There are cars that win at local shows and there are cars that win at internationally recognized Concours d'Elegnace events. When you know the difference, you will appreciate this 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Indy Pace Car. It is one of the rare true pace cars editions, and it has been subject to such a meticulous and correct restoration, the only piece that might not be from 1967 stock is the battery.
Take some time to decode this Camaro. It is a true SS and RS package car with the correct 0-1 special paint code that is part of the Indy 500 Pace Car convertible package. Now that you know you're looking at one of the rarest first-generation Camaros from the factory (yes, less than 100 examples,) you can now begin to appreciate why so much time and money was invested in this convertible. It has the correct decals on the doors, the proper D91 Bumblebee stripe is in its exclusive blue, and the matching blue pinstripe that highlight the Coke bottle silhouette of these classics. While you're looking at all these special elements, don't overlook that this car also has its fundamentals correct. The bumpers and trim shine like mirrors, the folding roof is pristine, and the white paint is worthy of recognition all on its own. As a true Rally Sport it has the electronic headlight doors, and as a true Super Sport, it has all the correct badging and vented hood. The superior presentation is the total product of a restoration that was so meticulous that most major components were either reconditioned original parts or borrowed from another '67 Camaro even the bolts are '67 specific! Between its rarity and amazing execution, it's no wonder this is an award winner, including at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.
Inside the same level of care has been taken to make this the best Indy Pace Car you can buy today. It starts with the correct code-732 bright blue vinyl interior. Strato-Buckets, center console, and a three-spoke sports steering wheel this was already a luxurious Camaro even without the pace car prestige. Everything has been restored so that every inch of this interior makes you feel like you were the first to drive it off the Norwood assembly line in April 1967. This drop top is properly equipped with the triple auxiliary readouts, AM radio, and heat/defrost all in the center stack, and everything is working perfectly. All you have to do for the perfect day out is keep your eyes on the dual pod speedo/tach duo and watch the open road ahead.
With a car so well presented thus far, you will be happy to know this is the original, numbers-matching motor under the hood. The 350 cubic-inch V8 is just as authentically presented as the rest of this exceptional classic, and its low mileage has it averaging less than 1,200 miles annually. Really take a look at the level of meticulous work here that includes the shining Chevrolet valve covers, Rochester quadrajet carburetor, Delco brake booster, and much more that makes this a 1967 time machine. Still, this is built to be an authentic driver, so the belts and hoses are correct but new. It's optioned with the two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission, power steering, and power brakes the perfect vehicle to comfortably lead the Indy 500 parade route in '67 and still great to lead any procession today.
You're going to love going through the huge documents file on this one, which includes original manuals, restoration details (it took decades!), and the long list of awards it has already won. The 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Indianapolis 500 Pace Car edition is already a rare convertible, and we don't think you'll ever find a better standout in this elite crowd. If you're a true collector, call today.