In 1982, Chevrolet debuted the all-new Chevy Camaro. The third-generation Camaro featured sharper styling, smaller dimensions in almost every way, a seven-inch shorter wheelbase, and was nearly five hundred pounds lighter than the second generation, bringing its weight to within seventy pounds of the 1967 Camaro.
For the third time since its introduction in 1967, the Chevy Camaro was invited to pace the Indianapolis 500. The Camaro Z/28 Indy Pace Cars were painted silver and blue with an Indy 500 decal and accents. The Pace Cars were equipped with sport mirrors, aluminum wheels with raised white-letter Goodyear Eagle GT tires, a blue cloth and silver vinyl interior featuring a contoured driver’s seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, special instrumentation, an AM/FM stereo, and luggage compartment trim. The Van Nuys, California assembly plant cranked out 6,360 Camaro Z/28 Indy Pace Cars.
Our feature Chevy Camaro Indy Pace Car is nearly new in the wrapper, having covered just 2,630 miles from new. The paint, Pace Car decals, and accents present as showroom fresh. Wheels show no curb rash or damage of any kind. The original Goodyear Eagle tires have been replaced by BFGoodrich raised white-letter rubber. Glass and weatherstrip are in fine fettle, as are the glass T-tops.
The interior of the Chevy Camaro Z/28 Indy Pace Car shows little sign of use. There is some very sight wrinkling on the driver-side seat bottom, but aside from that the car appears unused. The interior trim that so often curls or deforms with age all looks like new.
Under the hood of the Chevy Camaro Z/28 Indy Pace Car is spotless and well detailed. The 5.0-liter fuel-injected V8 looks like a time capsule. Belts and hoses show no signs of wear or age.
This 1982 Chevy Camaro Z/28 Indy Pace Car will be heading to the auction block at Mecum Auctions Indianapolis sale May 14th-22nd.