03 Feb Refreshed to like new: 1978 Silver Anniversary Corvette
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Creemore Valley Classics Stories #10
I’ve owned this 1978 Silver Anniversary Corvette since new. Apart from losing the rear bumper in an accident in 1978 the car is crash free. In 2011 I sent the car to a local body shop to refresh the wear and tear from years of summer driving. It’s still a daily summer driver and like all vintage cars it requires about $1000 to $2000 of annual maintenance, repair and upkeep. There’s always something that needs to be done and as a friend of mine says when I am moaning over one more bill, “ain’t old cars grand?”
In its day the L82 was the top performing motor on the options list at 220 HP and I still find that is enough to get me in trouble with the OPP so a light foot on the accelerator is called for. Regular maintenance and oil changes have paid off. After 150,000 km the engine compression is within 2% of the factory spec.
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