4,975 Original Miles


Manual Transmission
5.7L Quad Cam V8 LT5
375 hp @ 6000 rpm*
370 lb/ft torque @ 4800 rpm*
Capable 0-60 MPH: 4.3 seconds
Top Speed: 175 MPH
*Base Price in 1990: $58,995


*Seller Asking:


1990 chevrolet corvette zr-1 for sale
Fast Facts:

  • The ZR-1’s LT5 V8 is arguably the most over-engineered engine in Corvette history. There is a 100k mile club for owners who surpass 5 digits on the odometer. This is astonishing considering the complexity of the LT5, which sported many “engineering firsts” at the time
  • The DOHC LT5 is dimensionally the biggest engine ever fitted to a Corvette. This made packaging a nightmare, as it was difficult to implement parts-sharing with the base model Corvette
  • The A/C compressor is the same for the ZR-1 as it is on the base ‘Vette, minus the automatic climate control unit that usually sits on top (it wouldn’t fit w/ the LT5). The A/C system had difficulty performing optimally due to the hotter under-hood temps of the ZR-1’s cramped engine bay. Rather than re-engineer a new A/C system, GM’s solution was to apply a special UV film on the windshield to keep interior temperatures down and make up the cooling deficit
  • During testing, however, it was realized that the film on the windshield prevented in-car radar detectors from working properly. The ingenious fix was to leave a small square opening in the film at the bottom of the windshield where buyers can mount a radar detector if they so choose
  • When the media asked what the opening in the windshield was, Chevrolet made up a response, stating it was a dedicated area for a “garage door opener”. Chevrolet would not openly admit the true reason, as this would encourage breaking the law
  • The oil filter on the LT5 is mounted upside down, and requires a special filter (Bosch 3401) with superior anti-drainback capabilities to avoid dry starts
Key Model Year Changes:

  • First year of the ZR-1. The ZR-1 was an option package that cost $27,016 over a base Corvette
  • This is the only year of the flat 80’s style front bumper. The following year (1991) saw the nose redesigned
  • The following year (1991) brought minimal changes: a few new paint colors, and a price increase to $31,683 over the base Corvette

Seller Notes:

  • Great tires
  • Great interior
  • Radio needs service


  • Location: Waynesboro, Pennsylvania – View Seller’s Ad
  • Disclaimer: New Old Cars LLC is not affiliated with or endorsed by Hemmings       

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*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output
*Performance numbers pulled from reputable automotive road tests
*Base price when new does not reflect original MSRP of this particular car, nor does it reflect what the original owner paid for it
*Advertised price at time of posting. Sellers can raise or lower prices on their original ad at any time. Click on the original ad to view current price/availability


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