Revell Kit # 85-2558 is a 1998 Corvette Indy Pace Car Roadster plastic model kit in 1/24 scale. The kit is in an open box and in brand new condition. The kit parts are molded in white. There is also a chrome tree, clear plastic window parts, black vinyl tires, and a decal sheet. The white parts are still in the original sealed plastic bag. The chrome tree, tires, clear plastic parts and decal sheet are like new.
The Chevrolet Corvette C5 is the fifth generation of the sports car produced by Chevrolet for the 1997 through 2004 model years. The first truly all-new Corvette since the original, a new generation of designers and engineers achieved higher levels of performance, sophistication, and quality with Car enthusiasts hailing the C5 as the best Corvette ever. The C5 was a major change from the previous generation. Designed from the outset as a sturdy convertible (as opposed to a coupé that was subsequently weakened by the removal of the roof structure in order to accommodate demand for a convertible model), the car now had a hydroformed box frame. The transmission was moved to the rear of the car to form an integrated, rear-mounted transaxle assembly which was connected to the all-new LS1 engine via a torque tube; this engine/transmission arrangement helped facilitate a desirable 50-50 (percentage, front-rear) weight distribution for the vehicle.
The 1998 edition of the Corvette included a Pace Car Replica package that consisted of a special paint color ("Radar Blue"), unique interior colors (black and yellow), painted yellow wheels, and special pace car decals. The Pace Car Replica package also included other optional equipment: the newly-introduced Active Handling System (RPO JL4); an electronically-tuned AM/FM radio with CD player and a Bose speaker system; an electronic dual-zone heating & air conditioning system; and leather adjustable sport bucket seats.
The kit features a beautifully tooled 1998 Corvette C5 Convertible body. Other features included the 5.7 Liter LS1 small block V-8 engine, opening hood, Top up or top down options, Goodyear Eagle F1 GS performance tires, detailed interior and chassis, and the special Indy Pace Car decal markings. This kit has been a modeling favorite for many years. It would be a great addition to your collection or for you builders looking for a unique building project.