Set the pace with these slick cars!
Pace cars have been around since the early 1900s, offering a few functions in the Indy 500 – kicking off a race, leading warm-up laps, and assisting with yellow flag cautions. They were thought up as a way to give a race a rolling start, and became a sensational part of the sport, and auto manufacturers discovered that using a pace car as a promotional model was a great marketing tactic. To celebrate this tradition, we dug into the Motorious inventory to find our favorite pace cars for sale.
2008 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car
This pace car is a black and silver Commemorative Edition that marks the 30th Anniversary of the celebrated 1978 pace car, the first Corvette to pace the field at the Indianapolis 500. Chevrolet produced a total of 500 pace car replicas in both coupe and convertible form, each signed personally by Fittipaldi at the Corvette’s Bowling Green, KY plant. This commemorates one of the most recognizable Indy 500 pace cars, the Corvette 30th Anniversary pace car.
2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS Pace Car
This stunning example is 1 of 294 Indy 500 Pace Car Editions produced in 2010. It’s had one owner since new, initially sold new at Berger Chevrolet in Grand Rapids, MI. Powering the beauty is a 6.2-liter, 400-horsepower engine, which is backed by a 6-speed automatic transmission. Stopping power comes from Brembo 4-wheel disc brakes. This also celebrates the first year for the 5th Generation Camaro.
1963 Chrysler 300 Pace Car
This is quite possibly the lowest mileage 1963 Chrysler 300, Pace Car in existence, and rarest find on the list. The 300 Pace Setter special edition was produced in limited numbers by Chrysler, with only 1,861 Verts made, and 300 hardtops.
1994 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Pace Car
Car number 522 of 1,000 produced, this SVT Cobra has only 15,325 original miles on the clock! It’s a representative of the 78th Indy 500, which kicked off on May 29, 1994. It is powered by a 5.0-liter V8, which is backed by a 5-speed manual transmission.
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car
Check out this 1978 Limited Edition Indianapolis 500 Pace Car with only 103 original miles on the clock. It has never been registered, and is completely original – it is in ‘as-new’ condition. The Limited Edition – Indy Pace car is two tone, with black with special Indy Pace Car decals 350 cubic-inch engine, which is backed by a four-speed automatic transmission.
1993 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
In 1993, Chevy made the Camaro Z28 Indianapolis Pace Car with limited availability – this is 1 only 645 made. It has only 971 miles on the clock, and been enjoyed by just two owners. Documentation has followed the car since it was brand new.
1998 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car
1 of only 1,163 produced, this 1998 Limited Edition Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Convertible has only 1,398 original miles on the clock. It was never registered, and comes with the original certificate of origin. All of the original documentation is included.
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
This Trans Am is 1 of 5700 Pace Car Replicas built by Pontiac. These are some of the best looking Trans AM’s of the late 2nd Gens. They were all built loaded with options. This example has all 11 of the available options offered in 1980. They also included the WS6 handling package and the unique 15×8 Turbo style wheels. 4-wheel disc brakes, heavy duty anti-sway bars and a high performance steering system.
1967 Chevrolet Camaro Pace Car
In 1967, the Camaro was Chevrolet’s entry into the “pony car” mix and could be built from mild to wild. This 1967 Camaro Pace Car is an official, documented pace car that has been completely restored.
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