The RPO ZR2 Special Purpose LS6 Engine Package was the successor to the legendary, racing-developed L88. The ZR2 followed the same winning recipe, combining the new 454/425-hp Mark IV big-block LS6 V8 with the stout Muncie M22 close-ratio “Rock-Crusher” four-speed manual transmission, a cutting-edge transistorized ignition, heavy-duty aluminum radiator (with shroud delete), heavy-duty power disc brakes, heavy duty battery, and an F41 Special Suspension with specific springs, shocks, and stabilizer bars. What it specifically didn’t come with was just as important, getting rid of the power windows and steering, rear defroster, radio, alarm system, wheel covers, and air conditioning for weight savings. The $1,747 package, which was never marketed by GM, cost the equivalent of over thirty percent of the base price of a standard Corvette and was specifically created for those wishing to race.
This specific Corvette was purchased new by Anatoly “Toly” Arutunoff, a renowned Tulsa, Oklahoma-based road racer who bought and imported numerous fabulous Ferraris, Lancias, Abarths, and Alfa Romeos to race in many of the most famous events worldwide. Anatoly purchased the car through the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Chevrolet dealer for use in the 1971 Targa Florio. Given his intention to race it, Toly ticked the box for the ‘ZR2’ package. While 188 ’71 Corvettes were optioned with the LS6 motor, only 12 buyers ponied up for the ZR2 package — ten on coupes and two on roadsters. According to the original Corvette Order Copy (tank sticker) on file, this car was ordered on March 2, 1971 in Classic White over Black vinyl with the ZR2 package and its contents listed.
With his new car on order and plans for the Targa Florio set, Anatoly lined up Englishman Charles Lucas (who built Titan Formula race cars) to co-drive. Knowing his exploits in the best racing machines Italy had to offer, alas, the opportunity to compete was fleeting — recent updates to the rules meant a roll bar was required and the lack of one in the ‘Vette caused it to fail pre-race scrutineering. No longer eligible for the event, Toly would never race the ZR2 and he handed the keys to Lucas who held onto the car for some time. Its last owner, Malcolm Bishop, purchased the vehicle in 1987 and showed the car in several major events throughout England.
A rare opportunity to acquire one of the few ZR2s produced and even fewer surviving cars (only six are currently known to still exist), this Corvette is unique in its fabulously documented history, original tank sticker, and the inclusion of its original Targa Florio sticker. With only two owners since 1975 and impressive originality, this Corvette, one of the most original and fantastically preserved ones we’ve seen in years, is the prime candidate for a world-class restoration or a sensational and unique driver’s car. Offered to the most demanding collector, investor, or enthusiast who desires to own one of the very best!
This 1971 Corvette was equipped from the factory with the following options, according to its original tank sticker:
> 972 – Classsic White Paint
> 400 – Standard Black v=Vinyl
> LS6 – 454/425 Engine
> J50 – Power Brakes
> M22 – Heavy-Duty Close Ratio Transmission
> G81 – Positraction Axle, 3.08 Ratio
> PT1 – Black Wall Tire F70x15 Tires
> ZR2- Special Purpose Engine Package (includes the following as standard)
–> LS6 engine, 454ci, 425hp, 475lb-ft.
–> M22 transmission
–> Heavy-duty power brakes
–> Transistorized ignition
–> Heavy duty aluminum radiator
–> Special springs/shocks front and rear
–> Heavy duty front and rear stabilizer bars
The following is a comprehensive list of the original parts that this car retains:
> Engine Casting Number: 3963512
> Engine Casting Date: I 11 70 (September 11, 1970)
> Engine Build Date: T0304CPW (LS6 engine with 4-speed transmission assembled March 4, 1971)
> VIN Derivitive: C11S113473
> Emissions Label on Cowl: AZ (LS6)
> Intake Manifold: 3963569
> Cylinder Heads, Both: 3946074
> Holley Carburetor: LIST 4803-1
> Holley Carburetor Assembly Date: 124 (4th week of February 1971)
> Holley Carburetor Metering Blocks: 6808 and 4519
> Distributor: 1112076 (LS6 Transistor Ignition)
> Starter: 1108400
> Starter Date Code: 0H12 (August 12, 1970)
> Transmission Casting Number: 3925661
> Muncie Assembly Number: P1T17C (M22, 1971 model year, December 17, 1970)
> VIN derivitive: C11S113473
> Exhaust Manifolds: 3969869 Left side, 3880828 right side, both sides have A.I.R. provisions
> Jack Date: 0L (December 1970)
> Fan Clutch Date: 02 22 71 SC (February 11,1971 – Schwitzer)
Trim Tag Details:
> 972 – Classic White
> 400 – Standard Black Vinyl
> Body Assembly Date – H29 (March 29, 1971)
Daniel Schmitt & Co. is located in beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. Our dealership spans 4 acres, boasts 3 luxurious showrooms, a state-of-the-art service department, a world-class restoration facility, and is only minutes away from Lambert International Airport. While we offer our cars for online sale and auction, we do also encourage you to visit our beautiful classic car showroom!
