Chevrolet Camaro Z28 IROC-Z--Test Drive Video Review with Chris Moran
A museum-piece 1987 Camaro Z28 IROC-Z with Chris Moran. Presented by Midwest Auto Collection. with Chris Moran
The 1987 Chevy Camaro Sport Coupe got restyled rally wheels (unique to this year), new lower body stripes, and argent headlamp pockets. The dropped Berlinetta model was replaced with the new 'LT' option for the '87 Camaro Sport Coupe. The 1987 Camaro LT option incorporated most of the Berlinetta's equipment except the electronic instrumentation. Late in the model year, the 1987 Chevrolet Camaro RS was introduced as a test for California and with only V-6 power. It had Z28 style valances that were painted body color (like IROC) and had no lower body stripes. The RS got the 15 inch 5 spoke aluminum Z28 wheel which were painted to match body color. The 1987 Chevrolet Camaro RS came only in red, white, or black. It also had the same steering wheel used in Z28's and IROC-Z's.
Delco-Bose sound systems and leather interior were available for the first time and were available on all Camaro models. Automatic gearshift knob is switched from round to square in all models.The CHMSL moved to the spoiler (which was slightly increased in size) on all cars equipped with a spoiler (all Z28's, IROC-Z's, spoiler optional on LT and Sport Coupe). Lower body stripes on Z28 still numbered 4, but gap between the top three stripes was removed.
The Camaro convertible was introduced for the first time since 1969 as a regular production option. The convertible was available on the 1987 Chevy Camaro Sport Coupe, Sport Coupe LT, Z28, and IROC-Z. The new 350 TPI motor was not available in the convertible however, and never would be during the Third Gen. The convertible conversion was performed on t-top equipped (t-top models have extra bracing) Camaros by ASC. Only 1,007 convertibles were produced this first year of production. 1987 was the 20th anniversary of the Camaro and the convertibles were considered the anniversary editions and were signified by a special dash badge that read `20th Anniversary Commemorative Edition'. Also specific to the 87 convertibles were the one year only third brake light and fairings extending a few inches onto the top edge of the doors. G92 performance axle ratio and J65 four wheel disc brakes were available this year on the IROC-Z convertible.
1987 was the last year for Camaros to be produced at the Norwood Ohio plant, the original Camaro Plant. After much testing the year before, the 350 TPI and 5 Speed 305 TPI combinations were finally available on the IROC-Z28. The 350 was only available in the IROC-Z and only with an automatic transmission. The exterior differed in appearance only by `5.7 Tuned Port Injection' badges rather than `Tuned Port Injection' badges. The TPI 350 motor was not visually distinguishable from the TPI 305. A few things can be used to disinguish a 350 TPI from a 305 TPI though. (other than the badges, which are often changed to sell a 305 TPI as a 350 TPI). All TPI 350 IROC-Z's (1987-1990) and all TPI 350 Z28's (1991-1992) had automatic transmissions and most had rear disc brakes. The eighth digit of the VIN is an `8' for 350 TPI's and an `F' for 305 TPI's. The service parts identification list in the center console glovebox will list the code B2L and L98 for a 350 TPI, LB9 for a 305 TPI. The under hood sticker should list the motor as a 5.7 liter rather than a 5.0 liter. All TPI 350 (1987-1992) Camaros had a tach with yellow at 5000 and red at 5500. They also all came with the Borg Warner 9 Bolt and 3.27's in 87 only, other years it was optional. In 1987, the 215hp 305 TPI motor returned on the newly available 5 spd / 305 TPI combination only.
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3rd Gen Camaro - Fox-Body Mustang (the good, bad and the ugly)
Most car guys don't know the difference between the 230hp G92 optioned models, or the 5-speed and automatic models, or the 170hp lackluster TBI versions (not to be confused with TPI versions)... Mustang guys smoke the 170hp TBI models, as well as the "run of the mill" TPI automatic models, and believe they can do this to any and all. Well, not all 3rd Gen F-bodies are created equal. Optioned from the factory with the 230hp TPI (not TBI) engine, manual 5-speed tranny and 3.42 gears, these 3rd Gen F-body sleepers gave 5.0 Mustangs absolute hell.
