Make Your Corvette Club Jealous With This Time Capsule ZR-1

The C4-generation ZR-1 is one of the coolest Corvettes ever. This one has barely any miles on it. You should buy it.


Not everyone is a big fan of the C4-generation Corvette, but when it comes to the rare, high-performance ZR-1 version, everyone wants a turn behind the wheel. This one has under 2500 miles on the clock, and . You should buy it.

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Why do people like the ZR-1 so much more than the normal C4 Corvette? Well, for one, it has a DOHC all-aluminum 5.7-liter V8 designed by Lotus and built by Mercury Marine, of all companies. It made 405 horsepower—105 more than the standard car. It also had a unique six-speed manual transmission, and a widened body to accommodate bigger wheels and tires. It could get from 0-60 mph in less than five seconds, and cross the quarter-mile mark in under 14 seconds. Judging by our original review from 1990, we loved how it drove.

This particular ZR-1 is special because it's basically still new. It's seen just 2470 miles since rolling off the factory line, and spent most of its life in an indoor, climate-controlled collection. The pictures speak for themselves, showing good paint, straight body lines, and a clean interior. It even comes with a second hardtop in the trunk. The seller claims this is one of just 45 1995 ZR-1s painted in white. Only 6939 C4-generation ZR-1s were built in total during its six-year production run, according to the .

The seller has the car with a Buy It Now price of $44,999 or best offer. It's worth pointing out that for $10,000 more, you can just go to any Chevy dealer and buy a brand new Corvette instead. But that wouldn't be nearly as interesting, would it?

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