Over the course of motorsport history here in the United States, there have been a number of tremendous pace cars. Thanks to the awesome graphics packages that often festoon their flanks, automakers have been keen on selling pace car editions of cars that serve this duty on the biggest stages. One such example is this oh-so-nineties 1993 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Pace Car, which was prominently seen during the Indy 500 that year.
Offered up for sale on Bring a Trailer, this 1993 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Pace Car is unlike other F-body’s that you’ve seen. Built to commemorate the 77th running of the Indianapolis 500, the pace cars featured a two-tone black and white paint job offset by multi-color graphics. Magenta, purple, yellow and light blue stripes all come together to give the car its entirely unique appearance. The same color scheme is continued inside the cabin as well, and the multi-colored seats are arguably the high-point of the muscle car.
Like every 1993 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Pace Car, this example is powered by a 5.7L LT1 V8 engine mated to a 4L60 four-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain was good for 275 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque when it rolled off the assembly line, figures that are still reasonable today. Since then, this Camaro has only traveled 23,000 miles.
1993 was the first year for the fourth-generation Camaro, and the Indy 500 pace car was a great way to kick the model off. While many F-bodies have been lost to mistreatment over the past few decades, they remain a true muscle car experience. Bidding on this example has reached $3,100 at the time this article was written, but there are still five days left on the auction. We won’t be surprised to see this car bring some big money by the time the auction is finished. And hopefully the owner does the right thing, and drives it to their local Radwood event.