1989 Snake Skinner ZR-1: Suddenly, it’s 1963 Again!


by K. Scott Teeters as written for Vette magazine and republished from Super Chevy
an excerpt from: Trend Setting, Part 14: A look back at Chevrolet’s
experimental, prototype, concept car, and show car Corvettes

Dateline: 12.18.15: It was no secret in 1988 and 1989 that Chevrolet was developing a “super-Vette.” But when the Dodge Viper RT/10, with its 488-cid V-10 engine, debuted at the 1989 New York Auto Show the Corvette guys didn’t know what hit them. The Dodge boys were completely up front as to the source of their inspiration for the Viper—it was the minimalist, ’65 Shelby 427 Cobra. You just know that the Corvette guys went back to their offices, closed the doors and yelled, “What the @$#*!” Continue reading

1989 Snake Skinner ZR-1: Suddenly, it’s 1963 Again!”