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The Essence of Classics Auction: October 23, 2021

1998 Chevy Corvette

The Lone Star Classic May 14, 2022 Van Alstyne, Texas

569A – 1998 Chevy Corvette Pace Car

 

This is one pristine authentic Pace Car. Always garaged and never driven in the rain.

 

6 Speed Standard #916 of #1163 Pace cars built in 1989 and only 547 were 6 speeds.

 

This car has 108495 miles and mechanically is perfect.

 

Car comes with laminated build sheet and window sticker. Also, several die-cast corvette cars come with the purchase

 

Multiple Show Winner

 

Serviced regularly. Always used Mobil 1 and has a fresh oil change & filter.

 

Ready to drive anywhere

 

1998 marked the fourth time the Chevrolet Corvette had been selected as the Indy 500 Pace Car.  Other than mandatory safety features, the Corvette needed no modifications to meet pace car specifications.

Golfing great Greg Norman was scheduled to drive the 1998 pace car, but was forced to withdraw due to recent shoulder surgery.  1963 Indy 500 winner Parnelli Jones was selected to fill in for Norman.

The 1998 Corvette’s color-shifting “radar blue” paint and bright yellow wheels presented some of the most extreme looks for an Indy pace car.  The car is powered by the stock 5.7 liter LS1 V-8 engine and features an Active Handling chassis control system.

 

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