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My journey across the continent and back for a 91 red/saddle ZR-1

Old 05-13-2019, 04:01 PM
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Default My journey across the continent and back for a 91 red/saddle ZR-1

Been looking for so long.

Maybe this should go into the zr1 discussion but im not sure how many of my c4 peeps lurk there so here it is. I want to share the experience. Im *not* a social media guy, so im posting my thread here to share.

The car was originally from Toronto Canada. A canadian car. Then a guy bought it and took it to PEI. That guy listed it in PEI but was moving back to TO, so he drove it there, and im flying in to pick it up tomorrow morning...and then im going to make the rediculous drive from Toronto to Calgary. I am taking the canadian route, theough the Canadian Shield for the drop dead gorgeous scenery. Also stopping for business in Thunder Bay, ON, and will overnight at a family cabin between Tbay and Kenora. Once I hit the Manitoba border i hit the praries, and the drive gets fairly boring.

My intent is just to share the journey, ive wanted to biy a zr-1 for so long, but my fledgling business needed all the personal capital i had up until recently. So now after many years Im going to get it. The funny thing is i hardly have any pics of her because the seller pulled the ad before i could save them to my phone.

This Z will almost have gone from one side of the continent to the other. PEI on the east, to the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains on the west. Had the seller take pics as it left PEI and as it entered provinces heading west. I will do the same.

Here are some photos. I touch down in Toronto tomorrow 12:55 est. Ill be sure to post the story here. It is a big leap of faith to drive this 36hrs home, however a litmus test foe me was that the owner drover it from PEI to TO, which is is 17hrs. So i figure thats a good sign. AC has lost its charge. I may stop at one an autovalue (like autozone) and grab a quick refill with stop leak to see if it will make the trip. Thats the only issue. But we are still cool enough that i think i can handle it.

from pei to toronto, driven by current owner

from toronto to thunder bay to calgary, will be driven by me!

driver leaving pei

entering new brunswick

entering quebec

love the “open for business” slogan and congrats to Ontarians for electing a progress oriented government!!

And here it sits in a parking stall for tomorrow. Owner is meeting me at Pearson International. Where we will complete bill of sale and go to a Service Ontario outlet and I purchase a ten day transit pass home to my province of Alberta. Wish me luck boys!


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Love it. Have a great drive. Will be watching
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Great find! Enjoy the drive!
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Awesome, good luck!
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I have to agree it is beautiful country. I didn't drive that far but entered CA at Sault St. Marie and drove to Nobel in Ontario. I was working for a Canadian company at the time. Only bad part I was in a GMC Sierra but still a nice drive.
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Just increased my towing distance to 350klm (217m) in the event of a mechanical.
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"Once I hit the Manitoba border i hit the praries, and the drive gets fairly boring."

I am sure you will find a way to cure that

Nice find, enjoy the ride home !
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Looking forward to more pics!
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AWESOME!!!!!!! Congrats! You earned it.
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I wanted a ZR-1 and still do Congratulations

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That is awesome!! Enjoy getting to know your car
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Awesome ! Nice job with the C4 !
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I think you'll be fine and the ol' Z ought to make it with no issue. LT-5 is bulletproof!
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Sounds like an awesome trip. Safe travels to you.

Last summer it didn't work out for me to meet up with any Calgary guys from the forum, but I look forward to it this year.
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Congratz on you Z!!

In addition to this CF FORUM, you'll enjoy becoming a member of the ZR-1 Net Registry club - home to one of the most dedicated group of car guys anywhere!
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Old 05-14-2019, 08:32 AM
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Thanks All, Dogs, yeah for sure it looks better. I think all this car needs is some seat bolster attention which i have an upholsterer i use here and he will match it up and replace mo worries.

And the AC which is “easy street” as my pal Fenty says. compared to the roach i bought back from the trash can this should be a walk in the park.

Paul ive joined the registry and now have something to register! Dont do much posting over there as i have been an L98 guy.

Boarding plane now from Calgary to Toronto. The adventure begins!
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Congrats again, if it’s running good now you should be ok. There greatest likelihood of an issue is with the fuel/injection system. Ultimately you just don’t know until you drive it. I drove my first one almost 1000 miles from purchase to home without issue and it was pretty ratty at first. If the tires are old (over 6 years) keep a close eye on them along the way for cracks and separating. My tires were falling apart by the time I got home.
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