1993 must have been a good year.
The fourth generation Chevy Camaro didn't gain the iconic status of the ones that came before, especially the first two generations, or the last two, but it still commands a following. Regardless, it's surprising that six, count 'em, six 1993 Chevy Camaro Pace Cars are going up for auction at Mecum's Orlando auction.
The fourth-gen Camaro was a revolution over what came before it with a new body style and the deletion of the ancient Iron Duke 2.5-liter four-cylinder. Chevy swapped it with a selection of sixes and eights making anywhere from 160 hp to 330 hp with the LS1 5.7-liter V8. It was chosen as the pace car for the Indy 500 in 1993, the first year it was on the road.
The Chevy Camaro Pace Car sported a two-tone paint scheme with flowing, ribbon graphics in the truest '90s colors of teal, purple, red and yellow. Those pinstripes also extend to the seats. It has the Indy 500 logo on the rear bumper while white wheels completed the exterior package. All were equipped with the 5.7-liter LT1 V8 making 275 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. A four-speed automatic sends power to the rear wheels.
The six vehicles range from 18-79 miles, so all of them are like new. Other features include power steering and brakes, air conditioning, tilt steering, power windows, locks and doors. That made it well equipped for its time. Three have of-the-era T-tops and some come with the original window sticker.
There's no estimate for the Camaros, and each one is its own lot so if you want all six, you'll have to win every auction. A quick search of Carfax has them listed for anywhere between $13K and $20K, with the pace car versions coming in around $17,000. Those examples have higher mileage than these cars, so we should expect a slight bump because of that.
These cars were never registered, having been part of a collection since new. We're guessing some will eventually be driven, while some will stay hidden for another 30 years. We're hoping one huge fan buys all of them, drives them each one day a week and then gets a new 2022 Chevy Camaro in Vivid Orange for Sundays.