1985 IROC Z28
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'85 IROC Z28 Discovered After Over 2 Decades in Trailer


Rumor has it that if you put your ear up to this 1985 IROC-Z, you can still hear Whitesnake playing. When this relic from the past was uncovered after years spent in a trailer, not only was it all covered in shipping plastic to prevent damage, but it had less than 10 miles on it. Back in 1985, it was delivered directly from the factory to the container it was discovered in, and no one seems to know why.

But, in 2015, this Chevrolet Camaro IROC Z28 was unveiled in all its glory. When it comes to rare and sought-after muscle cars, this was an absolutely groundbreaking find.

You may recall that the Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z, inspired by the International Race of Champions, was a third-generation Camaro that was famously referred to as the "Camaro that thinks it's a Corvette."


While more than 21,000 IROCs rolled off the assembly line for 1985 model year, the particular IROC-Z from the above video has quite the story. Just check out a few of the highlights from the uncovered treasure.

Per Restomods:

  • 7 actual miles
  • Original and unrestored, without a doubt one of the lowest mileage, most original and well documented IROC Camaros in existence
  • First year for the IROC package, very rare T-Top, 5-speed manual transmission with 5.0L 4-barrel V-8
  • Original paint in pristine original condition, perfect original interior still wrapped in GM protective plastic
  • Never been dealer prepped, original window sticker never removed, original chalk marks still on glass, original plastic still protecting interior, original front spoiler in backseat, never installed
  • Sold new at Albrizio Chevrolet in Palisades Park, New Jersey on May 8, 1985
  • Car was put in dry storage when brand new and remained there untouched until it was uncovered in 2009, video documenting finding and removing from storage
  • Original wheels and tires were removed and have been replaced with NOS wheels and new Goodyear RSA tires
  • Copy of original New Jersey title, original build sheet, original retail sales agreement, original bill of sale, original insurance application, original owner's manual and warranty books, original letters from GM and Albrizio Chevrolet and original dealer brochure from 1985

Pretty incredible, right? Sure, the model year might be 1985, but when it comes to trailer finds, you can't get much more brand spanking new than this.


This post was originally published on October 21, 2019.

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