1988 Chevrolet Camaro


1988 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z

1988 CHEVROLET CAMARO IROC-Z: WHAT'S IN A NAME?
The International Race of Champions, or IROC-series, pitted race drivers against one another in identical cars, as a pure test of drivers' skills, rather than the budget of the team owner. From 1985 through 1990, that car was the Chevrolet Camaro. In 1985, it started out as the Camaro Z/28 IROC-Z, which was a option package on the Z/28, RPO B4Z, the IROC Sport Equipment Pakcage. This means that from 1985 through 1987, there were Z/28s and IROCs, and while every IROC was in fact a Z/28, every Z/28 was not an IROC. For 1988, they dropped the Z/28-part, and just started calling it a Camaro IROC-Z. This continued through the 1990 model year, when the racing series switched over to another car (the front-wheel-drive Dodge Daytona Turbo). At that point, Chevrolet lost the rights to use the name and went back to calling them Z/28s starting with the 1991 model year.

ABOVE: All 1985-1990 Z/28s and/or IROC-Zs had this louvered hood. Introduced on the 1985 Z/28, they didn't actually work, they were purely for looks.
BELOW: The 16-inch IROC rim, standard on all 1985-1990 IROC-Zs, and optional on 1985-1986 Z/28s. The offsets were different, front-to-back. They came shod in 245/50-16 Goodyear Eagles.

1988 Chevrolet Camaro INTERIORS

1988 CHEVROLET CAMARO DELUXE INTERIOR
There were three basic interiors available on the 1988 Chevrolet Camaro. The standard or base interior was a simple cloth, on the seats and door panels, and the carpet and sound-deadening were of a lower quality. The deluxe interior, shown above and below, featured a much higher-grade fabric with a tweed pattern and vinyl piping on seats and door panels, along with a higher-grade of carpet and sound deadening, and a few convenience features as standard. Lastly, the leather interior added leather seats and leather-trimmed door panels to the deluxe interior. The leather interior was a fairly rare option, with the premium interior, pictured here being the most common. And for good reason. They looked great, especially in either light gray (as pictured here) or charcoal, and they held up well to years of use. However, typically the drivers' seat left-side bolster would always wear out first from countless entries-and-exits. The Build Sheet, showing all the vital info on the car, including every option that was ordered on it, is located inside the console on all 1988 Chevrolet Camaros.

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