The 1990 Corvette ZR-1 was the first production year of what Chevrolet called “the world’s finest high-performance production sports car,” while others referred to it as the “King of the Hill.”
This Corvette is an excellent collection piece or a great ride on a nice day. It is in original condition, has been well cared for, and displays minimal wear and tear.
You have the opportunity to purchase this absolutely stunning 2-owner, 11,978 original miles year-one ZR-1. If you’re unsure what makes this Corvette so special, read on.
Numbers matching LT5 engine, 375 horsepower
6-speed manual transmission
Exterior: Dark red metallic (181, or 6%, of the 1990 ZR-1’s, had this color)
Interior: Saddle sport leather
The owner’s estimate of condition: Excellent (using NAAA Vehicle Condition Grading Scale)
This ZR-1 has the original paint with no cracks or other blemishes.
The car has not been in any accidents.
The body panels do not have cracks, and the fit of the panels is outstanding.
The original aluminum wheels have anti-theft lug nuts.
The glass shows no flaws or damage.
Discrete splash guards were installed to protect the rocker and quarter panels which can be easily removed.
Both owners have been particular about driving conditions, and keeping the car clean, garaged, and in good repair.
The sport seats are covered in saddle-colored leather. The leather is in excellent condition with no seam tears, scratches, cuts, or other flaws that would require repair.
The carpets, headliner and interior molded panels are original and are unmarked, clean, and show no wear. In addition, there are no odors inside the car.
The original radio was replaced with a Kenwood stereo with a backup camera. In addition, the antenna was replaced. The original radio and antenna are not available.
ENGINE AND COMPARTMENT
The engine, wires, hoses, and supporting parts are clean, with no apparent flaws.
There have not been any modifications or aftermarket accessories in the engine or
the remainder of the drivetrain.
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED BY THE FACTORY
Factory-installed options included:
- ZR-1 Special Performance Package
- Dual removable roof panels (fiberglass in matching body color and bronze solar glass)
- Electronic air conditioning
See photo of the Chevrolet Window Sticker for the full list of standard equipment and components of the ZR-1 Special Performance package.
Chevrolet completed this Corvette’s assembly on 12/14/89 (89/348 in Chevrolet parlance) in Bowling Green, KY. The production sequence number for 1990 ZR-1’s began with 800001. The sequence number for this Corvette is 800967. There were 3,049 ZR-1’s produced
for the 1990 model version.
The first owner had this Corvette from the date of delivery, 2/19/1990, until its sale to the current owner on 5/15/2019.
Items replaced as ongoing maintenance include; fuel injectors, battery, spark plugs, ignition wires, ignition coils, PCV valve, fuel filter, power brake booster, upper and lower radiator hoses, thermostat, serpentine belt, upper intake manifold gaskets, throttle body gaskets and related hoses, weather stripping around the hatch window and oil and oil filter. In addition, the brake fluid was flushed, and the engine coolant, power steering, transmission, and differential fluids were checked and found to be full and clean. Most repairs have been completed within the last month. This Corvette passed both the Pennsylvania vehicle safety inspection and emissions testing until July, 2023.
The original owner replaced the tires with Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3. The date code on the tires is 0615, meaning Goodyear manufactured these tires between 2/1/15 and 2/7/15 making the tires roughly 7.5 years old. The front and rear tires are the factory correct size (front P275/40 ZR17 and rear P315/35 ZR17). The tread depth on the front is 9/32″ and 8/32″ on the rear.
ALSO INCLUDED FOR THE BUYER
The original build sheet is included in the sale. It is where Chevrolet placed it 32 years ago – glued between the fuel tank and the hatch body. This build sheet has not been disturbed by either owner, but one can see it in place after removing the spare tire assembly. In addition, the next owner receives;
- Hardcover ZR-1 Sales Brochure
- Original Window Sticker
- Dealership Pre-Delivery
- Inspection Report
- Owner’s Manual
- Driver’s Manual
- Wheel Nut Instruction Sheet
- Emergency door key
- Brass ZR-1 keychain
- An extra set of keys
- Car cover
- Bronze Colored & Body Colored Roof Panels with Protective Case