1985 Chevrolet Camaro Overview

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1985 Chevrolet Camaro Overview

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1985 Chevrolet Camaro

1985 is best known by Camaro aficionados as the year the IROC first made its appearance. Named after the International Race of Champions, it certainly lived up to its moniker. Both the Z28 and the IROC had a Tuned Port Injection (TPI) version of the engine that was rated at 215 horsepower. The 5.0 HO engine also had a hotter camshaft and a larger exhaust system. Ironically, this engine was available only on the automatic. However, you could opt for the L69 H.O. engine, which only came with the 5-speed manual tranny and produced 190 hp at 4,800 rpm and 240 lb-ft of torque at 3,200 rpm.Production of this engine was restricted about halfway through the year. Although you did lose a very small amount of horsepower and torque with the H.O., it was well worth it to get the 5-speed. Besides, the horsepower could be overcome with ease by adding headers and a good exahust. The L69 in 1985 was available only in the IROC. New 16-by-8-inch all-aluminum wheels sporting 245/50VR16 Goodyear Gatorback tires, the ride was lowered by a half-inch, and the addition of the foglamps made sure that if you saw the IROC from the front, you new at that moment that you were seeing an IROC.

Chevrolet also changed ten of the twelve exterior colors from 1984. Other external changes included new front fascias, taillamps, air dams, grilles, and parking lamps, although these changes were very minor and mostly not noticeable to the untrained eye. The IROC was honored as one of Car and Driver's Ten Best for 1985.

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Billschnell917
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I Have A 1985 Z28 V8 4 Barrel 2 Seater Convertible

1985 z28 camaro convertible with only 2 seats with 103,000 miles all original parts. What is it worth just asking cause I've never seen one with just the 2 seats

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CameroTinker
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What Can I Fit In My 1985 Camero For An Engine

i have a 1985 T-top V6 5 speed manual 2.8 Camero that i need to put a engine in. what will fit and give me the least trouble to put in and get it running.

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CameroTinker
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Blown Engine?

without taking the engine out of the 1985 Camaro v6 2.8l 5 speed. The previous owner said he blew the engine when he down shifted to prevent a collision. That's when it blew. How can I know for s...

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subdude54
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How Much Is My Camaro Worth?

Some rust, 180,000 miles

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1985 Camaro Berlinetta

Has 141,000 miles on it. Recently put onto it new tires, new rims ( Weston Racing ), new belts, new struts, new shocks, and a new starter. Just put $4,000 into it to keep everything well maintained,...

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