About This Vehicle
- Mileage: 17,267
- Engine: V8
- Body Style: Coupe
- Transmission: Manual
- Exterior Color: Red
- Interior Color: Red
- VIN: 1G1YZ23J2L5800811
NEAR FLAWLESS 1990 BRIGHT RED CHEVROLET CORVETTE ZR-1 WITH UNDER 17,400 MILES….INVESTMENT QUALITY VETTE READY TO SHOW OR GO!!
KING OF THE HILL!!
“THE CORVETTE ZR-1 RUNS IN A CLASS OF EXACTLY ONE”
Corvette lovers, car collectors, moms and dads, anyone who is looking for a World Class American Sports Car needs to get comfortable and be ready to view one of the finest 1990 ZR-1’s you will find that is priced realistically and is definitely ready to be driven, shown, or put aside in your museum or collection. We recently acquired this gorgeous Bright Red on Red investment grade classic from the 2nd owner who had owned it since 1996 when it had 3200 miles on it. He lived in Washington State and only put another 14,000+ miles on it in the 15 years he owned it. He maintained it meticulously and it shows! This is an extremely original and near flawless vehicle! Although it is tempting to give you all the history, facts and figures on the ZR-1 I will only highlight a few and allow you to google the rest. Corvette Enthusiasts know exactly what this car represents, not only in Corvette History but also in American Sports Car history! During the development of the Zr-1 the projects name was “King of the Hill”and without a doubt it lived up to its name. This is truly one of the finest investment classic sports cars of its era and this one stands tall above the rest! I will do my best to provide enough pictures and an honest description to help you determine if this ZR-1 belongs in your garage. Sit back and enjoy!
Of the total 3032 ZR-1’s produced in the first year only 1565 were painted in the Bright Red color and even fewer had the matching Red leather interior. The body on this bright red beauty is in amazing condition. The paint shines like new and it is all original! There has never been any paint or body work done to this beauty. Upon critical inspection there are a couple of very tiny rock chips that will be found. One is on the edge of the drivers side view mirror and there may be a few really tiny ones on the front nose. So, I will not call it flawless or perfect but compared to most it is definitely worthy of being called near flawless. This ZR-1 comes with both tops, the tinted and painted one, both of which look like new. Headlights operate smoothly with no problems or noises. Original Zr-1 Wheels look awesome and are wrapped in BF Goodrich G Force TA rubber that have less then 2000 miles on them. This car was never winter driven and it is easy to tell that it probably never or rarely saw the rain. Simply put, the body is show quality. Here is a walk around photo tour to give you a better idea:
The rich red leather interior can best be described just as I did the body, near flawless!! The deeply contoured, power leather sport seats with power lumbar support embrace you during your driving expereince. The ZR-1 has a laundry list of options that were standard equipment including a Delco/Bose AM/FM/Cassette and digital compact disc player, electronic control A/C that blows ice cold, FX3 Selective Ride Control provides 3 settings ( tour, sport, and performance), plus many more. The drivers side seat bolster looks fantastic and is untouched. There is some minor wear showing on the passengers side seat bolster which tells me that someone switched the drivers and passengers side seats which can be done no problem on these cars since they are identical. You will notice that the previous owner neatly replaced the stock stereo with an upgraded aftermarket system. He also added an amplifier and upgraded the stock speakers which were notorious for going bad. I do have the original head unit and speakers. There is a small spot where the grey paint is slightly worn on the flip up cover to the drink/coin holder area. I also noticed a small amount of cracking in one of the headliner plastic trim pieces when I took off the roof. It is not perfect but pretty darn close. Original owners manual in the glove box and original tool for removing the targa top in its place in the center console. Come on in and take a look:
I think now is a good time to remind you:
UNDER 17,400 MILES ON THIS BABY!!!
