The iconic “IROC.” What a legendary ride. It was one of the last great cars to bridge the gap between the heavy metal muscle machines of yesteryear and the high-winding tuners of today. This 1989 Chevrolet Camaro IROC Z/28 is already a highly-coveted classic, but it goes beyond that as a collector car that will only become more popular-and probably more valuable-over the coming years. From bumper to bumper, this car is mostly all-original, making it a vehicle that rates high on the list of many serious collectors.
Sleek and lean, this IROC Z/28 is a very well-preserved automobile. It's technically a three-door car, two-door with a hatch, and has a nice slick top. The rich, deep burgundy paint comes together with a soft, medium gray interior to produce an absolutely gorgeous color combination. The paint job on this car is original, and man is it a powerful finish. It lends itself amazingly well to the exotic lines of the third generation Camaro. The exterior was re-cleared a few years back so it has maintained a nice luster. There are a few water spots, but a nice buffing might be the solution to that. The body is remarkably straight and solid with no major flaws. The doors and hatch open and close well, with a nice tight seal around the edges. No ragged rubber molding here and no wind whipping through the seams. The original decals are all in place and optional factory chrome 16” wheels provide that ever-important final touch to the package.
As you slide into one of the comfy bucket seats, you'll be impressed with the way the interior has retained its originality just as well as the outside. A stylish Grant steering wheel has been added but, other than that, the interior is pretty much the way it came from the factory. Seats, carpet, door panels, headliner ... You'll have no complaints about any of them. No major tears or rips. No scuffs or broken plastic. The factory gauges are all clear and easily legible. The original radio is still in the dash, with an added CD changer tucked away in the trunk. And of course, you'll enjoy the comfort of air conditioning and a full complement of power options, including windows and door locks.
Raising the hood, you'll find that the engine compartment in this IROC is impeccably groomed from fender well to fender well. The power plant itself has been immaculately detailed and is ready to show off at the cruise-in. Even the undercarriage is clean and dry. Just what you want to see! You'd have a hard time finding a daily driver with a more sanitary power train than this one. A stock 350 TPI V8 engine provides the heartbeat for this Chevrolet. It's a strong-running motor and like most fuel-injected power plants, starts right up every time. Power is transferred to the rear end through a 700-R4 four-speed automatic overdrive transmission. Both motor and tranny comprise a well-balanced combination that yields performance and reliability. Underneath, all of the suspension parts are nice and snug, while four-wheel power disc brakes are able to stop this Camaro on command. This is the total package!
The bottom line is simple. This is a really nice automobile that has successfully maintained its identity in a car culture that is ever-changing. Whether you're looking for a daily driver, a collector car, or an investment... This is an automobile that definitely merits serious consideration. Call today!