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1998 Chevrolet Corvette Indy Pace Car Convertible

Busted Knuckles Auctions is proud to present this rare and unique 1998 Chevrolet Corvette Indy Pace Car Convertible.  This particular example is documented as being one of the 105 Indy 500 Parade Cars.  The Chevrolet Corvette is widely recognized as America’s sports car.  Since the car’s introduction in the 1953 model year, the Corvette has embodied the American driving experience for generation after generation evolving to stay on the edge of technology through the decades.  Much of that credit falls to the Corvette having a starring role in the 60’s television show “Route 66”.

Thanks to power coming from a 345 HP LS1 engine, the cars that were used on the track had only slight engine tweaks adding about 25 horsepower to the vehicle and minor chassis refinements for better high-speed handling than the limited-edition car offered to the public.  Other modifications involving safety equipment and lights were event-specific.  Parnelli Jones, the 1963 Indianapolis 500 champion, was given the honor of driving the pace car in the 1998 race won by Eddie Cheever.

Documentation indicates the car was sold new in the state of Illinois.  The car presents as originally equipped with the 345 HP LS1 engine and is one of 616 cars equipped with an automatic transmission.   This vehicle has been a part of the current owner/investor’s portfolio for almost 15 years and housed in a humidity-controlled environment during that time.  The odometer reads just under 30,000 miles, which we believe to be accurate but due to Missouri statutes the vehicle will be sold mileage exempt due to age.  While all 1998 pace car replicas are rare, this is documented to be one of the 105 track cars present at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the event.  While it was not one of the cars actually used to pace the event the fact it was present at the racetrack makes it incredibly rare and desirable!  This limited edition, first year C5 convertible would make an outstanding cornerstone for anyone beginning a Corvette collection or a fantastic addition to any Corvette collector’s portfolio.

 

Year: 1998

Make: Chevrolet

Model: Corvette Indy Pace Car Convertible

VIN: 1G1YY32G4W5116300

Exterior Color: Radar Blue

Interior Color: Black & Yellow

Engine: 350 LS1 V8

Odometer Reading: 29, 857 Miles

Is the milage accurate?: Yes – Original Miles

Is The Engine Original: Yes

Transmission Type: Automatic

Vehicle Title: Clean Missouri Title

Location of Vehicle: Lebanon, Missouri

Condition: Used

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