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Corvettes on eBay: 127-Mile 1990 Corvette ZR-1

by Keith Cornett on January 5, 2015

Corvettes on eBay: 127-Mile 1990 Corvette ZR-1

When Chevrolet introduced the 1990 Corvette ZR-1 to the world at the Geneva Motor Show, a new chapter of Corvette performance was written. Nicknamed “King of the Hill”, the new supercar Corvette featured an aluminum dual overhead cam engine capable of 375 horsepower and could rip a 0-60 mph time in the 4s – pretty fast in those days. The auto media loved the new Corvette and it was featured on just about every car magazine cover in its day.

Buyer reaction to the C4 Corvette ZR-1 was also red-hot despite the nearly $30,000 upcharge over the base Corvette for the ZR-1 package. Like the 1978 Indy 500 Corvette Pace Car, intense speculation about the future collectibilty of the ZR-1 also drove many buyers to pluck down the $60,000 for the Corvette only to store it away for a future sale.

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Corvette ZR1's Invade Indianapolis in Mecum's Upcoming Spring Classic

Like a scene out of Steven King’s novel “Children of the Corn”, it’s not children but rather Corvette ZR1’s that will invade Indianapolis May 13th through May 18th at the Indianapolis Fairgrounds when Dana Mecum kicks off his 27th annual Spring Classic auction. Though only a portion of the consignments have been listed at this point it appears that Mecum has cornered the low mile ZR1 market and will be sending them across the block.

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Corvette ZR-1 On Display at Mercury Marine Museum

by Mitch Talley on April 30, 2014

Corvette ZR-1 Featured at Mercury Marine Museum

When we think of Corvettes, we naturally think first of the National Corvette Museum.

But that’s not the only place you’ll find rare Corvettes on display.

Mercury Marine – which built the 5.7-liter, 375-hp LT5 engine that powered the legendary C4 ZR-1 in the late 1980s and early 1990s – marked its 75th anniversary with the opening of a museum in Fond du Lac, Wis.

Naturally, that museum features a prime example of the ZR-1 Corvette, done in a sinister black with its hood up to show off the LT5 engine.

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[VIDEO] Dick Guldstrand Relects on his Custom Corvette ZR-1, The Guldstrand GS90

Now in his 80s, longtime Corvette enthusiast Dick Guldstrand reflects in this video on Electric Federal about his work in the 1990s on the Guldstrand GS90, which was based on the C4 Corvette ZR-1.

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Lingenfelter's Chief Engineer to Speak at Corvette Museum's C4 ZR1 Gathering

Enthusiasts at the 2013 Corvette Museum C4 ZR1 gathering that starts today and runs through Sunday in Bowling Green, Kentucky will have a chance to see and hear inside information about their cars.

Lingenfelter Performance Engineering’s Chief Engineer, Graham Behan, will make two presentations during the annual event.

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Mecum's Indy Auction Offering Corvette Treasures

Dana Mecum’s name is being changed to “Indiana Mecum” because like “Indiana Jones” he has a way of finding treasures, Corvette treasures, and offering them for sale at his vaunted Indianapolis Spring Auction, May 14th through May 19th.

This year “Indiana Mecum” will auction over 2,000 collector cars and motorcycles during his six day extravaganza. But as usual, he saves the real “treasures” to auction on Saturday, May 18th. On that special day Mecum is offering no less than twenty five Corvettes centered around seven high-end, meticulously restored award winning second generation cars, three third generation Corvettes and five restomodded vettes. These special cars presale estimates range from $120K to $600K.

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Mecum Kissimmee to Feature 12 Corvettes from the Chuck Ungurean Collection

Mecum Auctions has announced that they’ll be offering 12 Corvettes from the Chuck Ungurean collection at their Kissimmee, Florida sale later this month. All dozen cars will be selling without reserve when they cross the auction block on Saturday, January 28th, 2012. Included among the spectacular lots are a 1969 L88, a 1972 ZR-1, and a pair of black 1967 L71’s.

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Corvette Vanity License Plates from Corvettes at Carlisle

by Keith Cornett on September 3, 2011

Corvette Vanity License Plates from Corvettes at Carlisle

In our latest edition of Corvette Vanity Plates, we walked row after row of parked Corvettes at Corvettes at Carlisle to bring you some of the best custom plates we’ve seen yet. After photographing hundreds of Corvette vanity plates over the last year, I’ve come to the conclusion that Corvette owners with custom vanity plates fall into one of two camps. The first are those with plates that describe the car, like “ZRRR-1″ and “505HP Z06″ and then there are those that express the owner’s state of mind as in “LIFES GD” and “EZ LIVIN”. Corvette owners have no shortage of creativity which you’ll see on full display after the jump.

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Follow the Restoration of a 1988 Corvette ZR-1 Prototype

by Guest Contributor on March 29, 2011

Follow along as a 1988 Corvette ZR-1 Prototype gets Restored

Article contributed by Steve Burns

I was browsing the Corvette Forum a few weeks ago and came across a very interesting thread and thought I’d share it here. A member there was able to locate and purchase a trashed 1988 Corvette ZR-1 prototype and is slowly bringing it back to life.

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1972 Corvette ZR1 – The Rarest of all Small-Block Chevys

Most Corvette enthusiasts are familiar with the legendary L88 package which was essentially a collection of limited edition racing parts installed on the L71 427/435 hp engine. I would also say that most are not that familiar with the 1970-72 ZR1 package which essentially did the same with the LT-1 350 ci small block. Much rarer than the 216 L88s made the three years prior, only 53 ZR1 Corvettes were produced during the three year span making them the rarest of all Chevy small blocks. So its a pretty big deal when one shows up for sale like this 1972 Corvette ZR1 which was recently listed for sale on eBay.

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