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For Sale on AutoTrader: Chevy Corvette Owned by Nicolas Cage

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author photo by Autotrader March 2011

His collection is rumored to include a Ferrari Enzo, Lamborghini Miura SVJ, 1955 Jaguar D-Type, and even a Gulfstream Jet. But Nicolas Cage also once owned this 1992 Chevrolet Corvette, which we found on AutoTrader.com offered for sale at River Front Auto Sales in Buffalo, New York.

Finished in a unique deep purple with a gray interior, the 6-speed manual 'Vette was originally sold new to Cage in July 1992, according to Marty Pecorraro, River Front's owner. Cage owned the car in Los Angeles and drove it only briefly before trading it in sometime in early 1993 with just 2,153 miles on the clock.

Following Cage, the Corvette saw a slew of different owners before finally settling in New England, where one buyer even adorned the high-performance sports car with personalized Vermont license plates bearing the actor's last name. After another relocation to Florida, the car came up for sale at a Manheim dealer auction with only 44,000 miles on the clock – and that's where Pecorraro saw an opportunity.

"It's not your average car," said Pecorraro, who added that the 'Vette had a window sticker of around $60,000 when Cage purchased it in 1992. "We've been thinking about running it at Barrett-Jackson."

While the ex-Cage Corvette's asking price of $47,980, is far above the current AutoTrader average of around $13,300 for similar vehicles, it does include the history of having a famous actor as a prior owner. Plus, the Corvette's provenance isn't just smoke and mirrors: Pecorraro has the documents to prove it.

"I have a three-ring binder full of stuff on the car," said Pecorraro, noting that he has the original window sticker and pictures of Cage with the car. Best of all, it's in good shape, with new tires and a clean, accident-free Carfax report.

With Cage's well-documented penchant for fast cars, it's not surprising that he chose this Corvette – a high-performance ZR-1 model – considered one of the meanest cars on the road in 1992. Putting out 375 horsepower, the ZR-1 represented a boost of 130 horses over the standard Corvette, placing it squarely in competition against the fastest Ferraris of its day.

Cage, now 47, purchased the car following his successful leading roles in popular comedies Moonstruck and Raising Arizona, and just weeks before the debut of Honeymoon in Vegas, in which he played the unlucky, lovestruck Jack Singer.

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