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Offline Pinenut1

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Is this one of the pace cars?
« on: June 05, 2015, 11:57:49 PM »
Can one of the local Eldorado experts enlighten me?

Offline jagbuxx #12944

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Re: Is this one of the pace cars?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2015, 02:12:06 PM »
I think if you search thru the forum you will get more information.
But based on the early build date of this car, I would be doubtful....
Other more knowledgeable members may post in with more info...
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Offline Pinenut1

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Re: Is this one of the pace cars?
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2015, 02:31:55 PM »
Thank you for your response. I thought from some of my digging that it needed to be an early build date to possibly be a pace car. 

Offline chrisntam

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Re: Is this one of the pace cars?
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2015, 06:27:12 PM »
here is a link to some info on the pace cars.  Can you post a pic of the data plate?

http://automotivemileposts.com/eldorado/eldo1973indy500pacecar.html

here is some info on '73 eldos in general........

http://automotivemileposts.com/eldorado/prod1973eldo.html

here's a link to a post from '08 on this forum about them.

http://forums.cadillaclasalleclub.org/index.php?topic=100463.0

Found this:

http://www.indy500pacecars.com/replicas.html
« Last Edit: June 06, 2015, 06:44:59 PM by chrisntam »
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Offline Blade

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Re: Is this one of the pace cars?
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2015, 07:50:08 PM »
Also try contacting Gerard Ross (user ID 'gross707') I believe he had a '73 Eldo Indy car, he probably knows more about them. Try PM-ing him.
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Offline Pinenut1

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Re: Is this one of the pace cars?
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2015, 10:46:54 PM »
Thanks for the links Chris...

And the info Blade....

Offline Pinenut1

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Re: Is this one of the pace cars?
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2015, 11:11:02 PM »
Here is a picture of the body plate.

Offline Pinenut1

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Re: Is this one of the pace cars?
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2015, 08:14:56 AM »
Dang it's looking like my chances are slim to none. But there still might be hope since in one of the old posts I read they said 2 test cars were built before January. In all reality it doesn't really matter. Just curious.

Offline Art Director

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Re: Is this one of the pace cars?
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2015, 01:51:47 PM »
Tim Pawl is an expert on 1973 Indianapolis 500 Pace Cars. Try contacting him - he is on the CLC and CLC Museum boards and his contact information is listed with those board member listings in the Directory. Or, check the Michigan listings.
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Offline Pinenut1

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Re: Is this one of the pace cars?
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2015, 11:12:32 PM »
Thanks Art. I have been in contact with Tim.   This car was purchased new from Jack Kent cadillac in Aurora Colorado.

Offline gross707

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Re: Is this one of the pace cars?
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2015, 08:01:40 AM »
Also try contacting Gerard Ross (user ID 'gross707') I believe he had a '73 Eldo Indy car, he probably knows more about them. Try PM-ing him.

I'm no expert, just fortunate enough to have owned one once.  Mr. Pawl is the resident Pace Car expert.
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