Today I learned about an auction for the Lambrecht Collection of Chevrolets in Pierce Nebraska including a 1978 Pace Car with four (4) miles. A mileage number not unusual for a Pace Car but my first thought is whether this is the fourth “original” Pace Car proto-typed for the running of the 62nd Indy race May 28th 1978.
Four Corvettes were configured for the race and shipped directly to the track. Two had VINs while the other two were pilot cars and carried different VINs. Two were production and carried VIN 900001 and 900002. One went to the winner (Unser) and the other to the GM Heritage Center. The third resides at the Indy Motorsport Museum (IMS).
But its the fourth that disappeared somewhere in the midwest, east of the Mississippi. My first thought when I saw the video is that this is the fourth Pace Car built for the Indy track race. After some research at the auction site, I learned its VIN 4699 with an L48 M38 and has sat in the dealership for the past 35 years. Truly another Pace Car Barn fnd