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Old 10-08-2018, 01:26 AM
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Default 1991 ZR1, 5K miles, needs restoring

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Hi all, quick intro, my family has inherited a 1991 ZR1 from my uncle, who bought it new and tried to get it going after "15-20 years storage", but it still needs help. I will be selling it for our estate, need to decide whether to invest to get it back on the road, but thought I'd list it as-is and see what happens. Only 5200 miles, mostly in the early years, and the storage since seems more "barn" than "climate controlled" Maybe even stored outside, as the paint is all faded, so this is far from "nice" despite the low mileage.

As mentioned he tried to get it running - I have receipts from 2016-7 for:

Fuel flush, Fuel pump, Fuel filter
Cleaned primary & secondary injectors
4 coils
8 spark plugs
Throttle body & intake gaskets kits, seal
An "F-(S) Sender" for $683, whatever that is
Oil change
Some minor other non-engine related stuff

States good 215 lb compression in each cylinder, but it is now at my personal mechanic in NH, they say the gas tank is rusty inside, muck inside tank, needs replacing, and probably all 16 injectors too.

My own observations from one 2 mile drive to the mechanic (yep I did drive it that once, wouldn't have if I knew about muck in the gas tank):
* Car started and seemed to run beautifully for about 2 minutes, then started coughing and choking and would almost stall w/out blipping the gas.
* Brakes stop the car nicely, didn't test ABS though
* Transmission feels great, tight and precise.
* Paint is poor, faded and uneven
* Tires are original 1991! Cracked and need replacing before it is ever driven at speed.
* Interior is solid and complete, but smells musty and some of the fit & finish has a 'curl' to it, where stuff doesnt fit flush. Most notably the glove box does not open nicely, the casing around it has deformed and tends to "untuck" out of its housing.
* Most dash/electronics work except the radio produces no sound.
* Wheels are very nice, very little blemish on any of them.
* Driver side headlight does not return to closed position, motors both churn away but the left one needs a push to shut it.
* 2 tops - one body colored, one glass, both fine condition except the body colored top headliner is sagging.
* Weatherstripping and rubber around windows is dry and cracked, plan on a full replacement of all the rubber around the windows.
* Has a big box of goodies - original "collectors kit" type thing w/ VCR tape, sample sound cassette, books, original sticker, 3 sets of keys, all that

That's about all I know - basically needs a fuel tank & injectors as the next step, and even then of course no guarantee more gremlins won't pop up. Sorry no other pics at this time, it is at my mechanic in NH and shoppers could contact them, though I don't want them overwhelmed with calls. Let me know w/ any further questions.

** EDIT - getting requests for pics, car is at the mechanic with the fuel tank assembly open, should have pics within a day or 2 **

Asking $12K, open to offers, will get it running and try again if it doesn't sell as-is. Thank you for reading!
Contact: PM here, or email at tnmconsulting1 [at] gmail [.] c0m


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Old 10-08-2018, 08:19 PM
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Hi all, quick intro, my family has inherited a 1991 ZR1 from my uncle, who bought it new and tried to get it going after "15-20 years storage", but it still needs help. I will be selling it for our estate, need to decide whether to invest to get it back on the road, but thought I'd list it as-is and see what happens. Only 5200 miles, mostly in the early years, and the storage since seems more "barn" than "climate controlled" Maybe even stored outside, as the paint is all faded, so this is far from "nice" despite the low mileage.

As mentioned he tried to get it running - I have receipts from 2016-7 for:

Fuel flush, Fuel pump, Fuel filter
Cleaned primary & secondary injectors
4 coils
8 spark plugs
Throttle body & intake gaskets kits, seal
An "F-(S) Sender" for $683, whatever that is
Oil change
Some minor other non-engine related stuff

States good 215 lb compression in each cylinder, but it is now at my personal mechanic in NH, they say the gas tank is rusty inside, muck inside tank, needs replacing, and probably all 16 injectors too.

My own observations from one 2 mile drive to the mechanic (yep I did drive it that once, wouldn't have if I knew about muck in the gas tank):
* Car started and seemed to run beautifully for about 2 minutes, then started coughing and choking and would almost stall w/out blipping the gas.
* Brakes stop the car nicely, didn't test ABS though
* Transmission feels great, tight and precise.
* Paint is poor, faded and uneven
* Tires are original 1991! Cracked and need replacing before it is ever driven at speed.
* Interior is solid and complete, but smells musty and some of the fit & finish has a 'curl' to it, where stuff doesnt fit flush. Most notably the glove box does not open nicely, the casing around it has deformed and tends to "untuck" out of its housing.
* Most dash/electronics work except the radio produces no sound.
* Wheels are very nice, very little blemish on any of them.
* Driver side headlight does not return to closed position, motors both churn away but the left one needs a push to shut it.
* 2 tops - one body colored, one glass, both fine condition except the body colored top headliner is sagging.
* Weatherstripping and rubber around windows is dry and cracked, plan on a full replacement of all the rubber around the windows.
* Has a big box of goodies - original "collectors kit" type thing w/ VCR tape, sample sound cassette, books, original sticker, 3 sets of keys, all that

That's about all I know - basically needs a fuel tank & injectors as the next step, and even then of course no guarantee more gremlins won't pop up. Sorry no other pics at this time, it is at my mechanic in NH and shoppers could contact them, though I don't want them overwhelmed with calls. Let me know w/ any further questions.

** EDIT - getting requests for pics, car is at the mechanic with the fuel tank assembly open, should have pics within a day or 2 **

Asking $12K, open to offers, will get it running and try again if it doesn't sell as-is. Thank you for reading!
Contact: PM here, or email at tnmconsulting1 [at] gmail [.] c0m

If you would call or text me 734 6584858 Thanks Jim slovie
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Old 10-08-2018, 09:39 PM
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Hello, is this sold ?
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:53 PM
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Old 01-18-2019, 07:40 AM
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With an asking price like that, I bet it sold within days of the initial listing.
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Finally...an honest ad with realistic pricing. No wonder it actually sold!
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