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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Same Owner For 25 Years and Only 42k miles!(Driven Only Around 1,000 Miles
Per Year!),350cid TPI V-8 with 350+hp, 700-R4 Automatic Transmission, HD
3.42:1 Posi, Traction Rear Differential, Mirror Finish Gunmetal Paint,
Charcoal Interior with Premium Sport Bucket Seats, Power Windows, Locks &
Rear Hatch, Tilt Steering & Cruise Control, Premium Surround Sound System,
All Original, Limited Production IROC-Z Coupe, Factory 16" IROC-Z Wheels
with Brand New Hi-Speed Radials, Great Sounding 3" Cat-back Exhaust System, Fully Documented Restoration,
Strong Running, Driving and Handling 80's muscle!
1985 IROC Z28 BRAND NEW
Anyone that would like to see what happened to this car after I sold it
should visit www.thirdgen(dot)org. Go to the message boards and do a search
for "4.3 mile IROC-Z". There are informative comments along with videos and
pictures of the car cleaned up and running. All the people that have
commented how much work would be needed to clean it up and get it running
are proved wrong. The car was sold by that owner over a year ago at a Mecum
auction for $27K and has yet to surface again.
Glance at a 1984 Z28 / Test drive.
My Camaro Z28 from
1984, 350ci GM Goodwrench crate engine with Comp Cams 268H camshaft, T5
transmission. Filmed in France, in 25 fps interlaced mode.
New Spot ManCamaro :
Spike 1986 LS1 swaped Camaro
A day at the Dyno for
calibration. April 30, 2011.
About the car (from my brother SpikeIROC) :
- The car is an 1986 Camaro IROC.
- Headlights are eBay cheapos that will soon be swapped for LED
- It put down 400 whp and 390 tq thu a T56 and a fabbed 9" rear end.
- Brakes are C6Z front and rear.
- I swapped hatch to get the cleaner look I was looking for.
- It was trailered to the Dyno because it was not tuned
and I was not willing to risk damaging my new engine.
- The car The wheels are Bonspeed Intense 5. They are now powdercoated
Some more information about my brother's car can be found here :
Chevrolet Camaro Z28 - Test Drive and Hoon of a 3rd Gen
A simple morning drive featuring a 1982 Camaro Z28 with a few mechanical
updates. This car was built to be driven and I do... a lot.
Here's a list of some of the additions:
GM Performance 290 HP 350 c.i. crate engine
Baer T4 Cross drilled and slotted brakes
Flowmaster 3" Exhaust
Spohn tubular control arms and torque arm
Koni adjustable shocks
Flaming River quick ratio steering box and leather wheel
OMP racing seats
6 point mild steel cage
6 Speed manual transmission built by Hanlon Motorsports
...and the seriously sweet Alpine cassette stereo from the 80's!
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E-Rod '79 CAMARO Z28 HOT ROD PERFORMANCE TEST
The HOT ROD 1979 Camaro
Z28 powered by the new GM E-Rod crate engine is finished, and the guys take
it to El Toro Marine Base for final performance testing. In this video,
David Freiburger, Nick Licata, and Jason Scudellari flog the Camaro for everything it's worth
to get the final numbers. This Z28 features Hotchkis suspension, Wilwood
brakes, and a paint job so vibrant from Diversified Creations in Michigan
that will make your computer screen buzz.
1989 IROC Z28 Camaro FOR SALE
Only 9985 original miles, special order 5.7 liter 350cid, automatic, ltd
slip rear, mirror finish bright red paint, black + grey bucket seats,
removable t-tops, 4 wheel disc brakes, power windows + locks, cruise +
tilt, 16 factory alloys w/ original Gatorbacks, documented + show worthy.
