1989 Chevrolet Corvette ZR2 - Heritage For Sale

Experimental And One-Off Vettes Hit The Auction Block At Barrett-Jackson

Christopher R. Phillip Jun 1, 2009 0 Comment(s)

In January, General Motors sent a shockwave through the Corvette community by offering for sale some of the marque's most famous experimental, developmental, and pilot-line cars. These special Corvettes were part of the GM Heritage Collection, an assortment of significant vehicles from throughout the corporation's 100-year history. Although GM did not offer an official explanation for the sell-off, it was believed to be part of a desperate bid to raise operating capital in the face of plummeting new-vehicle sales.Thirty-three Corvettes crossed the block at Barrett-Jackson's annual Scottsdale event, and all of them sold. What follows is a list of some of the more interesting Vettes included on the docket. (Note: Sale prices include buyer's premium.)

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1989 Chevrolet Corvette ZR2 "Big Doggie"
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This experimental prototype was used to determine how to convert the Corvette from small- to big-block power. Its 454-cube V-8 and orange paint scheme make this high-horsepower engineering study a one-of-a-kind standout in Corvette history. The car is autographed by development engineer and test driver John Heinricy.


This 1989 Chevrolet Corvette ZR2 is one of many Corvettes from GM's Heritage Collection that were auctioned off at Barret-Jacks...
Christopher R. Phillip Jun 1, 2009


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