Production Numbers/Colors

Production Color Charts

Total Colors by Year

COLOR CODE 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 Totals
Bright Red 81U 1565 685 130 - - - 2380
Black 41U 907 553 124 54 126 121 1885
Arctic White 10U 129 351 78 26 40 41 665
Dark Red Metallic 75U 181 97 17 2 20 16 333
Torch Red 70U - - - 59 120 140 319
Ruby Red Metallic 68U - - - 245 - - 245*
Competition Yellow 53U 23 42 26 13 43 49 196
Polo Green Metallic 91U 105 71 - - - - 176
Polo Green II Metallic 45U - - 37 22 39 31 129
Quasar Blue Metallic 80U 19 75 15 7 - - 116
Turquoise Metallic 42U 16 97 - - - - 113
Charcoal Metallic 96U 76 27 - - - - 103
Black Rose Metallic 73U - - 48 11* 11 - 70
Admiral Blue Metallic 28U - - - - 44 12 56
Steel Blue Metallic 25U 11 46 - - - - 57
Bright Aqua Metallic 43U - - 27 9 5 13 54
Dark Purple Metallic 05U - - - - - 25 25
Unknown -   - - - - -  
Production Totals - 3,032 2,044 502 448 448 448 6,922

 

NOTES:

  • In 1993 there was 1 Black Rose Metallic ZR-1 made with white interior. The car was built for Bill Kay Chevrolet in Downers Grove, IL.
  • In 1991 5 Black ZR-1's with Steel Blue interiors were built.
  • In 1994 two one of a kind ZR-1's were built. One was an Admiral Blue with Red interior production #443 (current owner Bill Cherry of Dallas TX) was built special for the owner of Kerbeck's Chevrolet, the second was a Competition Yellow with Red interior (also currently in TX.)
  • In 1995 it is rumored 2 ZR-1's were Yellow/Red.
  • It's rumored that on 4/23/91, a special color 1991 ZR1 was made for a dignitary - WA-9795 Green/gray.
  • In '93 the plant switched to a new (a two component polyurethane) that was typically applied thicker than the previous flavor... The peel appearance is due to the paint technology change. The 2 component paint has a longer wavelength (wider) peel than the previous 1 component, which was quite short (tight).
  • In the book All Corvettes are Red, it mentions that 10 or 12 ZR-1 narrow body spyders were built. Some had DR-1 on the license plate in honor of Don Rukle the executive. He was presented with a silver ZR-1 convertible with a yellow interior built by ASC and Chevrolet at Bowling Green.
  • In 1992-93 GM started running out of the Birmal heads. They found another manufacturer, Dunn, to make heads for the ZR-1. As GM ran out of Birmal heads for the 1994-95 production model of the ZR-1 they started installing the new Dunn heads except they ran out of the left side Birmal heads first so some '94 ZR-1s have the new Dunn heads only on the left side. Eventually GM started installing Dunn heads on both sides but only later built '95 ZR-1s got Dunn heads on both sides:

For '95 cars:
All '95 cars have the Dunn heads on the left side: #10225121
Most of the '95's still have the Birmal heads on the right side: #10174390
In '95 is when they started installing some of the Dunn heads on the right side: #10225122

For '94 cars:
All '94 cars have the Birmal heads on the right side: #10174390
Most of the '94's still have the Birmal heads on the left side: #10174389
In '94 is when they started installing some of the Dunn heads on the left side: #10225121

For '91-93 cars:

All '91-93 cars have the Birmal heads on the left side: #10174389

All '91-93 cars have the Birmal heads on the right side: #10174390

For '90 cars:
All '90 cars have the Birmal heads on the left side: #10106178
All '90 cars have the Birmal heads on the right side: #10106179

These are the ZR-1's we have confirmed that definitely have a (SET) of Dunn heads on them from the factory. If you know of anymore let us know:
#117, #118, #161, #186, #188, #205, #207, #208, #211, #220, #227, #228, #229, #235, #236, #249, #258, #275, #278, #283, #287, #293, #308, #310, #316, #323, #344, #357, #360, #361, #368, #375, #389, #390, #392, #393, #394, #398, #409, #416, #418, #420, #425, #428, #432, #435, #442, #444,

Keep in mind, when looking at these lists, even though the production numbers are in order, the actual cars are not built in order according to the production numbers.

UK INFO

Known ZR-1's in the UK. We believe there are about 30 to 40 ZR-1s in the UK, almost all of them 90s.  Some we know about:
Red 90 L5800937
Red 90 L5801281
Red 90 L580 2792
Red 90 L580 0857
Red 90 L580 1230
Green 90 L580 1575

Red 91 M5801012
Red 91 M5801267
Black 91 M5801469
Yellow 90 M5801344

Red 90 L5800379
Green 90 L5801268
Charcoal 90 L5802800
Geiger ZR-1 in white

CANADA INFO
1990 Canadian ZR-1 production: 163 units.
1991 Canadian ZR-1 production: 152 units.
1993 Canadian ZR-1 production: 15 units.
1994 Canadian ZR-1 production: 13 units.
1995 Canadian ZR-1 production: 18 units.

 

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