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Re: Challenger Pace Cars
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2017, 09:55:52 PM »
JS27V0B401683 SOLD at MECUM Kissimmee 2016 for $140K

https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0116-230142/1970-dodge-challenger-rt-convertible/

A01 = light package
A04 = Challenger radio group
A32 = 4.10 axle package
G34 = painted LH remote mirror
R11 = AM radio
W21 = 14" "rallye wheels" w/T87 F70-14 Goodyear Polyglas w/RWL
NO chrome exhaust tips

this R/T was built early July 1970

the convertible top boot should be green to match the interior on the restored Challenger R/T (not white to match the top)  :stop:

Thanks Dan!
I hadn't quite gotten to the present day portion of the events yet when you posted, but I really appreciate the additional option details.
I've updated the post to include that info.

Any idea whether the VIN on the second car is one digit above this one, or below this one?  (Maybe Ola would know?)

Are you sure about the G34 painted mirror?
My own EF8 1970 Challenger came with a chrome racing mirror, and the 70 Challenger Facts & Features Manual lists chrome, bright blue, medium red, banana, sub-lime, & hemi orange as the only available finishes.  My car and the manual are both from very early in production though.  Were other colors available later?   
(I suppose all colors of painted mirrors could be had by the time the Trans Am cars were built?)

Nice catch on the convertible top boot color.  They used a white boot on this car when they color swapped to blue.  Since they reused as many original parts as possible during the restoration, I wonder if this could be that same top boot.
Personally, I think the car should have been restored to the pace car appearance that is such a significant part of it's history.  It would grab a lot more attention that way.

I was at the Mecum auction when this car sold, and checked it out in person.  I remember admiring the green stripe, because I don't see those very often.  I wish I'd paid more attention to this particular car, but I was trying to find the two pilot cars which were at the auction that year.  There was a lot of cars to see, and they were continuously being shuffled into different locations throughout the day as everything rolled across the auction block.  It was a great year to be there.
I just glanced through my pics from that day, and didn't see any of this car.  I'll have to check my wife's pictures.  She snaps some while I'm running around looking at fender tags and stuff.  :)

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Re: Challenger Pace Cars
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2017, 12:17:25 AM »
broadcast sheet shows "G34" painted mirror

yes, by "TRANS AM" time, racing mirrors were available in all colors

I'd be interested in the "other" VIN as well - this car +3 is a EF8/H6F8 440HP 4bbl Challenger R/T convertible  :thinking:

Kissimmee 2016 was the place to be!  I need to retrieve my pics from a dead laptop.  :tool:
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Re: Challenger Pace Cars
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2017, 05:14:32 AM »
When Pace Cars get together for a Party!
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Re: Challenger Pace Cars
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2017, 10:42:10 AM »
broadcast sheet shows "G34" painted mirror


Thanks, that's interesting.   When they repainted the car blue to be used as a pace car, I wonder why they didn't just paint the green mirror blue, instead of replacing it with a chrome mirror.

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Re: Challenger Pace Cars
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2018, 06:18:46 PM »
 :twothumbsup: I love the pace cars, would really like to own one. I thought I had located one but it was produced in Nov. Of '70 so serial number is too low 24xxxx.  :crying:

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Re: Challenger Pace Cars
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2018, 07:04:18 PM »
I agree: I like the colours they used on the package. They were attractive cars.
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Re: Challenger Pace Cars
« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2018, 01:41:31 PM »
Cataclysm80  a question on the list of VINs you provided
Are those ALL of the factory built pace cars ?

The reason for the inquiry is a friend of mine has a 71 challenger convertible that is originally EV2 orange but has a later VIN
I know that the first numbers of the VIN are “358” and the build date is 418
Also the order number begins with an “R” which the other cars also have - correct?
The build date and VIN seem to be too late compared to production of the other pace cars

He’s owned the car for 30+ years and painted it plum crazy probably at least that long ago because he hated the orange color. From conversation he remembers it having the pace car decals on it when he first purchased the car. I will try to confirm that with him and see if he has any photos before the repaint.




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Re: Challenger Pace Cars
« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2018, 01:41:31 PM »

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Re: Challenger Pace Cars
« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2018, 11:30:41 PM »
I wasn't personally involved in the project myself, so I can only share what my own research has turned up.
That VIN list was provided by Eldon Palmer before he passed away, and he indicated that it was a complete list of vehicles involved.  It even includes the Coronet station wagon.
It seems unlikely for their to be an error on his list, but maybe it's not impossible.


Like the Judy Ham clone car mentioned earlier in this topic, VIN 358XXX is too late to be involved in this project, so it doesn't look like your friends car is a pace car.
There were extra sets of decals floating around though, so your friends car could be another early built clone car similar to the Judy Ham car.
It may be worthy of researching your friends car and documenting what can be gathered of that cars history.

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Re: Challenger Pace Cars
« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2018, 08:56:09 PM »
In recent years.. I get to be the club Pace Car at W2W race events... This is from Road America...

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Re: Challenger Pace Cars
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2018, 09:02:54 PM »
Here's some other pics...

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Re: Challenger Pace Cars
« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2018, 01:28:16 PM »
Thanks for this interesting summary on the pace car topic!

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« Reply #26 on: August 05, 2018, 07:49:59 AM »
Back in the late 70's I picked up a 71 Challenger convertible for $500 in hemi orange with a HP 383 automatic. The car had a flat hood and hood pins, which I thought was unusual.
Someone added the RT stripes along the way.
Always thought someone tried to spec it out as a Pace Car (had a black interior)

Of course I had to mess with it (added scooped hood and changed the 383 for a 340)
Another car I wish I kept and didn't alter

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« Reply #27 on: November 10, 2018, 09:54:28 AM »
I have one of these pace car under the restoration. It has been changed rt hood, rt rear valance, rt exhaust tips and black interior by previous owner. I install new floorpan and new trunk pan. Nice car.
This is G code car one of these 52.

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« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2018, 09:57:10 AM »
That's awesome @Karlix !  Welcome to the site!  We have a couple members here that have pace cars!  Glad you signed up!

 :welcome:   :wave:
Drive it like you stole it . . . And they're CHASING you!

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« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2018, 10:05:19 AM »
 :welcome: to the site @Karlix   :cheers: nice pace car

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