762)
My Handsome son Draven back in 1997 and Luci.
*Purchased Luci on October 13th, 1996.
*Currently has non original, Removable Glass Roof Panels from a 1979 Corvette o:p>
*Currently Red Exterior/Interior.
*Currently has Sony CDX-600dsp cd player, 2 10” MTX 1000W Thundercast subwoofers bridged feeding from a MTX RT4180 (400w+), Alpine 4x6 dash plates, 4x6 Kickpanel plates, and, 6x9 rear-feeding from 400w Profile Amp.
*15x10 Outlaw I Solid Aluminum (Feb 2, 2000) on 225/40/R15 BFGoodrich T/A’s (Oct 18, 2000). When car was purchased it had 15 x7 wire wheels on 255/60R15.
*New front bearings and seals (Jan 26,1999)
*Rebuilt Carburetor , Rewire Starter wiring, new power steering pressure and return hoses (Sept 21, 1999)
*Replaced Steering Column with a donor one from a 1979.(Summer 1999)
*Engine Rebuilt at 64,094 Miles (Jan 4, 2000)
-Mobil One 15w-50 Synthetic/Mobil One Synthetic Oil Filter (every 4000miles)
*New waterpump, new power steering valve, motor mounts, front brakes (Jan 4, 2000)
*Transmission rebuilt at 64,094 miles, Power Steering pump (Jan 27, 2000)
*Duralast Gold 8year Battery (Feb 19, 2000)
*New Master Cylinder (Aug 31, 2000)
*New Power Steering Cylinder (Sept 20, 2000)
*Bosch Platinum Spark Plugs and Double Silicone Wires 68,900 miles (Oct 10, 2000)
*Complete Front End Rebuild inc. shocks, bushing, etc. and Alignment (Nov 3,2000)
*New Radiator expansion tank ($20) (Nov 12, 2000)
*New rear calipers, rear brake service (Mar 8, 2001)
*New rear shocks (Mar 15, 2001)
*Air filter and Breather 10/10/00,4/16/01,10/16/01
*Air Conditioner Serviced and Recharged
*New Mufflers and Dual Chrome Tips
Luci April 16, 2001.
Me and My Beautiful Wife Heather out on the town in May 2001.
Original Exterior color scheme for Luci.
I used to own a 1964 Chevy Impala that I had almost completed prior to buying Luci. but when the opportunity came up to own the car of my dreams I couldn‘t pass it up especially at the price! The car had been sitting for a few years until I bought it. She was pretty rough. The interior was OK for the most part. Her engine was about to go as was the carb, suspension, etc.…I owned Luci for almost 2 years before I had any time (and money) to commit to her so she sat covered in the shade until January 1999. Which I pretty much described above. And she still needs a few more items.
Email Me at Riversedge_98@Yahoo.com