Way back in 1970, the ZR1 name entered the Corvette lexicon and was destined to be a major part of Bow Tie history. Twenty years later, the ZR1 name re-emerged as the infamous “King of the Hill” Corvette and included a Lotus-designed, Mercury Marine-built 350 hp DOHC LT5 engine, a wider body and loads of other performance goodies.
Three ZR1s are headed to Mecum’s auction at the Portland Expo Center on June 17-18, and are a time warp back to the early ’90s.
These are prime examples of the 6,939 ZR1s that rolled out of Bowling Green Assembly over it’s six-year model run and with so many expertly maintained examples, the auction should be a true test of the actual market value of a top tier C4. Some dealers back in the early ’90s managed to mark up the MSRP, causing the sales price to soar above $100,000. Ouch!
All 3 ‘Vettes have the sought after original Mulroneys, ridiculously low miles, pristine interiors, and that awesome, wide body ZR1 look.
We all know that a stone stock C7 will easily out run one of these old “Corvettes From Hell,” but for anyone interested in a fine example and wondering what they’re worth, stay tuned to Corvette Online and we’ll keep you updated.