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1981-1982 Dodge PPG Pace Car

Extensive aerodynamic engineering went into this concept, and they topped it off with gullwing doors. This car was used as a pace car for the 1981 & 1982 PPG Indy Car World Series. The car was originally painted silver and red but was later changed to silver and blue.


The aerodynamic work included a new slanted front end with flush headlight covers, a lower air dam, a wider body, rear wing, and flush-mounted windows.


The interior is cleanly detailed to a racing trim featuring competition harnesses over Recaro seats, aircraft-style VDO gauges, black anodized aluminum door panels, an onboard fire system, and a full roll cage.


Power is supplied by a blueprinted turbo-charged version of the 2.2, and the suspension is reworked with wider track front and rear, special sway bars, springs, shocks, improved braking, and three-piece wheels.


With just 1118 miles, it was purchased from the Harrah Collection by a private party. It’s now in the Klairmont Kollection in Chicago, Il.


Source: Chrysler, Plymouth, and Dodge Pace Cars | Allpar Forums. https://www.allpar.com/threads/chrysler-plymouth-and-dodge-pace-cars.237483/

Images: Dodge




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