Gunners Garage


In the last issue of Old Cars Weekly we related the incredible story of a rare 1972 Corvette ZR1 “racing” car that had been stored away since the day it was new and recently changed hands with just 290 miles on the speedometer. The car is one of 20 ZR1s made in 1972 and is very unique because of its high-performance, small-block V-8. Guy Carpenter of Marshfield, Wis., bought the car to preserve it and he recently sold it to former Corvette designer Al Wagner, who plans to continue preserving the vehicle. The car was exercised over thears by around the block drives, but only after the tires were changed and the upholstery and carpets were covered to protect them. So it is virtually a new car in most respects

The 37-year-old car is making its first real public debut this weekend at a National Corvette Restorers Society regional meet in Delafield, Wis., June 11-13. Then it will bow to the Corvette world at Bloomington Gold 2009, June 24-27.

Ayone lucky enough to live near Milwaukee can see the car this week. It is truly an amazing machine.




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