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1978 CORVETTE VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS (VIN)
1Z87L8S400001 - 1Z87L8S440274 (Corvette Coupe)
1Z87L8S900001 - 1Z87L8S906502 (Corvette Pace Car)

1 (First Digit) - Make/Manufacturer.  1 - Chevrolet
Z (Second Digit) - Model series.  Z - Corvette
87 (Third and Fourth Digits).  87- Corvette Coupe
L (Fifth Digit) - Engine type.  L - Base Engine / 4 - L82 Engine
8 (Sixth Digit) - Model Year.  8 - 1978
S (Seventh Digit) - Vehicle Assembly Location. S - St. Louis, Missouri
4XXXXX (Eighth thru Thirteenth Digits) - Plant Sequence Numbers. 

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VIN PLATE
1975 Corvette VIN Plate Location
Figure 1
1978 CORVETTE VEHICLE SERIAL NUMBER PLATE
1978 CORVETTE BODY NUMBER TRIM AND POINT PLATE
Location:

Example:








H27 - Body build date code.
H - Designates the Month (See Chart Below).
A - Sep., 1977B - Oct., 1977C - Nov., 1977D - Dec., 1977E - Jan., 1978F - Feb., 1978
G - Mar., 1978H - Apr., 1978 I - May., 1978 J - Jun., 1978 K - Jul., 1978 L - Aug., 1978
27 - Designates the Day of the Month.
152 - Interior Trim code. 152 - Silver (Leather)
(Refer to the Interior Color Codes section of the 1978 Corvette Specification Page for a list of all Trim codes.)
19U - Exterior Color Code Upper Half of Body. 19 - Black
47M - Exterior Color Code Lower Half of Body. 47 - Silver
         (Refer to the Color Codes section of the 1978 Corvette Specification Page for a list of all exterior color codes.)
BODY NUMBER TRIM AND POINT PLATE
1978 Corvette Body Number Trim and Point Plate
1978 CORVETTE FACTORY OPTIONS
CODE:
1YZ87
1YZ87 / 78
A31
AU3
B2Z
CC1
C49
C60
D35
FE7
G95
K30
L82
M21
MX1
NA6
N37
QBS
QGR
UA1
UM2
UP6
U58
U69
U75
U81
YF5
YJ8
ZN1
ZX2
DESCRIPTION:
Base Corvette Sport Coupe
Limited Edition Corvette Pace Car
Power Windows
Power Door Locks
Silver Anniversary Paint
Removable Glass Roof Panels
Rear Window Defogger
Air Conditioning
Sport Mirrors
Gymkhana Suspension
Optional Rear Axle Ratios
Cruise Control
350ci, 220hp Engine
4-Speed Manual Trans, Close Ratio
Automatic Transmission
High-Altitude Emission Equipment
Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
White Letter SBR Tires, P255 / 60R15
White Letter SBR Tires, P225 / 70R15
Heavy Duty Battery
AM-FM Radio, stereo with 8-track tape
AM-FM Radio, stereo with CB
AM-FM Radio, stereo
AM-FM Radio
Power Antenna
Dual Rear Speakers
California Emission Certification
Aluminum Wheels (4)
Trailer Package
Convenience Group
QUANTITY:
40,274
6,502
36,931
12,187
15,283
972
30,912
37,638
38,405
12,590
382
31,608
12,739
3,385
38,614
260
37,858
18,269
26,203
28,243
20,899
7,138
10,189
2,057
23,069
12,340
3,405
28,008
972
37,222
RETAIL PRICE:
$9,351.00
$13,653.21
$130.00
$120.00
$399.00
$349.00
$95.00
$605.00
$40.00
$41.00
$15.00
$99.00
$525.00
$0.00
$0.00
$33.00
$175.00
$216.32
$51.00
$18.00
$419.00
$638.00
$286.00
$199.00
$49.00
$49.00
$75.00
$340.00
$89.00
$84.00
Base Corvette Sport Coupe (1YZ87) -  The base price of the 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe without any optional equipment.

Limited Edition Corvette Pace Car (1YZ87 / 78) -  The base price of the 1978 Limited Edition Corvette Pace Car without any additional optional equipment.

Power Windows (A31) - Factory installed power driver and passenger windows.

Power Door Locks (AU3) - Factory installed power door locks.

Silver Anniversary Paint (B2Z) - A special Silver Anniversary paint option.

Removable Glass Roof Panels (CC1) - Tinted glass lift-out roof panels.

Rear Window Defogger (C49) - An optional rear window forced air defogger.

Air Conditioning (C60) - Factory installed four-season air-conditioning.

Sport Mirrors (D35) - Outside mirror assembly that included a mechanical linkage to control movement from inside the cockpit.

Gymkhana Suspension (FE7) - An optional, heavier-duty suspension system for higher levels of performance.

Optional Rear Axle Ratios (G95) - A selection of optional rear axle ratios. 

Speed Control (K30) - An early version of (what is commonly known today as) cruise control.

350ci, 220hp Engine (L82) - Optional higher-output, small block V-8 engine.

4-Speed Manual Transmission, Close Ratio (M21) - A close ratio version of the M20 Muncie 4-speed manual transmission.

Automatic Transmission (MX1) - An optional, three-speed automatic transmission.

High Altitude Emission Equipment (NA6) - Alternate emission equipment installed for vehicles operating at high altitudes.

Tilt Telescopic Steering Column (N37) - An optional, adjustable steering column and tilt-angle adjustable steering wheel.

White Letter Steel Belted Radial Tires, P255/60R15 (QBS) - Standard size tires with special raised white lettering.

White Letter Steel Belted Radial Tires, P225/70R15 (QGR) - Optional size tires with special raised white lettering.

Heavy Duty Battery (UA1) - Optional, heavier-duty battery with increased cranking amps/capability.

AM-FM Radio, Stereo with 8-Track Tape (UM2) - The standard/stock radio equipped with an 8-Track Tape Player.

AM-FM Radio, Stereo with CB (UP6) - The standard dealer installed stereo system equipped with a CB (citizen band) radio.

AM-FM Radio, Stereo (U58) - A standard/stock dealer installed Corvette radio.

AM-FM Radio (U69) - A standard/stock dealer installed Corvette radio.

Power Antenna (U75) - A extendable/retractable antenna for the car stereo system.

Dual Rear Speakers (U81) - Dual rear auxiliary speakers.

California Emission Certification (YF5) - Provided higher emission restrictions to meet the California emission standards.

Aluminum Wheels (4) (YJ8) - Included four aluminum wheels and a conventional steel spare.

Trailer Package (ZN1) - Factory installed trailer package.

Convenience Group (ZX2) -A group of convenience options available to consumers when purchasing a 1978 Corvette.

NOTES:



1978 Corvette Silver Anniversary Edition