Test Drive - 1987 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc Z 57xxx Original Miles
This 1987 Chevrolet Camaro IROC Z28 has a 5.7 Liter
Tuned Port Injected V8, Automatic (700-R4) Transmission, 3.27 Limited Slip
Rear Axle Ratio, P. Steering, P. 4 Wheel Disc Brakes, P. Windows, P. Locks,
P. Mirrors, P. Hatch, Air Conditioning, Overhead Console, Buckets/Console
w/ P. Drivers Seat, Tilt Wheel, Cruise Control, AM/FM/Cassette, Rare Auto
Dim Inside Rearview Mirror, Beautifully Maintained Original Interior, Rear
Window Defogger, T-Tops w/ Storage Bag, Factory 16in 5 Spoke IROC-Z
Aluminum Alloy Wheels, Rear Window Louvers, Newer Radial Tires, Clean Auto
Check, Has 34 Out of 36 Available Options, 3 Owner Car w/ Only 57,xxx
Miles! These are Investment & Collectable Cars Now! Very Original &
Meticulously Maintained IROC-Z!! Thanks for checking it out!
Filmed at Fast Lane Classic Cars in St Charles, Missouri
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
132412 / 1987 Chevy Camaro IROC-Z
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/7sahpdq
Before you look at the mileage on this car, take a look at the photos. I
mean study them, look at each one, and then guess how many miles this
amazing 1987 Camaro
IROC-Z has on it. Not one of you guessed over 87,000, but the truth is,
this car is nicer than any other 3rd generation Camaro we've ever featured,
including the one with only 6000 original miles. Owned and maintained by
one of the guys who worked for NASCAR great Ricky Rudd, he truly knew how
to take care of a Camaro.
First of all, it's virtually impossible to keep a black car looking this
good for 24 years, yet here it is, wearing 100% factory paint. There are no
signs of accident damage, no touched-up dings, nothing but clean, freshly
detailed, unblemished paint. This car was apparently never driven in the
rain, and spent every night tucked into its own garage under a cover.
The top motor in the Camaro's arsenal, the L98 350
cubic inch V8, lives under the hood of this IROC, and it runs perfectly.
The engine bay is tidy and very OEM in appearance, with most of the
components looking almost factory fresh. Everything works, including the
A/C that blows ice cold, and amazingly, there have been no aftermarket
The only transmission up to the L98's torque output was GM's rugged 4-speed
automatic, and this one shows no signs of age. There's no slipping and it
bangs off full-throttle upshifts and lightning-quick downshifts with
authority. The suspension has been properly maintained, and there are
recent brakes at all four corners. The Exhaust system certainly sounds authentic, and
it's very possible that it is the original setup. Of course, there has
never been any rust underneath, and the floors are every bit as solid as
the rest of the body. Wheels are handsome 16-inch 5-spoke alloys wearing
newer BFGoodrich g-force T/A radials, which is the original size.
The condition of the gray cloth interior is nothing short of remarkable.
There are no splits, tears, or frayed edges on the seats, and absolutely no
stains or discoloration. The driver's door panel shows some light wear, and
a stray thread or two, but that's it for interior issues. All the gauges
work, including the unique L98 5500 RPM tachometer, and the A/C blows ice
cold. Even the carpets and original carpeted floor mats are exceptionally
good with virtually no signs of use, despite 24 years and 87,000 miles of
use. Seriously, you should be blown away by how nice this car is.
So forget about mileage having any bearing on a car's quality, at least in
the case of this IROC. We haven't ever seen a nicer one, but we've seen a
lot of lower-mileage cars that were definitely not as nice. It is loaded
with options as well as the big engine, making it THE 3rd generation Camaro to own. If you're a
fan, you know these are impossible to find in such spectacular condition
without any modifications. Add in the documentation package and you have a
car that is worth every penny of the asking price. Give us a call today!
2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1 vs. Mark Stielow's Red Devil '69 Camaro - HOT ROD Unlimited Episode 13
On this episode of HOT ROD Unlimited, David Freiburger meets up with Pro
Touring legend Mark Stielow to compare old and new Camaros head to head. Mark
Stielow is a GM engineer with a long history of building vintage,
with amazing handling prowess. His latest is the Red Devil, a '69 model
powered by a 427ci, supercharged LS9 that tops 750 hp and 800 lb-ft. It
runs a six-speed trans and complete suspension from Detroit Speed, and has
won a number of shootouts with similarly built Pro Touring cars. But can
his modified muscle car outrun the technology of the Magnetic Ride
suspension on the new, 580hp, 2012 Camaro ZL1? We head to GingerMan
Raceway in South Haven, Michigan to find out.
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