Don't look now, but this 1986 Chevrolet Camaro IROC Z/28 is an icon, and a highly collectable one at that. If you grew up in the '80s, this was the car to beat on the street, with an awesome combination of traditional muscle car acceleration and impressive handling. With a killer black-on-red color combination, a powerful 5.0L TPI V8 under the hood, and 89,772 believed original miles, this slick 1-owner beauty is the one to own if you've been IROC hunting.
Repainted at some point in .....
the not-too-distant past, it looks quite authentic in the original Black livery, which is probably the best possible choice on a car like this. With new IROC-Z decals installed at the same time, it's the ideal throwback to the '80s that still looks like a million bucks today. It has never been wrecked or rusty, obviously (and a clean bill of health via a current AutoCheck guarantees that claim), and as a slick-roof, non-T-top car it feels tight and well-composed in a way that's befitting its relatively low mileage. That's all proof that this car has led a very easy life, unlike so many of its siblings which were often victims of their low price and high performance. The ground effects remain in good shape with minimal road rash, and it still carries its original fog lamps up front. Seriously, if you're familiar with these cars, you know their fate but this one seems to have escaped and instead is on its way to being a legitimate collector's item. It's a top driver-quality rig for sure, but my goodness does it shine up bright and lift that curb appeal through the roof. Things like the taillights, the weather seals, and even the inserts on the hood remain bright, crisp, and clear.
With deep burgundy cloth bucket seats, this Camaro is a lot more upscale than its price tag would suggest, both then and now. The interior is in very good condition, particularly considering its age, and it has a comfortable, welcoming look. That cloth upholstery holds you in place during spirited driving, and with a long list of comfort and convenience options this one is a no-compromises V8 muscle car. A/C, power windows/locks/mirrors/driver's seat, a tilt steering column, cruise control, and even the original AM/FM/Cassette stereo all make the IROC feel like the top-of-the-line car that it is. The center console houses most of the controls, plus the shifter for the 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission, which facilitates manual shifting by being just a few inches from the leather-wrapped wheel. The gauges are in good shape ahead of the driver, including a 145MPH speedometer, large tachometer, and subsequent auxiliary dials that all keep an eye on the engine up front. The back seat is in excellent shape and folds down to make the cargo area downright massive, and even the bright red carpet that lines the floors isn't all beaten up from the sun.
GM's bulletproof and powerful 5.0 liter V8 with Tuned-Port Injection was the standard engine on the IROC-Z, and was more than competitive with the Ford unit from across town. As a small block Chevy, it's also insanely easy to modify, which also explains why so many Camaros went to meet their makers prematurely. Fortunately, this one is all stock, suggesting that it hasn't been raced or abused, and it still runs beautifully. Turn the key and it fires quickly, settling into a cackling V8 idle that suits the flashy muscle car perfectly. Lots of fresh maintenance parts under the hood means that this one has been loved, and thanks to a lifetime in the warm, dry Texas, the chassis is impressively tidy for being more than 35 years old. The original 16-inch 5-spoke alloys are in excellent condition with no major curb rash, and wear fresh Kumho performance radials all around.
Just a nice driver, this car still commands respect on the street and will surely have a future in the collector car world. Call today!