1990 Chevrolet Corvette

ZR1

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1990
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1990 CHEVROLET CORVETTE “ZR1” COUPE
Designer: Dave McLellan

Estimate: $35,000 ­ - $45,000

Chassis Number: 1G1YZ23J0L5800239
Decoded: 1=USA; G=General Motors; 1=Chevrolet; YZ=Corvette ZR1; 23=Coupe; J=LT5 5.7 Liter V8; 0=check digit; L=1990; 5=Bowling Green, KY assembly; 800239=239th ZR1 scheduled for assembly
Engine: LT5 5.7 Liter 4­cam 32V V8
Electronic Fuel Injection / 375 bhp
6­-Speed Manual Transmission
Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Mileage: 603

● 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.