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.
If you are not familiar with these cars:
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.