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Old 10-22-2011, 12:12 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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Default 1978 Corvette -- 13 original miles

’78 Barn Find | Corvette Mike New England
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:21 PM
 
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that Corvette would not have to have a NY state emissions test since it's over 25 years old
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:22 PM
 
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Pretty amazing really . Im a big corvette fan and have owned 2: 1970's (a small block and a big block) as well as a 2006 Coupe. I still have the big block and its now built up adding 150 h.p. over the factory spec of 390 hp. 1973 to 1982 Corvettes got severely bastardized by the Feds and were some of the slowest sports cars around . But nevertheless, they are having greater appeal today than back then . They make nice Cruisers and parts are still readily available .
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:27 PM
 
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I think they should at least wash it before showing it off.
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:31 PM
 
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I think they should at least wash it before showing it off.
the whole "barn find" thing is half of what makes it cool, I wouldn't wash it off till I got some pics either.
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:34 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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“(There’s) no extra charge for the dust, but that’s part of the unique character of this car, that it was a barn find. That it hasn’t been touched in 30 years, basically,” said sales manager Jason Francisco.

“The car had everything original, even the battery, and it fired right up. The window sticker is on it. Everything from 1978. And it’s even got some rare options, which was the CB radio.”

Who ever buys the car will get an added bonus – the original gas receipt. It shows the original owner paid $5 for 7.5 gallons.

33-Year-Old Corvette With 13 Miles On It For Sale In Plymouth « CBS Boston
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:54 PM
 
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the whole "barn find" thing is half of what makes it cool, I wouldn't wash it off till I got some pics either.
Ok, I understand. I would just like to see it cleaned up. I am sure it looks beautiful.
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Old 10-22-2011, 01:43 PM
 
Location: South of Maine
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Post ...talk about a long term investor!

......as I understand it,THIS vette has a 17 gal capacity fuel tank.... & recommended 28 mpg....owner purchased 7 1/2 gal of gas at 66 cents a gallon....drove 13 miles, using 1/2 gallon of gas.....getting 26 mpg. I can't believe the owner was not tempted to drive the car over 33 YEARS!
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Old 10-22-2011, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Mike Milian’s friend from Bud’s Chevrolet in St Mary’s, OH, Bud Schoenleben said the previous owner, a friend of his, bought the car in ’78 as an investment and never drove it.
I was not aware cars were considered to be "investments" back in 1978....

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...and all the seals never got a chance to rust and go bad.
Really? Since when do seals actually rust?
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Old 10-22-2011, 08:50 PM
 
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Geez, I can only imagine the look on the guys face after he found the car in a barn, and look at the odometer only to see it read "13".
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