1993 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 40th Anniversary
One of 245 Made
1993 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 40th Anniversary
- One of 245 Made
- One Owner with Original Title
- 7,577 Original Miles
- 5.7L/405HP V8
- 6 Speed Manual Transmission
- ALL Original Sale Documentation
- THE Collector C4
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“With a unique deep-shining metallic, special 40th anniversary emblems, and stunning ruby red interior, these Corvettes truly are a celebration of Corvette history.” - Corvette Museum
Offered here is a 40th Anniversary ZL1 Corvette 6-speed manual Coupe in the only color offered from the factory: ruby red over ruby red leather. It is one of just 245 ever made. Ordering this car equipped as it is with virtually every available option meant its original and only owner put down nearly double the price of a base 1993 Corvette.
To say these are special cars is understatement. The folks at the Corvette Museum waxed eloquent: “Corvette ZR-1 is an all-'rounder. Consider content, ZR-1 is not 'back to basics'- you get ABS traction control, an airbag…the essential technology in any 1990's era sports car. Everything on the Corvette option list except for the transparent roof panel is standard in ZR-1. You enjoy a world-class stereo with a compact disc player, and a cassette tape player, the luxury of power six-way sport seats with leather seating surfaces, air conditioning and power windows. The LT5 V8 is amplified by a smooth-shifting six-speed manual transmission, a tuned four-wheel independent suspension with Selective Ride Control, and extra-wide Eagle GS-C rear tires designed to put LT5 power to the pavement. Those tires necessitate the uniquely flared read bodywork that has become a ZR-1 signature. It is a not-too-subtle sign that tells the cognoscente you're driving an exclusive member of the Corvette family.”
The condition of this 40thAnniversary Corvette Coupe is literally “as-new.” Showing a mere 7,500 miles—roughly 420 miles per-year on average—the car's every surface, from exterior paint to interior leather, even including the graphics on the instruments and switchgear retains the look and feel of a brand new automobile. The meticulous care bestowed on the car by its only owner is evident throughout. Outside, the 40th Anniversary emblems are perfect, aluminum staggered-width wheels (and original tires) are unmarked, original glass (including the roof panels) and lighting lenses show no wear. Inside, the bespoke ruby-red leather on the sport seats (and the embroidery on their headrests), the instrument lighting, the carpeting and door panels, the console-mounted 6-speed shifter all retain the appearance and condition they had when the car left the Bowling Green assembly plant. Every gauge, feature, and option functions as it should. “Investment grade” is an accurate descriptor for the car.
Under the clamshell hood, the 405-horsepower, 32-valve, 5.7-liter, big-black, Corvette-branded V8 is itself a work of engineering art. Again from the Corvette Museum: “Specifications of this LT5 V8 are legendary; all-aluminum construction, four overhead camshafts, Multi-Port Fuel Injection with a 16-runner inlet manifold and two Multec injectors per cylinder. There is no distributor; ignition is via a four-coil 'direct-fire' system. The result is totally uncompromised high performance. But the intriguing aspect of the LT5 engine is its ability to combine high-RPM power with a smooth, refined around-town attitude.”
Like every other aspect of the car, the engine bay is spotless and in factory condition. In much the same way, the undercarriage of the car shows beautifully; there is no road dirt, no evidence of too-aggressive diving, and metal surfaces appear in perfect condition.
Identifying body tags are in place in their factory-applied locations, and the car is accompanied by its original window sticker and a binder of sales and history documentation.
The exceptional, showroom-new condition of this special Corvette is faithfully presented from every angle (including from below) in the more than 150 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available at the GarageKeptMotors site. That said, we always encourage in-person, up-close inspections by interested parties—or their representatives—at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. We ask only that advance appointments be made by phone or email so that we can devote our full attention to our visitors and this investment-grade Corvette. Our showroom is not open to the public.
It's impossible to argue that the Corvette, the longest-running American automobile model, holds a special place in the hearts of its owners and admirers. For decades, Corvettes have fired the imagination of one generation after another. To own any Corvette is a memorable experience, but to own one as historically significant as this 40th Anniversary ZL1 would be a true life-achievement. We envy the next owner.