/ /


1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1

Vehicle Data

  • Condition:
  • Item location:
    Lutz, Florida, United States
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • SubModel:
  • Type:
  • Trim:
  • Year:
  • Mileage:
  • VIN:
  • Color:
  • Engine size:
    LT5 350 V8
  • Fuel:
  • Transmission:
    6 speed transmission
  • Interior color:
  • Vehicle Title:


  • --


This 1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 represents the debut year for the now legendary super sports car. And because it's so significant, it's exceptionally desirable to find a collector-grade one-owner example that is exceptional fresh everywhere from its vibrant factory red to the nearly impossible low miles.

This coupe has averaged less than 290 miles annually. That's less than one roundtrip from our showroom to Daytona once a year for spring break. And what that really tells you is that this coupe has been treated like a classic from day one. That's why the Bright Red paint has the kind of gloss and shine that will draw compliments even before you tell people this is the factory-applied finish. And this is a coupe that you're absolutely going to show off. The moment the sunlight hits the bright body, you really see the exceptional fit and finish that comes from a car that has been under the care of only one owner so far. There were instant identifiers for the "King of the Hill" like the convex rear end and square-ish quad taillights that were exclusive to this new version in 1990. So this is the ultimate expression of the ultimate C4 for both style and speed. You see it right down to those Corvette directional alloys that not only shine like new, but also the ZR-1 has a special wider rear set to put more rubber on the road.

The car has both the color-matched targa top and the glass roof panel. However, we know your real favorite way to enjoy this one is with no roof at all. That's because it really lets you share this time capsule interior with the world. And besides, there's arguably no better color combo for sports car than bright red with a full black interior. While this is a full performance machine, the ZR-1 also costs nearly double the base Corvette, so they made sure to load it up with all the best features. That means cold-blowing air conditioning, power windows, power locks, power steering, electric rear defogger, and a premium AM/FM/CD stereo by Bose. You even have proper modern safety with a driver's airbag and anti-lock brakes. The leather sports seats have terrific bolstering, and you and your passenger get to power adjust them to the ideal position. The leather-wrapped steering wheel is so well preserved that you'll feel like the first one to grip it, and the stick shift is exactly where you want your right hand to be. And of course, there's nothing cooler than having the power key module on the center console so that even your passenger knows when it's time to unleash the beast.

The LT5 engine still knows how to draw a crowd today. So when you lift whole front end to show off that unique and tidy presentation, you'll love being able to tell people it's the numbers-matching motor. With the multi-valve setup developed by Lotus, and built by the sturdy masters at Mercury Marine, this was a unique motor the likes of which we might never see again. The 5.7-liter 32-valve V8 was rated at 375 hp, and it's an all-around stunner for quick take-offs and still pulling hard past 170 mph. So it's great to be in full control of this legendary powerhouse with the original ZF six-speed manual transmission. And this car is more than just a big motor. The ZR-1s had an upgraded adjustable sport suspension and powerful four-wheel disc brakes. It's the kind of all-around awesome driving package that we know you won't be able to resist adding the ultra-low odometer.

Complete with owner's manual, this is the year to buy the first-year ZR-1. After all, it has crossed the 30-year threshold, which makes it eligible for collector plates in many states, and it's also ready for classic car insurance. Of course, what really has your attention is the meticulous condition of this debut year icon. So if you're a true collector, you don't want to miss this time capsule. Call today!!!