Lot 176 - 1990 Chevrolet Corvette C4 ZR1
|Odometer reading||60,176 miles|
|Estimate||£9,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £11,480|
The Corvette was built by the Chevrolet division of General Motors over six generations. The first model, a convertible, was designed by Harley Earl and introduced at the GM Motorama in 1953 as a concept show car. The National Corvette Museum documents the car's worldwide history and hosts an annual event. The third generation Corvette, patterned after the Mako Shark II concept car, was introduced for the 1968 model year and lasted until 1982. The fourth generation Corvette was the first all-new Corvette since 1963 with production beginning on 3rd January, 1983 and delivery to customers from March 1983. The C4 Corvette was known for its evolved, sleek and modern look and was also the first general production Corvette to have a glass hatchback for better storage access. It also had all new brakes with aluminum calipers. The Corvette C4 came standard with an electronic dashboard with a digital liquid crystal display dash, with graphics for speed and RPM and digital displays for other important engine functions.
This Corvette C4 was manufactured in 1990 and was first registered in the UK in January 1998. We are advised by the vendor the engine runs well and she drives with no known faults. A ZR1 Corvette was virtually double the price of a standard model, due to the high cost of enhancing the engine, brakes and suspension. A C4 is quite a rapid machine in its own right, however a ZR1 example with its six-speed manual gearbox is not for the faint hearted. Finished in green with tan leather interior, she is supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 6th June 2018. Aesthetically a handsome car and one that is exceptional to drive.