The Chevrolet Corvette is, undoubtedly, an icon. The car also holds close ties to motorsports and we’ve seen the nameplate grace numerous motorsports as an official pace car.
Now, someone will have the opportunity to own 16 pieces of history. One man’s collection of Corvette Indy 500 pace cars is heading to auction.
Every single Corvette that has ever represented the Indianapolis 500 will be up for grabs, either as an entire collection or as separate vehicles if the collection doesn’t sell as a whole. The collection begins with a 1978 C3 Corvette, the first model to ever pace the race and traces history to include C4, C5, C6, and C7 generation cars. The real gems are actually the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017 examples.
The model years listed were never sold to the public, so the collection’s current owner, Keith Busse, replicated each of the cars with authentic pace car equipment and proper graphics straight from the official suppliers. Truly, they are pace cars that have never set a tire on the track.
To sweeten the deal, the cars will each come with a pair of tickets to the 102nd Indy 500. We’ll be quite curious to see if the collection sells as a whole, or if it comes down to individual cars. There isn’t another collection of Corvettes like this anywhere in the world.