C6 2013 Corvette ZR1 Sold for $132,000 at Mecum Indy

C6 2013 Corvette ZR1 Sold for $132,000 at Mecum Indy 2024

The 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 stands as a testament to Corvette’s relentless pursuit of performance and innovation. As part of the celebrated C6 generation, this model has captured the hearts of car enthusiasts worldwide. In this post, we delve into the remarkable features and historical significance of the ZR1, showcased recently at the Mecum Indy Auction.

A Historic Auction Performance

At the Mecum Indy Auction, 20 C6 2013 Corvettes crossed the block, but among them, the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Coupe stood out as the only ZR1 offered. This stunning LOT F174 ZR1 sold for an impressive $132,000, reflecting its exceptional value and desirability. Part of the esteemed APEX collection, this model highlights the pinnacle of Corvette performance.

The Legacy of the ZR1

The ZR1 legacy began in 1970, when Chevrolet introduced the ZR1 option package for the third-generation Corvette. This exclusive package, designed to enhance the LT1 engine option, featured solid lifters, a robust 4-speed transmission, power brakes, an aluminum radiator, and an upgraded suspension system. With only 58 ZR1-equipped Corvettes sold in its inaugural year, the ZR1 set a standard for exclusivity and high performance that has continued for decades.

The 2013 ZR1: Celebrating 60 Years of Excellence

In 2013, Chevrolet celebrated 60 years of Corvette excellence with the limited 60th Anniversary Design Package. The 2013 Corvette ZR1 Coupe, one of only 138 units ever manufactured, epitomizes this milestone. Under the hood, it boasts a supercharged LS9 6.2L V-8 engine, delivering an astonishing 638 horsepower through a 6-speed manual transmission.

Unmatched Performance and Design

Originally sold at Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac Inc. in Dearborn, Michigan, this ZR1 is a masterpiece of automotive engineering. Its 60th Anniversary Arctic White exterior is complemented by a luxurious Diamond Blue leather interior. Part of the 3ZR Premium Equipment Group, the interior features heated power-adjustable bucket seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and special 60th Anniversary logos and badges.

Exclusive Features and Enhancements

This ZR1 is equipped with rare chrome ZR1 aluminum wheels and an exclusive 60th anniversary stripe package. Performance is further enhanced by a ZR1 performance suspension system with magnetic ride control, Launch Control with Performance Traction Management, and Brembo 4-wheel carbon ceramic ABS disc brakes with gray-painted calipers. With only 6,488 miles from new, this ZR1 also comes with a clean CarFax, two keys, owner’s manuals, and the original window sticker.

Additional Equipment and Original Pricing

The window sticker for this Corvette reveals an original sale price of $126,525, plus a $975 destination charge. The 3ZR Premium Equipment Group adds further value, along with optional ZR1 chrome aluminum wheels and the distinctive 60th Anniversary stripes.

Conclusion

The 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Coupe stands as a crowning achievement in Corvette’s storied history. Its presence at the Mecum Indy Auction not only underscores its significance but also reaffirms its status as a coveted collector’s item. For Corvette enthusiasts and automotive aficionados alike, the ZR1 remains an enduring symbol of performance, innovation, and excellence.

Highlights

  • 1 of only 138 made with the 60th Anniversary Design Package
  • Only 6,488 miles from new
  • Supercharged LS9 6.2L/638 HP V-8 engine
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Arctic White with Diamond Blue leather interior
  • Clean CarFax
  • Offered with manuals, two keys, and window sticker
  • Original sale price of $126,525 plus $975 destination charge
  • 3ZR Premium Equipment Group
  • Optional ZR1 chrome aluminum wheels
  • Optional 60th Anniversary stripes
  • Magnetic Ride control suspension

C6 2013 Corvette ZR1 Photo Gallery

Photos Courtesy of Mecum Auction

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