1991 Corvette ZR-1, Lot 183
Chassis number: 1G1YZ23J0M5801196
Power was suddenly back in fashion when the Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 was launched in 1990, with 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds and a top speed near 175 mph. Its 4-cam LT5 engine was built by Mercury Marine engineers—to a Lotus design. The car cost $62,675 when Read More
This example was used as the pace car for the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona Endurance Race in 2001, according to the owner. The car features an aluminum 5.7-liter LS1 V8 that puts out 350 horsepower. Finished in the Read More
Editor’s note: This month, we’ve asked B. Mitchell Carlson to take a look at three C6 Corvettes that recently sold—and pick what he believes was the best deal. Here are the cars:
2007 Z06 coupe, Lot S53, sold for $42,400, including buyer’s premium, at Mecum St. Charles
Chassis number: 1G1YY26E775107370
This immaculate, matching-numbers 1962 Corvette convertible was factory equipped with all the components necessary for all-out competition: the exceptionally rare RPO 687 “Big Brake” package that included special front and rear shocks, front brake deflector/air scoops, rear brake air scoops, metallic linings, finned drums with Read More
This 1991 Corvette ZR-1 Coupe has less than 26,000 actual miles. It is completely original and in great condition. Bright Red with black interior, it is one of only 2,044 1991 ZR-1s produced. The ZR-1 package sold at just under $64,000, when the option price of $31,683 was added onto a base Corvette coupe.
In the mid-1980s, GM and its Corvette Division approached Group Lotus in the U.K. with the idea of developing the world’s fastest production car. From that Read More
Finished in blue with a matching interior and based upon a thoroughly modern 2002 Corvette, this remarkable vehicle is number five of only eleven Avelate Split Rear Window coupes produced. While the manufacturer is no longer building the car, some say that this custom is a look into Corvette’s future.
For 1958, only 190 Corvettes had the Panama Yellow paint with white contrasting coves combination, making this a very rare car. Even more rare, this car was ordered without a radio or heater. Its period-correct 283/245 engine is now equipped with a single carburetor, but a dual-carburetor setup goes with the sale. The engine is matched to a four-speed manual transmission. The frame-off restoration includes a completely rebuilt motor and transmission, and an attractive period-correct black interior.