Sunday, April 8, 2018

We Love The 80's: 1987 Chevy Camaro Iroc Z

Now is a good time as any to get into a third generation Chevy Camaro or Pontiac Firebird/Trans Am.  In recent years, the Smokey and the Bandit 1970's cars have seen some strong appreciation so bargain third gens are still out there.  The Iroc-Z is a icon of the 1980's and boasted a real racing heritage.  These Camaro's duked it out with the 5.0 Mustangs for king of the streets in the late 1980's when engines awoke from malaise era induced fog.  The 5.0 305 Chevy V8 was and is second fiddle to the 350 5.7.  However, only the 305 was able be paired with a 5 speed manual and in 1987 it only had 10 less hp than the top rung 350  Find this 1987 Chevy Camaro Iroc Z for sale in Newtown, CT for an easy on the budget price of $2,500 via craigslist.

Here is the description by the seller:

This is a 1987 Chevy Camaro with a whole lot of extra parts including 4 Brand new unmounted tires. The car runs and drives but needs some TLC before being road worthy it has a 305 small block that seems to be stock but runs well the transmission is a 5 speed stick that shifts well and it also has a posi rear I bought this car for my Daughter but she wants something else. (she doesn't want to learn stick) the price is $2500.00 and it is FIRM I will not entertain any offers or trades 

The interior certainly wasn't cleaned up for this photo.  It does reveal crank windows which have largely disappeared from cars of today.  The 5 speed shift knob is literally the size of a pool ball.  I believe this car still may have a 85 mph speedo as well. 

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The catalytic converter on Cory's Mercedes C36 gave up the ghost and blocked up the exhaust.   The new pipes are on and thankfully all horses have reported for duty. 


  1. Daddy buys her an awesome 1980s Camaro, and she decides she doesn't want it cuz she doesn't want to learn to drive stick. I hope whatever he buys to replace this has a lot of cargo space, cuz he needs to boot her rear end outta the house! Just my opinion.....

  2. I would buy this. No t-tops and a 5 speed. I think I could even find my old Whitesnake CD

    1. Don't forget your acid washed jean jacket! B)

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  4. Millennial "i'm into cars bro" tattoo
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  5. Looks like this one had a fairly garbage respray from red to black. Red is showing through on the door frames (jams or "jambs" or whatever they are) and part of the fender. Also, in another instance of "why do I remember this instead of college?" - the IROC Z emblem should be on the front of the doors, not the rear.

    1. Thanks, I couldn't figure out why it looked off, the dam stickers in the wrong spot!


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