The ZR-1 nameplate caries quite a history with it, most recently seen during the C6 Corvette’s lifetime. But, Corvette chief engineer, Zora-Arkus Duntov, brought it to life decades ago.
In 1970, Duntov took the lessons learned from the L88 V8 to create the ZR-1, a special edition package featuring identical chassis preparation, brakes, cooling and accessory deletions from the original recipe.
In all, just 25 ZR-1s found homes, making this Corvette a true rarity. And, it’s heading to Russo and Steele for its Monterey Auction.
This particular Corvette ZR-1 was ordered as a convertible, even more rare, and features a stunning white exterior hue with blue interior. It was part of a handful of ZR1 versions equipped with the special racing package, and was ordered with tilt/telescopic steering and a 4.11 Positraction differential.
There have yet to be estimates on what the Corvette ZR-1 will fetch at auction, but we bet it will be a healthy sum. Russo and Steele will see the car off to its new home between August 18 and 20.