1990 Corvette ZR1/LT5 Racecar "Worlds Quickest Real ZR1"
Price: US $7,650.00 Item location: Tarzana, California, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Corvette
- SubModel: ZR1
- Trim: ZR1 2 Door Coupe
- Year: 1990
- Mileage: 123
- VIN: 1G1YZ23J6L5800455
- Color: Red
- Engine size: LT5
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: 116 octane racing fuel
- Transmission: Lenco
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
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1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1A brief history of where the Fastlane car has been for the past 10 years...
I have had a passion for ZR1's since 1990 when I saw my first at the Los Angeles auto show in downtown. It was Red and it had a rope around it and all I can recall is that there were hundreds of people standing around trying to catch a glimpse of this rare beast. This was the start of my affliction. I became a car nut with grease and gasoline coursing through my veins. I became a mechanic and a restorer.
I purchased Fastlanes car from its designer/original owner Lane "Fastlane" Goldstein back in 2005. I had read all about it in the ZR1 registries that I inherited from the owner of my first ZR1. My intentions at the time were to show it at exhibitions, ut life got in the way and free time was dedicated to restoring other projects and of course my family. My other ZR1 is a 1990 Black/Black, hat I modified with the help of Lane and his very good friend Rudy which was a wonderful experience getting to spend time working beside both of these amazing knowledgeable gentlemen. The Fastlane car was on display at the Corvette Museum in Kentucky, nd remained on display for a little while before they shipped the car to me. I attended the 2005 gathering with Lane immediately following the purchase of the vehicle to see it in person. The last person to race the car was Fastlane before my purchase. When I received the vehicle it was prepped for storage and I kept it garaged for many years. I am and have been in close contact with Lane and Rudy who designed and built this car over the years. Within the last year I was contacted by Mark Horner President ofZR1.netto bring the vehicle to the 25th anniversary ZR1 gathering as a show piece to be placed in from of the museum. I painstakingly went through the vehicle with the help of Lane and Rudy and I was able to get her running again. Unfortunately, was not able to attend the gathering, uch to my dismay, ut at least I finally invested the time and energy to get the car breathing again. The car fires right up and sounds as awesome as I could have imagined. You can literally feel the engine revving deep inside your stomach. It is a monster of a car and the ingenuity and thought that went into its creation is noted in ZR1 history and can be easily seen. The car is currently at my residence, ut it should really be in a museum or someones large collection where it can be seen and kept in the lime light. Lane and Rudy were pioneers at making tremendous horsepower with the LT5 engine, nd with this car, ed the pack creating the legend that is the worlds fastest ZR1.
About the Car by Fastlane (if you didn't know)....The vehicle was chosen as one of 6 most significant Corvettes in history by the Peterson Automotive Museum, nd was on display there for Corvettes 50th anniversary in 2003. The car was also featured on Monster Garage as a highlight for the episode where the turned a 1973 Corvette into a Mud Bogger. The car has also been featured in Car Craft, ette, nd others. This car is perfect for the collector of rare and famous Corvettes it can also be raced and shown at shows and events it is a real attention getter off or on the track and good for business displays, t will draw a crowd.This car is truly one of a kind, piece of Corvette history. Almost every part was built special for this project. This car is #455 1990 ZR1. The car has a 900hp custom built one of a kind 431 ci 4 cam 32 valve extended deck race motor.This car was built with the best of everything there is over $250,000 invested. The car has a Willy Rells Pro Stock style back half chassis and suspension, ustom fabricated to include a funny car cage 4130 chrome moly tube chassis running up to the front footwell and supporting the transmission. Fabricated rear housing with a 4 link adjustable suspension and Koni coilovers and wheelie bars to control front end lift it can stand straight up for exhibition runs or just a foot or two for serious racing, t has a 5 gallon fuel cell and twin high output Paxton electronic fuel pumps with steel braided line front to back and twin regulators. Carbon Fibre doors and hood the car weight is 2600 lbs. Aluminum side skirts and front air dam including ram air intake. Lexon windows and roof. Monocoque wheels and Goodyear race tires. Wilwood rear brakes Aluminum tubs racing seat with 5 point harness quick disconnect race wheel and column. A complete data acquisition system hooked up to all points of car and engine + all types of gauges and electronic boxs for drag racing or bracket racing it has everything. The rear end is a Mark williams 5.14 all aluminum with light weight shaved gears high output third member with Mark Williams 40 splined gun drilled axles. The transmission is a Lenco 5 speed with custom gears and 5 separate shift handles, he transmission alone cost upwards of $10,000 with a Mc Leod bellhousing and 11 in. fully adjustable slider clutch with 9 lb flywheel and hydraulic clutch release all hooked up to the electronic delay box and controller. The motor is a ZR1 4 cam 32 valve aluminum block and heads with an extended deck to achieve 431 ci with a good rod angle using custom extended cylinder sleeves and custom length chains with aluminum deck plates.. Partial parts list from top to bottom are twin 90 mm throttle body's a custom fabricated sheet metal intake manifold and custom fuel rails and lines with 16 MSD fuel injectors. The heads are full race ported and have over size titanium valves that flowed almost 400CFM and were converted to hand fabricated lite weight solid lifters and retainers, prings, ach hand assembled with custom made lash caps, ll 4 cams are custom billets. 16-1 flycut pistons and Crower titanium rods with a custom built Bryant 4 1/8 stroker crank. The engine management system is Electromotive all controlled by a laptop. It has Dawson 4 tube race headers and sounds like a cross between a 12 Cyl. Exotic and a big block Chevy.
Fastlane Facts:-Runs on 116 octane racing fuel-Consumes 3.5 gallons of fuel per 1/4 mile pass-Fuel pressure is upwards of 60psi-Launches faster than a fighter jet-Does 0-60 in 1.2 seconds-Runs the quarter mile in 8.5 seconds-Its always in first (both at the races and there is no neutral)
Bottom line is that my collection has grown since the purchase of this car and since I am not going to race it (might show it), ut I am thinking it might be nice to allow someone else to enjoy it as much as I have. As I said I have owned this car for 10 years and it has not been driven. It could be raced if someone were to want to, ut more than anything it is a one of a kind car with a unique history and is a must have for someone who wants to own a piece of ZR1 history.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHuhnXVsyG0