Vehicle Description

Thank you for looking at my ZR-1.  One of the top Corvette models of all time.  Sold new for $60K in 1990!!!

This car has been well maintained and carefully stored throughout its life.  I am the third owner as of 3/17/17.  The previous owner had the car most of its life and I have extensive documentation and contact information.  I have driven the car about 1,000 each of the last four years.

  • Mods include: Borla Exhaust system, Haibeck AYBKG5 Performance Chip, 4:10 Rear axle.
  • This car is putting out 410 HP.
  • Recently serviced by ZR1 Specialist, Marc Haibeck in Chicago. Receipts available.
  • The car runs very strong. The 4:10 gears provide great drive-ability. Body is tight with excellent fits. Tracks and stops straight and smooth.
  • Near perfect paint with no noticeable scratches or nicks. Nicely polished.
  • Original glass.  Windshield has minimal delamination.
  • Both tops (smoked and dark red) included.
  • Nitto NT555 G2 Tires with 4,000 miles.
  • A/C converted to 134a and blows cold.
  • Mechanical work since I have owned it includes: Fuel Injectors, clutch kit, hoses, belt, thermostat, seat bladders, speaker amplifier and CD player, A/C pressure switch, all fluids changed, annual oil changes ~ 1,000 miles.
  • Leather is not cracked or faded, carpet is in great shape, floor mats are new (original kept).
  • Everything works and works well.
  • Well documented with receipts from previous 2 owners, original window stickers and Owners Manual.
  • Extras include: Full set of GM shop manuals and California Car Cover
  • I would be happy to provide additional photos, videos and/or do a FaceTime around the car and while driving.

If you are not familiar with these cars:

Specifications: 

  • Horsepower: 375 (stock, mine is 410)
  • Torque: 370 pound feet
  • Compression ratio: 11.25:1
  • Double Overhead Cam, 32 valves
  • 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds
  • 0 to 100 in 10.4 seconds
  • 0-to-150-mph under 30 seconds.
  • Top speed: 175 miles per hour

In early March 1990, the ZR-1 set a new record for the highest 24-hour speed of 175 mph averaging near 180 mph for 5,000 miles.

The vehicle went on sale in 1990 and was available only as a fastback coupe. It was distinguishable from other Corvette coupes by its wider tail section, 11" wide rear wheels and its new convex rear fascia with four square shaped taillights and a center high mounted stop lamp.

MSRP for the ZR-1 in 1990 was $58,995, almost twice the cost of a base Corvette.

The Corvette division approached Lotus with the idea of developing the world's fastest production car, to be based on the C4 generation Corvette. With input from GM, Lotus designed a new engine. GM found that the engine required special assembly, and that neither the Corvette plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky nor any of their normal production facilities could handle the workload, so Mercury Marine corporation of Stillwater, Oklahoma was contracted to assemble the engines and ship them to the Corvette factory in Bowling Green where the ZR-1s were being assembled.

German Zahnradfabrik Friedrichshafen AG designed the six-speed transmission. 

Thanks to its suspension, Selective Ride Control, and those sticky ZR-rated (193-mph) Goodyear Gatorbacks, the ZR-1 toes the (curved) mark at 0.94g, better than any production-built automobile of the time.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1412007
  • Price:$24,500 (OBO)
  • Location:LEES SUMMIT, Missouri
  • Year:1990
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette ZR1
  • Exterior Color:Dark Red Metallic
  • Interior Color:Saddle
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:32830
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Unrestored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • CD Player:Yes
  • Air Conditioning:Yes
  • AM/FM Radio:Yes
  • Cassette:Yes
  • Tinted Windows:Yes
  • Bucket Seats:Yes
  • Cruise Control:Yes
  • Power Brakes:Yes
  • Power Steering:Yes
  • Power Locks:Yes
  • Power Windows:Yes
  • Power Seats:Yes
  • Tilt Wheel:Yes
  • Fuel Injection:Yes
  • Engine History:Original
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive