Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
Don't look now, but this 1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC Z/28 is an icon, and a 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.
Dialed-in and presented in top-driver quality condition, this IROC looks quite authentic in the original Bright Yellow livery, which is probably the best possible choice on a car like this. With original decals offsetting the light-yellow shade, it's the ideal throwback to the 80s that still looks like a million bucks on the road today. It has never been wrecked (and the Vehicle History Report backs that up) or rusty, obviously, and as a somewhat rare 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. Things like the taillights, the weather seals, and even the black inserts on the hood remain bright, crisp, and clear.
With awesome black cloth contour 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, sporty look with the 'Camaro' script in the seat inserts. 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 (which will need servicing to blow cold), power windows/locks/seats, a tilt steering column, cruise control, and a Kenwood AM/FM/CD 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. The gauges are in great shape, although the anemic 85 MPH speedometer is kind of a wet blanket, but there's a full set of original auxiliary dials keeping an eye on the engine up front. The back seat is in excellent shape and folds down to make the super-clean cargo area look downright massive.
GM's bulletproof and powerful 5.0 liter V8 with Tuned-Port Injection was the standard engine on the IROC, 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 thanks to signs of maintenance and service throughout. 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 south, the chassis is impressively tidy for being more than 35 years old. The original 16-inch alloys are in excellent condition with only limited imperfections, and wear fresh 245/50/16 Kumho performance radials.
A nice driver with low miles and tons of preservation, this car still commands respect on the street and will surely have a future in the collector car world. Call today!
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