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Old 12-27-2017, 10:16 PM
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Great find!!
Interesting frame stiffeners, or were they skid guards?
Did the original exhaust have two catalytic convertors, looks like only one in the pic?
None of the Canadian 1LE or 1LE/R7U cars had N10 dual cats. Of the 35 US bound 1LE cars, there some had N10.

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Hmm,,interesting.
It should have the larger front brakes on an 89???
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Re: Seeking some low miles, all original, "Reference Cars".

I'll help for 1982! Mine has 20,400 miles and all original other than the tires (I have the original Eagle GT tires)









and I installed a new stripe kit because some were starting to peel. It's been in a garage it's entire life and has never even been dirty
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now that's a nice car
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Re: Seeking some low miles, all original, "Reference Cars".

Could you post a picture of your dash logo? I'd like to see what colors are on your 1982. That is one clean car! Thanks
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Could you post a picture of your dash logo? I'd like to see what colors are on your 1982. That is one clean car! Thanks
Here's the dash emblem out of my brothers wrecked car. Its the exact one thats in my car. Figured it'd show the colors better than taking a pic inside my car
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Old 03-23-2018, 07:31 PM
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Re: Seeking some low miles, all original, "Reference Cars".

Does your emblem say made in Canada on the back side? Here is a thirdgen.org link on the subject of emblems on 3rd gens from 1982-1992. There are some interesting questions that are brought up about the very early 1982 dash emblems not saying made in Canada on the back. There is also a 1982 or 83 brochure of the dash logo that seems to have purple coloring. Just trying to see if they were ever produced this way or faded to this color.

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It does not say made in canada. Just the part number 14031725
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Re: Seeking some low miles, all original, "Reference Cars".

Originally Posted by yo soy el warg View Post
Does your emblem say made in Canada on the back side? Here is a thirdgen.org link on the subject of emblems on 3rd gens from 1982-1992. There are some interesting questions that are brought up about the very early 1982 dash emblems not saying made in Canada on the back. There is also a 1982 or 83 brochure of the dash logo that seems to have purple coloring. Just trying to see if they were ever produced this way or faded to this color.

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Here's a pic that shows my dash emblem. Exactly like the other one I posted. NOT purple in any way
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Clean 82, would love to see the rpo on this one. First series Z28, I remember those clocks.
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Re: Seeking some low miles, all original, "Reference Cars".

My 91 gta, not sure if 50k miles is considered low, regardless it's factory and clean
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Re: Seeking some low miles, all original, "Reference Cars".

IMO, "low" would be under 10,000 for a 3rd gen - but everyone has a different opinion of what defines "low miles"

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My 91 gta, not sure if 50k miles is considered low, regardless it's factory and clean
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IMO, "low" would be under 10,000 for a 3rd gen - but everyone has a different opinion of what defines "low miles"
I would consider that ULTRA LOW......considering these cars are 26 to 36 years old....
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My 91 gta, not sure if 50k miles is considered low, regardless it's factory and clean
Nice looking ride!
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I would consider that ULTRA LOW......considering these cars are 26 to 36 years old....
I would consider <30K to be low. Basically, if it's like a year or two old in miles then it is pretty new. normally a car doesn't show much ware for the first year or two.
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Re: Seeking some low miles, all original, "Reference Cars".

Chazman, are you still looking for pictures and info on any original Trans Am's? I have my 84 black and gold survivor trans am that I can post some pictures of soon. The car has a little over 52,000 original miles and is a Norwood car (where I am located). The car is all original except tires and battery. I do have some questions about the car that maybe some of you guys can help me with. I'll upload some pictures as soon as I can, I also have some listed under my profile.


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Chazman, are you still looking for pictures and info on any original Trans Am's? I have my 84 black and gold survivor trans am that I can post some pictures of soon. The car has a little over 52,000 original miles and is a Norwood car (where I am located). The car is all original except tires and battery. I do have some questions about the car that maybe some of you guys can help me with. I'll upload some pictures as soon as I can, I also have some listed under my profile.


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Re: Seeking some low miles, all original, "Reference Cars".

I just purchased on August 3, 2018 a 1985 Z28 with 25,784 miles from the original owner. All paperwork. Always garaged and covered. Last 12 years in a storage facility. Interior is perfect. Taking it away after closing on the sale at the DMV.
When I first saw it on July 14th. Just took the cover off and saw this. Parked it on a plastic sheet.
After buffing. Its first car show at the Downers Grove Friday night cruise on August 10th.
Interior is perfect.
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Love that color combo. Congrats on the purchase.
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I just purchased on August 3, 2018 a 1985 Z28 with 25,784 miles from the original owner. All paperwork. Always garaged and covered. Last 12 years in a storage facility. Interior is perfect. Taking it away after closing on the sale at the DMV.
When I first saw it on July 14th. Just took the cover off and saw this. Parked it on a plastic sheet.
After buffing. Its first car show at the Downers Grove Friday night cruise on August 10th.
Interior is perfect.

My buddy in high school bought his burgundy IROC because his older cousin had that bought that exact car brand new.. If it weren’t for a car exactly like that he wouldn’t have bought his IROC and I may not have found my first IROC..

Always loved that color combo and haven’t seen one in ages!

Congrats, looks great!
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Great looking car!
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1987 gta 5 speed paddle mirror car 58000miles
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I just purchased on August 3, 2018 a 1985 Z28 with 25,784 miles from the original owner. All paperwork. Always garaged and covered. Last 12 years in a storage facility. Interior is perfect.Taking it away after closing on the sale at the DMV.
When I first saw it on July 14th. Just took the cover off and saw this. Parked it on a plastic sheet.
After buffing. Its first car show at the Downers Grove Friday night cruise on August 10th.
Interior is perfect.
Cool! We're nearly neighbors!

Where/what is that storage building?

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I'd be happy to offer my 1985 IROC-Z L69 as an example as well. Mine currently has just over 32,xxx original miles. As far as I know, the only modifications done to it by the previous 2 owners includes Headers/exhaust, radio, and a toggle switch for the electric fan. It also has a remanufactured alternator. The rest, I believe, is stock/original.

Here is a video of the Interior.


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I just purchased on August 3, 2018 a 1985 Z28 with 25,784 miles from the original owner. All paperwork. Always garaged and covered. Last 12 years in a storage facility. Interior is perfect. Taking it away after closing on the sale at the DMV.
When I first saw it on July 14th. Just took the cover off and saw this. Parked it on a plastic sheet.
After buffing. Its first car show at the Downers Grove Friday night cruise on August 10th.
Interior is perfect.


I love that color combo, too! Your cars twin is for sale on Kansas city craigslist right now! It looks like the only differences are this one has crank windows, and has the console clock. 59k miles and they want $9,000 https://kansascity.craigslist.org/ct...731172064.html




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1992 Camaro RS with 2959 miles - all original - untouched















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WHOA! You get some new eye candy in the garage?
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Wow, who's had that it storage?
Incredibly clean find,,congrads!!
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Wow, reminds me of my trip to the dealer c1991.
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Super clean!!!!!
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Wow! Cleanest RS in the world perhaps... wow
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