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I havent always been a ford fan. I was born a die hard Chevy fan (still am). Me and my father picked this car up my senior year in high school. It was his idea that if I did good enough in school, we would pick up a car for us to wrench on together. While searching good ole craigslist I found Red Rider (my name for her lol), advertised for $4000. The lady who owned it bought it with the intention of turning it into her own hotrod. But she ended up getting caught up with school and work, and the car sat for almost 4 years without being touched. She had the car resprayed in a bright "sporty" red by auto shop students. and threw on some nice looking (though they are the wrong offset) american racing wheels. Me and my father had promised we would only buy a 5 speed car, but when the garage door opened, and we saw the car for the first time we instantly fell in love. Long story short, my father low balled for 3000 and we ended up only spending 3200. Anyway enough with the blabbing.









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Looks good. I've never been a fan of that body style but my gf loves them

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Looks good. I've never been a fan of that body style but my gf loves them
best looking generation of camaro IMO

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Never been a big Camaro fan, but the best you can do is a clean, tastefully modded 3rd gen...other than a 60's.

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I must admit I came fairly close to buying a red a third gen a RS as my first car before I came to my senses. I never considered myself a die hard fan of any brand, I just tend to gravitate towards domestics as a whole and whichever one has the best product line at a given time. If this were the early 70s I'd probably be much more of a "GM guy" or even a "Mopar guy" than a "Ford guy", unlike today where the opposite is true(although I like the Dodge lineup today way more than Ford AND Chevy's). The F bodies were probably the only bright spot GM had in the 80s, the rest of their lineups were circling the bowl.

Third gens have grown on me over the years. I never really loathed them but I much prefer second gens to all of them, particularly 70-73s, but generally hold them in higher regard than the fourth gens(too damn aero looking). I hate 67-69s FWIW.

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Nice! Is that an IROC?

I remember looking at both Camaros and Mustangs when I bought my Tbird. They were either garage queens that were over my budget or too modded and slapped together.

It's always good to find a complete car, regardless of make and type.

I used to work with a guy who had a convertible IROC that he put oversize wheels on. People do it, but the oversize wheels look too disproportional to me.

Those wheels look pretty good on it.

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nope, its an RS. all RS' that had a V8 came with the iroc ground effects package. A easy way to tell is the spoiler. Iroc's only came with the lip spoiler. I like the wheels as well but the offset is not right. rear tires rub even with the rear AGX's set to the stiffest setting.

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