1971 Chevrolet Corvette ZR2 to be auctioned

Recently, Chevrolet has used the ZR2 badge for: off road truckbut once graced a rare Corvette variant.

going through the block Meekham Auction Unveiled in Indianapolis on May 20, this 1971 Corvette ZR2 Coupe was one of only 12 built and is believed to be the last to leave the factory.

The Corvette ZR2 was sold for one year in 1971 alongside the Corvette ZR1 introduced in the 1970 model year. The only difference between his two track-specific Corvette models is the engine. The ZR1 was powered by Chevrolet’s original LT1 V-8, while the ZR2 was powered by the LS6, with a displacement of 454 cubic inches and a factory-estimated power output of 425 horsepower. bottom.

Chevrolet built 188 Corvettes with LS6 engines in 1971, but only 12 with the $1,741 ZR2 package. The car has been upgraded with a Muncie M22 “Rock Crusher” close ratio 4-speed manual transmission, heavy duty power brakes, aluminum radiator with metal fan shrouds, transistorized ignition, and model-specific springs, shocks and stabilizer bars. It had suspension. . The ZR2 was intended as a hardcore truck special, and didn’t even have useful features like power steering or air conditioning.

1971 Chevrolet Corvette ZR2 Coupe (Photo courtesy of Mecum Auctions)

According to the auction listings, the ZR2 put up for auction left the factory in St. Louis, Missouri on May 28, 1971, making it the last ZR2 ever built. The car was built as an export vehicle and was initially shipped to Toronto’s Golden Mile Chevrolet Oldsmobile. It was then repatriated and given a body-off restoration by a specialist Corvette Repair Company. It now has a factory branded hatch green paint and dark green vinyl interior.

Meekham expects the ZR2 Coupe to fetch between $475,000 and $600,000 at auction. Keep in mind that it is one of two 1971 ZR2 Convertible Sold at Mecum’s for $962,500 2022 Indianapolis Auction, just below the pre-bid estimate of $1 million to $1.2 million. This convertible was also painted Brands his hatch green, so presumably the same bidders will get the same set this year.

https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1139568_1971-chevrolet-corvette-zr2-heads-to-auction 1971 Chevrolet Corvette ZR2 to be auctioned

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