Since I’m local to Indy, I know a little bit more about the Indy livery than others…
The local dealerships have to consider the Indy livery as “advertising” and leaving those decals on actually allows them to grab an extra $200 or so from you, so not surprising that some 64.5 Pace Car Mustangs had their decals removed…
It should also be stated that the “Indy 500” livery wasn’t only applied to pace cars; but also “official cars” which weren’t pace cars, but still used during that season’s race for official purposes. Hence, you may have even been able to find a truck with the “Indy 500” livery on it.
Always a fan of the Indy livery, though.
They used to let you take your ride on the track during Fan appreciation day in May… I’m hoping to get Herbie up for it, if not, then definitely the boy’s corvair, although somebody already took a Corvair around that legendary track for a spin about 6 years ago, the video is on YouTube, I think.
Special editions I’m interested in (that may not be worth anything extra)
Gulf Bug (because VW)
Actual Herbie from actual Disney movie (these actually have gone up in value recently, so this livery style could actually be worth money.)
Mexican taxi style Vw Bug (might actually detract from value =) )
German Police Style Vw Bug… I know a guy who has one of these.
(of course, you’ve seen a trend here, I’m sure…)
Most VW water-cooled nuts will point out the “Harlequin” Golf/Rabbit…
DDB actually ran an advertisement that predated the “Harlequin” Golf/Rabbit models by at least a decade, illustrating out the interchangeable parts nature of the iconic beetle.