In 1978 the Corvette was picked to be the pace car for the Indy 500, to honor the event Chevrolet built a limited number of Pace car replicas. There were about 6500 of these replicas built and this one might be one of the lowest mileage ones out there. It was put in a barn almost as soon as the owner got the car, it currently only has 13 miles on it. It has been pulled from its barn and is now for sale over at Corvette Mike of New England.
This Corvette is in really great condition and the seller says it even still has the new car smell. The limited edition pace car was essentially an options package, which included the two tone paint and the silver interior. These cars were highly optioned and this one even came with a CB radio.
The engine looks just as fantastic as the rest of the car and supposedly runs great, but we would bet that the fuel lines are in need of replacing. The Pace car option was primarily a cosmetic package and most came with the standard L48 engine. Thankfully this car is an L82 model, so it is powered by a 220 hp 350 V8. The L82 provided the perfect balance between power and weight in the Corvette.
This Corvette looks fantastic and we love that it still is covered in the dust it has acquired over the years. However, there were a lot of these cars built and many of them were put in storage right away. This has greatly impacted the value of these cars. The seller hasn’t said how much they are asking, but based on the current market we would guess they want somewhere in the upper twenty thousand range. We would like to thank reader Chris R for sharing this find with us.