Lot 1914


1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car
Reg. no. BWS 423S
Chassis no. 1287483905402
Engine no. 85905402
To mark 25 years of the Corvette and to celebrate a Corvette being used as the Pace Car for the 1978 Indianapolis 500, Chevrolet supplied every Chevrolet Dealership in America with an Indianapolis 500 Pace Car limited Edition Corvette. This C3 Corvette is one of these genuine limted edition Indianapolis Pace Cars, all of which were finished in black over silver with silver grey leather Interior, front and rear spoilers, mirror finish glass targa-top panels, commemorative badges and decals.
This particular Indy Pace Car has spent half of its life in the UK, being first registered here in 1992, and is showing under 38,000 miles on the clock with old MOT certificates to substantiate this figure. Apart from the replacement of the original air conditioning, and removal of some power sucking emission cheating devices, including a compressor to blow air into the exhaust, the car is factory standard and unmodified; these removed parts are included with the car and could be reinstalled if the vehicle is returned to the USA. The car is complete with its original 1978 limited edition Corvette owner’s manual, it also has a “BRA” and storage bags for the removable T top panels which stow away behind the seats. BWS 423S has been with its current owner from 1992 until now and in that period covered under 10,000 miles. The car is an iconic piece of late 1970s muscle, which represents fantastic value for money, offering rot-free, reliable motoring with styling that still brings traffic to a standstill.
Our vendor has informed us of two known faults; the first is a split to a section of the seam on the driver`s seat and secondly both the rev. counter and the clock are \'misbehaving\'. Included with the sale is a poster showing Corvettes from 1953 to 1988, several books on Corvette, four “PACE CAR” side stickers to replace the ones that did not arrive when the car was imported (they were with the car when purchased), a spare set of decals and pin stripes, a set of new h.t. plug leads, the original order from the factory and original paperwork supplied with the car, the sales and import paperwork and two rolls of silver leathercloth in case new owner wishes to make accessories. There is also a V5c.
This car is being sold as the owner is not using it as much as it deserves and does not fit in with their vintage interests, the moneys realised are being donated to two charities Yatton Moor Team Ministry Registered Charity Number 1132177 and the Sir Henry Royce Memorial Foundation Charity Number 1128686.

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