20,770 Original Miles

 

Manual Transmission
5.7L Quad Cam V8 LT5
405 hp @ 5800 rpm*
385 lb/ft torque @ 5200 rpm*
Capable 0-60 MPH: 4.3 seconds
Top Speed: 175 MPH
*Base Price in 1994: $67,443

 

*Seller Asking:

$29,500



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
  • ZR-1’s never came with the problematic Opti-Spark distributor found on base LT1 Corvettes. In fact, the LT5 had no distributor, period. It used a modern four-coil “direct-fire” system
  • The intake ports, valves, fuel injectors, and cam lobes are divided into two systems. The primary system, which engages below 50% throttle (or 3000 RPM), limits engine breathing through the primary ports and fires fuel through 8 injectors. In this mode, the ZR1 makes roughly 250hp
  • At WOT, the secondary port valves open, allowing air/fuel mixture through the secondary intake valves. These valves are actuated by cam lobes with a larger profile than the primary lobes (similar concept to VTEC). This activates all 16 fuel injectors. With all 32 valves wide open, the driver now experiences the full 405 hp
  • The DOHC LT5 is physically 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
Key Model Year Changes:
  • First year of the 5 spoke wheels (replacing the old fanblade wheels
  • First year of the updated interior, which included new seats, steering wheel, and completely redesigned dash layout
  • Seat adjustment controls are moved to from the seats to the center console
  • Passenger side airbag replaces the glovebox. Storage compartments are added to the doors to compensate
  • New R134 A/C system replaces the old R12 setup
  • Driver’s window now has a one-touch “express” feature
  • The previous year (1993) is the first year of the updated Dunn cylinder heads. Horsepower rating goes from 375 to 405. Torque increases by 15 ft lbs
  • Only 448 ZR1’s were built in 1994
  • The final year (1995) saw an updated shifter. Reverse no longer requires lifting the collar on the shift lever
Seller Notes:
  • All original ZR1
  • Winner of five different NCRS awards
  • Near perfect
  • Garage kept and pampered its entire life
  • All options including Bronze roof panel
  • Clear bra added to the front, as well as rear wheels
  • New Michelin Pilot Sports (original tires included)
  • Original factory VHS Tape, owners manual, and window sticker

 

  • Location: Beavercreek, Oregon – (more photos below)
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*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output.
*Performance numbers pulled from either the factory brochure or 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.
Mileage Disclaimer: NOC has not confirmed if the mileage stated by the seller is true and accurate. It is up to the buyer to verify these claims. Vehicle history reports, service records stating mileage, and even inspections of odometer tampering are recommended.