1987 Chevrolet IROC Z28
1987 Chevrolet IROC Z28
A concept created partially by Roger Penske, the International Race of Champions our IROC would pit all star drivers from numerous venues of racing, against each other in similarly prepared cars. Excepting the first season, those cars were provided by Chevrolet, and they chose to feature the Camaro.
This IROC version of the 1987 Camaro is in full IROC street garb. Special Painted badging, a low slung windshield, some fairings, a “T” top in removable smoked glass, and a powerful 5.0 Liter tuned port fuel injection engine were just a few of the features that were added to this version of the Camaro only a 2 owner car with 84,737 consigner documented original miles.
White paint covers the straight steel body panels, fairings and front built in spoiler of the car. A curved glass rear deck with lovers to help keep out some of the sun is seen on back. IROC Z in Silver fade is seen on each door, as well as Z28 tuned port injection in silver badge on the front lower fender. Hood louvers and a removable smoked glass “T” top are optioned on this car. Silver polished 5 spoked Camaro Mags are attached to all 4 corners and noted as “front” and “rear” wheels because of different offsets. Underside of car is very clean, and presents as a nicely cared for 84,737 mile car
A snazzy deep red broadcloth bowls you over in bucket seat configuration shows angled tuck and roll stitching in the middle panels on seat and back. Bolsters are smooth and all bordered with red piping. This also holds true for the rear 2 plus 2 seats which individually fold down for rear compartment access. A black console and dash, house all the critical instrumentation, as well as climate controls, radio and automatic shift lever. Power windows are installed. Power locks, power steering, power brakes, power toggle mirrors and a power driver's seat are working and are great conveniences with this sports car. The seats have two minor tears in them but are otherwise pristine and very red, as is the carpet flooding the floors all over.
The Tuned Port Injection 5.0L gives plenty of smooth power. This is topped with a TPI, and on back a 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive that has been optioned on. All this attached to a limited slip rear axle. All is looking good under the hood!
Some surface rust is noted on the suspension and driveshaft and rear pumpkin. Floorpans are solid, as is unibody construction. Rear disc brakes are on and front discs can be seen underneath.
A quick starter, and smooth idle until the warmup was afforded to me. I slipped into the RED interior and was grabbed by the seats. A shift into “D” and I was off like a prom dress, with great acceleration, smooth automatic shifting, and good handling on the test track. She's able to cruise at highway speeds easily, and air was blowing cold due to it has been changed over to R-134. I had the T top off for my test and it was a pleasant experience with plenty of airflow from the outside and the cold A/C blowing.
Excepting the badging, this car is disguised as a mild mannered everyday 1987 Chevrolet Camaro. A look under the hood, as well as the IROC status option package #2, makes it anything but mild mannered. All in very good condition, this car is a definite goer, but can also be viewed at any car show you may want to drive it to. Go ahead, get in and turn it over…well the engine, keep the wheels down on the ground, although they have a tendency to spin when you get goosey with your boot!
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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