PACE CAR

9 white cars came off the production line in Dearborn on Friday May 24, the day before the holiday weekend. The first 6 cars from this batch were shipped to ASC McLaren following Memorial Day.  All of these were solid roof cars with every available option. 2 of these cars had 5 speed transmissions & 4 had automatic transmissions.  From this group of 6, the Motorcity 100 pace car & both safety cars were chosen for conversion with additional decals & other modifications such as Cibie lights &  track radios. Modifications were believed to be done by Roush at their Livonia, MI location. The other 3 would become replicas. All 6 would be shipped to Krug Lincoln/Mercury in Dearborn, MI after the race.
 
The car chosen as the Mercury Motorcity 100 pace car was an automatic with red interior. It had the race name cut out in the quarter panel decal.  After the race, Krug stripped the car, and some of the other cars they received, of most of the decals before selling them. It is unknown why there were removed. 

SAFETY CAR

 
 
The Motorcity 100 safety car was built with grey interior & an automatic transmission.  Like the Motorcity 100 pace car, it too received the cut out that featured the race name & logo on the quarter panel decals. Additional decals that featured on the other track cars were also present. These included a white Motorcraft decal on the front bumper, Cibie quarter window decals, SCCA airdamn decal, official saftey car on the doors & a Bendix Brakes race series decal on the lower doors. After the race it was stripped of most decals & sold through Krug Lincoln/Mercury in Dearborn, MI

PACE CAR

 The car that was used as the pace car during the Detroit Grand Prix IV has the lowest VIN of all Motorsport Capri’s (with the exception of the prototype) but was the last to be completed. Production started in mid-May, but it wasn’t completed until June 13.  Unlike the Motorcity 100 pace car & safety car, this had a 5 speed transmission & did not have a single option. Interior color was grey. A special prepared engine was installed for the race(believed to be Roush). It also received special decals that replicas did not get. 
 
After the race, the engine was removed & a stock crate motor was installed before heading to Hilltop Ford/Lincoln-Mercury. It sold with all of its decals intact.

SAFETY CAR

The Detroit Grand Prix safety car received grey interior & the special decals the other track cars had. It received other modifications such as a mag mount antenna & Cibie light becons.  It was also sold with all of its decals intact through Krug Lincoln-Mercury in Dearborn, MI