1979 Ford Mustang Pace Car

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VIN: 9F03W485960



2.3L Turbo




42,860 miles

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Maxmotive is excited to present this highly original unrestored 1979 Ford Mustang Pace Car.  During the 1970s, there wasn’t much for Mustang performance fans to brag about. But in 1979, Ford kick-started the future Fox-body boom with a special midyear model that commemorated the Mustang’s selection as the official pace car for the Indianapolis 500. To take advantage of the honor, Ford introduced a run of Indy Pace Car editions, each matching the actual pace car with Pewter Metallic paint, black lower body treatment and orange, red and black graphics. Only 10,487 were built, including 5,970 with the turbocharged 4-cylinder just like this unrestored example with only 42,860 miles. Highly original, the low-mileage Indy Pace Car still has its original paint, pace car graphics, interior and 4-speed transmission, as well as a believed to be matching-numbers 2.3L turbo engine.

Showing what could be done with the Mustang’s new Fox-body platform, Ford updated the pace car with a large air dam with driving lights, a hood with non-functional cowl scoop, and a rear spoiler, all of which would find their way onto future Mustangs. Ford also upgraded the interior to include Recaro bucket seats with mesh headrests, and black and white, patterned, cloth upholstery. 

The car has been recently serviced and the carburetor and turbo induction system have been rebuilt, and reproduction Michelin TRX-spec tires were installed in 2021.  Documentation includes the original window sticker, Deluxe Marti Report, build sheet and receipts.  See more pictures of this beauty at Maxmotive.com

Vehicle Features

  • Highly original unrestored condition
  • Believed to be 42,860 original miles
  • Original paint and pace car graphics
  • Original interior
  • Believed to be Matching numbers turbocharged 2.3L engine
  • Carburetor and turbo intake system rebuilt
  • Reproduction Michelin TRX tires installed in 2021
  • Heavily documented with original window sticker, build sheet, owners manual, receipts,
  • Deluxe Marti Report

*MAXmotive specializes in collectible classic and custom vehicles. We have more than 200 vehicles in our collection and have sold dozens nationwide and even overseas. We recommend that all buyers who are unable to view a vehicle in person have a pre-purchase inspection done prior to purchase. Inspections can be performed by an independent party selected by the buyer. Due to the age and uniqueness of these special vehicles, it is difficult to cover all aspects and characteristics of each vehicle’s condition within the limited space available. Thus, pre-purchase inspections are helpful to all parties involved. The information provided for this vehicle is presented to the best of our knowledge, and is deemed reliable. But MAXmotive does not warrant or guarantee this information as a basis for purchase. It is the responsibility of the buyer to make a thorough inspection to determine the suitability of the vehicle prior to purchase.

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