The Last Corvette ZR2 Ever Built
In 1971, the most hardcore Corvette you could get was the via ZR2 package, a no-frills set of options that emphasized the car's performance — not its boulevard-cruising bonafides. The ZR2 option added the 454 cubic-inch RPO LS6 V8, making a factory-rated 425 horsepower, a four-speed M22 Rock Crusher manual transmission, heavy-duty brakes, an aluminum radiator, and upgraded suspension. What wasn't available were comfort options like air conditioning and power windows. This 1971 ZR2 is one of 12 made and the last built. Completed at GM's St. Louis factory, the car was shipped to Golden Mile Chevrolet-Oldsmobile in Toronto, Ontario, Canada wearing Brands Hatch Green over a Dark Green vinyl interior. As part of the Ed Foss collection, the car had a body-off restoration by Corvette Repair, Inc., and has been Bloomington Gold certified. This ultra-rare Corvette goes to auction in May 2023 at Mecum's Indianapolis event.