1990 Chevy Corvette ZR1 – In late 1987, rumors of an all-new, high performance Corvette built upon the fourth generation platform began circulating among the automotive press. Dubbed the “King of the Hill,” the secretive supercar was said to be a world-beater, and in March of 1989, GM debuted its impressive Corvette ZR-1 at the Geneva Motor Show. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the ZR-1’s market debut, and while a mere 6,939 were ever built, the car remains a memorable piece of Corvette history, as well as a bridge from performance Corvettes past to the present. Working in conjunction with the Chevrolet, Pontiac, GM Canada (CPC) Division, Lotus developed an aluminum-block 350 V-8 that utilized double overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder and proved capable of producing 375 horsepower and 370 pound-feet of torque. It was the testing of this engine (a variant of which would appear in the 1986 Corvette Indy concept) that led to the rumors of a “King of the Hill” Corvette, and in March of 1989, GM was ready to show its hand. The Geneva debut was hardly accidental, and GM made sure to invite press from around the globe for the car’s European test drive. Most media outlets wasted no time heaping praise on the car, which proved capable of running from 0-60 MPH in a little over four seconds, on its way to a top speed of 175 MPH. Car and Driver even called it “The Corvette from Hell” for its performance potential.
If you’ve been actively, or even passively, keeping an eye on the classic car market you are aware how much rare 80’s and 90’s vehicles are appreciating. Auction results and book values have shown some models almost doubling over the last few years alone. With the low production of the 1990 ZR1 it isn’t often you fond one available for sale. Of the examples you find, even fewer will be in pristine original condition with only 27k miles! This 2 owner ZR-1 lived in California until coming to TX in 2012. Our inspection has found that everything works like it should and we wouldn’t hesitate to drive it any distance. Features and options include; 350 TPI VP (375hp), 6 Speed, RWD, A/C, Black Leather Bucket Seats, Center Console Storage, Cruise Control, Cloth Floormats, Ride Control, Removable Glass Roof, Fog Lights, Original Owners Manual, Power Windows/Locks/Mirrors, Rear Window Defrost, Bose AM/FM/Cassette/CD, Tilt Steering, Tinted Glass, Protective Dash Mat, Dual Exhaust, 17″ Factory Alloy Wheels, and Thick ZR-Rated Tires! It’s no fluke that classic cars are the most popular and rewarding investment one can make. Although we are aware that NADA and Hagerty currently value this ZR1 between $39,600 and $41,000, we feel that $29,900 allows you to own the best example on the market at the best price. Be ahead of the curve for a change. Buy an American made classic that is fun to drive, has immediate equity, and appreciates daily! Contact us today to find out just how easy ownership can be.