A nice Camaro will be welcome at any local car show, but there are a select few that also get to be showcased in velvet ropes. When you know the difference, you will appreciate this 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Commemorative Indy Pace Car convertible. It is one of the factory pace car replicas used in connection with the Indy 500, and it's made even rarer by its big block SS code in the trim tag. So it has been meticulously restored to make sure it will instantly be the showpiece of your garage.
We love the Indy 500 Pace Car, because it combines the love for the first-year icon with supercar-level rarity. GM specially produced less than 100 examples, and we'll show you that the way this one was configured makes them ultra-desirable. This commemorative edition 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. When you're checking out 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. That's what you get on a car that has completed its full restoration only a few short months ago. As a true Rally Sport it has the electronic headlight doors. Being a true Super Sport, it has all the correct badging and faux vented hood. It's such a detailed total package, you even get Firestone Wide Oval tires with the standout redline trim - a true sign of a '60s performance car. The owner states it was ordered and produced on April 28th, 1967 during the allotted time that dealers outside of Indianapolis could order Pace Cars under GMs ""Pacesetter"" Campaign. The car was ordered and delivered new to Dixie Chevrolet in Florence, SC as a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Indy 500 Pace Car Commemorative Car.
Inside is more of the investment keeping this looking like a very clean time machine. Chevrolet wanted these cars to really showcase their new Camaro, and they made sure these were attractive, distinctive, and loaded. So where the exterior is white with blue accenting, inside it switches priorities with an attractive blue taking center stage and the white accenting in the deluxe seats. There was over $17k invested on the interior alone, and everything here has the unmistakable feel of a solid investment - from the weave of the carpeting to the grip of the bright blue three-poke steering wheel. It's also built to be an excellent driver's machine. That's why you have desirable features, like the center console and auxiliary gauge package (where everything's working, including the clock.) The large speedo and tach are a great paring with the bright shifter that's calling out to your right hand. Plus, the radio is one of the cleverest retro-style designs out there. So you have the true look of a classic unit, but the upgraded driving music from a modern digital tuner.
The trim tag notes that this was born an L78 big block. That's huge. Not only because the 396 cubic-inch V8 was the top-dog rated at 375 horsepower, but also on a pace car, it can give this the kind of rarity that can be counted on one hand! That's why the restoration has a year-correct Camaro 396 that has been done to the highest standard. So you get the bold elements, like the bright orange block, shining valve covers, and stock-style air topper with big block callouts. Plus, the details are great, right down to the GM hoses on this freshly restored engine bay. But a car like this was made for driving. That's why it fires up with the kind of eagerness like today was the first day at the Norwood factory. The Holley double-pumper four-barrel carburetor lets the V8 inhale deeper, and the Muncie four-speed manual transmission gives you firm control over the big block power. This has fresh suspension components, a 12-bolt Positraction rear end, power steering, and power brakes with discs up front. So while this is looking very good over every inch, we also know it delivers the kind of experience where you won't be able to resist driving it to the far away car shows.
The sale comes complete with the owner's manual and build receipts. Serious power and history come together in the ultimate first-year Camaro convertible. You may never get another opportunity like this. Call now!