The 1998 Chevrolet Corvette convertible was been selected as the Official Pace Car for the 1998 Indianapolis 500. To commemorate the event, Chevy produced a limited number of pace car replicas for sale to the public.
From its Radar Blue exterior color to its in-your-face bright yellow wheels and equally attention-getting yellow & black leather interior, the ’98 Corvette Convertible Indy 500 Pace Car turned heads wherever it went. In addition to the vivid color combination mentioned above, a stunning yellow graphics package, with a checkered flag motif towards the rear, stretches from the Corvette’s functional front grill panel all along the sides of the car and up over its tail.
The replica Corvette convertible pace cars were exactly the same as the real thing — with the exception of the specially-fitted strobe lights on the actual pace car which were mandated by the Speedway for safety reasons. In addition to the special paint and graphics described above, the Indy Pace Car Option Package (Z4Z) offered on the ’98 Corvette convertible contained other highly-desirable options. Heading the list is a Delco electronically-tuned AM/FM radio with seek & scan, automatic tone control, CD player, digital clock, Theft Lock, speed-compensated volume control and a Bose speaker system. Also included is an electronic dual-zone heating & air conditioning system, dual-power leather adjustable sport bucket seats, memory package and floor mats. Customers could select from a 4-speed automatic transmission with a performance axle ratio at no extra charge, or choose the optional 6-speed manual transmission at additional cost.
Total Production for the 1998 Indy Pace Car replica is confirmed at 1163 including 5 Pilot C5’s for factory
use only. There are 616 MX0 Automatics and 547 MN6 Six Speeds. The breakdown is 1111 domestics, 37 Exports, and 15 to Canada.
1998 Corvette Pace Car VIN & Production Date
In this table you can see the production date for every 1998 Pace Car. Definitely use the search function to find a specific VIN if you have a car you are checking.