2,900 Original Miles: 1995 Corvette Indy Pace Car – Sold?
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May 13, 2022, Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
April 15, 2022 Update – The seller just dropped their asking price by one thousand dollars from the original ask of $35,000 to $34,000. This asking price is still way too high based on the results of a similar car with lower miles we auctioned last summer.
The domestic makes are good at many things, but they absolutely dominate the field as it relates to creating replica pace cars. Have any other manufacturers ever attempted to go up against the Big 3 when it comes to producing copies of the vehicles race fans see pacing the field on national TV? I don’t think so. In terms of values, some of these replica pace cars are worth more than others, but they’re all generally attainable at the moment. Check out this 1995 Chevrolet Corvette Indy pace car convertible originally listed in April 2022 on Craigslist in Thornton, Colorado with 2,900 original miles and an asking price of $35,000. Comparing that price against the Hagerty Price Guide shows us that the seller is asking for money that is just below the top-shelf valuation, as a “Concours” example is pegged at $40,300.
The 1995 pace cars are quite distinctive, even by pace car standards. The purple paint, white top, and multi-colored leather interior were impossible to miss, and this was not the pace car to buy if you’re a wallflower. The previous generation Corvette pace cars were much more sedate in comparison, featuring more traditional color schemes that could almost appear to be a standard model if the pace car decals weren’t added to the doors. The trouble with pace cars is that every owner seemingly did the same thing, which is to say they socked them away with next to no miles on the clock in hopes of cashing in big-time a few decades later. It didn’t work out that way, as every ower did the same thing and while they don’t pop up for sale every day, the odds are good you can find a low-mileage example that’s been in mothballs since the day it was new. That said, values have rarely risen to a point where owners realize any significant monetary gains stemming from not driving the car.
The Cool Stuff In Weird Cars YouTube Channel provides an overview of a similar 1995 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Replica:
Now, here at Guys With Rides, we have some first-hand experience with this particular pace car generation. In September of 2021, we sold a very nice example with 1,500 miles on the clock for just under $21,000. That car was in pristine condition with virtually no flaws. The seller’s car is in clean condition overall and is Bloomington Gold certified as of 2010, but the details with this one just seem to let the car down a bit. In particular, the interior appears to be fairly tired, with leather seats that have far more wear than you’d expect for a specimen with such low miles. It could be the way the car is photographed, but if nothing else, too much Armor All was needed in a car with under 3,000 miles. The same concerns extend to the engine bay, where it just seems under-detailed at the moment. The exterior looks phenomenal, and overall, this is likely one of the lower-mileage examples left, but the details let this one down considering the asking price.
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1995 Chevrolet Corvette Indy Pace Car. This unbelievable Corvette convertible was certified Bloomington Gold in 2010 and driven less than 300 miles since being certified. The convertible top is in pristine condition. Add it to your collection or make it a driver. Either way…make it yours.
• Bloomington Gold Certified in 2010.
• Previously part of the Bob McDorman (Corvette Hall of Fame) collection and Pam Lambert Collection
• 2,9xx miles
• 1 of 527 produced
• Indianapolis Motor Speedway Wing and Wheel logos
• LT1 engine – 5.7L/300 HP V-8
• Automatic transmission
• Dark Purple and White exterior
• White convertible top
• Black and Purple interior
• Power driver’s bucket seat
• Air conditioning
• Cruise control
• Digital speedometer
• Power windows, locks, and mirrors
• AM/FM/CD/Cassette stereo
• Alloy wheels
• Goodyear Eagle GS-C tires
• Original window sticker
• Owner’s manual”
Pace car generations: which era of Corvette pace car is your favorite?