Back in 1990, Chevrolet was given the honor of providing the pace car for the Indianapolis 500, and to pay tribute, the Bowtie brand produced a special edition Chevrolet Beretta. While the original 1990 Indy 500 pace car was a modified Beretta convertible, Chevy ended up producing a coupe version for its customers. This is one of those special edition models, and an extremely well-preserved example at that.
The 1990 Chevrolet Beretta Indy Pace Car edition was limited to just two colors – Yellow and Turquoise, with 1,500 examples painted in the Yellow paint finish seen here. Meanwhile, 3,000 were produced in Turquoise, making for 4,500 units total.
Standout features outside include a body-color front grille and red-lined Bowtie badge. There’s also a lower front air dam and a rear trunk spoiler, plus body-colored side skirts to match. Charcoal gray striping runs front to back, while 16-inch aluminum wheels with body-colored accents take up the corners. And of course, we can’t forget the special edition Indy graphics on the doors, which come in pink and black – perfect for the time in which this vehicle was built.
Inside, the 1990 Chevrolet Beretta Indy Pace Car edition features unique bucket seats matched to gray cloth upholstery with yellow inserts. The headrests also show the word “INDY” embroidered into the fabric. Behind the steering wheel, we find some eye-grabbing digital readouts to keep tabs on all the vitals, while a sunroof up top lets in some fresh air.
Under the hood, the 1990 Chevrolet Beretta Indy Pace Car was powered by a 3.1L V6 engine, which was mated to a four-speed 4T60E automatic transmission and FWD. Cornering prowess was enhanced with a sporty suspension setup, while power front disc brakes and rear drums hauled it all down.
This particular 1990 Chevrolet Beretta Indy Pace Car is ridiculously clean and well-preserved, be it inside, outside, or even under the hood. As well it should be considering there’s just 21 miles on the odometer. Now, it’s up for sale at Classic Auto Mall for $46,500.
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Source: Classic Auto Mall