Pace Cars featured at Barrett Jackson
April 9-11, 2009
two of the 2009 "Triple Crown" is over. There were
38 Corvettes that went on the block, including four Corvette
Pace Cars ! The selloff of many GM Heritage Museum collection
vehicles continued, and the big news on Thursday was that
due to some title legality issues, all the GM cars were pulled
from the auction. The issues were resolved, and they were
reinserted throughout the remainder of the event.
342.1 - 1978 Indy Pace Car -$ 37,400
than 2,400 original mile, totally un-restored car. Has always
been cared for and stored properly from new. The only street
legal Corvette Pace Car sold at this auction. Documentation
from this car's original build and purchase has been preserved
and is included.
421 - 2003 Corvette 24 Hours of LeMans Safety Car #6 -
official safety vehicle from the 2003 24 Hours of LeMans race.
Equipped with a 5.7 Liter OHV aluminum LS1 engine with 360
lbs/ft at 4000 rpm, 350hp at 5600 rpm. This LeMans safety
car rides on Goodyear Eagle F1 EMT Tires 245/45ZR-17 front,
275/40ZR-18 rear, qualified with OEM 50th Anniversary Gold
5-spoke wheels. The lights on this car feature Whelen ISP188
power supplies, GM export amber rear side marker lamps with
Whelen clear strobe bulbs, Whelen amber strobe bulbs in reverse
lamp housings, North American Signal Company roof-mounted
strobe accessories and custom 4-lamp interior roof-mount strobe
housing. Additional exterior features include 50th Anniversary
specific metallic red paint with unique graphics, 50th Anniversary
badges on the fascias and front fenders and 3M reflective
24 hours of Le Mans specific safety car graphics. Safety features
include Simpson 3" wide safety 5-point harness for driver
and passenger and Pemall hand-held fire extinguisher mounted
in rear cargo area behind driver. Sold on a Salvage Title.
675 - 1978 Official Indy 500 Pace Car #4 - $ 29,700
had it in their collection.... this was one of the engineering
prototypes that was the second V.I.P. Parade Lap Corvette
on the track prior to the start of the race. Also, U.S.A.C.
used the car as their Official Pace Car for the balance of
the 1978 Championship year through November, 1978. It really
looked in BAD shape, interior need a lot of work, engine compartment
missing parts, paint bad and it looked like it was rear ended
.... The T-Tops were painted Silver, and not the reflective
glass units that were used in production. But it still went
for $29,700..... Sold on Scrap title. A real piece of history
and the sweetheart of the bunch!
680.2 - 1997 Corvette 24 Hours of LeMans Show Pace Car
a high-compression 6.1 Liter OHV aluminum LS1 V8 engine with
produces 450hp at 5900 rpm, 441 lbs/ft torque at 5000 rpm.
The transmission is a rear-mounted, 6-speed manual. Also features
Goodyear F1 Fiorano tires and Fikse aluminum wheels. The stabilizer
bars are Hotchkis Performance 25.4mm hollow front with FE3
bushings and F45 19mm hollow rear with F45 bushings. Also
has a chassis-mounted rear axle housing with limited slip
differential, 4-wheel independent suspension, SLA with composite
transverse leaf spring front and rear, F45 shock absorbers,
front and rear, and a black leather trim interior. Engine
modifications include a deep skirt cast aluminum cylinder
block with new iron lines to increase bore to 4.00" and
high-strength cylinder head bolts, Diamond Racing forged aluminum
pistons and Gerotor oil pump, sequential port Fuel Injection,
individual cylinder control coil-fired ignition, and electronic
throttle control, composite intake manifold plenum with single
75mm throttle body and Flow-enhanced aluminum cylinder heads,
milled .030 to increase compression ratio. Sold on a scrap
Prices listed includes 10% buyers premium.
We can't wait to see what shows up in Vegas
in October !!!