1986 Chevrolet Corvette Indianapolis Pace Car Replica


  • Stunning Indy 500 Pace Car replica
  • Genuine sub-50k mileage
  • Handbook signed by 1986 Indy 500 winner Bobby Rahal
  • Lovely overall condition


Each year for the world-famous Indianapolis 500 Indy Car race, the organisers sell the rights to provide pace cars and official vehicles.

In 1986, to mark the launch of the new C4 Convertible, Chevrolet took up the sponsorship and provided 56 Corvettes to the iconic race circuit, both to pace the oval racing and also to use as official vehicles for VIPs, sponsors, celebrity guests and around the paddock. 

Supplied in red, silver, black, gold and yellow, the C4 Pace Cars came with a full Indy 500 decal kit and were all an identical spec, with brushed alloy wheels and a tan leather interior, along with a dashboard plaque commemorating the event.

This one is a replica of those iconic Pace Cars. A red C4 in the exact specification, with a genuine Indy 500 dashboard plaque and the handbook signed by the 1986 Indianapolis winner, Bobby Rahal. It’s a very cool car indeed – and in impressive overall condition.

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  • UK V5C
  • MOT June 2024
  • Imported to the UK in 1988, manufactured 1986
  • MOT June 2024, no advisories
  • Old MOTs dating back to 1990s, supporting mileage
  • Original handbook signed by Bobby Rahal – 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner
  • Genuine Indy 500 Pace Car dashboard plaque
  • Copy of road test from Car&Driver magazine
  • Current owner has owned the car for 31 years and just 4 previous owners before that


  • Smart dark tan leather with no notable wear 
  • Electrically adjustable seats
  • Digital instrument pack in full working order
  • Electric windows 
  • Trip computer
  • Original dual-DIN stereo radio-cassette with graphic equaliser function
  • Delco BOSE speakers
  • Original tools in rear cubby area
  • Air conditioning


  • Superb solid red paintwork
  • Fibreglass panels
  • Very good underneath with no corrosion advisories ever recorded
  • Brushed alloy finish original alloy wheels in very good order
  • Matching Goodyear Eagle 2000 tyres all-round
  • Excellent paint finish with no notable chips, marks or damage
  • Dealer sticker from Toy Store in Largo, Florida
  • Pop-up headlights
  • Exclusive Corvette badges and logos all in good order
  • Excellent condition tan mohair hood with very slight discolouration to rear screen


  • 5.7-litre GM ‘Small Block’ V8 with tuned port injection
  • Four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive
  • Vendor reports that car drives without fault 
  • Lively performance – 0-60mph in 6.0 seconds
  • Glorious V8 soundtrack
  • Well-maintained by current owner and used sparingly over recent years, covering just a few hundred miles between MOT tests


The Corvette C4 is an extremely cool car at the best of times – anyone who grew up in the 1980s will remember it from iconic TV shows such as the A-Team and Cagney and Lacey to name but two. It’s a wonderful slice of 1980s Americana and in this case is a fantastic example in really lovely condition, and with a genuine low mileage. Chevy small block engines have been known to cover over a million miles without failure, so this one is barely run-in. 

Add in the fact it’s an authentically styled replica of the famous 1986 Indianapolis Pace Cars, complete with the correct dashboard plaque and Bobby Rahal’s autograph and it’s an even more appealing proposition for both Corvette fans and motorsport enthusiasts alike. 


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1986
  • Make Chevrolet
  • Model Corvette
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 49,600 Miles
  • Engine size 5700
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Hove
  • Location Sussex
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
24 bids
  • TO•••• £8,750 03/10/23
  • mi•••• £8,500 03/10/23
  • TO•••• £8,250 03/10/23
  • mi•••• £8,000 03/10/23
  • TO•••• £7,750 03/10/23
  • mi•••• £7,500 03/10/23
  • TO•••• £7,250 03/10/23
  • Lo•••• £7,000 03/10/23
  • st•••• £6,750 03/10/23
  • mi•••• £6,500 03/10/23
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