This festive Camaro is the ultimate ugly Christmas sweater turned car

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The holiday season is all about tradition, whether it be baking a fruit-infused loaf of bread, searching for a pickle-shaped ornament on an indoor evergreen, or kissing someone under a chunk of dead vine. One of the most entertaining traditions, though, is the ugly Christmas sweater. These Santa-adorned, wearable billboards are the festive equivalent to sending your friends all-caps Christmas cards. But if the plan is to one-up everyone at the office party this year, then this so-bad-it’s-good Christmas Camaro needs to be on your wish list.

This 1986 Camaro IROC-Z at some point morphed into a light-wrapped, red-and-green beacon of holiday cheer—and it’s currently available on eBay for $1500. The seller, myrocz1, explains that the whole thing started out as a joke. Following Thanksgiving, he purchased two additional Camaros, leaving him with no room in the garage for this car. Rather than just let it sit outside, he thought it more fitting to add seasonal decorations for a unique look.

1986 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z 3/4 rear lights day
1986 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z
1986 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z front day
1986 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z

Well, things went a bit overboard and now all the black trim pieces and tires are bright green, and the car’s red body is wrapped in over 1500 lights. Don’t get out the pitchforks and torches quite yet, however, as the auction includes all the parts needed to convert it back to a stock(-ish) state.

The seller reports that underneath this Camaro’s fancy wrapping is an actual 1986 IROC-Z, equipped with the 305-cu-in V-8 with Tuned Port Injection. It’s also worth noting that while it runs and drives, a tune-up is highly recommended. A leaky T-top left the driver’s seat damp, but a full gray interior is included should the buyer wish to swap them out. While the odometer shows 77,000 miles, the seller warns that there are no definitive DMV mileage records due to its age, meaning it could actually have more.  

Would you deck the halls with this festive Camaro? At $1500, it is well below Hagerty’s $10,700 valuation for a #4 condition car, but judging by the description and photos, this IROC would certainly be a project. Whatever you decide, make sure to add it to your Christmas list quickly— this posting expires today.

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