CODE NAME ZERVMay 23, 2019
Whenever a company starts a new project, it is common to give it a code name. This allows the KEY staff inside the company to be able to talk about it without giving away what they are working on.
The development of a new car can take many years, keeping these projects a secret is extremely important.
This is especially true when you are changing the location of the engine in a car as iconic as the Corvette.
In the case of the newly transformed C8 Corvette, GM code named it ZERV. At first you may get this confused with PZEV (Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle), a common acronym seen on the back of cars today. It is in fact, to have a very meaningful origin based on the CERV protypes from the 50’ and 60’s and again in the 80’s.
CERV stood for Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle. It is assumed the ZERV stands for Zora Engineering Research Vehicle, a huge nod to the “Father of the Corvette,” Zora Arkus-Duntov, and to his early Mid-Engine concept vehicles.
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1963 Frame Off Restored Tuxedo Black SWC
What Mike likes about this car:
This very correct frame-off restored S.W.C. features a #’s matching 327/340hp engine mated to a 4-speed transmission.
This is the most desirable drivetrain combo (in our opinion), and the rarest and best color combination!
The meticulous, nut and bolt frame off restoration was completed in ’18.
All of the restoration work was rewarded with a Concours Gold Certificate at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Chicago!
Priced to sell at: $145,000.
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