While not completely impossible, finding a fourth-generation Corvette ZR1 in showroom condition with less than 300 miles (483 kilometers) on the odometer isn’t something you see every day.
Yet this could be your lucky day if such a time capsule is your dream. A 1991 Corvette ZR1 with 286 miles (460 km) under its belt is up for sale on eBay for a fixed price of $42,950.
We’re talking about a car that was never titled and has been owned from new by a Chevrolet dealer who has kept it in his private collection ever since. As a result, the car is still under the original Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO) until sold to the next owner.
Being a ZR1, it’s a well-equipped model featuring dual tops (glass and metal), black leather seats, air conditioning, cruise control, power-adjustable seats, as well as power windows and locks. It also packs a cassette player, ABS, and a driver airbag.
Most importantly, the permanent resident under the long hood is an LT5 5.7-liter aluminum-block V8 motor co-developed with Lotus that delivers 375 hp (381 PS / 280 kW) to the rear wheels via a ZF six-speed manual gearbox. This ensures the C4 Corvette ZR1 remains relevant even today from a performance standpoint as it covers the 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) sprint in 4.4 seconds and can hit more than 180 mph (290 km/h).
The seller says the car just received “an extensive service” including cleaning for the entire fuel delivery system, GM PCM chip and PROM, oil change with new GM Delco “Black” oil filter, new battery and more. The classic Corvette ZR1 is said to run like a new car with the exception of the speakers which need new Bose amps (two of them work and two don’t). The original tires show some signs of aging so they probably should be replaced too.
The 1991 Corvette ZR1 comes complete with the original sets of keys, original Stock tag still adhered to the inside of the glass, extensive paperwork, and Carfax service history up to 77 miles – the owner recently drove it for around 185 miles after the recent service to get everything oiled up and make sure everything is running as it should in preparation for the sale.