$2,669,529 AND C7 INDY PACE CAR
The 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 just took place this last Monday with Simon Pagenaud taking the checkered flag. To accompany the thrill and prestige of having your name added to the Borg-Warner Trophy, Pagenaud also got a check for $2,669,529 in prize money and a new 2019 C7 Corvette Grand Sport Indy 500 Pace car.
For most people that just won the Indy 500, and got a check like this, the Corvette would be nice, but not newsworthy. But this is not the case for Pagenaud. Speaking at the Victory Celebration he said the Corvette was a very fitting prize for him. As a Frenchman, a wine enthusiast, and no surprise, a car enthusiast, his new Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat Vette will blend right into his lifestyle. I am sure the color is also special to Pagenaud, as he won the Grand Prix of Long Beach in 2016.
“You know I love cars. You guys all know I love cars. You guys know I love wine, and I’ve got a burgundy Corvette Grand Sport now, so this is very fitting,” he said. “It’s actually a thought I had when we were in the driver’s briefing… I saw the Corvette and I was like It’s red wine color, it could be mine!’”
1967 Camaro Indy Pace Car Convertible
This 1967 Camaro Indy Pace Car Convertible is on eBay at a very low reserve. It is also available directly from us for those of you that dislike on-line bidding.
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Trades accepted. Excellent financing.
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1981 Stunning Red on Red Four-Speed Very Rare!!
It’s not often that we get in an ’81 Corvette like the one presented here! Not only is this an extremely low miles example with under 13k showing on the odometer. It also happens to be in pristine, original condition!
Beautiful, original car with under 13k miles and documented with the original owner’s kit.
The ’81’s were the last “Sharks” available with a 4-speed, as well as a carburetor, so it’s truly a milestone Corvette that runs and drives beautifully! This is one for the collectors!
|Attention West Coast NCRS Members that are going to the 2019 NCRS Convention in Greenville, South Carolina July 14-19. Mike Ingham is taking his wife’s `69 to the “Year Of” display, and is looking for other cars to fill up the Reliable Carriers truck. If you have been thinking about taking a Corvette to Greenville Mike would love to hear from you. The transport would probably leave Southern California for Greenville about July 1. You can reach him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 510-420-0968.|
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