1979 Ford Mustang Pace Car Apparel and Accessories by Legend Lines
On May 27th of 1979, a Ford Mustang paced the 63rd annual Indianapolis 500 mile race. It wore a special Pewter color on the upper body and flat black hood scoop area, grille, and entire lower portion of the body. Special front air dam and rear spoiler enhance the car's stability at high speeds. Inside were unique Recaro Bucket seats trimmed in black cloth and vinyl, with cloth inserts in a black and white checked pattern only available in pace car editions. In the back, the seats were reupholstered to create a bucket seat appearance matching the front seat treatment. There were deluxe seat belts, console, and unique instrument panel badge. Another unique feature was the leather-wrapped sport steering wheel. They were equipped with a 302 CID engine with automatic transmission, power brakes, power steering, air conditioning, and an AM/FM stereo 8-track. This special body-appearance package was adopted by the Cobra package for the 1980 and 1981 model year. (The Cobra was replaced by the Mustang GT in 1982, and a convertible body style was introduced for 1983 after a nine-year absence. A high-performance Mustang SVO followed a year later.) Ford built approximately 6,000 examples of the Indy Pace Car Replicas.