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.
Since 1911, pace cars have been a staple of the infamous brickyard in Indianapolis. Almost every brand has been represented, and many models re-occur over the years. Mention “Pace Car” in general conversation and inevitability talk will turn to Corvettes and Firebirds as some of the most recognized and memorable models. Find this 1980 Pontiac […]
By Glenn — For those of us who like cruise around town stealthily there are hordes of vehicles to serve that need. For those of us who like to stand out, a factory street legal race car can fit the bill nicely! Find this 1989 IROC-Z Players Challenge Car near Vancouver, BC via Craigslist for […]
The S130 generation Datsun/Nissan Z-car is easily the least expensive of cars to wear the sign of the masked bandit, but this 280ZX is extremely expensive — just what is going on here? Is this another insanely optimistic seller trying to fleece money from the unsuspecting public, or is this an example of the value […]
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 AMC Spirit (1979-1983) was a subcompact 2-door replacement for the cosmetically challenged Gremlin and was available as a 2-door sedan or 3-door hatchback. From 1979-80 AMC created a performance version of the Spirit called the AMX – a name harkening back to the short wheel base two-seater muscle car built between 1969-70. In 1980 […]
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 […]