Am I the only one who is tired of the 1980s? Yeah, I lived it, and it was a good time playing Dungeons & Dragons while listening to Van Halen’s 1984. Puffy hair? Neon colors? That’s for Hollywood nostalgia, not for the real world. This 1987 Camaro IROC-Z on eBay is for the real world. With 4,490, it’s out of this world.
Back then, it was big news when Chevrolet dropped in the 350 to complement the 305. The 350 put out a whopping 225 horsepower, which was 10 more than the 305’s horsepower with a manual tranny. If you wanted to shift for yourself, the 305 was the only way to go, unfortunately, but plenty of people sucked it up and chose the 350 because they were so slap-happy that Chevrolet stuffed it in between the Camaro’s frame rails.
The eBay IROC is claimed to be all-original and in like-new condition. The seller throws out the COPO term to point out that this Camaro was built in the unsubstantiated “1-of-1” non-standard combination of red/red/gold, but we think his usage of the COPO term (usually used for fleet orders) is not proper, for what it’s worth. Still, the 1980s resonate with a lot of Gen Xers who have started to snap up certain vehicles (have you noticed they now reproduce parts for the Monte Carlo SS?), so for the guy or gal who wants to have the best Camaro from the era, this probably is it. At $28,000, there are a lot of more desirable Camaros you could buy, but they wouldn’t be the best.