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1993 Chevrolet

Corvette ZR1

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Engine Size
5.7 Liter DOHC V8
Transmission Type
6 Speed Manual

1993 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

1993 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 

Buried deep in the dealership options booklet, there was a special code series for those that intended to turn their regular C2 into a race car, with a reinforced engine bay and a fixed hardtop coupe body style.  In this code, Z, was used to denote “motorsports special options,” while R meant that the car would have a reinforced racing body style.  1 meant that it came with the biggest small-block V8 option at the time, which at the start of the C2 generation was the L75 327ci V8 with approximately 380hp.  Put together, you had the code Z-R-1—and absolutely no one bought one.  This is due to two major factors.  The first was that a lot of dealerships that didn't have very deep ties with the GM head office didn't know about the Z-R-1 code.  The second, and more important, was that the design focus was shifted heavily towards the L88 as the racing option for customer teams.  As such, within a few months of the C2 generation beginning, the Z series of options was shelved, except for the code Z-L88, which came to be later in the C2 generation.

Roll over Zora!  Here we have a 1 of 53 built ZR1 from 1993 which HAS  powerful 405 HP mill, HAS the stiffer bespoke suspension, and HAS upgraded brakes.  It ONLY came as a coupe.  Well, our consignor was not satisfied with this “run of the mill Vette”, so he took some liberties and had the plenum ported and polished as well as the heads ported and polished, and added a 50mm throttle body.  An aluminum flywheel, and a Dana Viper Carrier rear and now states that it puts out 500hp, although no documentation exists to back it up.  Plenty of other specials are on the oblate for this car so read on, and call the bank to empty your savings account, you will be ready for rock and roll! (over Zora, over!)

All correct Corvette badging, stuck to the immaculate Black base coated and clear coated fiberglass exterior, and a body matching removable targa style top to let some air and sun in.  Integrated matching neoprene bumpers, very thin in height on the low slung front, and squared off ZR1 specific fascia on the rear, this iconic design “Vette” drips early 90's conventions.  Front quarter faux finned “gills “just behind the front wheel well, hidden headlights, and a CHISML at top dead center of the greenhouse glass on the rear deck.  The tail lights have gone a bit squared off on us, but still have rounded edges and the matching black neoprene bumper and rear roll pan sport horizontal rectangular exhaust exits.  This black beauty has a few faults in the fiberglass in the form of scratches and areas of fill in paint on the side trimmings which are in black.  18-inch Shelby series 1 shiny wheels are on and wrapped in 30th week of 2019 BFG black walls.

One of the cleanest examples for a 93 I've seen with black interior.  It has sculpted door panels using black leather and all black toggles and inset  actuator within molded black vinyl.  Slipping across the wide threshold, we climb into plush nicely aged black leather buckets.  These have Michelin man rounded padded tuck and roll inserts and grabby side smooth bolsters.  Power buttons are in the sides right next to a wide center console.  Here it is also all black, with the shifter, seat adjustment toggles and a ride control knob.  As the console climbs to the dash a litany of orange/yellow buttons for the AM/FM/CD/Cassette radio, climate buttons and some digital orange readouts are also involved.  Above a large “screen” which displays various warning lights is next to the instrument cluster.  Here its a gently curving visor that rolls down into the passenger's side of the console, and shows a central orange readout for fuel, speed and mileage, and a right side cascade of orange gauges with the tachometer on the left.  The rally steering wheel is on, and in back plenty of plush clean black carpeting floods the ample storage space under the greenhouse glass.

Nestled under the front hinged clamshell hood is a correct 5.7 L DOHC V8.  It has ported and polished heads, and ported and polished plenum with a 50mm throttle body.  There is a 6-speed ZF manual transmission now with a light weight aluminum flywheel and a 4.10 limited slip diff with a Dana Viper carrier.  The block has been newly painted, and headers and a Flowmaster exhaust say “breathe out!”  Our consignor states that this upgraded mill now puts out 500 horses.

Lots-O black fiberglass that is all clean and plenty of cast aluminum suspension parts which is standard C4 suspension and power disc braking all around  Very clean and mean under here.

I slipped inside and fired this baby up and it came to life with a mighty roar. On the test track it performed beautifully, has rail like handling to carve curves, and bias free panic stopping.  All functions were working, and it was an E ticket ride.

A very nice upgraded example from the 40th anniversary year of the Corvette with ZR1 heritage.  Menacing black is apropos, and the interior is very clean.  A nice example which any Corvette aficionado will snap up so get in or online and start snapping!


G-General Motors
3-Manual Belts, Driver's Airbag
J-5.7 Liter DOHC LT5 V8
4-Check Digit
5-Bowling Green, KY Assy Plant
800251-Sequential Unit Number

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