1986 Cavalier RS Convertible Indy 500 Festival Car

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A collector’s dream! This is a 1986 Cavalier RS Convertible Indy 500 Festival Car! This car is no replica and was used at the track. The exact number of these is unknown, and the Indy 500 Museum estimates this to be one of about 45. This car is number 30. Festival cars were used around the track for various dignitaries and parades. Most notably, the night before the big day, each driver was placed in a car for the parade. After the race, Chevrolet made these cars available to dealers, where they usually went into collections or sold as drivers for daily activity. One such dealer was Bob McDorman Chevrolet in Canal Winchester, Ohio. Bob had one of the biggest Chevrolet collections in the country and bought this car after the race. Bob kept this car in his collection until 2004, when it went to another private collection for two years and then to Athens, Georgia, into a large Cavalier Convertible collection, where it remained until purchased by us earlier this year. Only 22,000 actual original miles have been added since the car was built. These festival cars were loaded with just about every available option, and everything on this car works as it should. All original Indianapolis 500 decals are still in place. It runs and drives as a 22k-mile car should. How many still exist? We cannot find another one like it. We have been told Bob McDorman had his name on this car immediately after the race and not to have any decals removed. This is a very rare but affordable collectible that will enhance any collection.


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