Here's the news - what happened to that English Yellow ZR1 prototype that
I proudly displayed at the NCCM for two years just prior to the sinkhole?
Maybe the leaking oil cooler had something to do with it !! What a
fabulous piece of ZR1 history and SO very unique and collectible.
Last year after installing a new PHASE 1 starter motor and production
injectors, the motor fired up and ran (but only on 7 cylinders). Shut the
motor down and yelp FIRE - could not stop it and sadly the bulkhead and
dashboard was in flames - the local fire service extinguished it quickly but
the interior was trashed.
But guys, my life is now taking a different direction. thanks to a lovely
lady in California, so I need to find a new owner/restorer of this piece of
ZR1 history to continue the story of its life and resurrection.
Remember, this is the ONLY 1986 ZR1 Phase 1 motor (narrow body) Corvette
mule ZR1 in existence, all the other prototype ZR1's out there are wide
bodies and phase 2 to-phase 7 motors.
Truly unique with SO much history and background - a connection with this
English registered piece of automotive history akin to the 1961 Mako Shark,
1969 Aerovette, 1969 ZL1, and 1986 Indy.
Be like Prince Harry and Meghan get a US-UK connection.
It will need a full regular C4 interior from the seats forward, the most
challenging part is the wire harness mating the L98 to the LT5 (no
Find a donor 86-87 vehicle, this will have all the parts and useable harness
you will need to re
place the interior.
Whilst this is a fire sale - if you need to ask the price you can't afford
it. This is a unique piece of Corvette history and well worth preserving and
any investment will be repaid in true collectible value.
So in short this is what this Corvette needs (I may have oversimplified
. Remove engine/transmission (opportunity to check the internals
and the spark module etc)
. Repair section to the transmission tunnel fibreglass and bulkhead
. Replace whole interior, from front bulkhead back to rear bulkhead
. Fabricate/mate the L98 harness to the LT5 harness and ECM
. Replace the wiper motor and associated rear of engine bay wire
. Repaint the roof panel (all other paint is still fine)
Advice guidance and the whole history of this unique piece is available.
RESTORE IT -are you that Guy (or Gal) !!!!
For more info, specifics and additional investment, email me (Keith Beschi)
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