One Owner 1978 Canadian Corvette Indy Pace Car. 32,719 original kms from new. Inspected, serviced, certified and test driven. Everything works! The 1978 Corvette Pace Car VIN numbers had the number “9” as the eighth digit in the thirteen-digit sequence as opposed to the number “4” associated with all other 1978 models. From a historical perspective, the 1978 Corvette Pace Car set an important milestone when it paced the Indianapolis 500 that year. It represented the first time that an unmodified, truly stock machine paced the annual Memorial Day race. The Corvette that led the pack of drivers (which included Tom Sneva, Al Unser Jr., Rick Mears, along with 30 other drivers on May 28, 1978) was almost identical to the Pace Car replica which was sold to consumers that year, save for the two openings made in the back of the car for the required flag poles mounted on the actual pace car.