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Chevrolet Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car

Chevrolet Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car (1978)

Make Chevrolet
Model Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car
Type cabrio
Construction year 1978
KM 13500 miles
Cilinder displacement 5700
Gears automatic
Steering left hand drive

This car is new at Oldtimerfarm in Aalter Belgium. We specialize in consignment sales of collection cars. We are proud we can offer this car for sale. A more detailed description will soon follow. In the meantime you can have a look at the very ample photo coverage on the website. Of course Xavier or Olivier will be very happy to give you all possible explanations by phone on 0032 472 401 338.

The third generation Corvette (C3) was patterned after the Mako Shark II concept car, and was introduced for the 1968 model year. At 15 years, the C3 was the longest running Corvette generation when its production stopped in 1982. It sold in record numbers despite changes in EPA rules and the gas crunch of the 1970s, and was the highest performing car each year it was produced. It introduced monikers that were later revived, such as LT-1, ZR-1, and Collector Edition. The Corvette's 25th anniversary was celebrated in 1978 with not only a two-tone Silver Anniversary Edition, but also a limited edition Indy Pace Car replica to commemorate of the first time that a Corvette was used as a Pace Car for the Indianapolis 500. Engines and chassis components were mostly carried over from the C2 generation, but a new body and interior was introduced for the C3. The 350 cu in (5.7 L) engine replaced the 327 cu in (5.36 L) as the base engine in 1969, but horsepower remained at 300 bhp (224 kW). 1969 reverted back to the round back-up lights that continued through the final C3 was produced. 1969 was the only year for a C3 with factory installed side exhaust, and the only year the all-aluminum ZL1 427 cu in (7.00 L) was offered; The special big-block engine was listed at 430-hp (320 kW), but was reported to produce 550 horsepower and propelled a ZL1 through the 1/4 mile in 10.89 seconds. In 1970 small-block power peaked with the optional high compression, high-revving LT-1 which produced 370 bhp (276 kW). The ZR1 special engine package was an option available on the 1970 through 1972 model years, and included the LT-1 engine option and special racing equipment. Only 53 ZR1's were built.[8] The 427 cu in (7.00 L) big-block was enlarged to 454 cu in (7.44 L) in 1970, and 1971 was the LS6 454 big-block's peak in power with the 425 bhp (317 kW) rating. The C3 has been produced till 1978.
CharacteristicsBody :  Length/width/height (cm) : 477/175/122; wheelbase : 249 cm, weight : 1460 kg. Engine : V8 5733, 203 bhp@4400 rpm; 4-speed gearbox, manual; top speed : 210 km/h.

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