(7 photos of a 1964 Pace Car White Mustang Indianapolis Pace Car Hardtop) This is a 1964 Mustang Indianapolis Pace Car hardtop. This is one of about 185 replicas that were sold in 1964 to the public. Not just any dealer could sell them though. They had to compete for them! The competition, called "Checkered Flag" and "Green Flag" contests, were based on the dealer's sales performance prior to the introduction of the Mustang in April of 1964. The top five dealerships in each district received a Pace Car replica. This car was won by Bennett Ford in Salt Lake City, Utah. The pace cars are all sequentially numbered (VIN) between 111500-126000. They have the same dataplate codes; 65A=hardtop, C=Pace Car White paint, 42=white & blue interior. Many were sold to customers with the stripes and lettering removed. Thirty-seven Wimbledon White 1964 Mustang Pace Car convertibles were created for the actual Indianapolis 500 race. Three of them were modified to be actual pace cars (4-speed transmission, tuned 289ci engines, lowered suspension, and speed rated tires). Another thirty-five convertibles with red, white, or blue interiors were used as Dignitary Cars. They were auctioned to dealerships and sold to the public after the race event.|
(17 photos of a 1964 Pace Car White Mustang Indianapolis Pace Car Convertible) This is an original official 1964 Mustang Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Replica. It's a Ford built replica of the one that actually paced the race. This is one of about 40 convertibles and about 190 hardtops built by Ford back in 1964. The convertibles were used as Dignitary (parade) cars at the race, then auctioned off to the dealerships. The hardtops were given straight to dealers. Of all the convertibles, only very few remain. This car has its original 210hp (at 4400rpm), 289 cubic inch, 4 barrel, V8 engine.
(8 photos of a 1964 Pace Car White Mustang Indianapolis Pace Car Hardtop) This is a 1964 Mustang Indianapolis Pace Car. It's one of about 190 hardtop replicas built for sale to the public. They were all built the same: special Pace Car White paint, blue stripes, and white/blue interiors. All of the Pace Cars are sequentially numbered (VIN) between 111500-126000.
(6 photos of a 1964 Pace Car White Mustang Indianapolis Pace Car Convertible) This is the real deal. It's the actual White 1964 Mustang convertible that paced the Indianapolis 500 race. There was two others built especially for pacing the race (VIN 5F08F100240 and 5F08F100242). The others have yet to be found. These three Mustangs were modified by Holman-Moody with modified 289ci V-8 engines (originally they had stock 260s), lowered/stiffened suspension, grab bars (back seat side panels), two-way radios, and flag mounts. This one was listed on eBay with a reserve of $1,099,000.00
(2 photos of a 1964 Wimbledon White Mustang Indianapolis Pace Car Convertible) There were thirty-five 1964 Indy Pace Car convertibles used as Dignitary Cars for the race. They were built with red, white, or blue interiors. They were auctioned to dealerships and sold to the public after the race event. They were also known as festival cars, probably because they circled the track at the 500 Festival Open Invitation - a PGA Tour event in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1964. A couple are known to still exist today.
(11 photos of a 1979 Pewter Mustang Indianapolis Pace Car Hatchback) 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.
(2 photos of a 1979 Pewter Mustang Indianapolis Pace Car Hatchback) 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.
(6 photos of a 1979 Pewter Mustang Indianapolis Pace Car Fastback) 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.
(14 photos of a 1994 Rio Red Mustang SVT Cobra Indianapolis Pace Car Convertible) Rio Red 1994 Mustang SVT Cobra Pace Car convertible with a 240hp (at 5000rpm), 5.0 liter (320ci), overhead valve, Cobra V8 engine. Cobra options included power convertible top, air conditioning, power driver's seat, power windows; power door locks, power driver's side mirror, AM/FM/cassette radio with CD player, 4 wheel disc brakes, chrome 17" wheels, and Goodyear Eagle GS-C P255/45/ZR17 tires(pictured).
(6 photos of a 1994 Rio Red Mustang SVT Cobra Indianapolis Pace Car Convertible) Rio Red 1994 Mustang SVT Cobra Pace Car convertible on display at a show run by the Central Illinois Mustang Association. The show was at Dennison Ford in Bloomington, Illinois.
(2 photos of a 1994 Rio Red Mustang SVT Cobra Indianapolis Pace Car Convertible) This Rio Red 1994 SVT Cobra Indianapolis Pace Car convertible is our Attitude Of The Week for the week starting February 5th, 2012. Offered only in Rio Red this SVT Cobra has its standard SVT Cobra 240hp 5.0L V8, awesome Chrome 17" wheels, and Indianapolis 500 graphics. I photographed this car a few years back but didn't get a chance until now to post it.