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The Indianapolis 500 Corvette Pace Car Event cars

Once again this year the Chevrolet Corvette convertible returned to pace the Indianapolis 500 (it's tenth Indy Start) and in honor of being selected there were 500 replicas made for sale to the public.

But this is the first replica year where you had your choice of a Convertible or Coupe Pace car !

Total Production for the 2008 Indy Pace Car replicas sold to the public was 500.

The estimated build dates for the Speedway cars were between March 4th and 6th. Pace car production resumed on April 7th and concluded on June 6th for the "dealer cars". There were 61 Corvettes built in early March, however only 60 cars shipped to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to be used as "track" and "festival committee" vehicles which were distributed to their lucky drivers on April 9th and in use thru May 31st.

Build Sequence # 3 was actually a "special" early customer order, and that coupe was sent directly to the selling dealer in Florida at the owners request. All of the Black and Silver Corvettes used at the Speedway had the Six speed "Paddle Shift" automatic transmissions. There were 17 Coupes, and 43 Convertibles (Gray top) at the Speedway.

When these cars arrived at the Speedway, a Silver "Chevrolet" windshield header decal and assigned track car numbers / license plate (to match the build sequence numbers) were added. The Chevrolet windshield header was not on the replicas sold as normal "dealer" cars that were not used at the track.

As is tradition, the Speedway cars were seen out and about town at various IPL 500 festival events throughout Indy.

They have arrived ! Photo above courtesy IMS.

Photo above taken on Media day.

At the Mayor's breakfast.

On the morning of the IPL 500 Festival parade.

It's a great day for a Parade !!

The event cars in the "Flag Lot" parking area.

Race winners and team owner enjoy a lap ! Scott Dixon and Team Target Ganassi !