Last night I found the window sticker for the Corvette. I'd forgotten that I got it from the previous owner when I bought the car. Back in 1978 the car had a base price of $9,351 and optioned out it sold for $11,132. According to a few inflation calculators that would put the base price of a new Corvette at about $32,000. Now wouldn't that be nice? Instead you can barely get a V8 Camaro for that kind of money.