Thanks Chuck. I usually check Ebay for Vert stuff everyday. Here is what I e-mailed the guy about that "pace car";
"I don't see your serial number in the set of 50 at indypacecars.com http://www.indypacecars.com/1971vins.html
Could it just be a dealer decaled car from Indiana? "
That list is UNOFFICIAL, so who knows. We know that it probably wasn't on the track that day.
If you dont mind PM me about your cuda some time I would love to hear about it, you know me I love me some cudas.
Don, quick rundown about my Cuda. I found it by accident, Looong story. A guy was saving it to restore for his kid, parked in the back yard. A BIG tree fell on the rear trunk and quarters and killed it. He pulled the engine and trans and parked it next to a another tree outside a friends barn. No trunk lid and no rear window. It then sat for years outside with rain, snow, leaves, and trash collecting in the open holes. Mice made it a hotel. He still had hopes for it but the kid didn't like it. I found it, the guy said the grill was worth at least $400, so that's what I gave him for the car. The good: Real BS 72 Cuda, 340 4 spd, A/C, Power disc, steering and brakes, yellow with black stripes. The Bad: I had to replace the trunk, trunk floor, trunk extensions, trunk gutters, quarters, Hood, repair the frame, parts of the rear roof, find a 340 and trans and all 4-speed parts except the pedals. Plus everything else. Right now it runs and moves, the A/C is charged and cold, but it is still a shell getting blocked and primed. After all the welding I did, I got sick of sanding and bondo dust, so I sent it to a friends and traded labor. It'll just be a driver and not a show car.
This was the short version.