● First Year For The ZR1 Option Package
● Pristine Condition 603 Actual Miles
● Rarely Seen ZR1 Color Combination
The Model: During the 1970’s and 1980’s, America’s automobile industry was more concerned about emissions and new safety standards, rather than styling and high performance. Those valiant engineers and technicians on Chevrolet’s Corvette team didn’t give up though. Lead by Dave McLellan, with help from British sports car maker Lotus, a package was developed and unleashed at the start of the 1990’s. Its option code was its name, the ZR1. That year all Corvettes had a 5.7 Liter V8 under the hood, but the ZR1’s engine was a work of mechanical genius so special that GM had to go to Mercury Marine in Stillwater, Oklahoma for its fourcam, 32valve monster to be assembled with the skill of masters who had a little more time on their schedule to build these engines the right way. The result; everyone who was anyone in 1990 had to have a ZR1.
The Car: When looking at an investment car, its history is paramount, and this ZR1’s background check has been completed. Shipped new to Abraham Chevrolet in Tampa, Florida, this was one of the first ZR1s delivered. Not too many people actually got to see the car as it was quickly secured and put away in climate controlled storage. Today it shows just over the 600 mile mark and still features the cardboard floor mats installed at the factory to protect the flooring during transit. With a base price of $31,979 and the ZR 1 option running just $27,016 more (or about 85% of the base price), this car has it all, Solar Glass top, Delco Bose Gold Series AM/FMCassette/CD audio, special handling package as well as that awesome engine and transmission. The new owner will have to decide, continue to preserve it or maybe take it out and do what it was built to do.