Corvette’s legendary all-alloy 4-cam ‘90s ZR-1 was a break from decades of cast-iron blocks and pushrods in ‘performance cars.’ Most enthusiasts are familiar with the Lotus-designed, Mercury Marine hand-assembled engine story for the engine’s cutting edge technology. (GM demonstrated to the world how durable the new engine was by running one on the proving ground track for 24 hours averaging over 175 mph! )
Coupled with an incredibly smooth-shifting ZF 6-speed manual the car was a phenom in its day. Equipped with unique wheels, trim and wider rear stance, it initially looks like a normal ‘Vette, but Bowtie anoraks recognize what it is immediately.
ZR-1s were built with all the Corvette options included, with very few extras available, the most notable was an extra smoked-glass top to use in addition to the body color one…which this car has ($915 upcharge). Driver-adjustable suspension technology was another unique aspect of the car. At the time, the ZR-1 package cost almost exactly the same as the base car! Leather seats with full power, lumbar control, digital dash and all the toys of the day were identified by a cockpit full of switches.
Most red ZR-1s had matching red interiors, but this particular car was one of fewer than 100 fitted with Saddle Tan leather, making a nice contrast. The car came to us from the long-time collection of the second owner and is even still on its original Goodyear Gatorbacks—since it only has 13,390 miles!!
Clean CarFax, original window sticker, owner’s books & keys, this ZR-1 is a rare find. It has just received the recommended intake manifold coolant o-ring service and new battery. The paint & interior are as-new and looking at the car, there’s no doubt about its mileage. Come see for yourself!