Today we showed you a Lime Rock Green 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. The C7’s color could also be described as British Racing Green — a color normally donned by Jaguar and Aston Martin vehicles both on the street and track. But this wasn’t GM’s first time featuring such a color, as we can plainly see with this 1990, first-generation C4 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, in what’s called Polo Green.
Of the 26,000-plus Corvettes built that year, only 1,674 were Polo Green, and much fewer than that were ZR1 models, making this 23-year-old specimen especially rare.
Under the hood, is the legendary LT5 V8 engine, which shared no resemblance to the rest of the GM Small Block engines of the time, let alone today. Co-engineered by Lotus, the LT5 was a 5.7L 32-valve DOHC V8 engine that produced 375 horsepower, which is a whole lot for 1990.
Originally, this 1990 C4 Corvette ZR1 carried an MSRP of $60,760, which would be $108,099 if we adjusted for inflation, making it about the price of the C6 Corvette ZR1. But on eBay, this showroom California car is going for a bargain $5,150 with 3 days left in the auction. We just might place a bid.