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That purple Vert looked really nice! You told me it had 20-30k from the pics and I’d have believed it.. looked original and unhacked
Thanks! It was a fun car and kind of miss it. The car was very easy to sell and sold fast. That one and the '83 were sold to get the 5 speed, 7K mile '89 convertible.

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Thanks! It was a fun car and kind of miss it. The car was very easy to sell and sold fast. That one and the '83 were sold to get the 5 speed, 7K mile '89 convertible.
Well, that was a worthy transaction!

I bet that car sold no problem.. rare color too
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Well, that was a worthy transaction!

I bet that car sold no problem.. rare color too
It did. I was getting messages for weeks after it sold inquiring about it. It needed some cosmetic TLC when I got it, but it was ABSOLUTELY rust free, being a California desert car and was mechanically sound. The bottom looked liked it had just rolled off the truck! If I had the space, I would have kept that one. My wife, daughter and even mom, loved the color. The '83 however, I was simply done with and would have sold it regardless.

As the new owner of the '92 was pulling out of my driveway, I told him how I had only used original AC Delco replacement parts on it and the lengths I had gone through to preserve it's originality.

He said, "Yeah, I don't care. I'm gonna LS swap it".

Wonder how that car is doing? Probably sitting disassembled in someone's garage.

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My '91 RS V6 with about 206k miles back in '05. Most of the sheet metal was replaced but still had the original interior and drivetrain, only thing that was replaced was the rearend.




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original flame red interior


The odometer stopped working at around 250k miles and the engine finally gave out around 275k back in '09. Sat in my driveway since then. Wish I had better pictures of the interior, it's in shockingly good shape. Here's what she looked like a few months ago before I finally sent her off to get a LS1/4L60E...



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He said, "Yeah, I don't care. I'm gonna LS swap it".

Wonder how that car is doing? Probably sitting disassembled in someone's garage.
LS swap isnít the worst thing I guess with a high mileage car.. would have been nice to find someone who loved the car and wanted to restore it to original, but canít always pick the buyer..

Iíd hope he keeps the exterior original.. such a nice looking car..
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J99Birk, looks like your RS is in great shape!

I like the white gauges, was never a fan of the yellow font they started using.. the white looks nice.. good looking ride.. looks like a heritage Z28
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Over 100,000 miles in these pics. I sold the car w 139k

Clean car, with pristine rear spoiler in 2005 when it went to 3rd owner.






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Nice Big&BadGTA! I always thought IROCs and GTAs made Vettes look boring.. that Vette looks cool with the GTA though..

The pic with the three birds is awesome!
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Nice Big&BadGTA! I always thought IROCs and GTAs made Vettes look boring.. that Vette looks cool with the GTA though..

The pic with the three birds is awesome!
Thanks. The other two birds were slower, but who knows why. Just the case...

Here's another pic. Circa 1995 or 96


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What a lineup!
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J99Birk, looks like your RS is in great shape!

I like the white gauges, was never a fan of the yellow font they started using.. the white looks nice.. good looking ride.. looks like a heritage Z28
I appreciate it! I have a little work to do to restore it to it's former glory.

I agree with you on the yellow font. To hide it, I ended up replacing all the console lighting with red bulbs.



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I have a 1990 Rs with a 305. It has 340,000 km on it and is still in really good condition. No rust. Tranny and rear end have been rebuilt and lots of other newer parts. I love it and drive it all summer long.
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Hi all! Long time lurker, first post here.

254,000 miles on our 1986 Trans Am, and it hasn't been licensed since 2006. We are the original owners. My wife (girlfriend at the time) bought it new in 1986. For a while it was my daily driver and I had a 90 mile round trip to work. At 180,000 I pulled the LG4 and dropped in a ZZ4-350. It still has the original 5 speed manual transmission and 9 bolt rear end. I added SLP headers and weld in sub-frame connectors when I did the engine swap.

The Trans Am has been sitting for over 10 years with the occasional drive every few months to keep things lubricated and fresh gas in her. I am finally getting my shop finished and will be starting a full restoration next year. Of course I will be spending a lot of time on thirdgen.org!

BTW, my latest toy is put to bed for the winter. It is a 2018 Camaro SS with the 1LE track package and an amazing piece of machinery! But I still have a soft spot for our Trans Am.
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What a lineup!
Thanks.



Here's another pic from around 1993 or 1994. My car is the one on the left. My best friend's twin car is on the right. Both are 1989 GTA 5.7L T-Top cars w/ gray leather. His had plastic t-tops, mine were glass. His had twin cats, mine had single.

My nose emblem was replaced (long story), but you can see the GM replacement was lighter than original. They (dealer) didn't believe or care, even though it was their issue why it was replaced...
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It did. I was getting messages for weeks after it sold inquiring about it. It needed some cosmetic TLC when I got it, but it was ABSOLUTELY rust free, being a California desert car and was mechanically sound. The bottom looked liked it had just rolled off the truck! If I had the space, I would have kept that one. My wife, daughter and even mom, loved the color. The '83 however, I was simply done with and would have sold it regardless.

