One in all solely two Corvette ZR2 convertibles constructed heads to public sale


A uncommon 1971 Chevrolet Corvette ZR2 convertible, considered one of solely two ever made, will cross the block at Mecum’s Indianapolis public sale this Might, and it is anticipated to attract a seven-figure bid.

Quietly launched because the successor to the race-bred L88 Corvette, the RPO ZR2 Particular Goal LS6 Engine Bundle (to make use of its full identify) geared up the C3 Corvette with a 454-cubic-inch big-block V-8 rated at 425 hp. That energy is shipped to the rear wheels by a Muncie M22 close-ratio “Rock Crusher” 4-speed handbook transmission.

Different elements of the package deal included transistorized ignition, a excessive capability aluminum radiator with shroud delete, heavy responsibility energy disc brakes, and F41 suspension with model-specific springs, shocks, and entrance and rear sway bars.

1971 Chevrolet Corvette ZR2 convertible (photo via Mecum Auctions)

1971 Chevrolet Corvette ZR2 convertible (photograph through Mecum Auctions)

Painted Manufacturers Hatch Inexperienced with a black leather-based inside, this automobile additionally has a color-matching detachable hardtop along with the usual black convertible high.

A excessive buy worth meant solely 12 ZR2 Corvettes have been constructed, with two convertibles, making this one of many rarest Corvettes. This automobile can be the lowest-mileage ZR2 identified to exist, with an odometer studying of simply 8,702 miles, in keeping with the public sale itemizing. It is also authentic and unrestored, and consequently has garnered quite a few awards through the years.

Due to its rarity and originality, Mecum expects this ZR2 convertible to promote for between $1 million and $1.2 million, which might not be too outrageous given the present development in traditional auto gross sales. Think about {that a} numbers-matching 1967 Corvette L88, considered one of 20 constructed that 12 months, offered for $2.7 million at a 2021 Mecum public sale. And a one other L88 of the identical classic offered for $3.4 million at a Mecum public sale held in 2013, in each instances smashing the pre-sale estimate. We would not be shocked if this ZR2 convertible does so, too.

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