I know I might be in the minority when I admit to this next thing…but I have to come clean with you guys. I dig a gaudy interior on a crummy 80s classic. Yeah, you might sit there in your new Audi and enjoy the subtle grey textures on with flat black plasticized paint, but I’m gonna go bananas for a car with a white shifter boot and red seat inserts. You can have your dark mahogany carbon trim panels and I’ll take a Muppet bordello red carpet with a white steering wheel with a black horn section — because if you can’t wash your hands before each time your drive your Official Pace Car of the Indianapolis 500 Pontiac, then you don’t deserve to have one. But if you are true believer of the cult of Pontiac, then you’ve been double sanitizing and wearing a mask since 1984 because boogers don’t belong in a Fiero with this kind of an interior. Social distancing? HAH!! Nobody who has owned a mint Fiero has been on a date since about 1985, so take that! Find this 1984 Pontiac Fiero offered for $7,950 in Ozone Park, NY via ebay. Tip from Hugh.
Indy 500 Pace Car
The vast majority of “Official” Indy 500 Pace Car’s you’ll find on the street are Chevrolet Corvette and Camaros. Not only did Chevy sponsor the event many times over the years since the first pace car in 1911 (52 times to be exact), but they’ve had the “Official” pace car in back-to-back-to-back years since 2002. However, Chrysler got into the fray a few times, the last of which was in 1996 when they put Maximum Bob Lutz in a Dodge Viper in front of the pack of Ford Cosworth boosted speed machines hit a 239.3mph average lap speed (a record that stands to this day 25 years later)..no, not the Dodge Viper, but the actual IRL cars — anyway this next car is one of 2800 Dodge Ram Pace Trucks that were built by Chrysler to celebrate the event. Find this 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Pace Truck offered for $7,395 in Willow Glen, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
If you had a limited edition Indy 500 “Official” Pace Car Pontiac Fiero and wanted to maintain maximum sellable value, you’d think it would be best to keep the original iron duke 4-banger, but you’d be dead wrong. That is because an upgrade to a Chevy 305 small-block V8 is indeed an upgrade in value to the market, even if said 305 V8 has an air cleaner that is smaller in diameter than the average toilet bowl cleaning brush. Find this 1984 Pontiac Fiero Indy 500 Pace Car offered for $8000 in Topeka, KS via facetrash bigbrotherbook Tip from Jason.
If you own a car with the words “Official Pace Car 69th Indianapolis 500, May 26, 1985” on the doors you are going to have a few conversations that go like this. Random dude: Wow, so that car was used as the pace car at Indy…that’s wicked. You: Well…it is actually a commemorative version of […]
Check out this 1982 Chevrolet Camaro Indy 500 Pace Car Edition offered here on eBay in Lakeland, FL with bidding at $10,800 reserve-not-met and auction ending on Saturday.
On May 25th, 1975, A.J. Foyt lined up his Coyote 75 racer behind actor James Garner who drove a Buick Century the pace car at the Indy 500. When the checkered flag was waved, Foyt was beaten by Bobby Unser, but the Buick dealers around the country were the real winners because they got the […]
If you own a car with the words “Official Pace Car of the Indianapolis 500” on the doors you are going to have a few conversations that go like this. Random dude: Wow, so that car was used as the pace car at Indy…which year? You: Well…it is actually a commemorative version of the pace […]
The 2nd generation Pontiac Firebird was sold from 1970 through 1981 – bridging the gap from the height of the muscle car madness through the worst of malaise era. When the gas/oil/emission crisis hit, the power densities dropped and giant winged bird hood emblems took over for actual performance. When the big Pontiac 6.6 liter […]
The Oldsmobile Calais was named after a small northern French port city that was for many years occupied by the English and used as a shipping point as it is only 21 miles away from the white cliffs of Dover. The costs of maintaining a naturally indefensible city (once used by Julius Caesar as a […]
Prepare yourself for some action, as this T-top equipped beauty will blow your mullet right off your head. The 4th generation Chevrolet Camaro debuted in 1993 with an all-new sleek door-stop inspired look and a $995 option for an “Indy 500 Pace Car Edition.’ Some wife-beater wearing hairy backed dudes opted to get the “Pace […]