1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z
1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z
- Missouri Car
- GM ZZ 383ci/425hp V8
- Tremec TKO 5 Speed Manual
- 4th Gen Rear End
- Ice Cold AC
- Performance Exhaust
- Keyless Remote Entry
- Only 8k Miles on Build
- Original Documentation
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“The 1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z Is Retro Muscle Perfection” -Motor Trend, April 2020
Continuing their praise for the “Z,” the Motor Trend writers went on: “Time has been kind to the clean shape, compact proportions, and excellent graphics. … By 1985, the IROC-Z hit the scene and quickly became the must-have F-Body, and 35 years later it's time to reexamine the mid-1980s Camaro with fresh eyes (and a new wave of '80s nostalgia) ….”
Offered here in a classic red over black-and-red combination is an '85 IROC-Z perfectly emblematic of the model as well as the memorable decade of the Eighties, but upgraded for 21st Century performance. This is an original Missouri car (with later long-term ownership in Michigan) in excellent overall condition. Perhaps its only flaw worth noting is a mileage discrepancy on the Carfax, apparently the result of a oil--change technician's fat fingers sometime back in 2013. In spite of the Carfax notation, the car's odometer has never rolled over.
The Z's exterior non-metallic red paint is in beautiful condition across the entire body. The red paint's luster is even and the shine is deep. That the ground-effect lower-body trim (including the bespoke front spoiler) shows no damage and road rash is a good measure of the owner's commitment to proper care and respectful driving style. Panel fit is excellent within tight, factory-correct tolerances. All IROC-Z and Camaro badging and graphics are properly in place and in excellent condition. The black hood enhancements, headlight surrounds, and grille are all free of fading; the lower-body black “trim-line” is undamaged. Cabin glass and lighting lenses are clear and free of cracks. The car features keyless remote entry. Factory-original five-spoke alloy wheels have been carefully maintained and show no curb rash. BF Goodrich Sport Classic tires are mounted. Original body tags are properly in place.
Inside the car, the level of meticulous owner-care is evident in the well-maintained condition of every surface, and in the carefully selected upgrades to the audio system and gauge package. The seat upholstery is black leather with a vertically pleated design, a nod to the original '68 Z-car's look. There are no signs of wear; no rips, tears, or worn spots on the high-back front or the two rear bench-buckets. Cabin and cargo area carpeting is bright red, all in very nearly new condition. Door trim in red and black with the iconic “Camaro” logo treatment retains its factory appearance. The car's original, Camaro-logo sport steering wheel frames the upgraded AutoMeter® gauges located in the factory dash openings. The center stack features the HVAC controls (AC delivers an ice-cold breeze) above an upgraded Pioneer® audio head unit in the factory-radio location. The console houses the car's power-window controls and the shifter for the upgraded 5-speed Tremec® TKO manual transmission.
Under the hood, installed with the other upgrades just 8,000 miles back, is a GM ZZ 383 cubic-inch V8 powerplant producing 425 horsepower (far above what any stock 80s Camaro would've delivered). The engine bay is perfectly clean with all components properly in place, and all wiring and coolant hoses properly routed. It's clear this build was professionally executed. More evidence of that level of work can be seen from below. The performance exhaust system, the 4th Gen rear end, the performance suspension, and the overall lack of dirt, much less any sign of rust is truly impressive. All of this (and the car's extensive documentation) will delight any gearhead.
While the more than 160 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '85 Camaro IROC-Z in detail, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
Some cars really are time-travel machines. This '85 IROC-Z is just such a car. But rather than only taking its owner on a retro trip back to the Eighties, this well-maintained and perfectly upgraded Z delivers the time travel in style, but with a perfect blend of performance upgrades. Literally, a “Z” that's the best of both worlds.