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2009 Lingenfelter Corvette ZR1 Sells for $70,000 at Mecum’s Indy Auction

by Keith Cornett on May 22, 2011

2009 Lingenfelter Corvette ZR1 Sells for $70,000 at Mecum's Indy Auction

We’ve noted several good Corvette buys this weekend at Dana Mecum’s Spring Auction in Indianapolis but I don’t think anyone was prepared to see a 2009 Corvette ZR1 sell for $70,000. But that’s what happened when the VIN #0006 crossed the auction block Saturday afternoon.

When the 2009 Corvette ZR1s first hit the market, early VINs were selling for $25,000-$50,000 over MSRP. The Cyber Gray Corvette ZR1 was #6 of 1415 produced so we have to believe that its original selling price was higher than the original MSRP of $118,000.

Lingenfelter Performance Engineering upgraded the Corvette’s already potent 638 horsepower LS9 to 710 HP with their ZR1 Supercharger upgrade package. That includes enhancements to the Eaton Supercharger as well as a larger drive pulley, 100 mm aluminum double bearing idler assembly coupling, LPE ZR1 air intake system and an LPE 160 degree thermostat. A custom tune increased the boost to 12/13 psi and a Corsa exhaust rounded out the upgrades.

This Corvette ZR1 is not a trailer queen and has participated in several high profile events including the Hot Rod Power Tour, Corvette Funfest and at the Texas Mile in October 2010 where it ran a best time of 185.9 MPH.

2009 Corvette ZR1 for sale at Mecum's Indy Auction 2009 Corvette ZR1 for sale at Mecum's Indy Auction 2009 Corvette ZR1 for sale at Mecum's Indy Auction
2009 Corvette ZR1 for sale at Mecum's Indy Auction 2009 Corvette ZR1 for sale at Mecum's Indy Auction 2009 Corvette ZR1 for sale at Mecum's Indy Auction

Our humble correspondent Steve Burns picked the Lingenfelter Corvette ZR1 as one of his Corvettes to watch at Indy, contrasting it with a stock 2009 Jetstream Blue Corvette ZR1 that sold for $91,500.


Source:
Mecum

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