My Journey across the continent to pickup a 91 red saddle zr1

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Been looking for so long.

Maybe this should go into the zr1 discussion but im not sure how many of my c4 peeps lurk there so here it is. I want to share the experience. Im *not* a social media guy, so im posting my thread here to share.

The car was originally from Toronto Canada. A canadian car. Then a guy bought it and took it to PEI. That guy listed it in PEI but was moving back to TO, so he drove it there, and im flying in to pick it up tomorrow morning...and then im going to make the rediculous drive from Toronto to Calgary. I am taking the canadian route, theough the Canadian Shield for the drop dead gorgeous scenery. Also stopping for business in Thunder Bay, ON, and will overnight at a family cabin between Tbay and Kenora. Once I hit the Manitoba border i hit the praries, and the drive gets fairly boring.

My intent is just to share the journey, ive wanted to biy a zr-1 for so long, but my fledgling business needed all the personal capital i had up until recently. So now after many years Im going to get it. The funny thing is i hardly have any pics of her because the seller pulled the ad before i could save them to my phone.

This Z will almost have gone from one side of the continent to the other. PEI on the east, to the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains on the west. Had the seller take pics as it left PEI and as it entered provinces heading west. I will do the same.

Here are some photos. I touch down in Toronto tomorrow 12:55 est. Ill be sure to post the story here. It is a big leap of faith to drive this 36hrs home, however a litmus test foe me was that the owner drover it from PEI to TO, which is is 17hrs. So i figure thats a good sign. AC has lost its charge. I may stop at one an autovalue (like autozone) and grab a quick refill with stop leak to see if it will make the trip. Thats the only issue. But we are still cool enough that i think i can handle it.


from pei to toronto, driven by current owner

from toronto to thunder bay to calgary, will be driven by me!




driver leaving pei

entering new brunswick

entering quebec



love the “open for business” slogan and congrats to Ontarians for electing a progress oriented government!!


And here it sits in a parking stall for tomorrow. Owner is meeting me at Pearson International. Where we will complete bill of sale and go to a Service Ontario outlet and I purchase a ten day transit pass home to my province of Alberta. Wish me luck boys!


CAN NOT WAIT
 

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Excellent story 🍿
 

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Congrats on the new car. Should be a nice ride back this way. A friend of mine just went back to Ontario and he said the drive from manitoba back was very nice scenery. Just watch out for turkeys as when he left Ontario a turkey smoked his van and about $6 K damage and had to get a ins rental to make the trip here and back. I see the pic with the welcome to Ontario is a cloudy day and the inside dash reflection on the windshield. I mentioned this the other day in a post complaining about my 93 Rosie and it is much worse when the sun is out, so you have to put up with it. Have a good trip.
 
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Bought mine in Mississauga. Instead of flying home from work I went to Pearson, picked the car up next day and drove home. Had a fantastic 3 days and pretty much doubled the kms on the odometer. Looking forward to following your trip home with your new pride and joy.
 

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That is so cool, I bought a 1990 zr1 red on red with 9500 miles on it in January and I’m looking forward to doing the Oregan coast and California coast this fall.
 

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The drive from Manitoba to Alberta may take some time and not have too much scenery. I hoped you packed up some tunes or something to keep you alert.

Boarding plane from calgary to toronto now. The adventure begins!
 

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Congrats on the new ride...
I’m looking forward to hearing about your adventure.
Those ZR1s are nice cars.
Like Hemi said... turn up the tunes and sing along if you must!
Motor safe.
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Thanks Guys. I have a cabin in NW ontario so ive done the Mb-Ab drive at least 42 times. :oops:

The seller was kind enough to give me his bluetooth streaming thingy. So i have lots of tunes on my phone and all will be well there.
 
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update!

Seller was very nice and met me at the airport and we drove to the closest registry where I am now standing in line.

This car has 80k miles, and was bought for a great price that allows my wife and I to drive it guilt free.
more pics to come but here a few.


first sight!

seller was a great sport.

excited

red with saddle, the colour i was looking for






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update!

Seller was very nice and met me at the airport and we drove to the closest registry where I am now standing in line.

This car has 80k miles, and was bought for a great price that allows my wife and I to drive it guilt free.
more pics to come but here a few.


first sight!

seller was a great sport.

excited

red with saddle, the colour i was looking for






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The smile says it all.
 
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An epic adventure. Safe travels.

Thanks for sharing the story with us.
 

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Thank you so much for the tips. By my calculations I can tell the vehicle is running at 200° on the nose. Fahrenheit that is. My gauges in Celsius.

It is an absolutely gorgeous day here. As a geologist one of my favorite areas of the country is the Canadian Shield. It is bright and sunny and the red hood looks amazing!


lottle less space on the mirror

love the color combo

happy guy
 

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While on your Epic Journey ....
Just East of Winnipeg is the Centre of Canada Sign :Watching:

Go ahead and stop and take a Photo ... :Snaphappy:
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Many of us did on an Epic Journey - 10 months ago :thumbs:
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It would make a great keepsake photo of this Event for you.

Also ... something between Brandon MN and Regina for you
a Great Eatery alongside the Highway
The Red Barn at 405 Main St, Moosomin, SK
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Maybe see you around Town when back in YYC :Seeya:
June 8th Capital Chevrolet Corvette Show & Shine
 
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