Today we head back to Ketchikan, Alaska to feature another American Muscle car. Remember a few posts back I showed you that 1979 Z28 Camaro? You may have seen another Camaro behind it. Well here she is. What I have for you today is what appears to be a 1985 IROC-Z Camaro, and yes, it’s a convertible.
Now, when I take pictures and videos of cars, sometimes I get permission to do so, other times I take a risk and just shoot and run. Today was a day that I did not get permission and halfway though filming, the owner walked out and sternly asked, “Can I help you with something?” I jumbled my words and managed to explain what I was doing. It turns out that the owner was quite a cool guy and allowed me to continue.
Now even though I am a die-hard Ford fan, this is my favorite body style of Camaro. The sad part is that this generation has some of the worse power. This car has a 305 cubic inch V8 that makes only 215 horsepower. However, this does come with the option tuned port injection borrowed from the Corvette. I’ll let you decide if that’s a plus or not.
The condition of the car isn’t as good as it’s Z28 brother in front. The paint is fading, and it really needs a good scrubbing as life forms are starting to grow on it. The interior though seems to be in surprisingly new condition. I wonder if it has been refurbished, or just babied all its life.
The owner has plans for this car, but for now this is where she sits in Ketchikan awaiting revival. Maybe one day she’ll be pushing her 215 horsepower up the hilly roads of the last frontier again, but for now, she remains sitting, Rotting in Style.
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