10K Original Miles: 1988 Chevrolet Camaro IROC

“Spotless” is one way to describe this 1988 Chevrolet Camaro IROC with just 10,352 miles on the clock, looking like it just rolled out of the showroom. Ironically, it’s been dealer serviced all of its life and was found at a local Chevy dealer in Connecticut by the seller. The Camaro rides on aftermarket wheels at the moment, but the original wheels are included. Overall, this is a time capsule that you will want to avoid putting too many miles on, especially if you hope to someday recoup the $29,500 asking price. Find it here on Hemmings and listed by a private seller in Southport, Connecticut.

Thanks to Barn Finds reader Boot for the find. The Chevy presents as-new from end-to-end, with no sign of wear and tear despite passing through the hands of three caretakers. Although the larger wheels may fill out the arches better, I would much prefer to see the Camaro listed with the stock wheels mounted – it just gives it even more of that feeling of being a perfectly-preserved time capsule. The white paint with the bronze and black striping wrapping around the lower extremities is a great look, and it’s always nice to see a Camaro of this generation that doesn’t have period-installed tinted windows.

The interior is essentially flawless, as you might expect, with a crack-free dash and perfect center console plastics. The Camaro retains its factory radio and steering wheel, and the carpets are unmarked. While a manual gearbox would put this one over the top, the automatic transmission won’t stop a Camaro enthusiast from scoping this one out. The only question is this: what do you do with it? If you can manage the risk of values going stagnant, adding another 10,000 miles shouldn’t hurt its long-term prospects too much. While third-generation Camaros are picking up steam, it’s not as if it’s an air-cooled 911 at the moment.

Featuring a 5.7L V8, the Camaro will offer its next caretaker more than enough power to be entertaining without getting into too much trouble. While these cars do respond well to modifications, it’s always good to see one with its stock exhaust still attached. The underhood shots confirm that this is indeed a low mileage specimen, if the rest of the photos left any seeds of doubt. Paying $30,000 for any hobby car can lead to a long pause or two, but buying the best one you can get your hands on should remove some of the concern. While I don’t think this one is the wisest investment choice – you’d need to find a 5-speed as clean as this to minimize your risk as much as possible – it’s still a solid buy if the condition is as good as it seems.

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Comments

  1. Moparman Member

    Unless I missed them, the only wheels I see on the car in the listing and the video are the originals. This car is really nice! GLWTS!! :-)

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    • The Tower The Tower

      88 IROC wheels had two black stripes on each spoke. The ones on this car look aftermarket to me.

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      • Steve R

        That may be true, but the style on this car look so much better.

        Steve R

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    • Superdessucke

      The wheels are not stock for sure. With tan interior and gold stripes the 16″ wheels would have had gold accents.

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      • Superdessucke

        If anyone cares, there’s a company on eBay who sells the 1988-90 stock design rims in 17 x 9 size in gold or silver. They look identical to the factory 16 x 8 wheel except the size obviously. Not sure where they’re made but they look good.

  2. Jwzg

    Well, you won’t find a 5-speed with a 350, and this combination was the only ticket for hanging with 5.0 Mustangs in 1988 unless you jumped to the Corvette or a GN/T-Type still sitting on the lot from 1987.

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  3. Clement

    These were nice cars for their time and they provided the first steps to the return of real performance. And this is a nice example. 👍
    I’m mall good with it except for the price.
    And that only because I’m cheap… 😁

  4. george mattar

    People will be sorry they did not buy these cars. Camaros always jump in value, but that is not a reason to buy one. The reason to buy one is to enjoy it. I am 65 and yesterday, yet another friend of more than 40 years died. He had a 67 Corvette and never drove it. Sad. These cars were everywhere 30 years ago. Today, I am forced to look at butt ugly new Camaros. Such a POS. The mighty GM can do nothing right anymore.

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