2011 Chicago Auto Show
2012 Chicago Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- Chevrolet is building 500 special-edition 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Indianapolis 500 cars priced at $47,000.
- The convertible goes on sale this spring and is patterned after the official pace car of the 2011 Indy 500.
- The pace car replica gets a Summit White exterior with orange stripes.
CHICAGO — A special-edition 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Indianapolis 500 model will arrive in showrooms priced at $47,000 this spring, Chevrolet announced at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show on Wednesday. Pricing includes an $850 destination charge.
The biggest question, of course, is how soon does Chevrolet expect them to sell out and how can consumers get their hands on one.
"Yes, we do expect it to sell out," said David Caldwell, Chevrolet spokesman, in a phone conversation with Edmunds.com on Wednesday. "Our dealers will know very soon if they'll get one. I advise consumers to ask your dealer."
Obviously, there are thousands more Chevrolet dealers in the U.S. than there will be cars, given the 500-unit run of the pace car replica.
The replica — a Camaro SS Convertible in white with orange stripes and orange leather-trimmed interior — celebrates the 100th anniversary of Chevy this year. A special-edition Camaro Convertible will be the official pace car of the 2011 Indianapolis 500.
The color combination on the pace car replica evokes the design used on the 1969 Camaro Indy pace car. Chevrolet said in a statement that those cars are "among the most popular Camaros in the collector world."
The Indy Pace car convertibles will be equipped with the 6.2-liter V8 engine and the choice of a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
Edmunds.com says: Expect these Camaros to be snapped up quickly and become a real collector's item. — Anita Lienert, Correspondent