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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old May 24th, 01, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Saw this ad. I thought the 1969 festival cars were all 350 automatics? What's up?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old May 24th, 01, 08:01 PM
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the actual pace cars were 396's and i think they were the 375 hp ones too .. chevy made some for the public but they were 350's
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old May 25th, 01, 02:08 AM
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"WRONG" You could get the 396 in the Pace Car and the 350 like all SS. Do a little reading boy's there is a lot of info out there but you do have to look for it.


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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old May 25th, 01, 03:27 AM
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Festival Cars were both 350 and 396's.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old May 25th, 01, 04:03 AM
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Festival Cars were all 350's with TH 350 Transmissions. Some of the "Official" Cars were equipped with 350's and 4 speed, and 396's with 4 speeds.

The festival cars were the cars used at the track for the parades, and other official activities. There was roughly 43 of these. The official cars were used by track officials, and USAC personnel. There were about 20 of these. In addition there was another group of cars that were loaned out to visiting officials, and car magazine and other reporters to drive around Indianapolis during the month before the race. These were neither "festival" or "official" cars.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old May 25th, 01, 04:46 AM
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Didn't know that about the Festival cars! There's a list of VINs for most of the festival cars, which was recorded by someone who went around to as many of the cars as he could find that week in 1969, and wrote down as much of the VIN as he could see.
Pace car replicas could be ordered, before and after the race, with any SS engine/tranny option, and many other options, as well.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old May 25th, 01, 06:36 AM
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First Camaro I ever rode in was was a 396 Pace car owned by a friend back in 1969 when we were in high school. Car meet its fate when it was sandwidched between a tractor trailer and a 20 foot high retaining wall. Last time I saw it was 10 years ago still under a tarp and still totoled on his dads farm i Illinois.

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