HomePick of the Day1985 IROC Camaro Z28 has had only one owner

1985 IROC Camaro Z28 has had only one owner


The International Race of Champions returned from a four-year hiatus in 1984 and Chevrolet again was the series supplier for the all-star series that featured top drivers from stock car, Indy car and sports car racing, and put them on track to compete against each other in identical cars.

“That should come as no great surprise,” Chevrolet proclaimed in an advertising campaign. “Camaro’s aerodynamic shape makes it a natural for these events. The profile is low, the stance is wide, the size is right — and the feel is terrific.”

The race cars were based on Chevrolet’s new 1985 IROC-Z package for the Camaro Z28, or perhaps Chevy’s new-for-’85 IROC-Z package was inspired by the modifications made for the racing series. Either way, there was a new IROC Camaro for the 1985 model year and one of them — and a one-owner vehicle at that — is Pick of the Day.

The new IROC option featured twin fog lamps, hood louvers, rocker-panel trim and a “ground effects” aero package. The cars were equipped with Delco/Bilstein rear shocks and other suspension upgrades, lowered ride height, and aluminum alloy wheels with Corvette-style Goodyear Eagle GT tires.

The car on offer was purchased new by the private seller advertising on ClassicCars.com. The seller says the 59,000 miles showing on the odometer is correct, and that the car has been “always garaged.”

All ’85 IROC Camaro Z28s were equipped with Chevrolet’s 305-liter V8 engine, though buyers could select from three variations. The seller of this one says the car has Tuned Port fuel injection and 215 horsepower and is linked to an automatic transmission. That package was an upgrade from the standard setup, though was available only with a 4-speed automatic rather than a 5-speed manual gearbox.

This car also has T-top roof, grey cloth seats with power on the driver’s side, as well as power windows, locks and liftgate, the seller reports.

The car is located in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts and is offered for $13,999.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


  1. Really nice car, I own an all original 89 Iroc, Twin cat exhaust option, heavy duty 3.27 axle with large rear disc brakes 5.7 Liter TPI 11,250 Original miles always garaged sitting on the original Goodyear Z rated Gatorbacks. Black, stripe delete Grey interior.

    • I agree both nice ..very nice cars I love cameros I own a 1980 z28 white on blue factory stipes and new factory interior also stripped and refinished powdercoated 15×8 wheels and beauty rings ..a 3.o8 posi is stock everthing else is not .. yet I still run collecter plates..: aluminum and strokeing and borla stainless exhaust and wildwood vented discs add to the appeal.

  2. Awesome cars I always thought. We bought a new Z28 in Nov 1984. First one our local dealer got in and it was sitting in the showroom when we went to actually look at 85 S10 Blazer…We still have it today, it’s black on black, t-tops all the options at the time, the Irocs hit the showroom and month or 2 later. Ours has 8001 miles on it today. We drive it around the block a couple times a year, other than that, not much. It has the TPI 305 engine…it’ll surprise you with the feel it has of seemingly "sticks to the road like glue" performance.

  3. La Carrera Internacional de Campeones, los Camaros de ese entonces, se usaban con techo duro y no tipo T ojo con eso..!

  4. I’m restoring one just like it, it takes a long time but it’s worth it, I’ve had it since 1995, the body is super healthy, I have some new parts to put on, as always-it takes money and time.


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