Vette(s): Silver 1974 Convertible - L82 4 speed
Low miles (was only 8,900 when I bought it in March 2006) - Now 42K miles. Original owner bought it as an investment for son's college expenses.
2008 Jetstream Blue Convertible - DAILY DRIVER!!
[QUOTE=mkapp7879]One more observation I made at the Indy Auto Show. They had an information placard in front of the 0001(should hve taken a pic!!). One of the statements was about the first 300 units having special Goodyear tires with "Corvette" on them. We know this didn't happen. So how much other info was wrong? Anyway, it also stated a different cam was installed(L82 cam or something bigger?) and special dual exhaust. What did they mean by "special"? 0001 had factory Y into a cat and to the Y again.
It would be interesting to get a look underneath the speedway's and Unsers' Pace Cars to see if there's true duals.
I did get a pic of that sign. I should be able to post it Saturday (out of town until then). I was surprised to see what it said about the special tires as well. Now that I know that's wrong, it makes me wonder where they got their info...
I wanted a Corvette my whole life, but I never dreamed of all the wonderful people I would meet because of it!
Vette(s): #1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/
Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight"
#2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto
Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas
The tire story was partially true...Goodyear WAS going to make them, but decided against it, for marketing/licensing reasons. There were some photos of one of the design cars with Corvette lettering on the tires. I'd have to look thru my library to find them.
I have always heard the actual Pacer DID have some exhaust mods, and a stouter cam than stock. Perhaps the "special" exhaust is nothing more than a gutted cat, and free-flow mufflers.
The Legend continues...
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