Lots. But no where near as much as the original owner. ;-)
ME: Tom, Can u put that into U.S. Dollars ? Theres a motivated seller
of a 1990 ZR1 for sale near me with 17,000 miles on it in excellent
condition ; id like to compare prices. Thanks, Dave
Nope. I will not disclose the purchase amount.
I bought the car from a childhood friend who shall we say is far more
fortunate than most.
Offer what you can comfortably afford. If it's not enough, oh well.
Just remember, the people who bought these from the dealer paid AT LEAST
$65,000 USD, 15 years ago. If they had put that money as a down payment
on a house, it would probably be worth 4 or 5 times as much today. It
was not a wise investment. Perhaps in a few more years they will
increase in value, as the big block C3's have, but until they do, it
will be a sore point for the original owners.
What are some things to consider that are specific to '1990' ZR1's when
examining the car ? Wasnt 1990 the first year for them ? The engine
is a Lotus design, correct ? Did GM beef up the Trans to accomodate the
additional engine power of the ZR1 ? When do u suppose they will turn
around and start to appreciate ... when they are roughly 25 years old ?
Which do u think it more collectable for an investment : a 1990 ZR1 or a
1990 Callaway ?
Thanks for the info
1990 was the first year offered to the public. There were a few 1989
model year Corvettes with the LT5 engine installed for testing purposes.
Most if not all were destroyed, and were never offered to the public.
Lotus engineered the engine, Mercury Marine of Stillwater OK built them.
The transmission is a ZF, made specially for the LT5. It was designed to
handle the output of the engine with plenty of growing room to spare.
There are people running stroked LT5's to 421 cubic inches producing
550+ HP who are still using the stock transmission and rear end.
As far as turning the curve on appreciation, it may be some time. It's
really difficult to say. There are so few ZR1's around, most people
don't even know what they are. They have no idea that it was the fastest
production street machine for it's time. It's taken 15 years for GM and
Dodge to produce anything comparable. The Z06 Corvette and the Viper RT10.
Collectable as an investment, hmmm... I'd guess a stock 1995 ZR1 with
low miles. The Callaway TT's, Sledge Hammer and Snake Skinners were
aftermarket packages by companies other than the manufacturer. Sure
they are rarer, but they're aren't original.
I hate to break it to you, but Callaway was a GM option at one time that you
ordered through the dealer. Not exactly an aftermarket system if you
ordered one that way. The trick is finding an original Callaway ordered
Bought my '86 in 2003 and it was a mess. Looks /runs great now though
after alot of work. Learned alot about Vettes in the past few years with a
little help from this forum. The Vette will never be "finished" though :)
Well W. looks like you're the WINNER at 28 years!
Here's waving to ya - \||||
'67BB & '72BB
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Only had my '79 a little over a year, but I still have a couple of pieces of
my '67 I bought in '74, does that count?
I still have the title to my '63 Chevy from 1970. Wish I had the car to go
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