Pick of the Day: 1993 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

Rarely does a vehicle come as a two-for-one package deal, but we found on that does.

The Pick of the Day is a low-mileage 1993 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a private seller in Naples, Florida. (Click the link to view the listing)

“Only 10,500 miles, NCRS Top Flight award grand total score 9.5,” the listing states. And best of all, this C4 Corvette comes with a second vehicle – in 1:18 scale diecast form, anyway.

This Corvette comes from the fourth generation which debuted for model year 1984 with assembly taking place in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The C4 had a completely new Y-body chassis with sleeker styling and, an electronic digital dashboard, and revised suspension architecture. A high-performance ZR1 variant of the C4 was produced in collaboration with Group Lotus, an engineering consultant firm, starting in 1990.

The window sticker on this C4 ZR1 shows that it was originally shipped to Grabiak Chevrolet in New Alexandria, Pennsylvania. Included in the performance package were unique 17-inch styled aluminum wheels, a heavy-duty brake system, model-specific side body panels, leather seats, a Delco audio system, and solar tinted glass. This car also came with an optional $950 removable roof panel.

The most defining characteristic of the ZR1 was under its hood, where a unique motor – dubbed the LT5 – took the existing 5.7-liter L98 V8 and upgraded it with four overhead camshafts, 32 valves, and a unique air management system. The result was a strong output of 375 horsepower and 370 lb-ft of torque. Three years later, output was ramped up to an even more potent 405 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission.

Even though this ‘Vette has exceptionally low mileage, it has still received its fair share of recent servicing. The cruise control, stereo system, air conditioning, seats, and suspension were worked on by a ZR1 specialty shop according to the seller’s itemized list.

Cosmetically, the car is about as good as any 30-year-old vehicle can possibly be. The National Corvette Restorers’ Society (NCRS) awarded the car with “Top Flight” honors, and a certificate of that achievement is included with the sale. Also included is a promotional VHS tape in case you have a VCR!

The seller is asking $55,000 or best offer for this low-mileage ZR1 — AND its scaled down sibling.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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