This vehicle is located in our San Carlos California Showroom (650) 326-1000.
The Chevrolet Corvette had paced in the legendary Indianapolis 500 race four times by 1998, and Chevrolet observed each occasion by selling a limited-edition replica. The 1998 shown here is one of just 1,158 built. Only the 1995 edition is scarcer at 527 units produced. This is an unusually collectible Corvette and was identical to the actual pace cars, a claim none of the previous replicas could make. It also differs in having its Indy 500 livery applied by the factory, not the owner (minus the windshield name decal). A striking Corvette for sure, especially the wild flag logos, yellow wheels, and eye-popping yellow/black interior. Its colorful interior and exterior are the main attraction of a package that added $2,800 to the $44,900 base price of a fifth-generation or "C5" convertible. This Corvette Pace Car is powered by a 5.7L all aluminum V8 that produces 345 horsepower and is equipped with a rear-mounted four speed automatic transmission. The standard stiff Corvette structure, anti-lock brakes, and chip-controlled active handling helped keep this Corvette glued to the road through the corners.
In addition to the special Radar Blue paint and graphics, the Indy Pace Car Option Package (Z4Z) on the 1998 Corvette convertible contains other highly-desirable options. Heading the list is a Delco electronically-tuned AM/FM radio with seek & scan, automatic tone control, CD player, digital clock, Theft Lock, speed-compensated volume control and a Bose speaker system. Also included is an electronic dual-zone heating & air conditioning system, dual-power leather adjustable sport bucket seats, memory package and floor mats. With just under 12,000 original miles on the odometer this Corvette convertible Pace Car is the perfect fit for any Corvette collector or anyone who wants a C5 Vette with a little flare.