Thinking about a low mile 1995 ZR-1

Thinking about a low mile 1995 ZR-1

Postby xjrguy » Sun Dec 25, 2016 2:56 pm

Well I sold my cherry 2009 997TT Cabro back in May. Great car, just wasn't me. I missed my 2012 WK2 Summit (Grand Cherokee) and ended up picking up a 2016 Diesel Summit to keep my JK and Prius company. That vehicle is EXCELLENT.

So, the sports car bug is biting me again and I want something I can shift. Last car I had with a standard gear was my 2010 GT500. The Porsche was a Tiptronic and while fun, uninspiring.

I've read that the LT5 DOHC engine is a work of art and bulletproof. There are many in the ZR1 registry with 100,000+ miles.

The car is IMHO the bargain of the century for a used "exotic" domestic sports car.

I've found a few examples with 10,000 or less miles.

I've always bought "different" cars and this one has been on my bucket list since I was a lot younger. The market for the C4 ZR-1 has never appreciated considering there are around 6900 of them made thru the period of time produced.

1995 I believe had 448 examples.

2015 Prius Five
2016 Challenger Hellcat
2016 Grand Cherokee Summit EcoDiesel
2012 Jeep Rubicon Unlimited AEV Upgrades
1973 Lincoln Continental Coupe 460/C6
2010 Kawasaki Concours 1400 ABS with some farkles
User avatar
Site Admin
Posts: 850
Joined: Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:14 pm
Location: The Garage
Has thanked: 40 times
Been thanked: 1 time

Re: Thinking about a low mile 1995 ZR-1

Postby xbacksideslider » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:41 am

They were very expensive when new so that may have hurt their popularity in the long run. Agreed, great value, and it's an interesting engine - Lotus 32 valve DOHC Chevy, assembled (casting too?) by Mercury Marine, will always be a talking point. I wanted one back then, so I like your idea.
User avatar
Second Gear
Posts: 688
Joined: Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:38 am
Has thanked: 10 times
Been thanked: 15 times

Re: Thinking about a low mile 1995 ZR-1

Postby jhwalker » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:42 am

Having smoked thru a ton of money over the years 'scratching itches', I'll be a devil's advocate. :-D (my gift to a good guy) :whistle:
What's driving the urge? ... vette-zr-1 is an interesting write-up.

Several times I found myself on day 2 trying to figure out how to get my money back that I had forked over happily on day 1.
I'll shut up and turn it back to you. :lol:
Fourth Gear
Posts: 2764
Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:04 pm
Location: Central Mexico
Has thanked: 6 times
Been thanked: 16 times

Return to Corvette

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest