NEW PRICE! 5694 original miles. Never
in rain or snow. Loaded with all available options. 100% original,
untouched, unraced, as new. Incredible performance at a shockingly
This particular 2009 Corvette Z06 was purchased by a Corvette enthusiast whose job demands changed and he suddenly found himself without the time to enjoy it properly. It has never seen rain and certainly not snow, it has never been raced or abused, and it remains 100% stock and original—every nut, bolt, fastener, and piece of hardware is just as it was when the car was assembled. He was a meticulous sort, too, so the fluids have been changed on schedule, regardless of mileage, and it has been periodically exercised to keep it in top condition. It’s also worth noting that this car is equipped with every single available option on the Z06 (there weren’t many) and is dressed in sinister black (is there any other color that’s more appropriate?). In short, this car is pretty much as new in every measurable way and has been properly maintained since it was new. I can’t pick nits, because there aren’t any. The finish is glossy and smooth and if there’s a blemish in the paint, I can’t find it. OK, yes, the rubber chin spoiler has a few scuffs which are all but inevitable on a car this low, but otherwise it’s extremely clean.
The interior is likewise almost new, with black leather upholstery that shows some very, very minor comfort marks on the driver’s chair, but not much beyond that. The car magazines always complain about Corvette interiors, but I can’t really see why. The buckets are comfortable but supportive. The combination of black leather and carbon fiber accents looks high tech, and the driving position is almost ideal for doing some serious combat. The special Z06 threshold covers are a nice touch as you climb in and the embroidered headrests remind you that this is no garden-variety Corvette. Everything is here, including powerful A/C, power windows, locks, seats, and mirrors, a heads-up display, trip computer, and a tilt steering column (no power, because that adds weight!). There’s also a good-sized trunk and a powerful stereo, making the Z06 a great choice for road trips, but be warned: it’ll be very, very hard to keep your foot off the loud pedal.
The reason? 505 horsepower and 427 cubic inches. The LS7 is easy to spot with the bright red coil covers, but there’s a lot of other goodness going on under the skin. There’s a dry sump oil system that’s immune to cornering forces, so the engine never starves for oil. Titanium connecting rods and intake valves shave precious reciprocating weight. The exhaust valves are sodium-filled so they don’t mind the heat of battle. There’s an extra-large radiator up front, plus an oil cooler, transmission cooler, and differential cooler. It also starts instantly, idles perfectly, doesn’t get hot in traffic, has ice cold A/C, and in sixth gear, pulls down more than 20 MPG on the highway. You’re just not going to get more for less anywhere else.
The amazing motor isn’t the whole story, either. The 6-speed manual gearbox gets beefed up and has its own ratios suited to the bigger motor. The driveshaft is bigger and there are unique gears in the pumpkin out back. Even more amazing, the entire frame is aluminum (it weighs just 136 pounds!) and it’s linked to a magnesium engine cradle and roof structure, so it’s light and strong. The floors and front fenders are carbon fiber. As you’d expect, the undercarriage is pretty much new in every way, with original stickers and markings still clearly visible. It’s never been wet and the only driving it’s done is around town at modest speeds, so the shocks and brakes have never even been properly heated to full operating temperature. The exhaust has a nice bark but it’s not annoying and the optional red brake calipers look dynamite behind the optional chrome alloy wheels, which are forged, not cast. Original 275/35/18 front and 325/35/19 Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires still have more than 90% of their tread remaining.
The car also includes the original manuals, brochures, and other delivery paperwork, plus the window sticker showing a staggering $73,225 base price plus more than $10,000 worth of upgrades, including those gorgeous chrome wheels.
If you love to drive, this is the Corvette to own. The ZR1 was more powerful, but was it faster? Not necessarily and definitely not on the track, which is where this car was born. If you do track days, this car is an absolute weapon, and in terms of bang for the buck, there’s none bigger than this. It’s black, it’s nasty, and it’s shockingly affordable. All you need to do is come take it home. Call now!
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