This 1971 Corvette ZR2 Convertible Headed to Public sale is One in all Solely Two


I’ve an uncle who’s an absolute Corvette fanatic and each different week he tells me about one other uber-special classic Corvette that hit the Mecum public sale block. It is attending to the purpose the place I nearly do not imagine how uncommon his ‘Vettes are as a result of, truthfully, what number of “just one” and “one-of-a-kind” Corvettes can there actually be? Apparently many and this one which’s headed for the Mecum public sale in Indianapolis Might 13 might be some of the particular of all — a 1971 one-of-two Corvette ZR2 Convertible.

This absurdly uncommon Corvette ZR2 Convertible comes from the Ed Foss assortment and it is not solely one among solely two ZR2 convertibles ever made, it is one among solely 12 ZR2 package-equipped Corvettes interval. This particular automotive can be the lowest-mileage ZR2 recognized in existence, with solely 8,702 miles on the odometer, and is totally unrestored. So it is no shock the estimated sale worth is between $1,000,000-$1,200,000.

The Corvette ZR2 was nicknamed “Zora’s Racer” after Zora Arkus-Duntov, typically referred to as the “Father of the Corvette.” It was a mysterious automotive again in its day, as Chevy did not actually do any press for it previous to its launch, nor did it host any press drives for journalists. And since it was so costly, priced at $7,243 (the ZR2 bundle was $1,747 on prime of the C3 Corvette’s  $5,496 beginning worth), so few folks really purchased it. The ZR2 bundle got here with a 454 cubic-inch LS6 V8, a four-speed Muncie “Rock-Crusher” handbook transmission, greater brakes, a higher-capacity radiator, and upgraded suspension.

What makes this ZR2 Convertible much more particular is its shade combo, a surprising Manufacturers Hatch Inexperienced over a black leather-based inside with wooden trim. I do not suppose there’s ever been a prettier C3 Corvette from the manufacturing facility. It is completely beautiful. And if there was any query about its originality or situation, this ’71 Corvette ZR2 Convertible has received the MCACN Triple Diamond Award and the NCRS Prime Flight Award 2017. The one different ZR2 Convertible in historical past paradoxically additionally offered at a Mecum public sale again in 2019 nevertheless it’s had a body-off restoration, which makes it much less fascinating than this all-original inexperienced one headed to public sale later this month.

I am going to be sure you watch the upcoming Mecum public sale with my uncle so I can watch his mind explode over this ZR2 convertible.


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