In 1990 the G92 option code became a full performance package rather than simply a rear axle option as in previous model years... GM also offered an answer to the Saleen Mustangs by way of option 1LE, which consisted of the G92 optioned without A/C and other creature comforts, and the addition of Corvette brakes and other road racing equipment.
About the only way an IROC-Z Camaro could take out a 5.0L Mustang from this era was with the Tuned Port Induction and addition of these performance options: G92, 1LE, L98 or B4C.
The TBI powered Camaro were not at all in the same league as the performance version TPI Camaro, or 5.0 Mustang, these 170hp TBI models were GM's economy de-tuned versions and were around 50-60 less horsepower versus the performance optioned TPI models. These non-performing models gave the 3rd Gen F-bodies a bad rep on the street... many think that these were the example of 3rd Gen F-bodies, when in fact, and unlike Ford, GM offered many models, with many engines, camshafts and rear-gear ratios...
For more info on these rare optioned Camaro & Firebird, check out my website http://www.streetshowdriftdrags.com/Camaro.html or the Mustang guys can check out http://www.Mustang-Town.com
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1988 IROC-Z Camaro burnout donuts
My '88 IROC doing some burnouts and having fun on private property. Car was still stock at this point other then some Exhaust and lowering springs.
1988 IROC Z CAMARO 350 TPI T-TOPS www.justamericanmusclecars.com
RUST FREE CAR!!!! 1988 IROC-Z CHEVY Camaro. This IROC has BRAND NEW PAINT- This is also a T-TOP car with its 350(TPI) WITH TUNE PORT INJECTION. Motor and trans have under 10,000 miles, The Body has 97,000 miles on it-But you will never tell that, The undercarriage has been gone thru and is in EXCELLENT condition. Iroc also has BRAND NEW rims & tires , brakes and rotors have only a few miles on them radio,speakers,door felts ,led front light kit and marker lights just installed.The interior is in MINT condition, Car was always stored indoor's. See Video-Call me to set up appt 847 609 0064
1988 CHEVY CAMARO IROC Z - FUEL INJECTION AGAIN FOR THE IROC
THIS IS THE THIRD YEAR THE Camaro IROC Z FEATURED FUEL INJECTION TO MATE WITH IT'S 5.7 LITRE, AND SECOND YEAR FOR FUEL INJECTION MATED TO THE 350 CID, 230 HP ENGINE. THE FIVE SPEED TRANSMISSION IS STILL AVAILABLE ALONG WITH AN AUTO TRANNY WITH OVERDRIVE.. OTHER ENGINE OPTIONS WERE 5 LITRE TUNED PORT INJECTIONS 305 CID, 195 HP, 5 LITRE, FUEL INJECTION 305 CID, 170 HP. NINE PAINT COLORS WERE OFFERED THIS YEAR - THIS ONE FINISHED IN BLACK WITH RED PINSTRIPE. INTERIOR CHOICES WERE LIGHT BROWN, GRAY, RED, BLACK, AND A COMBINATION OF THESE. THIS INTERIOR HAS THE GORGEOUS BRIGHT RED AND BLACK INTERIOR WITH EMBOSSED IROC SEATS, HATCHBACK, AND T-TOPS. THANKS VERY MUCH FOR VIEWING THIS EXTRAORDINARY IROC Z.
1986 IROC-Z CAMARO
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88 Camaro IROC-Z
This is my beautiful 1988 Camaro Iroc-z. I threw together all the pics i had of my car and some tunes for you to enjoy what i enjoy every single day of my life. It is of course the 5.7L 350, mostly stock, but there are a few extras, like a Hypertech Performance Chip and an MSD Ignition and some other small self fabrication to just give a few extra horses, so i hope yall enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And youtube, i did include the songs and the bands who made them so yea, don't mess with my vid!
1971 CAMARO Z28 PRO TOURING
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