Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
Sure, it's a great looking ride - that attribute comes part and parcel with the model - but this 1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 also holds the distinction of being part of a class that righted the ship as far as the Corvette's reputation as a true performance car, boasting a classmate who set a new standard for enduring speed over a 24-hour period. Lightly used over its lifetime, it offers the promise of miles and miles of driving excitement and will arrive complete with a clean AutoCheck report in tow to confirm it's avoided any notable accidents during its lifetime.
This is one very appealing pre-millennial classic, with a sleek, aerodynamic form that includes a sharply angled front windshield that leads to its removable hard top before reaching a gracefully descending rear windshield that conjures up images of its mid-'60s counterparts, but with a decidedly more modern take. More than 25 years after this 'Vette drew its first admiring glance, its bright red paint, accented by a single broad black stripe running down its middle, still puts on a very strong showing, with a nice shine and impressively even shade from front to back. With their oversized, road-gripping rear tires, ZR-1s featured a wider rear track than their more commonly-seen counterparts - you can see the outward rear taper of the doors as they transition into the rear fenders that lead to a special rear fascia with distinctive, semi-rectangular taillights that also set it apart from the Corvette norm. Just below that you can see the signature quad-tip exhaust peeking out just the right amount.
There's one very impressive interior waiting inside. Chevy always had a penchant for equipping its Corvettes with functional yet stylish bucket seats, and the red leather examples on display here are particularly impressive, with their unblemished surfaces and lots of bolstering for support during inspired cornering. They're bracketed by door panels that are unusually clean and sit flush, while underneath, an expanse of matching red carpeting also looks especially good. The black dash area provides some nice contrast while also looking sharp - its red-illuminated gauges are very easy to read and a straight dash pad sits over the top. The air conditioning is running strong and cold and is very much up to the task of keeping you and your passengers comfortable on even the hottest of days.
The 350 cubic inch fuel-injected LT5 V8 under the hood is a strong powerplant that's good for a full 375 horsepower, more than enough to propel this 'Vette with plenty of enthusiasm and just one of the highlights that make it a lot of fun to drive. It's only logged about 45,000 miles - only about 4 years' worth of driving, by most standards - so it's ready to provide plenty more driving excitement. It pairs with a 6-speed manual transmission to provide the "hands on" driving experience a performance-centric ride like this one demands. The car's road-hugging, low and wide stance combines with smooth power steering to make it a winner as far as handling is concerned, while power disc brakes at all four corners provide rapid, fade resistant stops as it heats up the asphalt on its 17" Corvette ZR-1 wheels outfitted with Nitto NT555 tires. A look below will reveal that the years have been very kind to this Chevy - its undercarriage appears very straight and carries an unusually light amount of patina for a car more than 25 years old.
Looking sharp and running strong, this 1990 Corvette ZR-1 is definitely one to check out. Call today!
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