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2000 Chevrolet Corvette Hardtop
Millennium Pace Car
Indy Racing League

History Overview:

The first Chevrolet Corvette began life in 1953.  Corvette was America’s first and only successful fiberglass sports car.  It was the brain-child of the famed GM designer Harley Earl.  Corvette almost died in 1955 due to disappointing sales.  The Thunderbird out-sold Corvette 3 to 1 during the 1955-57 period.  Corvette was fully redesigned in 1956 and continued basically unchanged through 1962.
During this period the original six-cylinder engine gave way to the 265 cid V-8 which evolved first into the 283 cid followed by the 327 cid.  1963 saw the revolutionary Sting Ray, a complete revision of Chevrolet’s sport car.
This is a fifth-generation model which was introduced in early 1997 – thus the C5 designation.  While the basic concept is the same as the 1953 – a two-seat plastic-bodied all-American sports car.  The C5 shares nothing with the previous Corvettes.  The wheelbase is longer, the track is wider, structural rigidity is far higher, and there are fewer pieces in the whole assembly, which improved rigidity and quality.  With the 6-speed transmission 0-to-60 is achieved in less than 5 seconds.  The convertible tops out at 162 mph versus 174 mph for the coupe.

This was the official pace car for the 2000 Indianapolis 500 race.

Originally Sold to:  N/A
Original Hardtop MRSP:  $38,555.00
Original Coupe MSRP:  $39,130.00
Original Convertible MSRP:  $45,555.00
Vehicle Mileage:  7,582 miles (Original)

Stock Number: C 217

2000 Chevrolet Corvette Hardtop
Millennium Pace Car
Indy Racing League

VIN Number:  1G1YY22G7Y5100024
Exterior Color:  Yellow & White with Black & White Checkered Stylized Racing Flag
Interior Trim:   Black Leather
Engine:   5.7 Liter Chevrolet LS1 OHV V-8
Multi-Point Fuel Injection System
345 Horsepower
Compression: 10.1:1
Torque: 350 Foot-Pounds
Bore/Stroke: 4.00’ X 3.50”

Transmission:    6-Speed manual Console Shift

Equipment:

  • Bose Sound System AM/FM Stereo Radio w/Cassette
  • Air Conditioner
  • Rear Amber Strobe Lights (used during Indy Pace Car duties)
  • Removable Hardtop
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Cruise Control
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Six-Way Power Seat
  • Active Keyless remote
  • Power One-Touch Windows & Locks
  • Z51 High-Performance Suspension
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • 3.42:1 Limited Slip Rear Axle
  • Goodyear Eagle Blackwall radial Tires

Wheelbase:  N/A
Width:  N/A
Weight:  1,472 kg
Vehicle Mileage:  7,582 miles (Original)

Stock Number: C 217

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