Even though the horsepower wars have escalated and even the base Corvettes are packing 450 horsepower these days, there''s something special about the C4 ZR1. Those three little figures on a small badge mean so much to Corvette fans, and no matter how much horsepower the LS-series engines make, they''ll never howl like the mighty LT5. Yeah, I''ll admit it, I love the ZR1. They seem to have bottomed-out on the value curve and are seeing some appreciation now that they''re suitably vintage for collectors. The plain-Jane looks that made them hard to explain to the neighbors also make them the ultimate sleeper today, and in Polo White, this one looks like a great white shark cruising the streets looking for something to eat. This one shows just 13,348 miles on the clock, and it''s likely that''s the original mileage because the car''s simply too nice to be a high-mileage piece. The chin is not scuffed, the rockers haven''t been blasted by the fat tires, and it''s extremely clean everywhere you look. Even for a car that was treated as something special by its enthusiastic owners, this one has led a very sheltered life and it shows. It wears the ultra-clean final iteration C4 nose, simple fender gills, and, of course, the high-mounted CHMSL that was the only reliable way to identify a ZR1 from a distance. The Torch Red leather interior is exactly right for the Polo White ''Vette. Yeah, it''s flashy as hell, but it''s a Corvette after all, and subtlety isn''t a virtue in this case. The good news is that it''s in spectacular condition, with seats that have hardly been used and carpets that look like new. Master the peculiar C4 entry procedure and you''ll settle into some of the most comfortable buckets to ever come out of Bowling Green. The combination digital/analog instrument panel works as well for the LT5 as it does for the LT1, although you''ll note that the redline is a bit higher thanks to the deep-breathing 32-valve V8. Everything was standard and everything works in this low-mile hammer, including the infamous valet key that kills horsepower. In fact, this car is so meticulously preserved, it still includes its original wrench for removing the top (this is a two-top car). Chevy''s LT5 was designed by Lotus and built by the aluminum experts at Mercury Marine, but there''s no denying that it was a winner. Despite the apparent complexity, these are bulletproof engines that don''t mind full-throttle blasts to redline, and thanks to the dual-stage intake and 4-valve heads, it never seems to run out of breath. It''s also happy to lug around town without complaining. But when you crack that throttle and run it through the gears, the shriek is simply bone-chilling. The 6-speed ZF gearbox appreciates a firm hand, and the suspension does a fine job of channeling the power effectively. The undercarriage is spotless and unmodified, right down to the factory exhaust, so if you''re looking for investment-grade, this is probably it. Clean A-Mold wheels look fantastic and wear what may very well be the original Goodyear GS-C radials. If you don''t get the ZR1, I won''t try to explain it to you. But if you know how cool these cars are, then you know this low-mileage example is an incredible opportunity. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Charlotte showroom. For more information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.