A virtually unused 1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is up for grabs on eBay where the current bid stands at $18,900.
A virtually unused 1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is up for grabs on eBay where the current bid stands at $18,900, with more than five days left to place a bid.
As noticeable in the attached images, the vehicle is in pristine condition and has all the original parts. Only 6,939 units were ever made between 1990 and 1995, with this red example being one of the first units that rolled off the assembly line. Despite being a quarter of a century old, the Corvette ZR1 (C4) seen here has been driven for a mere 127 miles (204 km).
Power comes from an LT5 V8 5.7-liter engine developing 375 bhp (279 kW) and 370 lb-ft (502 Nm) of torque, enough for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h). It benefits from an active suspension system called FX3 co-developed with Lotus and compared to the regular C4 it has wider rear tires, a wider tail section, different rear fascia and the third brake light installed at the top of the rear glass.
The model managed to take down no less than seven FIA-approved records on March 1, 1990 at the test track in Fort Stockton, Texas after doing:
100 miles at an average speed of 175.600 mph;
500 miles at 175.503 mph;
1000 miles at 174.428 mph;
5000 km at 175.710 mph;
5000 miles at 173.791 mph;
12-hour endurance at 175.523 mph;
24-hour endurance at 175.885 mph.
As a final note, when the ZR1 came out in 1990 it had a starting price of $58,995 which made it almost twice as expensive as the standard model. The price increased over the years and reached $66,278 for the final 1995MY.