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1990 - 1995 ZR-1 Corvette General Production Information

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Production by Color
Color Code 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 Total
Admiral Blue Metallic 28U -- -- -- -- 44 12 56
Arctic White 10U 125 313 78 22 40 41 619
Black 41U 905 489 124 52 122 121 1813
Black Rose Metallic 73U -- -- 48 10 11 -- 69
Bright Aqua Metallic 43U -- -- 27 8 5 13 53
Bright Red 81U 1560 634 130 -- -- -- 2324
Charcoal Metallic 96U 72 19 -- -- -- -- 91
Competition Yellow 53U 23 39 26 11 41 49 189
Dark Purple Metallic 05U -- -- -- -- -- 25 25
Dark Red Metallic 75U 181 90 17 2 19 16 325
Polo Green Metallic 91U 104 65 -- -- -- -- 169
Polo Green II Metallic 45U -- -- 37 20 35 31 123
Quasar Blue Metallic 80U 19 71 15 7 -- -- 112
Ruby Red Metallic 68U -- -- -- 245 -- -- 245
Steel Blue Metallic 25U 11 43 -- -- -- -- 54
Torch Red 70U -- -- -- 57 119 140 316
Turquoise Metallic 42U 16 94 -- -- -- -- 110
Unknown -- 33 187 -- 14 12 -- 246
Total Production -- 3,049 2,044 502 448 448 448 6,939

1993-1994 Interior Production Colors
Color 1993 1994
Arctic White 11 --
Black 84 253
Light Beige 39 52
Light Gray 28 58
Red 27 73
Ruby Red 245* --
*  5 were pre-production pilot cars.

1995 Interior/Exterior Production Combination
RPO Exterior Color Interior Color Total
    Beige Black Light Gray Torch Red  
05U Dark Purple Metallic 3 15 7 0 25
10U Arctic White 9 11 8 13 41
28U Admiral Blue Metallic 0 4 8 0 12
41U Black 9 100 6 6 121
43U Bright Aqua Metallic 0 6 7 0 13
45U Polo Green II Metallic 26 5 0 0 31
53U Competition Yellow 12 35 2 0 49
70U Torch Red 22 66 10 42 140
75U Dark Red Metallic 9 6 1 0 16
Totals: 90 248 49 61 448
Chart compiled by Larry Merow of the ZR-1 Registry

Miscellaneous Production Notes

  1. 1990:  Approximately 124 1990 ZR-1 were built with the manual AC/HVAC controls (excluding RPO C68).
  2. 1991:  Rumor has it that on 4/23/91, a 1991 ZR-1 was built for a dignitary with a special color:  WA-9795 Green/gray.
  3. 1994:  Two special ZR-1's were built. (1) - Admiral Blue with Torch Red Interior - #443,   (2) - Competition Yellow with Red interior.
  4. Misc:  According to the book, All Corvettes are Red, by James Schefter, approximately 10 to 12 ZR-1 narrow body "Spyders" were built. Some of them were equipped with a special "DR-1" on the license plate in honor of GM Executive, Don Runkle. He was presented with a silver ZR-1 convertible with a yellow interior built by ASC and Chevrolet at Bowling Green.

Birmal vs. A.L. Dunn Head Production

For 1995 ZR-1s:
All 1995 ZR-1s have the Dunn heads on the left side:† #10225121
Most of the 1995s still have the Birmal heads on the right side:† #10174390
In 1995 is when they started installing some of the Dunn heads on the right side:† #10225122

The following production numbers belong to the 1995 ZR-1s that have been confirmed to be equipped with a set of A.L. Dunn heads from the factory:

#118, #161, #186, #188

#211, #220, #227, #229, #236, #249, #258, #275

#308, #316, #357, #323, #368, #389, #390, #392, #393, #394, #398

#416, #418, #420, #425, #428, #435, #442, #444

For 1994 ZR-1s:
All 1994 ZR-1s have the Birmal heads on the right side:† #10174390
Most of the 1994ís still have the Birmal heads on the left side:† #10174389
In 1994 is when they started installing some of the Dunn heads on the left side:† #10225121

For 1991-1993 ZR-1s:
All 1991-1993 ZR-1s have the Birmal heads on the left side:† #10174389
All 1991-1993 ZR-1s have the Birmal heads on the right side:† #10174390

For 1990 ZR-1s:
All 1990 ZR-1s have the Birmal heads on the left side:† #10106178
All 1990 ZR-1s have the Birmal heads on the right side:† #10106179


Canadian ZR-1 Production

1990:  163 units
1990 Bright Red (RPO 81U): 60 units

1991:  151 units
1991 Bright Red (RPO 81U):  41 units

1995:  17 units
1995 Black (RPO 41U):  5 units


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