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Would You Buy This IROC-Z?

Posted March 02, 2009 4:20 PM by CarDomain

This IROC is missing the original wheels, it's dusty and rodents have done some damage under the hood. But it's got just four miles on the odometer, the seats are covered in the factory plastic, and the front air dam is still in its sealed plastic wrapper along with the mounting hardware!

The auction ends today and bidding is already well over $20k. Will it make the reserve? And what's this thing really worth? You decide.

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Re: Would You Buy This IROC-Z?

03/02/2009 7:52 PM

No i would not buy it. Just never have liked the IROC Z's I suppose if i had a mullet things might be different.

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Re: Would You Buy This IROC-Z?

03/03/2009 1:29 AM

Definitely no.

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03/03/2009 3:33 AM

It went to $24,500 but didn't hit reserve.

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Re: Would You Buy This IROC-Z?

03/03/2009 8:14 AM

Nope, I see nothing redeeming in this car that makes it worth $20k. Maybe in 20 years somebody will consider it a classic but I'm not even sure about that. Nostalgia is a funny thing though...

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03/03/2009 10:10 AM

This is a 20 year old car with a 155 HP engine, that has never been started. I never was that fond of the body style of this generation Camaro either. It would take a lot of nostalgia for me to pay that much for a car that would not be able to keep up with just about any vehicle on the road today (minivans and econoboxes included), just because it says "IROC-Z".

The early '80s were a bleak time in automotive history. Pollution regulations had sapped the horsepower of cars to very low levels. Even "muscle cars" of the era were pretty enemic. For many folks, gas prices and shortages surely meant an end of the muscle car era.

By the mid '80s HP had crept up a bit and it looked like this might be the the final peak for muscle cars. 200 HP was crazy horsepower at that time, and most folks felt that cars would never have this high a horsepower again.

I worked this a guy that did the same as the owner of this car. He bought a Camaro and put in storage around '85, as one of the last of the "muscle cars"

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Re: Would You Buy This IROC-Z?

03/04/2009 10:38 AM

To be fair to the seller, this type of car has been selling at real car auctions like Barret-Jackson and Kruse Int'l for $15-17k, usually in the 20k mileage range. His asking price might be steep, but not as steep as some people think. Anything is possible, I once saw an 88 pontiac fiero with only 400 original miles (and a 120 hp engine) sell for nearly $30k (It sold for around $9k when it was new). I bet this car cleans up real nice.

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03/05/2009 2:52 PM

I've been out of the trend scene since the economy STB. ...but last I saw 1980's trash is coming in style, especially out in the L.A. area. Like anything, in order to grab the potential customers attention, it at least needs a wash. It needs wheels, either OEM or Alabama hickster style would do. But 1980's trash ≠ jalopy. It must "look" presentable.

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Re: Would You Buy This IROC-Z?

03/26/2009 9:18 AM

No, But there is a 1957 Chevy lieing in a ditch in Oklahoma I would buy. The old farmer won't let anyone pull it out of his ditch.

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11/17/2010 11:28 PM

nope

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