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Thinking about a low mile 1995 ZR-1

PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 3:56 pm
by xjrguy
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.

Thoughts?

Re: Thinking about a low mile 1995 ZR-1

PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:41 pm
by xbacksideslider
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.

Re: Thinking about a low mile 1995 ZR-1

PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:42 am
by jhwalker
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? http://www.caranddriver.com/features/ch ... 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: