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Brand New 1991 Corvette ZR-1 Up For Sale

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A dealer has kept this brand-new 1991 Corvette ZR-1 tucked away for decades.

When the C4 Corvette landed at dealer lots in 1991, a curious thing happened: Some people bought them thinking they would be valuable future classics. They parked them in the garage and ran them out once in a while, then held on to them for decades. At the same time, a lot of people bought them to drive at the weekends and go to car shows, but kept them well waxed and in the garage during the week. Chevy made a lot of C4 Corvettes, so they're still plentiful, they haven't become the classics people expected, and there's a lot of remarkably clean examples out there. That now includes this incredibly fresh 1991 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 for sale on eBay.

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via eBay / kaz791

It's so fresh that that it was never titled and is still under the original Manufacturer's Statement of Origin. It only has 300 miles on the clock, and more than half of those are following "an extensive service," and by the owner making sure everything runs as it should. Basically, a Chevrolet dealer has kept it in the garage as part of his private collection. It's exactly what you would have driven off the showroom floor 28 years ago, including the LT5 5.7-liter aluminum-block V8 developed with Lotus that's capable of hurling the 3,465 lbs car to 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds. The new owner will want to change the tires before trying that though.

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As for the price, the ZR-1 model is the only one that commands a premium when it comes to the C4 model. Prices have gotten better over the past few years, but they're far from the valuable classic some people were willing to speculate on at the beginning of the 1990s. According to Hagerty, in 1991 you would have paid at least $58,995 (around $108,900 now) for this model Corvette ZR-1. However, you could snap it up for an even $40,000 using the Buy It Now button. We're not sure we would pay that but it is one hell of a car. Possibly a valuable future classic...

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via eBay / kaz791
via eBay / kaz791
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