West Coast Classics are proud to present an exceptional and very collectible and rare example of this 'Limited Edition Corvette Pace Car' - the 1995 Chevrolet Corvette '79th Annual Indianapolis 500 Mile Race 5/28/1995' Convertible, one of only 527 built in 1995 to commemorate the Indy 500 Pace Car, with only 25K original miles, with only one obvioulsy fastidious owner since new, in it's all original 'Dark Purple & White' factory color paint with original factory Pace Car decals and with its original matching colors 'Indy 500 Pace Car' leather interior with no history of any accidents and its original matching LT1 5.7L V8 engine and original factory options and specifictions including:
Pace Car Preferred Equipment Group $2,709; Electronic Air Conditioning Delco/Bose Music System with AM/FM radio/cassette/CD player 6 Way Power Driver & Passenger Seats Leather Adjustable Sport Bucket Seats Performance Axle Ratio
Indy Pace Car Package $2,816
+ standard vehicle price of $43,665 including standard features of:
4 Speed O/D Automatic Transmission Acceleration Slip Regulation Traction Control System 5 Link Rear Suspension with Transverse Fiberglass Spring Independent Front Suspension Power Front & Rear Disc Brakes Power Rack & Pinion Steering Driver & Passenger Air Bags 4 Wheel Anti Lock Brakes Brake Trans Shift Interlock Passive Keyless Entry System Pass Key II Anti Theft System Dual Electric Remote Heated Outside Rearview Mirrors Full Folding Roof Glass Rear Window with Defogger Halogen Fog Lamps Power Operated Retractable Headlamps AM/FM Stereo Cassette with Power Antenna Analog/Digital Instrumentation Electronic Speed Control with resume feature Intermittent Wiper System Leather seats with lateral support & back angle adjustment Leather wrapped sport steering wheel Power door locks Power windows with driver side express down
The Indianapolis 500 auto race has used a pace car every year since 1911. The pace car is utilized for two primary purposes. At the start of the race, the pace car leads the assembled starting grid around the track for a predetermined number of unscored warm-up laps. Then if the officials deem appropriate, it releases the field at a purposeful speed to start the race. In addition, during yellow flag caution periods, the pace car enters the track and picks up the leader, bunching the field up at a reduced speed.
In almost every year since 1936, it has been a tradition that the winner of the Indianapolis 500 be presented with one of that year's pace cars (or a replica). In most years since 1911, the driver of the pace car at the start of the race has been an invited celebrity, a former racing driver, or notable figure in the automotive industry. Historically, the honor of supplying the pace car was, and continues to be, a coveted honor by the respective automobile manufactures and a marketing showcase.
Corvette was honored for the first time in 1978 to be the official pace car for that years world renown Indy 500 race. To commemorate the event, Chevrolet built a number of limited edition Corvettes with their very own dedicated vehicle identification number sequence with the eight digit being a 9 versus a 4 making it easy to spot and near impossible to build a clone. In recent years the Corvette has been honored to supply the pace car on several occasions for the race but it was only the 3rd time in 1995 that the Corvette had been bestowed this honor and only 527 replica cars were then built by Chevrolet to commemorate the occassion.
The car had a very 1990's paint job with a Purple upper portion of the body, White lower area, and swirling stripes running over the sides. The original factory correct decals applied at the factory include the '1995 Indy 500 Pace Car' decals below the fender cross flags, the event door decals and the 'Indianapolis Motor Speedway' logo on the rear quarter panels.
This particular example is a pristine example and is Carfax certified with only one owner since new and boasting only some 25K original miles. The car will be sold with laminated copies of its original build sheet and window sticker and the original owner's handbook. This particular example's original color paint and decals are in superb and highly striking condition and the leather interior and the trim is also in beautiful and all original condition throughout! The car was obviously always garaged with no history of any accidents. This is obviously one very rare and highly desirable example of this classic American sports car - an all stock and original 1995 Chevrolet Corvette 'Indy 500 Pace Car Limited Edition' in completely original and unmolested condition throughout with its original working 8 track cassette and radio and CD player and ice cold air conditioning! An obviously always garaged and unabused example!
Without a doubt you will look long and hard to find a finer and very collectible 25K original miles example of a one owner since new 1995 'Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Replica Edition' - 1 of only 527 cars built - perfect for the Corvette enthusiast to add to his collection or simply any classic American muscle car collector!