Original, Sealed LT5 engine for a 1995 Corvette ZR-1 Offered on the Facebook Marketplace


Original, Sealed LT5 engine for a 1995 Corvette ZR-1 Offered on the Facebook Marketplace

If you are restoring a C4 ZR-1 or just want to have one of the most distinctive Chevy V8 small blocks offered in a Corvette for your next project, then check out this crated LT5 engine being offered for sale on the Facebook Marketplace.

The engine in today’s spotlight was sealed up on July 14, 1993, with the packing slip saying it was destined for a 1995 model year Corvette. That means it has the design modifications introduced in 1993 that bumped the horsepower from 375 to 405-hp. This LT5 is as original as it gets down to the shipping crate that still protects it. The sealed engine comes with all the factory accessories including the Power Steering pump, AC compressor, alternator, wiring harness, bell housing, and engine mounts.

Original, Sealed LT5 engine for a 1995 Corvette ZR-1 Offered on the Facebook Marketplace

We’re not sure how this engine escaped its fate of being installed into a ZR-1 at Bowling Green as Chevrolet was locked into a production schedule to produce 448 ZR-1s per year for 1993, 1994 and 1995. But Bowling Green’s loss could be your gain!

The LT5s were a modern marvel at the time of production and they featured a 32-valve, 5.7-liter aluminum block with aluminum heads and port fuel injection. The engine was designed by GM’s Group Lotus Division, was further developed by GM, and was built under contract by Mercury Marine in Oklahoma.

This LT5 engine was originally offered for sale in the Houston area for $19,500 but it has since been dropped to $15,000. Not a small chunk of change considering that Chevrolet Performance is now offering the new 755-hp LT5 crate engine for $17,915 and even the 650-hp LT4 V8 crate engine is being sold for just over $13,000.

What would you like to see happen with this sealed LT5 crate engine? Let us know in the comments down below!

Original, Sealed LT5 engine for a 1995 Corvette ZR-1 Offered on the Facebook Marketplace

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  1. I think that is should be donated to some one who could really use it and don’t have the money like me .my boys and I are building a 1980 c3 corvette and that would be awesome in and old car.

  2. It would look very nice in my 85 c4. I already have the zr1 badges, wheels and floor mats with logos in it

  3. Yessssss Please Ship it down to New Zealand >I’ would Like Many would Give my right Hand to own it .However Fat chance of that ! Prohibited due to the lack of finance and a ugly exchange rate I”m out to count Pity No Doubt’, To the Lucky and fortuned Person or Person’s be the receiver of such You deserve It
    A Rare find indeed Wishing You all A Merry X Mass From down -under
    Yours’s Humbly Kiwi Chaz

  4. Not quite sure why all the hoopla as GM built spares of the LT5 when the engine production ended in 1993 for the 93, 94, 95 model year run of ZR-1s. That said, this engine is worth every single penny at 15Gs.
    What’s the story behind the engine’s provenance?

  5. ….i would put it in my living room as art …until the right oportunety comes along…..

  6. I think it should be donated to my 68 GTO but I have a lot of work to do on a 68 GTO yet but that would be so cool in my car

  7. Since these engine were built in Oklahoma, I think it should stay in Oklahoma. Now that we have determined that it should stay in Oklahoma, I will place it in my personal museum in Muskogee, Oklahoma, where it will keep company with my seven Corvettes and various other Chevrolets. I can give shipping info if needed.

  8. I would love to use it in a 63 Grand Sport replica, I feel it is the kind of exotic motor Mr Duntov would have like to use, really the spec’s on the 377c.i. for the Grand sports. Or maybe put it in my one owner 16,000 mile 91 ZR-1 and use that motor. Send that motor off to a builder that can bump up the HP. Also I do remember that the museum has or had a brand new motor on desplay.

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