1991 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 Coupe
1991 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 Coupe
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1991 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 Coupe


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* Fully documented, collector grade Corvette ZR-1 survivor that's logged just 8,978 miles
* One of only 2,044 Corvette ZR-1's produced for the 1991 model year
* Original 5.7 liter LT5 V8 making 375 horsepower
* Original ZF 6-speed manual transmission
* Factory limited-slip differential with 3.45 gears
* Factory electronic air conditioning
* Power rack-and-pinion steering
* 4-wheel power disc brakes
* Bilstein FX3 suspension
* Original Grey leather interior with power-adjustable Sport Bucket Seats
* Factory Delco Bose Gold Series audio
* Original Black paint with both fiberglass and glass roof panels
* Original 17-inch alloy wheels
* Original Window Sticker
Original delivery documentation, including the VHS Tape, special ZR1 Collector Box, tire gage, ZR1 books, emergency passkey, and other special memorabilia
* New Fuel Injectors installed with engine tuned and serviced
* All Precious Metal Classic Car Sales vehicles receive a comprehensive, multi-point inspection
* We can arrange financing and shipment of your purchase anywhere in the world

When Dave McLellan replaced Zora Arkus-Duntov as the chief engineer of the Corvette, he had some legendary shoes to fill. Assuming control in 1975, McLellan lead the brand through some of the darkest days of not only the Corvette but American performance in general. By 1990, change was on the horizon and at the forefront of that change was the Corvette ZR-1. With a revolutionary Lotus-designed powerplant, cutting-edge technology and a refined look, the ZR-1 was destined to be viewed as a milestone in Corvette history.

This great example of the 1991 ZR-1 shows only 8,978 original miles and comes completely serviced with new fuel injectors and hatch struts. With its all original appearance and even wearing its original rubber, youll be ready for the field at Bloomington earning a reward with the NCRS. If you're in the market for one of the finest examples of a very desirable C4 Corvette in a stunning color, your car has arrived.

The ZR-1 is easy to identify with its high-mounted stoplight atop the rear hatch and slightly squared-off taillights that makes the ZR-1 even more anonymous. The hatch is perfect, with the embedded defroster strips undamaged and this example has had the ZR-1 windshield originally coated with a special UV-filtering still installed with only minimal delamination present.

The pearl under this Corvette's clamshell hood is the 5.7L LT5 V8. Originally intended to be a set of 16-valve cylinder heads atop a basic small block, Lotus engineers assigned to the project quickly realized that there was no way to cost-effectively build such a beast. Instead, they designed an all-aluminum V8 which shared only basic dimensions with the standard small block. With 32 valves, four cams and a trick dual-path induction system, the LT5 belted out 375 horsepower in 1991. The engine was built by Mercury Marine, whose specialization in aluminum casting won them the contract. When this engine was introduced to the Corvette chassis, it sent waves throughout the automotive community. Visually, there's no mistaking the unique intake manifold and sculpted cam covers emblazoned with the Corvette logo. More attractively finished than any engine since the 1930s, the LT5 in this ZR-1 is preserved in pristine condition.

The chassis is equally well preserved, including the ZF 6-speed manual transmission. Out back, the ZR-1 uses 3.42 gears with a limited slip rear end on a slightly beefed-up version of the stock Corvette 5-link suspension. By 1991, the Corvette had matured into more than just a street-legal racer with a flinty ride, and its FX3 adjustable suspension made it more than capable of comfortable long-distance cruising. The wheels on the ZR-1 were similar to the standard Corvette, but were special 17×9.5 up front and a massive 17×11's in the rear.

If you were a technophile living in the 1990's, the Gray leather interior of this ZR-1 was a dream realized. With an advanced digital and analog dashboard, deeply bolstered highly adjustable bucket seats and every electronic accessory GM could dream up, the ZR-1 delivers on its promise of high technology. The cockpit embraces the driver, angling all the controls to their favor, including the HVAC and entertainment systems. At the base of the console, you'll find what GM called the valet key which shut down half of the LT5's fuel injectors and intake runners, effectively limiting its performance. A clever, if gimmicky, idea that works as advertised. Forget to switch it to FULL and you'll find that roughly 150 horses have suddenly gone missing from your ZR-1's corral.

The interior of this car is just breathtaking, with virtually no wear on the seats, carpets, or any other soft parts. The trunk is also in superb condition, and neatly stows one of the two removable tops when not in use.

While every subsequent generation of Corvette has shared the same set of goals, this one marks the first whole-hearted attempt at transforming the best American sports car into the world's best sports car. Don't miss your chance to bring home a fantastic example of one the of the most significant C4 Corvettes assembled. Contact Tris at 574-276-1326 or tris@pmclassiccars.com today!

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
  • Classic Car ID
  • Stock Number
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
  • New/Used
  • Mileage
    8,978 miles
  • Engine
    8 Cylinder
  • Condition
  • Doors
  • Drivetrain
    2 wheel drive - rear
  • Transmission
    6 Speed Manual
  • Exterior Color
  • Interior Color
  • Seat Color
Dealer Disclosure
Although this car looks absolutely stunning, please understand that this is still an older car that may have imperfections. Depending on the car and its mileage, we attempt to drive each vehicle for 150-200 miles before service begins and photographs are taken. We cannot guarantee that every gauge, light, window, horn, option, function, etc. will work as it should but we make every effort to ensure that they do. Please check your local state inspection requirements. We do our best to inspect these vehicles in every detail and repair any issues that may arise. As with all classic cars, it will need odds and ends down the road as you begin to drive it more often! The information contained within this ad is solely for convenience. The description is opinion only and should not be considered a complete description of any or all faults; it may not be relied upon nor taken as fact or otherwise a representation or warranty of any sort. We describe these vehicles to the best of our knowledge and ability. All prices and offers are before state, city and county tax, tag, title and license fees.

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