SPECS
Horsepower
210 HP
Torque
285 LB-FT
Curb Weight
3348 LB
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Engine Size
5.0 L
Transmission Type
Auto
Top Speed
110 MPH
Standing Quarter Mile
15.2 Seconds
MPG (City/Highway)
16/25 MPG
VEHICLE STORY

When I was around five years old I seen a car and I asked my dad what car it was.  He said "that's a Camaro" and I told him that's the car I want when I grow up.  Fast forward 10 years and I purchased my first car, a 1991 RS Camaro.  I tried to buy a IROC-Z so bad but couldn't find a good one for my budget.  I enjoyed that RS but I was never happy knowing it's not what I really wanted.  Time passed by and I had thoughts of doing a engine swap if I didn't upgrade to a IROC-Z in the future.  College and life came into play and I stored the car in the garage as I had to move out of state. Yes in the meantime I did have other cars but always kept my third gen Camaro.  Every time I would get a chance I was on Craigslist searching for a convertible IROC-Z.  I wanted a T-Top at first but knew after owning a few other 4th gens this Camaro's  if I ever find it would be different.  I would see a few but it wasn't the right color and I already went through painting my RS and I wanted to buy one with the original color I wanted and it's a must RED.  One day I finally found one in Hunnington beach in so cal.  It was more than I wanted to spend but I did the calculations on what it would cost me to buy one at a lower price and fix it to its original state.  I made the trip down there and met with the owner, a old retired guy that owned the car since 1990.  Man it was garage kept and I was trying to keep my cool on how good it looked so I can try to negotiate a good deal.  I gave my offer and he refused so I walked away, but soon after he called me back and we made the deal.  The whole drive back I was so happy thinking to myself damn I finally got the car I always wanted.  I finally make it back to SF and started tearing the RS apart in the the garage and sell it for parts and make room for the IROC-Z.  I didn't want to sell it I really had it crushed.  I just didn't want anyone ever owning my RS.  I kept the steering wheel and sold everything else except for the shell of course.  Do to the sun the IROC-Z did need a steering wheel since it was a little faded and I had a really good one that was flawless from my RS.  Everything I'm in the IROC-Z it's like my RS but way better.  I finally have my dream car I always wanted, yes I want to change a few things but it's too nice and I would feel like I'm ruining it.  It even has the stock exhaust system.  A lot of people always ask me why don't I add a aftermarket exhaust and like I said before I have had so many other cars and own a few other ones that have a upgraded cam and cutout in the exhausts so I have that already, why do I need to change it on this nice drop top that is all factory.  I took it to the drag strip just to have fun. I have a video on YouTube of it, and finally was able to host my own third generation Camaro cruise like I always wanted to do but had issues with my RS and the IROC-Z made it happen.  

Discuss this build

See whose at the top of the Wheelwell Camaro Leaderboard