Evaluation: Rare IROC convertible, one of just 1294 built for 1990, showing just 557 miles and carefully stored since new. Window sticker reads $23,477 (about $53,900 in today’s money).
Bottom Line: It’s hard not to compare this sale to Lot 705.1. It’s another low-mile, red Chevrolet from 1990, but it’s a Corvette ZR-1 with boatloads more performance plus more historical significance to the brand. And yet this IROC sold for twice as much. The soft top 1990 IROC is nearly four times as rare as the coupe and clean ones must be rare, but how much of the six-figure price tag that explain?
Nostalgia might explain the rest. Gen Xers across America lusted after the IROC in their teenage years, as it was an attainable dream car. This was an unusual opportunity to buy an essentially new one, and a few people who were probably graduating high school when this Camaro rolled out of the Van Nuys factory threw their wallets at it.