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3.8 of 5 mustang attitude3.8 of 5 mustang attitude3.8 of 5 mustang attitude3.8 of 5 mustang attitude3.8 of 5 mustang attitude (from page 1 of the 1979 Collection) 1979 Mustang Indianapolis 500 Pace Car, one of about 11000 replica pace cars built in 1979. All replica cars had a flip-up sunroof instead of a T-top. The replicas had the same striping, pewter/black paint scheme (a special pewter silver paint reserved only for this model), unique hood, three-slat grille, premium Recaro bucket seats, and a choice of turbo-four or regular V-8 engines. The Race-day decals were included for dealers to apply if the customer wished. This replica has a rebuilt 302 V8 engine.
4 of 5 mustang attitude4 of 5 mustang attitude4 of 5 mustang attitude4 of 5 mustang attitude4 of 5 mustang attitude (from page 1 of the 1979 Collection) This photo show the unique front hood of the 1979 Mustang Indianapolis 500 Pace Car model.
(from page 1 of the 1979 Collection) 1979 Mustang Indianapolis 500 Pace Car model, close-up photo showing unique hood and lettering.
(from page 1 of the 1979 Collection) 1979 Mustang Indianapolis 500 Pace Car model, close up of race logo.
(from page 1 of the 1979 Collection) 1979 Mustang Indianapolis 500 Pace Car model showing rebuilt 302 V8. This engine has oversize heads with stainless steel valves, magnum roller rocker arms, competition cam high energy cam, headman headers, C4 transmission, Ford aluminum intake manifold, and Ford 2bbl motorcraft carb.
(from page 1 of the 1979 Collection) 1979 Mustang Indianapolis 500 Pace Car model, photo shows checker flag premium Recaro bucket seats.
(from page 1 of the 1979 Collection) 1979 Mustang Indianapolis 500 Pace Car model dash and steering wheel
(from page 1 of the 1979 Collection) If the radio had not been replaced, this is one of the options (an AM/FM radio with cassette player from another 1979 Mustang Pace Car) plus the "Safety Convenience Panel" or the "Convenience Control Panel" which had lights showing the status of light bulbs, fuel, etc. Earliest models (1967, 1968, 1969) of this panel had 4 status lights (belts, brake, fuel and door).
(from page 1 of the 1979 Collection) 1979 Mustang Indianapolis 500 Pace Car model showing premium Recaro bucket seats.
(from page 1 of the 1979 Collection) 1979 Mustang Indianapolis 500 Pace Car model door label.
(from page 1 of the 1979 Collection) This is what the customer supplied Pace Car lettering decals look like.

3.6 of 5 mustang attitude3.6 of 5 mustang attitude3.6 of 5 mustang attitude3.6 of 5 mustang attitude3.6 of 5 mustang attitude (from page 1 of the 1979 Collection) Actual 1979 Mustang Indianapolis 500 Pace Car. Second Mustang featured as a pace car for the Indianapolis 500, Mustangs where featured as pace cars in 1964, 1979 and 1994. Driven by Jackie Stewart, this car was a colorfully striped hatchback with a special T-bar roof and a V-8 tuned by Jack Roush to attain the Brickyard's required 120-mph minimum track speed. Ford offered replicas with the same striping, special pewter/black paint scheme, unique hood and three-slat grille, and premium Recaro bucket seats, and a choice of turbo-four or regular V-8 engines. Race-day decals (all the lettering details) were included for dealers to apply if the customer wished. In many cases these cars were sold with the decals not applied but rolled up and placed in the trunk, for the customer to apply later.
3.5 of 5 mustang attitude3.5 of 5 mustang attitude3.5 of 5 mustang attitude3.5 of 5 mustang attitude3.5 of 5 mustang attitude (from page 1 of the 1979 Collection) A clearer view of the T-bar roof only found on the actual pace car.

4.4 of 5 mustang attitude4.4 of 5 mustang attitude4.4 of 5 mustang attitude4.4 of 5 mustang attitude4.4 of 5 mustang attitude (from page 9 of the 1979 Collection) I spotted this Pewter 1979 Mustang Indianapolis 500 Pace Car at the 2010 Mustang and Ford car show at Uftring Ford in East Peoria, Illinois. This is the first time I've seen one of these in person. The graphics on this car are pretty neat in person.
(from page 9 of the 1979 Collection) The side of the car says, "Official Pace Car, 53rd Annual Indianapolis 500 mile race May 27, 1979". Check out the four gray horses in front of the wording.
(from page 9 of the 1979 Collection) The hood is painted mostly flat black. Check out the huge "Mustang" letters on each side.
(from page 9 of the 1979 Collection) The engine has some modifications. The Turbo 4-cylinder or this V8 were available with the Pace Car option.
(from page 9 of the 1979 Collection) The interior is black with dark gray cloth seats.
(from page 9 of the 1979 Collection) The seat backs have these Indianapolis Motor Speedway graphics sown on. Check out the wild rear seat inserts!
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