The C8 Z06 Convertible Will Pace the 107th Indianapolis 500May 11, 2023
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The Corvette Z06 Convertible Will Pace the 107th Indianapolis 500.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Chevrolet announced on Tuesday that the 2023 Corvette Z06 Convertible will be pacing the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 28th, making it the 20th time a Corvette has led the field for the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing!”
“As we celebrate the rich history of the Corvette Pace Car at IMS, it’s amazing to see the evolution of these cars on and off the track,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “The hardtop convertible on the 2023 Corvette Z06 is just another example of the Chevrolet innovation that translates from track to street.”
The Pace Car is finished in Red Mist Metallic with two-tone Jet Black and Sky Cool Gray interior with Red seat belts. The Pace Car features a unique graphics package, Tech Bronze forged aluminum wheels, and the car has Carbon Flash Black Nacelles and roof. The emergency track lights are built into the Convertible’s rear-facing nacelles.
“We are honored to be pacing the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 with the Corvette Z06 convertible,” Scott Bell, Global Chevrolet vice president said in a release. “Chevrolet and IndyCar share the same spirit of competition, and we are proud the Z06 will lead the pack across the bricks at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that annually raises money for autistic and IDD charities. They have secured a 2023 Corvette Z06 70th Anniversary Coupe through Pittsburgh’s North Star Chevrolet, and will give it away to one lucky ticket holder in August 2023. The 70th Anniversary Coupe is outfitted in Carbon Flash Black Metallic Paint with Satin Black Metallic Stripes, Satin Graphite Wheels with a Red Stripe, and 70th Anniversary badging. Also included is the Z07 Performance Package with carbon ceramic brakes, Michelin Cup 2R tires, and Magnetic Selective Ride Control.
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This Monza Red Convertible is a truly special car. Somehow, it managed to survive 53 years in pristine, original condition, having only been driven 19k miles since it rolled out of St. Louis! One of the previous owners is a very good client of ours and a renown collector. He was the car’s caretaker for 40 years and Corvette Mike maintained it for him! The paint is very shiny, the interior shows little wear, the soft top still looks great, and it runs just like a 19k Corvette should . . . Excellent! Options include the #’s matching LS5 engine, mated to an M21 close ratio 4-spd. manual transmission, am/fm radio, power brakes, power steering, power windows and luggage rack.
She’s just waiting for the next caretaker to drive her home!
The magnificent 1993 Rolls-Royce Corniche IV Anniversary Convertible featured here is finished in Special Anniversary Ming Blue over Magnolia leather interior with matching convertible top. As an anniversary edition, this motorcar is equipped with many special features, such as rear burl walnut picnic trays, a special cocktail bar in the door, anniversary wheel covers, special leather seat design, additional special walnut wood trim on the doors, and a sterling silver anniversary plaque in the glovebox.
This incredible motorcar has been maintained by a Marque specialist and has been driven just 4,600 miles. This highly desirable limited-edition 1993 Rolls-Royce Corniche IV Anniversary Convertible is one of the most collectible of all modern-day Rolls-Royces, and seldom do they come to market with the extremely low mileage and incredible condition of this one. We personally believe the investment potential of this limited-edition Rolls-Royce will grow beyond your imagination.
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