Corvette Of The Day: 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Restomod
In 1978, Chevrolet commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Corvette by introducing an updated third-generation model. This revision showcased a fresh design with a sleek fastback-style rear window made entirely of glass, along with a revamped interior and dashboard.
Car enthusiasts who admired the third-generation Corvette found the 1978 model particularly captivating, and it became an excellent foundation for creating one of the most groundbreaking Corvette Restomods.
The car featured here is a 1978 Corvette that underwent an exceptionally detailed and expertly engineered six-year, 4,000-hour build. This multiple-award-winning masterpiece claimed first place at the esteemed 2018 Detroit Autorama and was featured in the July 2018 edition of “Corvette Magazine.”
The restomod’s highlight was a supercharged 6.0L Corvette LS2 engine, generating 600 HP and 500 lb-ft of torque. It was coupled with a Tremec 6-speed manual transmission, while the frame was replaced with a stainless-steel C3 frame by Collier Technologies. The suspension received upgrades with C4 coilovers and control arms for enhanced performance. Baer 6-piston performance brakes with Hydroboost were added for improved stopping power.
To match its modern power, the car’s aesthetics were transformed. It featured a custom-fit C6 dash and center console, Carobeau racing seats with harnesses, Auto Meter gauges, Vintage Air, and a leather and suede flat-bottom racing steering wheel.
The exterior showcased mirrored T-tops, custom-molded C6 HID headlamps, and 18- and 19-inch C7 Z06 replica wheels with Hankook Ventus V12 Evo tires. This restomod beautifully blended classic style with contemporary upgrades.