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This 1991 Chevrolet Corvette C4 ZR-1 Is An Attainable Americn Icon Worth Checking Out

The Chevrolet Corvette C4 ZR-1 represents a lot of performance for not a lot of money and this 1991, Arctic White example is looking for a new home

The Chevrolet Corvette is an American icon, not just on its home soil, but across the pond. While the C4 generation is generally considered to not be the model’s finest hour, its top-of-the-line version, the ZR-1, is certainly a sight to behold. With this in mind, plenty of “Vettes” made it across the pond and this particular example, 1991 ZR-1, located in Enkhuizen, Netherlands, is up for grabs, and it looks like the bargain of the century.

This 1991 Chevrolet Corvette C4 ZR-1 Is An Attainable Americn Icon Worth Checking Out
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The LT5 engine is still based on the L98, but has been heavily modified by Lotus
It has DOHC valvetrain and, in this case, packs 375 hp and 370 lb/ft

Being a 1991 model, this C4 ZR-1 comes with the less powerful version of the Lotus-developed V-8. The LT5 engine is still based on the standard C4 Corvette’s L98 unit and even has the same, 5.7-liter displacement. However, it features numerous improvements, including a DOHC valvetrain, which bumps output to 375 horsepower (280 kilowatts) and 370 pound-feet (502 Nm). From 1993 onwards, those numbers are 405 horsepower (302 kilowatts) and 385 pound-feet (522 Nm). Regardless of the model year, the only available transmission is a ZF, six-speed manual, which sends power to the rear.

This 1991 Chevrolet Corvette C4 ZR-1 Is An Attainable Americn Icon Worth Checking Out
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A highly-spec’d C4 ZR-1 in original condition
The C4 ZR-1 features the optional Performance package and has the original, Arctic White paint, which is in great condition

This particular example is finished in Arctic White over red interior upholstery. The first owner acquired the car from Bud’s Chevrolet-Oldsmobile-Buick Inc. in St. Marys, Ohio, and it was imported to the Netherlands in 2021. The odometer indicates 28,656 miles (46,117 km). The last service was carried out in October 2021, and since then, car has covered only 200 miles (322 km).

The Arctic White Corvette C4 ZR-1 is advertised as having all available options, including the Special Performance Package, with 17-inch alloy wheels, heavy-duty brakes, electronic air conditioning, the ride and handling package, electrically adjustable sport bucket seats, solar glass, Bose audio, and more. The exterior paint is original and in great condition, while the red leather interior has some minor creasing, which can be described as the usual, for this age, wear and tear.

This 1991 Chevrolet Corvette C4 ZR-1 Is An Attainable Americn Icon Worth Checking Out
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A 12-second car from the factory
As it is, the Corvette C4 ZR-1 can cover the 1/4-mile in 12.8 seconds at over 111 mph, which made it one of the quickest American cars of its day

Back in 1991, the Chevrolet Corvette C4 ZR-1 was one of the fastest American cars, with a top speed of 176 mph (284 km.h). The 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) sprint took 4.5 seconds with the quarter-mile passing by in 12.8 seconds at over 111 mph (179 km/h). Over its six-year production period, the C4 Corvette ZR-1 was produced in 6,939 examples, which makes it one of the rarest American sports cars. At the time of writing this, the bid for this 1991 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 is at €3,200 with five days before the bidding ends. As far as modern American classics go, we think this one is definitely worth checking out.

Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 C4 specifications
Engine 5.7-liter V-8
Power 375 - 405 HP
Torque 370 - 385 LB-FT
Transmission ZF, six-speed manual
Top Speed 176 mph
0 to 60 mph 4.5 seconds
Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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