Evaluation: While many of these Pace Car replicas were parked and collected, this one was driven 77,113 miles and not exactly pampered the whole way. The paint is very rough all over and the decals on the hood are coming up in several spots. The taillights are cloudy, the wheels are dirty, and the underbody is oxidized. The switchgear and steering wheel are very worn, and there are a few stains on the carpets.
Bottom line: Because ’78 Pace Cars aren’t particularly rare (they made up about 15% of total 1978 Corvette production) and because so many of them were parked as instant collectibles, the premium they command over base cars isn’t huge. So even though 22 grand doesn’t seem like a lot of money for a Corvette, it’s a fairly high price to pay for one as worn and torn as this.