Family owned and operated for over 50 years, we are a classic and luxury car gallery, committed to delivering some of the rarest, highest-quality classic cars, to customers worldwide. Throughout the years, our classic car dealership has built its reputation as one of the most trusted providers of classic cars to enthusiasts, collectors or investors. We offer truly unique and beautiful motorcars for sale.
As Daniel Schmitt & Co. reviews will attest, we focus on providing a world-class automobile shopping experience with thorough descriptions and detailed images - an absolute must in the digital age, when many of our classic and investment cars are sold online. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
We look forward to working with you!
Finance rates as low as 8.9%.
We know that classic car financing can pose a unique challenge. Although a vintage or exotic car can be an excellent investment, some financial institutions attempt to apply standard “used car” rules for financing a classic car, which in many cases can make loan approval difficult.
We work closely with many banking institutions that understand and recognize the collector value of classic cars and view them as an investment, which allows us to help you get the financing you need so that you can have the car you have dreamed of.
Terms available up to 144 Months
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us, (314)291-7000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
* Rates vary depending on year of car, length of term and credit score.
Warranty Available. Please inquire for more information.
Please note: Shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer. The prices listed in our ads are only shipping estimates, not the actual cost. Shipping costs vary depending on vehicle size, fuel prices, and carrier type.
Vehicle may be sold by our dealership before the end of auction.
Daniel Schmitt & Company has described the above-mentioned vehicle to the best of our ability. However, as with all pre-owned automobiles, the condition is subjective, and we recommend that the potential buyer fly out to inspect, as well as test drive any of our vehicles before finalizing their purchase. If it is not feasible for you to personally perform an inspection, we will gladly help facilitate an inspection by an independent service center of your choice and will make delivery arrangements of the vehicle for this purpose. All vehicles are sold in “AS IS” condition. Extended warranty options are available on most vehicles. Please be advised that no verbal statements concerning any vehicle constitutes a representation or warranty of said vehicle. Our goal is to provide you with the best service and buying experience as possible. All purchases include an additional $385 processing fee which covers the processing of paperwork, pre-vehicle delivery costs, FedEx shipping fees, and a 30-day temporary registration plate so that the vehicle can be driven prior to the title transfer. (ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please be aware that you will be responsible for the Federal Reserve fee(s) charged for all incoming wires).
In regards to winning bidders and Buy It Now customers: All winning bidders and Buy It Now bidders are encouraged to fly out and personally inspect the vehicle. If you deem the vehicle is not as represented upon personal inspection, we will not only refund your deposit, but will also reimburse your airfare at the cost of a coach ticket. Feedback must be left at the time of delivery upon final inspection.
Pertaining to non-eBay winners: Anyone who has provided a deposit but whose purchase is still pending, please note that said vehicle will not be held and is subject to being sold at any time until all contingencies are removed and the purchase order is signed.
The advertised mileage represents the actual miles when the car was posted online. These vehicles are test-driven and actual mileage may vary at the time of sale.
All used vehicles should be assumed to have some degree of wear. We do not manufacture our product. Each vehicle’s brand has its strengths, styles, tendencies, and shortcomings. Despite our best efforts to verify a vehicle’s mechanical condition, we are not able to warranty a manufacturer’s workmanship or a previous owner’s diligence in care of said vehicle. Due to this reason, all vehicles are sold “AS IS”. There are no mechanical guarantees, expressed or implied.
Daniel Schmitt & Co. reserves the right to end the auction at any time.
Showroom Hours Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (open until 5:00 by appointment) Sunday: Closed