Back in 1969 Chevrolet released a special edition Camaro convertible pace car to coincide with the running of the Indianapolis 500. The car was white with orange stripes and outfitted with a beautiful hounds-tooth interior. It’s also regarded as one of the most collectible Camaro’s of all time. Fast forward 42 years to 2011 as Chevrolet is getting ready to release their new Camaro convertible to the public. It also, in a rare coincidence, just happens to be not only the 100th anniversary of Chevrolet, but the running of the Indianapolis 500 as well. Chevrolet is taking full advantage of this by releasing a limited 2011 Camaro Convertible at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Scottsdale, AZ.
According to InsideLine, there will be only 50 Festival Committee cars built to celebrate the 100th anniversary, which immediately puts these cars dead center as a future collector car. The car will be powered by Chevy’s 6.2-liter 426 hp “L99″ V8 and backed with the Camaro’s 6-speed automatic transmission.