As the new owner of the '92 was pulling out of my driveway, I told him how I had only used original AC Delco replacement parts on it and the lengths I had gone through to preserve it's originality.

He said, "Yeah, I don't care. I'm gonna LS swap it".

Wonder how that car is doing? Probably sitting disassembled in someone's garage.
Damn... now I really wish I knew when about it when you were selling that Purple Haze Charlie. I would have kept it all original...that was a really nice car, and its a shame its probably disassembled now...
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Damn... now I really wish I knew when about it when you were selling that Purple Haze Charlie. I would have kept it all original...that was a really nice car, and its a shame its probably disassembled now...

Yeah, I figured I'd see the purple car around by now, since the new owner was only about 30 minutes from me. Never have, though.
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Yeah, I figured I'd see the purple car around by now, since the new owner was only about 30 minutes from me. Never have, though.
Dang...what a shame...
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has 175,000 original miles on it.170,00 from the original owner,the body is rough and im starting to find rot in a-pillar and wheel wells,also the battery blew up at one point so the tray is trashed.and the interior needs some love.

i bought it in 2010 from the original owner,a nice lady who bought it new in 1985 and stayed local as her daily driver for 25 years when she retired.a water pump was all it needed and i got it for $1000.in 2014 the alternator died at my dads house right as i was changing careers so it stayed parked there until early 2017.i changed the alternator and charged the battery and it fired right up.engine and trans run great,i try to drive it a few days a week.

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125,255 Miles, Original Owner, all stock,partial restoration 2013.Only 200 miles put on it in 5yrs.

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125,255 Miles, Original Owner, all stock,partial restoration 2013.Only 200 miles put on it in 5yrs.

Awesome looking '86. Would love to see more photos!
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Amlv20 that car looks good from the pic.. hopefully it will get some more TLC and keep going strong.. they are surprisingly reliable and easy to work on at least..

Really nice looking mantaguy.. would like to see more as well.. seems like youíre on top of your ride staying tip top!

Love the old pics Big&BadGTA! Just has a different feel than iPhone pics.. I did a huge photo shoot with my buddy in 1994 with our flame red IROCs doing burnouts and stuff.. I wonder if he still has his 87 5.7..
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ZZ4-86TA.. nice bird with 1/4 Million miles!

I have been tempted to buy an ‘18 SS as well.. saw a guy who did very little tuning running 10 seconds with one.. they seem like a lot of fun..
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my 91 firebird currently has 149,000 and is my daily driver. its rough. I'm the third owner and clearly the first that gave a crap about the car. ive rebuilt the transmission, replaced the heater core, fixed the high speed on the heat/ac fan, lubricated the headlights and got them working well, attempted to but didn't get the a/c hissing completely fixed, and have been driving the crap out of it. there are a few more minor common mechanical issues that are on my list. this is the glamour shot. its only presentable in wet overcast weather.
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Would like to find a nice, low mile, original tire, blk ttop 89 formula 350 some day.

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ZZ4-86TA.. nice bird with 1/4 Million miles!

I have been tempted to buy an Ď18 SS as well.. saw a guy who did very little tuning running 10 seconds with one.. they seem like a lot of fun..
Thanks! Looking forward to start working on the TA this spring.

The 6th gen Camaro is really something, especially with the magnetic ride 1LE suspension and tires. The alpha chassis (from 2016 on) from the Cadillac CTS platform has taken the Camaro to another level in terms of handling. Search 1LE PDR (Performance Data Recorder) on YouTube and you will find a lot of on-board track vids showing the Camaro keeping up and passing cars costing 2-3X as much!
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Canadian car,its had 7 owners before me now on its 8th owner and has 158,000 km on the clock.
no options at all on this car (other than air)crank windows,no cruise,no hatch release,mono am radio.


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my 87 I bought in 91 and its been in family since had 44k when i got it now its gotta be 160 or 170K been on a few HRPT LG4 then ZZ4 then 383 then my son burnt it up (overheated it) been long time so I'm getting back and it needs painted again
here it is on power tour Highway 231 in Alabama 2005, the car in front!
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that's why children do not drive my cars,they can get themselves a nice job and buy it themselves.
this way they understand the value of a dollar because they earn it instead of taking things like your
beautiful car for granted.
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1986 IROC-Z28 that I bought new in '86. 165,000 miles.
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stunning car and it would still draw my eye more than that "other' camaro in your garage(it looks sweet too,dont get me wrong)

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1986 IROC-Z28 that I bought new in '86. 165,000 miles.
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stunning car and it would still draw my eye more than that "other' camaro in your garage(it looks sweet too,dont get me wrong)
Thanks, I really love both, but the '86 will always be extra special to me :-) You've got a great looking car too!
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thanks,Ive almost ran the gamut of third gen camaros.i had an iron duke 4 cylinder/4 speed 1982 base model,an 85 2.8 automatic base model,an 84 5.0 berlinneta loaded(daily driver for 10 years-LOVED THAT CAR)then an 87 tpi L98 IROC.
i picked this car up last year and im the 7th or 8th owner,im amazed how clean and rust free this car is being from Ontario,salted road capital of Canada.according to what i was told by the last owner its never been winter
driven and looking at the car i can agree.its going into hibernation soon again until may.
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What do you consider high mileage? 140K...
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That would be considered a High Mileage
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I would consider 50k pretty low.. especially for a 30 year old car..

