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100th Anniversary Celebration: Chevrolet Camaro Convertible To Pace Indianapolis 500

by Jeff Prescott on

Reviving the classic looking of the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Indy pace car, a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible will pace the next Indianapolis 500, thereby celebrating the 100th anniversary of both Chevrolet and the Indianapolis 500.  This marks the 22nd time that a Chevrolet has paced this legendary race.

Chevrolet will build 50 Festival Committee cars, with the first being sold for charity at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction.



All 50 examples will be based on the 400-horsepower SS convertible with the 2SS package, featuring Brembo four-piston brake calipers, Performance Launch Control, 20-inch polished wheels, performance tires, heads-up instrument display, and the auxiliary gauge package.

The cars will be distinguished for the race and automotive history by a Summit White exterior accented with orange stripes and door graphics. The interior is trimmed in orange leather, including front seat headrests embossed with the Indy 500 logo, along with white door panels and instrument panel trim. The instrument panel trim features extensions of the orange exterior stripes.

The regular production Camaro convertible goes on sale this February.

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