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1990 ZR1: park it or drive it?

 
Old 07-10-2019, 05:20 AM
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Thanks for posting the pictures. She’s a real beauty. As Crabs mentioned above, new tires are a must. ( you may know this already, they may look brand new, but they are aged regardless and are dangerous) Good luck and best wishes to you and your father!
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Old 07-10-2019, 09:05 PM
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Beautiful car. Remember they are only virgins once. The trouble with cars like that is its hard to enjoy them knowing one slip and its a $10,000 dollar car.
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Old 07-10-2019, 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Crabs View Post
Everybody knows that Red '90's are the fastest of all ZR1's.
;-)
That being said, if you plan on driving it at all, put some new rubber on the wheels.
Those 30 year old Gatorbacks are long expired and will hurt you.
Set them aside in a warm dry place for the NCRS guys.

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Agreed... drive it like you stole it... pull the original wheels and tires and store them, get a set of aftermarket A-molds and Nittos for normal driving.
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Torch red 90 ZR-1 models are beautiful to see.!

Like Hans said... simply pick up another set of wheels and Nitto tires and let the good times roll after all the fluids are changed and other minor maintenance stuff is resolved.
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Old 07-11-2019, 10:50 PM
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I had a 90 red/red. Was #2024. Loved the car - it hated me.

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Old 07-12-2019, 07:51 AM
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Drive it, and use only premium NON-ETHANOL fuel.
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Old 07-12-2019, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by LT5_180 View Post
Drive it, and use only premium NON-ETHANOL fuel.
Finding non-ethanol fuel can be tough. Plan on putting fuel injectors in it at some point.

Is it 100% stock? May want to get it judge for ncrs.

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Old 07-12-2019, 01:40 PM
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Here is an extremely well timed, piece of relevant PERSPECTIVE
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Old 07-13-2019, 11:55 AM
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If youre even somewhat of a car enthusiast... you will love driving the car once you start doing so. DRIVE IT... you only get so many trips around the sun my man!
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Originally Posted by 81c3 View Post
If youre even somewhat of a car enthusiast... you will love driving the car once you start doing so. DRIVE IT... you only get so many trips around the sun my man!
Mod the crap out of it and drive it....You don't want a soccer mom in her new SUV with 5 kids aboard pulling on you from a green light.....
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Interesting thread. There are several ways to look at this.

1. You've been given a free super car (30 years old, but still...) so "drive it like you stole it" , mod the hell out of it, use it up, why give it to someone else to enjoy?

2. You've been entrusted with a museum quality piece of automotive art that you're dad made some efforts to keep it pristine, and now has given it to you to maintain. Both its condition and value.

3. There are at least 40 other ZR-1s out there in similar or better condition/mileage, so what's the big deal. if its worth $20k or $17k (values only for reference)?
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That's amazing to see... car is pristine. If I were in your situation I'd keep it and do the following:

1. New set of original wheels with new street tires; bag and store the originals.

2. Flush all fluids and do any maintenance it needs.

3. Some websites will show you where you can get non-ethanol fuel, but it's hard to fine (I'm in the fuel industry).

4. Take it to a top notch detailer and have it shined up and clear-bra wrap the whole car or at least the parts that take a beating.

My $0.02.
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I would be interested in selling my 91 next year....Its modded and will have over 50,000 miles when I list it....

I would like to get a modded C7Z06....When it comes to value I know its going to be a tough pill to swallow but something tells me I'm going to take a beating on my Z.....

Another thing to consider is some C7 Z06's with a list price of over 100K are selling for low 60's.
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