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Old 12-11-2012, 11:09 AM   #1
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Default Interesting Vette on NCM webcam 6

The Indy Pace Car was a ZR1 with 60th paint and the parade cars were Camaro convertibles. The car on webcam 6 is a 427 conv. with Indy decals on anniverasry paint. Anyone know what the deal is with this car? Sorry no screen grab. Computer at work won't allow it.

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Old 12-11-2012, 11:43 AM   #2
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Fun...I wonder what the scoop is....
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:56 AM   #3
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Here you go.

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Old 12-11-2012, 11:58 AM   #4
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I have a friend that has a 427 Convertable with serial # 36. He was told by his dealer that the first 35 went to Indianapolis for next year's race. If this is true, he has the very first car available to the general public. His was ordered as soon as it was available to do so. This picture kind of lends some credence to this story. Perhaps the convertables will be the parade cars and the ZR1 would be the pace car. Sounds likely to me.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:08 PM   #5
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I believe I read that it would be the car that Mario will drive during the opening ceremonies at the next INDY 500.............or perhaps I read it wrong.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:25 PM   #6
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We can't let Paul post a picture and then not give us any inside scoop.....
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:25 PM   #7
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Has GM dropped the stripes on the vert tops now? I don't see them on this car.

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Old 12-11-2012, 12:55 PM   #8
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I can see the stripes are there, but I have one in my garage for reference.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:00 PM   #9
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I have a friend that has a 427 Convertable with serial # 36. He was told by his dealer that the first 35 went to Indianapolis for next year's race. If this is true, he has the very first car available to the general public. His was ordered as soon as it was available to do so. This picture kind of lends some credence to this story. Perhaps the convertables will be the parade cars and the ZR1 would be the pace car. Sounds likely to me.
I would believe that except the car currently at the museum looks like it has the 2012 graphics. They usually change up the graphics each year. If they are going to use 2013 427 convertibles as the parade cars for the 2013 race then I suspect we may see a C7 coupe as the pace car. That would be cool.
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I would believe that except the car currently at the museum looks like it has the 2012 graphics. They usually change up the graphics each year. If they are going to use 2013 427 convertibles as the parade cars for the 2013 race then I suspect we may see a C7 coupe as the pace car. That would be cool.
You know, now that you mention that, it is very likely we are talking about last year's 2012 Indy 500. Didn't they start making the 427 in April? I didn't pay that much attention to the parade and pace cars last year, so perhaps someone that is a Vette fan and Indy fan that was there can clarify this. My previous post may be correct other than a confusion on the year.
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Those are definitely the graphics from the 2012 pace car which was a 2013 ZR1.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:40 PM   #12
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So maybe Mario's gonna drive the C7 for the Indy 500 2013? Considering everything, I wonder if there's a convertible in the first year---probably so, but one never knows.
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Either GM had a change of heart, or this is a special order that is not in the book. From what I have read, is although the 2012 Pace car was a 2013 ZR1, there were no plans to make them available to the general public. and also the one on the floor at the museum is not a ZR1. So maybe we can get a little more info on it.
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Here are a few more photos of the car.

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Has GM dropped the stripes on the vert tops now? I don't see them on this car.

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Stripes are very subtle (which I personally like). The later pics in the thread show them better.
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I sent a tweet to @CorvetteMuseum and got the following reply:

R8C Delivery Corvette belonging to IndyCar driver Dario Franchitti. In celebration of his 2012 Indy win?
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I sent a tweet to @CorvetteMuseum and got the following reply:

R8C Delivery Corvette belonging to IndyCar driver Dario Franchitti. In celebration of his 2012 Indy win?
Interesting reply as that wasn't supposed to be released or discussed. Any time any celebrity is coming there is always the utmost respect for their privacy and attempts to try to avoid the inevitible circus that ensues.

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Interesting reply as that wasn't supposed to be released or discussed. Any time any celebrity is coming there is always the utmost respect for their privacy and attempts to try to avoid the inevitible circus that ensues.

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Understandable, but they did not release a delivery date. But at lease now we know how and why they have a non-ZR1 500 Pace car. I figured it had to be for some one special, not an ordinary buyer.
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Cool! One-of-a-kind!
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I sent a tweet to @CorvetteMuseum and got the following reply:

R8C Delivery Corvette belonging to IndyCar driver Dario Franchitti. In celebration of his 2012 Indy win?
I'm disappointed you chose to use my pictures on your site without asking me. I posted them in this thread to provide clarification of a car that was on the boulevard on the webcam.

I'm not however comfortable having them associated with a story about the car since I was not supposed to be discussing it and held up my end of the bargain in the first place and I certainly don't want it implied that I had anything to do with your discovery of the information or the making of it public.
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