Take a victory lap in this historic Vette pace car
At the 91st running of the Indianapolis 500®, Corvette® paced the field for the fourth year in a row--quite the honor for America's Sports Car! This spectacular precision model of that torrid Corvette® classic drives you straight to the oval at the Brickyard. It's packed with authentic detail that includes a precise re-creation of the LS2 small-block V-8 under the hood, its Z06™ rear spoiler, split-spoke wheels, Atomic Orange paint scheme, gold-ribbon graphics and complete array of Indy 500® logos. Setting the pace in die-cast collectibles, this model was assembled by hand, hand-painted and hand-finished. The only thing this stunning die-cast collectible is lacking--a place of distinction in your collection.
In 2007 Corvette® marked a record 9th time that America's sports car had been honored with pace car laurels.
2007 was also the first year since 1998 that GM offered replicas of the Indy 500® Pace Car to the public. For just under $67,000, enthusiasts could enjoy the six-speed manual version with the Z51 performance package (distinguished by a stiffer suspension), state-of-the-art navigation and sound system. For about $1,225 more, customers could opt for the six-speed, paddle-shift automatic transmission.
Approximately 500 pace car replicas were built. Naturally, they featured all the bells and whistles of the car that led the way at Indy on May 27, 2007. The official logo of the Indianapolis 500® was combined with GM's "gold-ribbon" graphics against an Atomic Orange paint scheme. Indy 500® badges appeared on the fenders and on selected locales in the interior, and were even embroidered on the black leather-upholstered bucket seats.
This history-making Corvette® was equipped with a small rear spoiler and sporty silver split-spoke wheels. Residing under the hood, the powerful 400hp LS2 V-8 that provided punch to complement the pizzazz of the car that led the pack at the Indy 500® in customary Corvette® style.
Franklin Mint Precision Models is proud to present this finely detailed and accurate reproduction of the 2007 Corvette® Indy 500® Pace Car.
Limited Edition of 5,000