Auburn Fall | Lot 4182

1970 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 Indy 500 Pace Car



$46,750 USD | Sold

United States | Auburn, Indiana

30 August 2014

The 1970s marked a beginning of a change in Indianapolis 500 Pace Cars. As the ’70s unfolded, the undertaking of supplying a Pace Car, along with all of the other vehicles used in connection with the race, would become more and more a duty of General Motors. Oldsmobile was back at the track for 1970, its first Pace Car duty in a decade. But instead of a big Ninety Eight convertible, the car of choice would be a 4-4-2.

This very special example is one of only 268 convertibles with the 455 V-8 produced. It shows an authentic 49,800 original miles and is noted as a correct 455 engine car, highly-optioned with "Y74" Indy Pace Car package, Turbo 400 transmission with "his and hers" Hurst shifter, AM/FM deluxe radio, bucket seats, center console, power steering, Tic-Toc-Tach, sport steering wheel, tinted glass, courtesy lights, dual sport mirrors with driver's side remote control adjustment. It also has the N66 Super Stock II sport wheels, and the ultra-rare fiberglass rear decklid spoiler. The car has been fully documented with original dealer purchase paperwork from the first owner and Oldsmobile History Center VIN documentation. This car was built at the Lansing, Michigan plant the third week of April 1970. It was sold new by Decker Olds-Cadillac out of South Haven, Michigan on June 24, 1970 to its first owner in Bloomingdale, Michigan for a grand total price of $4,484.80. It had since changed hands to Hall of Fame member and well-known media publisher, Keith Crane. The car was independently inspected by a specialty paint and body shop and found to have no signs of accident history, rust, body filler or paint work of any kind. It is one of the best examples of the breed available in today’s market.

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