Though I absolutely agree that this Camaro is NOT a pace car, the 10-bolt rear is not a definitive option in determining a real pace car. I am the 2nd owner of a numbers matching pace car that I have owned since 2000. It has a 350 engine, a powerglide, and a 10-bolt posi. It is also a column shift and no console car.
The earliest pace car I have in my database is 589611 and has a build date of 01C. There is no way a 12B car can be a pace car.