Mario Andretti Selling His Corvette Z06 for a Corvette ZR1


Mario Andretti in his 2006 Corvette Z06

Continuing his quest for speed and performance, noted race car driver and long time Corvette owner Mario Andretti is selling his 505 horsepower 2006 Corvette Z06 to make room for a 638-horsepower 2009 Corvette ZR1. Mario considers the Corvette Z06 to be on his very favorite cars although we are sure he’ll love the new supercharged Corvette as well. And how about this personal touch on his new Corvette ZR1 pruchase: Mario is reportedly in line to get VIN #500.

Mario Andretti’s Machine Silver Corvette Z06 has all the features you would want: 2LZ preferred equipment package, navigation system, polished aluminum wheels, and a Magnaflow Exhaust. With just 8,660 miles on the odometer, the Corvette is well-priced at $54,500.

Paul Teutul Sr and his 2009 Corvette ZR1

The selling of Corvette Z06’s for Corvette ZR1’s is becoming an interesting trend among those who until this summer already owned the top-of-the-line performance Corvette. Paul Tuetul Sr of Orange County Choppers fame becomes the latest celebrity to join the ranks of the ZR1 owners club after taking delivery of his 638 horsepower Corvette over the weekend from Kerbeck in Atlantic City. Paul Sr put his 2006 Corvette Z06 up for auction on eBay last week to make room for his new Cyber Gray ZR1. Unfortunately, the bidding stalled at $48,000 and failing to reach reserve, the Black Z06 went unsold.

If you are interested in Mario Andretti’s Corvette Z06 or perhaps upgrading to the 2009 Corvette ZR1, visit Kerbeck Corvette or call Corvette Specialist Dave Salvatore at 877-537-2325.

Thanks Larry for the tip!

Kerbeck Corvette

eBay Find of the Day: OCC’s Paul Teutul Sr’s 2006 Corvette Z06

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  1. I’m not at all surprised they are moving on to the ZR1. I understand that the Z06 is a lighter car and as such has the ability to outrun the ZR1 on a road course. I don’t recall where I saw this head to head comparison (MotorTrend) I believe it was, but they did say that the times where VERY close on a track. I’m still a huge fan of the ZO6.

    Last fall we visited Monticello Motor Club for the private member’s day club opening, and Mario Andretti was there to drive his world championship formula 1 lotus (currently owned by Highcroft Racing). We had the opportunity to see Mario’s ZO6, the one shown here, in the parking lot at MMC. Here is a picture of it:
    and the full post about the MMC opening with more pictures of his Corvette, Mario himself and some video of him driving the Lotus.

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