I think around 90-100k+ is where these cars started showing their age unless they were well kept and maintained fairly meticulously..

Thereís a lot of really nice cars in here that have gone past the life expectancy these cars had..

I saw a 160k car that was in great shape.. I could have been fooled it was a 60k car.. a garage storage in the winter makes a huge difference..
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I would consider 50k pretty low.. especially for a 30 year old car..

I think around 90-100k+ is where these cars started showing their age unless they were well kept and maintained fairly meticulously..

Thereís a lot of really nice cars in here that have gone past the life expectancy these cars had..

I saw a 160k car that was in great shape.. I could have been fooled it was a 60k car.. a garage storage in the winter makes a huge difference..
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My 86 Iroc, my baby. Bought her brand new when I was stationed at McGuire AFB in New Jersey back in 86. Traded my white Z28 in for her. Body as 186,000 on it. Put a 350 in her 2 months ago and now i'm restoring her little by little.

B4 doing any compounding.

After a 1st go thru with the buffer and Meguiars Ultimate Compound, which is awesome stuff. Never used a buffer b4 lol.
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172,000 miles on it

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I put 167K on my first 1990 Formula. I bought it new and logged over 100,000 miles in just over three years. I sold it after 8 years with 167K. It was always garaged and looked great inside and out. I sold it to a guy who was impressed with the body and frame and was going to use it to build a drag racer; the car ran great but he wasn't interested in the mechanicals. I felt kind of bad that he was going to gut it.

My next 1990 Formula was bought in 2003 with 57,000 miles on it. I got laughed at for even considering a 13-year old Pontiac. That car never game me a lick of trouble. I told it in 2009, 20 years after if left the factory, with 125,000 on the odometer. It may have had a lot of cheap, hard plastic, but the interior looked great. The only issues were that the spoiler was just starting to show a few cracks, though nothing serious, and there was just a hint of surface rust at the top of both rear wheel wells. The car still ran like new.
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I put 167K on my first 1990 Formula. I bought it new and logged over 100,000 miles in just over three years. I sold it after 8 years with 167K. It was always garaged and looked great inside and out. I sold it to a guy who was impressed with the body and frame and was going to use it to build a drag racer; the car ran great but he wasn't interested in the mechanicals. I felt kind of bad that he was going to gut it.

My next 1990 Formula was bought in 2003 with 57,000 miles on it. I got laughed at for even considering a 13-year old Pontiac. That car never game me a lick of trouble. I told it in 2009, 20 years after if left the factory, with 125,000 on the odometer. It may have had a lot of cheap, hard plastic, but the interior looked great. The only issues were that the spoiler was just starting to show a few cracks, though nothing serious, and there was just a hint of surface rust at the top of both rear wheel wells. The car still ran like new.
kind of a bummer to get to 167k and keep the car mint only for someone to gut it..

hopefully the parts went to someone who appreciated and needed them..
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184,000 miles. Iíve put 40,000 of that on it in the past 3 years Iíve owned it, with very few issues. Just got my T56 back from the shop being rebuilt, the previous owner swapped the automatic for a T5. I definitely bought it to drive, an do so nearly every day.

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184,000 miles. Iíve put 40,000 of that on it in the past 3 years Iíve owned it, with very few issues. Just got my T56 back from the shop being rebuilt, the previous owner swapped the automatic for a T5. I definitely bought it to drive, an do so nearly every day.

Love the color. Looks awesome. Glad you enjoy driving it!
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I have a 1990 Camaro Rs 3.1 v6 all original not perfect but still all there with 250,300 miles on it.

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Odometer stopped some time in the late 200's at 330,000km, must be at least 400,000 by now. You'd believe it by the condition of the original seats
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thats a mighty fine lookin bird,rare as hens teeth too.i hope you garage it in the winter.
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thats a mighty fine lookin bird,rare as hens teeth too.i hope you garage it in the winter.
Thank you! It's a 10 footer for sure. Maybe even 40. Someone backed a truck in to my passenger fender and caved it in pretty good, hence the passenger side pic haha
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Odometer stopped some time in the late 200's at 330,000km, must be at least 400,000 by now. You'd believe it by the condition of the original seats
Love the colour!
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Odometer stopped some time in the late 200's at 330,000km, must be at least 400,000 by now. You'd believe it by the condition of the original seats
I have to see those seats lol
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