Mustang Cobra PPG Pace Car for sale
The ultimate Mustang collector’s car! This a very interesting, rare and unique piece of Mustang History, forever to appreciate in value. The only Cobra Mustang of this kind ever built; this car is 1 of 1. This particular car is the first Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) Mustang off of the Ford assembly line. Also, this Mustang along with the second IRS car, were designated as Pace Cars for the PPG IndyCar Series. (car#2 was crashed and destroyed) This is an actual pace car, used on-track by series officials, during actual races. Not to be confused with Indianapolis 500 replica pace cars. This car is not some “a-typical” replica Indy500 pace car that every public person could buy off the showroom floor, this is the real deal. This car also is street legal and since it was purchased from Champcar in Indianapolis, now has a clean NY State title. This car was never crashed or ever had a salvage title.
Built for the Champcar PPG Indycar Series, principal duties for this car as part of the PPG Pace Car Team of vehicles, was used to pace the Indycar, Trans-AM, and Formula Atlantic races. Also, used for giving executive guests hot-laps on race weekends between sessions, and utilized for display purposes. You may have seen this car at the races if you are an Indycar fan.
Obviously, to pace a field of Indy Cars, even under caution, a pace car needs to be capable of extremely high track performance standards and capabilities. Because of the cars pace car future, the Pace Car Team went through the entire suspension. No part on the suspension or undercarriage on this car is standard or the same as a road-going Mustang. Everything from bushings to shocks, and everything in between has been up-fitted. KennyBrown control arms, cross-members, bushings were all installed instead of standard parts. Putting the rubber to the ground and controlling weight distribution as the car gets put through its paces through the corners are Koni adjustable coil-over shocks and springs. For maximum needed stopping power, larger race prepared Brembo brakes were also installed on the front of the car.
The engine itself required no modifications, and because of this, idles and drives like a normal car. The only change attached to the motor is the Borla exhaust. You will also notice heat wraps around the exhaust as you can see in the pictures, to keep excess heat away from necessary mechanical components.
Because PPG was the primary sponsor of the IndyCar Series, all of the pace cars on the pace car team were painted in outrageous colors. Taking in this car from the outside is best on a sunny day when you can properly appreciate the PPG metallic paint on the car. This is not a standard Ford color. As an aside, even the PPG lettering on the door is clear coated in the paint so well, that running your hand over the letters makes them undetectable.
As you further inspect this car, you will also notice other necessary subtleties that this car has to let it function as a real pace car. Flashing strobe lights that would otherwise blind a person staring straight at them.. No expense was spared in this Ford/IndyCar collaboration so, you will also notice the integrated roll bar which has a custom fabricated aero roll-over bar with the rear amber strobe lights molded into it.
Onboard safety items installed for Pace Car duty include; a removed road fuel tank in place of a racing fuel cell, onboard fire suppression system (add your own bottle), crowd-control siren, (for driving through the paddock full of fans), kill switch, 5-point racing harnesses.
Everything about this car is REAL, has a purpose and tells a story of its past. Every smudge from tire rubber underneath the car and in the wheel-wells is real racetrack rubber from pacing on the race track. Any other minor nick or mark on the car is a storymark from pace car duty. Even special tow-hooks for strapping the pace cars down for travel in the hauler are installed. If one can imagine rolling the winning IndyCar straight from the winners circle to a museum, that is exactly what this car is like to view and take in. Aside from the beautiful paint on this car, nothing is for “show” and everything about this car is IndyCar heritage.
One of a kind with racing history. A Marti-Report was also purchased for this car, documenting its lineage off of the assembly line from Ford, as the first IRS car produced. (A picture is uploaded in the listing) This car has either been in storage, or on display at a race event all of its life! Please feel free to call with questions. Pictures do this car no justice and there is too much history and information to list about this car.
WHAT THIS CAR IS NOT:
This car is NOT a replica pace car that are sold through dealerships around the country. Such as Indy 500 commemorative replica pace car editions (The last Mustang Indy500 pace car was 1994, and 1,000 were made and were not the ones that actually paced the race)
This is NOT a “souped-up” Mustang that some random person put together for personal enjoyment.
This is NOT a car that has ever been used for personal use or daily driven
WHAT THIS CAR IS:
This car IS the ACTUAL PACE CAR that paced ACTUAL IndyCar races (see attached pics of the car in action)
This car IS 1 of 1. The only Mustang Cobra convertible used for pace car duty (others were coupes or different colors)
This car IS a piece of genuine IndyCar Racing history.
This car IS a piece of genuine Ford history, as it is the FIRST ever, Independent Rear Suspension Mustang off of the assembly line.
SUSPENSION PARTS LIST INCLUDE:
- Three-Way Adjustable Front Sway Bar
- Adjustable Aluminum Rear Sway Bar End Links
- 2-Point Lower Chassis Brace
- Double-Cross Subframe Connectors
- Caster Plus Upper Strut Mount Kit
- Stainless Steel Front Brake Lines
- IRS Forward Torque Brace
- IRS Aluminum Rear Differential Bushing Kit
- 3-Point Heavy-Duty Strut Tower Brace
- Kenny Brown IRS Rear Lower Control Arms with Urethane Bushings
- Kenny Brown IRS Rear Upper Control Arms with Urethane Bushings
- Kenny Brown IRS Improved Geometry Rear Carrier Upgrade
- Kenny Brown Ultra-Heavy-Duty, Lightweight Front Tubular K-Member
- Adjustable Front Coil-Over Shocks
- Adjustable Rear Coil-Over Shocks