1990 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z Convertible
The IROC race series invited champions from all walks of racing, including NASCAR, CART, Le Mans, and even NHRA. No matter who won, they were always driving an IROC Camaro and as they say in the biz, win on Sunday, sell on Monday.
This version of the 1990 Camaro is in full IROC street garb. Special painted badging, a low-slung windshield, some fairings, canvas convertible version and a powerful secret lurking under the hood were just a few of the features that were added to this version of the Camaro. Built in sunny California and having been always garage kept, never seeing rain or snow, it's time to pass this one on instead of letting it sit. This 2 owner car is presently in the South Mallway of our Hallowed Halls for your perusal, and having nearly every mechanical aspect gone over and replaced, along with being finishing in eye catching bright arrest me red, this IROC Z is one for the record books...I'll keep you in suspense with the hardcore details, but I reckon this on would give a real IROC racer of the day a serious run for the money.
NOTE: Due to varying emissions control devices being removed, please check with your state, county, local or provincial motor vehicle department to verify the ability to legally register this vehicle in your area.
A nicely applied coating of eye- catching and retina searing Bright Red paint covers the straight steel body panels, fairings, and front built in chin spoiler of the car and shows with a few scuffs, spider cracks and imperfections. Just above the rockers is black and silver striping that wraps entirely around the car and black trimmings surround the glass and are also on the door handles. IROC Z badging is also on the doors and creates a ribbed fade from gray to white. A scooped hood is now resting between the fenders and the glossy black scoop leading back to the rakish front glass. Black canvas is the convertible top with a clear plastic rear window. On the back, a small spoiler trims off the trunk lid, and on the back of the car are the iconic Camaro shaped taillights that wrap around to the rear quarters. Factory correct silver 5 spoke 16-inch Camaro rims are attached to all 4 corners and noted as "front" and "rear" wheels because of different offsets and are wrapped in deeply treaded blackwall rubber. All is just fine with this car's exterior condition.
A snazzy gray and black padded tweed bowls you over when you swing the doors. A smooth vinyl armrest with a long pull arm within this tweed as is a black plastic panel for the door actuator and sport rear view mirrors and power lock buttons. The seats in bucket configuration for the front, also use the tweed for the front bolsters and upper back panels all in gray, with the remainder of the seats being black broadcloth with Camaro badged inserts. As an added texture/color, dark gray trims the backs and headrest sides. The rear 2 plus 2 bench also is in the same pattern. Think smoking jacket and a favorite billiard room chair! A black console and dash house all the critical instrumentation, as well as climate controls, radio and automatic shift lever. Power windows are installed here as well. Power locks, power steering, power brakes, power toggle mirrors and a power driver's seat are working and are great conveniences with this sports car. Clean black carpeting floods the floors and this is one tasteful comfortable interior.
The beast lurks underneath the louvered hood...this beast specs out as a 383ci stroker crate V8 making a consignor stated 465hp to give plenty of smooth power. A single Holley 4-barrel carburetor feeds the fuel though a lightly polished intake and into the cylinders via a pair of aluminum cylinder heads. On the back is a T5 5-speed manual transmission. All this attached to a 10-bolt rear axle that spins the rear tires with ease. Keeping things cool is an aluminum radiator with twin electric fans.
The floor pans are solid, as is the unibody construction and have a slight patina and the same is seen on the suspension, which consists of independent coil springs for the front, and a torque arm and coil springs for the back are seen. Power disc brakes are on for the front and power drums are equipped on the rear for the whoah factor. Headers snake their way down from the mill and flow into a single pipe, sans catalytic converter, before splitting to dual tail pipes after the Flowmaster muffler.
A quick starter, and smooth idle until the warmup was afforded to me. I slipped into the cloth interior and was grabbed by the seats. A shift into 1st and I was off like a prom dress, with blistering acceleration, smooth shifting, and good handling on the test track things were just fine. She's able to cruise at highway speeds easily, and I had the top down for my test, and it was a pleasant experience with plenty of airflow from the outside and the top manually operating smoothly. I did note the AC is not connected but who really cares with the top down and the wind in your hair?
Except for the badging and hood, this car is disguised as a mild mannered everyday 1989 Chevrolet Camaro. A look under the hood, as well as the IROC status option package L03, makes it anything but mild mannered. All in very good condition, this car is a definite goer, but can also be viewed at any car show you may want to drive it to. Go ahead, get in and turn it over...well the engine, keep the wheels down on the ground, although they have a tendency to spin when you get goosey with your boot!
3-2 Door Convertible
3-Manual Belts, Driver's Airbag
F-305ci V8 EFI
L-Los Angeles, CA Assy Plant
134537-Sequential Unit Number
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