THE LEGENDARY ZR-1 MOTOR, THE LT5 V8 IS AN ALL ALUMINUM 5.7 LITRE DESIGN. EACH CYLINDER HEAD HAS DUAL OVERHEAD CAMSHAFTS AND FOUR VALVES PER CYLINDER. FUEL DELIVERY IS BY ITS MICROPROCESSOR CONTROLLED MULTI-PORT INJECTION WITH TWO INJECTORS PER CYLINDER. COMPRESSION RATIO IS 11.01:1 AND HORSEPOWER IS 375 AT 5800 RPM!!
A unique power key provides the ZR-1 owner with a choice of two engine settings. “Normal” mode limits the driver to about 210 horsepower…..who wants normal, right??? Select the “Full” setting and unleash the full potential that this phenomenal ZR-1, LT5 V8 can deliver!! Below is a quote from a 1991 Road &Track article that sums up what you can expect from the driving experience:
“Driving the LT5 for all its worth is the most fun you can have with your clothes on. It begs to be run hard between 4000 and 6500 rpm. Its sound – the snarl of 16 intake valves sucking in 11 cubic feet of air each second along with the mechanical “clattery-hiss” made by a V8 at high rpm–and its feel–acceleration that comes with a rush available from few other cars are the essence of the Corvette Mystique. Plant your foot on the floor and, if you dare, keep it there through the first five gears. At the top of fifth you’ll be around the 180 mph mark.
The six-speed manual transmission is another reason ZR1 is equally a racer and a cruiser. Built for GM by Zahradfabrik Friedshafen A.G., (no wonder everyone calls ‘em “ZF”) in Germany, its first five gears have their ratios and ratio-spreads selected for maximum performance. The sixth gear, a long-legged 50% overdrive, is a “cruising gear” intended for best fuel economy.
At speed, this car instills a level of confidence in its driver that few others can because its handling is predictable, has no vices and always matches driver input. The steering feel and effort are just right. The grip provided by Goodyear’s Gatorbacks is substantial. Suspension tuning is ideal for aggressive driving: at high speeds, just on the understeer side of neutral and, at lower speeds with the LT5′s torque, slight power oversteer, but never enough to upset the car’s polished demeanor. Regardless of speed, once the car’s limit is reached; moderate understeer sets in. In short, we know of no other mass produced road car that drives fast so well.
Brakes, does this car have brakes! Veritable retrorockets, they are indeed stop to match the go. The fronts are massive, heavy-duty discs developed for the ZR1′s near-180 mph terminal velocity and rigorously tested during the ’87 season in SCCA Showroom Stock racing. The package consists of 13-inch rotor/two-piston caliper assemblies. At the rear are the standard, but certainly adequate, 12-inch/single-piston discs. In combination with the Corvette’s ABS, this system made for maximum braking in abbreviated distances. The car’s zero-scrub radius front suspension, introduced for 1988, had the ZR1 stopping with excellent stability regardless of road surface. Lastly, we saw little evidence of fading.”
WE HAVE DRIVEN THIS ZR-1 AND ROAD TESTED IT AND IT DRIVES LIKE A DREAM AS YOU WOLD EXPECT FROM A 17,000 MILES CORVETTE TO. WE ALSO HAD A CERTIFIED TECHNICIAN TRAINED IN SERVICING ZR-1’S LOOK IT OVER AND HE WAS THOROUGHLY IMPRESSED AND GAVE IT 2 THUMBS UP WITH NO ISSUES HE COULD SEE.
Here are a few pics of this amazing piece of engineering:
Before I wrap things up and let you decide how much to bid on this sweet thang, let me also mention that this ZR-1 is also nicely documented with the Original Window Sticker,and original manual. Back in 1990 the ZR-1 was not its own model but was a Special Equipment package and for a mere $27,016 on top of the standard vehicle price you got what is now still referred to as “The King of the Hill” and rightfully so!!!
Hopefully I have given you all the info you need to decide if this is the ZR-1 for you but as always I welcome your phone calls and questions. If you have any questions feel free to call me at 770-359-8400. If you are a serious buyer lets talk on the phone and discuss it.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND GOOD LUCK…THIS WOULD BE THE ULTIMATE GIFT TO YOURSELF OR A LOVED ONE!!