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Findlay Chevrolet’s Corvette ZR1 Coupe generates endless interest

Since the day the first Chevrolet Corvette was released in 1953, the vehicle remains the king of the automobile world. Named by Myron Scott at the GM Motorama, its lifeblood is unmatched in the highly- competitive world of high-performance vehicles.

The throaty Corvette is iconic and its buyers are unique. In many cases, it sells before being delivered to the dealership. No matter what the year, the Chevrolet Corvette remains popular and turns heads wherever it goes.

The response to the ZR1 Coupe has been endless, according to Findlay Chevrolet sales consultant D.J. Jeffers, who has witnessed the vehicle’s iconic following for the past 14 years. If there is such a thing as a “home run” in the car business, the Corvette ZR Coupe has been it.

“What makes this car so great is that it has the big spoiler, the big wing and 13 intercools so its track-ready and will never overheat,” Jeffers said. “Customers come in and just want to buy it after seeing it. It’s a very unique car, that’s for sure.

“The Corvette is the fastest car General Motors has ever built. It actually shoots flames out of the back. That’s also another very unique part of the car.”

The first Corvette was built at a temporary General Motors facility in Flint, Michigan. The base price for the first Corvette was $3,498 while the engine was rated at 150 horsepower at 4,200 RPM with a six-cylinder “Blue Flame” engine.

By contrast, the 2019 ZR1 Coupe is headlined with an LT5 6.2 liter Supercharged V-8 and PFI along with the SRI Performance Package which includes 755 horsepower and 715 foot-pounds of torque.

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