The haters wanna hate, hate, hate on the fourth-generation Chevrolet Corvette, but I think it's actually a pretty interesting machine, and one that successfully moved a legendary nameplate into the modern era. And of all C4 Corvettes, none stand above the mighty Corvette ZR-1.
Developed with aid from Lotus and equipped with a Mercury Marine-built 5.7-liter LT5 V8 engine, the ZR-1 was an incredibly high tech sports car and a legitimate exotic-fighter. That V8 put out 375 horsepower, which was a hell of a lot back in the early 1990s (and is nothing to sneeze at today, if I do say so myself.)
Now's your chance to not only own a ZR-1, but a perfect, time capsule-grade ZR-1 with just 126 miles on the odometer. Sweet sassy molassy, get out the checkbook and pay grandma for the rub down!
The car in question is up for grabs on eBay, where it's going for just $31,100 as of this writing. The seller, Paramount Classic Cars in North Carolina, list no reserve, but are offering it straight up on their website for $47,995.
It seems like a fair price to me for a car that has every shot at being a collector's item, and also deserves to be driven in a most angry, rapid fashion. Any takers out there?
Hat tip to Carscoops!