Somebody Doesn't Want Jeff Gordon's Corvette ZR1 Anymore

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It still has insanely low mileage.

Whether you're a NASCAR fan or not, you've heard of Jeff Gordon. The four-time Cup Series champion (he was only 24 when he won the first time) achieved 93 career wins and became the highest-paid NASCAR driver ever. Those are just a few of his many achievements before he retired from professional racing in 2015. Needless to say, the guy can afford any car he wants thanks to his estimated net worth in excess of $200 million.

But he's a Chevy guy and it only made sense for him to buy the fastest and most powerful C6 Corvette, the ZR1. He received this then-new 2009 ZR1 at an event held at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky but opted to sell it a decade later for charity when it had just 815 miles on its clock. Now it's up for sale again on Bring A Trailer.

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The seller clearly didn't drive it much because the odometer now reads 835 miles. This Cyber Gray metallic over Ebony leather interior Corvette ZR1, like all C6 ZR1s, comes powered by the supercharged 6.2-liter LS9 V8 that's good for 638 horsepower and 604 lb-ft of torque. All of that power goes to the rear wheels only through a six-speed manual and a limited-slip differential.

Only 502 examples were made for the 2009 model year, each one equipped with a lightweight and visible carbon fiber hood, fenders, and door panels. One of the coolest visual features is the hood's polycarbonate window. The staggered wheels measure 19 inches up front and 20 inches out back. All four are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport tires.

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Driver-centric systems include GM's excellent Magnetic Ride Control and carbon fiber ceramic brakes at all four wheels. The interior boasts "ZR1" embroidery, dual-zone climate control, a head-up display, and a Bose premium sound system. Take note of the 220-mph speedometer (though the official top speed is 199 mph). Currently titled in Pennsylvania, a Carfax report - not at all shockingly - shows no prior accidents or damage.

As of this writing, the highest bid has reached only $56,000 but the auction isn't over until Monday, July 5. That's plenty of time for it to climb closer to the six-figure mark or higher.

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