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IROC-Z Camaro With Only 6,500 Miles!

1987 Camaro IROC-Z Survivor

How much would you be willing to pay for an almost brand new 1987 Camaro today? How does $33k sound? That may seem crazy, but this particular Camaro was a serious machine when it was released. The base Camaro started at $12,819 in 1987, but this one was outfitted with the IROC-Z Performance Package, cloth buckets, and T.P.I. (Tuned Port Injection) V8. Those options totaled $5,474 and with destination charge you were looking at a close to $19k car. Adjusted for inflation that would be like buying a $40k Camaro today! So, perhaps their asking price isn’t all that crazy after all? Take a look at the eBay auction here and you be the judge. It is in amazing condition, but for that kind of money you could buy a brand new V8-powered Camaro. The buck stops here though, so which would you pick?


  1. 1969Deuce

    That went quickly.

    • Jesse Mortensen Jesse Staff

      Must have made a deal offline or they decided it was worth even more!

  2. David Frank David Member

    And still, it’s only an ’87 Camaro after all.

    • Jesse Mortensen Jesse Staff

      True. This is one time that I would have a hard time picking the old car over the new version.

  3. jimbosidecar

    I did buy a brand new IROC Z in 1987 to take it racing in the Firehawk Endurance Challenge. Seems to me I paid about $14000 for it.

  4. Pete

    Did the buck stop?

    • Texas Tea

      Hey Pete, the deer caught my eye too. This listing is just 35 miles west of my location. The deer is a young Axis Buck. Not native to Texas or America for that matter. I’ve lived here eleven years and had to ask one of the locals how these Axis deer got mixed in with the native white tails. He said, years back a local rancher that owned land backing up to our lake decided to install a tall game fence and import a couple hundred of these Axis. What he didn’t know was that Axis deer are excellent swimmers. And swim they did. Ha! I’m thinking there are thousands of them out there now.

      Nice camaro!

  5. Fred

    Something tells me the buyer’s investment is safe if they can keep it in this condition. Even at $33K.

  6. Bobsmyuncle


    Automatic and a slug by today’s standards.

    It’s only value MAY come one day in the future which means you have to sit on it and baby it in the meantime.

  7. RoughDiamond

    Not sure these are ever going to take off. Sometimes even the people like Hagerty miss the values. I own a ’91 Z/28 hardtop with 305 TPI engine with factory oil cooler, 5-speed BW trans and 3:42 limited slip performance rear axle. The car has 73K original documented miles, a spotless Car Fax and was a one family owner (father and then son) before me. I have all the documentation for it. It is a #2 car and had a partial respray of the hood and roof due to well documented GM primer issues back in the day. Hagerty values it at 10K. I had it on eBay 5 times and could not even get bids to $7,500. IROCs are in a different class although a 5-speed is the way to go.

  8. DJ

    I actually liked the early 85-86 HO Z28 cars. GM did something they didn’t tell everyone. I worked as a tech during the late 80’s. The HO Z28 5 speed came with a doug nash transmission. Not all of them did but just a few. I bought one in the late 80’s because the owner thought it needed rings. It was just the oil returns in the heads. I think I gave $800 for it and it was in great shape. I hated working on these cars. All plastic that lasted just a few years. The 92 350 Z28 was the one I liked with all the hoop la ground effects and spoiler. Such was the 80’s.

  9. james

    My friend Greg bought the first IROC ever sold at the local chevy dealer, checked every option box,Camaro script seat covers,4 wheel disc, 305+Doug Nash 5 speed,3:42 gear. Maybe 1 year later it had a 383 stroker,roller cam,alum.heads. By 1988 it was Pro Street 468 BBC,5spd. eventually got 10.50’s out of a TRUE street car. No weird gas,tires or any other tricks. Literally drive it on the trailer and rip off mid 10’s. Radio,wipers,carpet+insulation pad. 3750 lbs without a driver. 3955 with.

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