1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 Coupe for sale 101157339
1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 Coupe
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1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 Coupe

Coupe Car for sale by CNC Motors in Upland, California 91784

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The Most Desirable Corvette Ever?

The 1967 Corvette is considered the most-loved Corvette ever produced. The combination of classic C2 styling, along with an incredible array of powertrain and comfort options, makes it one of the most desirable Corvettes ever. Not bad for a car that was never supposed to be made!


The ZR-1's production run from 1990-95 was one of the most exciting times for Corvette enthusiasts in recent memory. In the mid-1980s, rumors of a "King of the Hill" Corvette began to leak out of Detroit and into America's speed shops and dealerships.


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Low mileage Corvette ZR1

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Unique to the ZR-1, the LT5 engine is a unique example of double-overhead-cam, four-valve-per-cylinder technology. Developed jointly with Lotus and built by Mercury Marine (the boat motor people), this 5.7-liter aluminum, 32-valve V8 has the same 4.40-inchbore center spacing as the venerable Chevy small-block.

The ZR-1 looks like a Corvette. Theres that unmistakable shape but with a notable difference: The bodywork widens beginning at the leading edge of the doors and culminates in a tail that is 3 inches broader than the normal Vettes-to accommodate the hefty P3I5/ 35ZR-17 Goodyear Eagle Gatorbacks made specifically for this car. The soft, polyurethane end cap is different too, convex rather than concave with square versus round tail lights and a small red ZR-1 badge that graces the lower right corner. Chevy 3 studio chief John Cafaro describes the Vettes physique as muscular, and this is especially evident in the ZR-1, which shares the same front end (front wheels and tires, too) with the conventional Corvette, the so-called L98. Another notable difference between the L98 and ZR-1 is weight. Heftier engine, bodywork, tires, etc. make the Super Vette some 200 lbs heavier than an L98 coupe.
As a Corvette, the ZR-1 also shares the Bosch ABS II anti-lock braking, hybridized Z51 suspension, and FX3 Selective Ride Control packages with the L98. This Bilstein-engineered system, which borrows from Porsche 959 and Lotus Formula 1 technology, uses a gas-over-oil shock absorber whose hollow center shaft is fit-ted with an adjustable orifice that allows varying amounts of shock oil to be bled off from around the piston. This provides six levels of damping in each of the three modes. Touring, Sport, and Performance, for a total of 14 steps (not 18, because some overlap). Settings range from very soft to full hard in incremental steps that are governed by vehicle speed.

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  • Stock Number
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
  • New/Used
  • Mileage
    19,294 miles
  • Engine
    8 Cylinder
  • Drivetrain
  • Transmission
    6-Speed Manual
  • Exterior Color
  • Custom Color

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