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Chevrolet Camaro
66th Indy 500
May 30, 1982

The unveiling of the all-new third generation Camaro was highlighted by the car being chosen as the Indy Pace Car for the third time. Chevrolet provided two specially outfitted Camaros for pace car duties powered by a fuel-injected, 250-hp aluminum block version of the 5.7L V-8 engine instead of the 165-hp Z28 engine. Chevy also provided about 50 additional pace car replicas for speedway use. 6000 pace car replicas were sold to the public.

The '82 Camaro was the first pace car to be equipped with yellow lights, as Indianapolis began discontinued the use of rear-mounted yellow flags the following year. The car was driven by 1960 Indy 500 winner Jim Rathmann, marking his sixth time as pace car driver.

From the 1991 "Legends of Indy" trading card set

Pace car press release kit

Pace car owners' magazine

Pace car tech report, 
including VIN numbers!


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