On its own, it may not seem like a collector’s dream Corvette, but this one comes with a clone.
This limited edition 1995 Chevrolet Corvette Indy 500 pace car is unique on its own; it’s considered by some as one of the worst Corvettes ever built. It featured a 300-horsepower LT1 V8, an automatic transmission, an eye-searing purple and white finish, and is one of just 527 examples ever built.
For $27,900, you can buy this lightly-used 1995 Corvette pace car edition with a go-kart to match. But wait, there’s more! If you look closely on the hood of the go-kart, there’s actually a tiny scale model to go along with it. A car, with a car, on a car.
This example has been in the hands of the same owner for the past 21 years, which is good news for Corvette purists. It hasn’t seen much use with only 13,000 miles on the odometer, and has spent most of its life safe from the elements in a climate-controlled garage.
When picking it up brand new, the owner selected the museum delivery option, and actually ran into Zora Duntov when doing so—also known as the Father of the Corvette. Proof of the encounter comes in Duntov’s signature on one of the documents included with the purchase.
The aforementioned 5.7-liter V8 is in great condition, and is paired to a 4-speed automatic transmission. The interior also remains in good shape, the simple black plastic finish offsets the dramatic exterior, while the seats opt for a two-tone black and purple finish.
Though it may not be to everyone’s liking, it is an interesting piece of American sports car history. And you know what they say about history: “Those who don’t know it are bound to repeat it.”