1995 Chevrolet Corvette
(Featured on 14th March 2011)
Sellers original description:
1995 Corvette Pace Car.
79th (May 28th, 1995)
Indy 500 Pace car.
Official Purple/White exterior.
Thanks to Carl G. Fisher, the Indianapolis 500 auto race has used a pace car every year since 1911. In the interest of safety, Indianapolis Motor Speedway developed the concept of a "rolling start" led by a pace car. Nearly all races at the time, as well as all Formula One races, utilize a standing start.
The Chevrolet Corvette was selected to pace the Indy 500 for the third time in 1995 and designed, what most agree, the prettiest pace car up to that point; It was certainly the rarest as only 527 were built.. The pace car is more than just a show car and fills a very important safety roll. In 1995 the Corvette Pace car got a workout and was used 9 times and did a total of 58 laps; it did not even stop rolling before the first crash in turn 1 on lap 1. This one is absolutely pristine in every way having only been driven 2800 miles from new and kept as part of a vast private collection.
Other than mandatory safety features (including a specially designed rollbar), the Corvette needed no modifications to meet pace car specifications. For 1995, 527 Indy Pace Car replicas were produced with the exact same options (Z4Z option package):
•Convertible Dark Purple Metallic over White Two-Tone paint
•Special Indy Decal Package
•Special Indy Emblems
•5.7L Engine (LT1)
•4-Speed Automatic Transmission
•Performance Axle Ratio (3.07:1)
•9.5" Front and Rear Argent ZR-1 Wheels
•P275/40ZR17 B/W Tires
•Coated ZR-1 Rotors
•Power Driver & Passenger Seats
•Black Leather Adjustable Sport Bucket Seats with purple Insert and Indy Logo on Headrest
•Electronic Air Conditioning
•Delco/Bose Music System with electronically tuned AM/FM Stereo Radio, Cassette Tape and CD Player.