Corvettes for Sale: 1993 Corvette ZR-1 40th Anniversary Coupe with 5,817 Original Miles

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Corvettes for Sale: 1993 Corvette ZR-1 40th Anniversary Coupe with 5,817 Original Miles


Back in the day, the 1993 Corvette ZR-1 – with its impressive 405 horsepower LT5 V8 engine with four overhead cams and four valves per cylinder – was one mean machine. In fact, Car & Driver determined it as the winner of its top speed category at 179 mph that year.

Those performance numbers, of course, have since long been eclipsed, but at least in our eyes, the fourth-generation ZR-1 remains one mean machine.

Corvettes for Sale: 1993 Corvette ZR-1 40th Anniversary Coupe with 5,817 Original Miles


You can pick up this lightly used ’93 in six more days if you’re the high bidder at the end of this Bring a Trailer auction, where the highest offer so far has hit $32,000.

That’s about half what this Corvette cost new back in the day, with an MSRP of $67,778 – including a whopping $31,683 for the ZR-1 package that also included a wider body (with special side panels) and tires, heavy-duty brakes, electronic air conditioning, Selective Ride and Handling suspension, six-way power seats on both sides, low tire pressure warning, six-speed manual transmission, and Delco Bose music system, among other niceties.

Corvettes for Sale: 1993 Corvette ZR-1 40th Anniversary Coupe with 5,817 Original Miles


Furthermore, this example has the distinction of being one of just 245 ZR-1s outfitted with the 40th Anniversary Package. It also includes the $950 dual roof package (bronze and body-color panels).

Originally delivered to Abraham Chevrolet in Tampa, Florida, the car has also listed Illinois and Texas as its home states before the selling dealer in Wisconsin acquired it in September this year.

Corvettes for Sale: 1993 Corvette ZR-1 40th Anniversary Coupe with 5,817 Original Miles


Those owners obviously haven’t taken much advantage of that powerful engine, with the odometer reading less than 6,000 miles despite the fact that Corvette will soon be celebrating its 70th anniversary.

As you might expect with such low mileage, the car’s Ruby Red Metallic paint and matching leather interior remain in excellent condition, with only touch-up paint applied to the right rear rocker panel, the CD player replaced, and a lumbar support pump and the center console lid repaired during a minor refurbishing in 2014.

Corvettes for Sale: 1993 Corvette ZR-1 40th Anniversary Coupe with 5,817 Original Miles


With the popularity of the ZR-1 waning in the mid-‘90s because of increased performance from the stock engine and the similar body appearance throughout the lineup, Chevy decided to call it a day and use up the remaining LT5 engines, allocating 448 each year from 1993 to 1995.

Still, it’s on our bucket list to drive a ZR-1 from the fourth generation one day. How about you?

Corvettes for Sale: 1993 Corvette ZR-1 40th Anniversary Coupe with 5,817 Original Miles


Source:
BringaTrailer.com

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Lotus/Mercury powered ZR-1’s were fun to drive above 3000 rpm when the second set of intakes opened up. Below that they were not much.
    My only complaint having had the good fortune to have had two ’92’s, was with the brakes which did not match the power available.
    My plate on my yellow one was 4CM92ZR1 (8 letters allowed in North Carolina)

  2. My ’94, Admiral blue ZR-1 has about 19k on it. Still goes like hell, stops just fine, looks new. Plate reads ITSA-LT5. ’94 got the new sport seats and 5 spoke wheels. Owned since new.

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