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Old 06-08-2014, 07:27 PM   #1
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Took the '89 out for some exercise....

First time out this year. Took it for a little spin and laid down few "elevens" .

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Looks great!!!
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Looks amazing!! I wish more people would have ordered cars without the graphics. What kind of tires are those? They have an exotic tread pattern.
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Looks amazing!! I wish more people would have ordered cars without the graphics. What kind of tires are those? They have an exotic tread pattern.
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Only 1500 were ordered with the DX3 decal delete. The dealers certainly didn't know about. If you wanted no decals, you needed to be armed with the RPO code.


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Beautiful car. It's too bad third gens like this were pretty obscure from dealerships. Straight black with all the best performance options makes the car as sinister as any grand national IMO.
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Beauty man!!!
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Thanks. I think so too. But it it doesn't get much attention at Camaro shows because:

1) It's not a red 1st gen.

2) it's not a 5th gen with underbody mounted neon lights.

2) For most people, no graphics = RS.
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Dayum that's a clean car. To say I'm jealous would be an understatement.
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Dayum that's a clean car. To say I'm jealous would be an understatement.
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stunning!!
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stunning!!
Thanks bigdave. I'm pretty positive I met you at Thirdgen Fest a few years ago.

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That's one gorgeous car, chazman!

Love it!
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pretty badass.

somebody should nominate it for COTM.

just sayin'.

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somebody should nominate it for COTM.

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Super Clean!
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THAT'S what you end up with when you take care of things, I know. Its a great feeling.

Very Very Nice Chaz!
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Black with decal delete is sexy. Super clean car! The 82-84 Z28 looks pretty good too.

Wish mine was done so I could go take a ride.
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THAT'S what you end up with when you take care of things, I know. Its a great feeling.

Very Very Nice Chaz!
Thanks. I actually bought it to be my daily driver back then. That's the only reason it wasn't ordered as a 1LE. Got tired of showing up to work sweaty in my non-AC '84 GLH. I quickly realized I wouldn't be exposing it to parking lot dings and bad weather, so my GLH soldiered on a couple years longer. So....I still ended up going to work sweaty!
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Black with decal delete is sexy. Super clean car! The 82-84 Z28 looks pretty good too.

Wish mine was done so I could go take a ride.
That's my '83 in the background.


I've been following your build thread with interest. Our cars can't be more than 2 out of 300-400 produced. Figure 1500 total G92s in '89. How many were sticks? Can't be more than 20-25%.

You've got a pretty rare and desirable IROC-Z.
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Great looking Camaro. Interesting option too. Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks. No problem.
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Please no more pics! I love my vert but your hardtop makes me want my old car back! Same color and all...dammmmmmn :-/
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That's my '83 in the background.


I've been following your build thread with interest. Our cars can't be more than 2 out of 300-400 produced. Figure 1500 total G92s in '89. How many were sticks? Can't be more than 20-25%.

You've got a pretty rare and desirable IROC-Z.
I apprecitate the encouragement on the restoration! it certainly makes me feel better about shelling out the cash to get it right...The rarer RPO keepers are pretty hard to come by. Not only that but the restoration is anything but cheap. I just spent $190 on GM NOS engine mounts this morning.

As for your car, that thing should EASILY make COTM... Next "stock" or "original" themed voting we have, I think I am going to put that thing up for a nomination. Clean, Black AND DX3!!....Besides, hard top cars are the best ones!
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Thanks. I think so too. But it it doesn't get much attention at Camaro shows because:

1) It's not a red 1st gen.

2) it's not a 5th gen with underbody mounted neon lights.

2) For most people, no graphics = RS.
That's why car shows have become sickening at times. Every other car is a 1st gen Camaro. 2nd gen Z28's are as rare as 3rd gens. Same for GTO clones. 7 of every 10 GTO's are clones - they're easier to find now then when they were new. (I've only seen 2 that still carried the original Tempest/LeMan badge.) Same for rare engine options like SD 455's and LS6's. Easier to "find" due to all the badge cloning.

FYI - the 5th gens are far too heavy and big.
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I apprecitate the encouragement on the restoration! it certainly makes me feel better about shelling out the cash to get it right...The rarer RPO keepers are pretty hard to come by. Not only that but the restoration is anything but cheap. I just spent $190 on GM NOS engine mounts this morning.

As for your car, that thing should EASILY make COTM... Next "stock" or "original" themed voting we have, I think I am going to put that thing up for a nomination. Clean, Black AND DX3!!....Besides, hard top cars are the best ones!
Well, put it like this. It costs just as much to restore a common, run of the mill IROC-Z as it does a rare one. I mean, when was the last time you saw a hardtop stick? When was the last time you saw a G92 stick? And the '89's are arguably the the best version of that car. Midyear dual cats, BW rear with PBR brakes, etc.

I guess what I'm saying is --- restore with confidence!
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Found a couple more pics on my phone.



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Charlie,

Words do not describe, as usual.

As far as what you said here:

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But it it doesn't get much attention at Camaro shows because:

1) It's not a red 1st gen.

2) it's not a 5th gen with underbody mounted neon lights.

2) For most people, no graphics = RS.
Thats the case for most Thirdgens at any car show. People like flashy shiny cars. Its one reason I dont really like car shows. Wow! Look! Another 69 Camaro!

Although outside of car shows thirdgens are getting more attention ive noticed.

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Very nice car.

the car show thing irks me also. usually, ok always, I am the only third gen there.
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Charlie,

Words do not describe, as usual.

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Thats the case for most Thirdgens at any car show. People like flashy shiny cars. Its one reason I dont really like car shows. Wow! Look! Another 69 Camaro!

Although outside of car shows thirdgens are getting more attention ive noticed.
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Very nice car.

the car show thing irks me also. usually, ok always, I am the only third gen there.

Thanks guys!
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Black is beautiful Chazman....gotta ask though....what polish are you using? You can jump right into that finish!
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Black is beautiful Chazman....gotta ask though....what polish are you using? You can jump right into that finish!
Thanks. Over the past 25 years, I've used pretty much every combo of products.

Lately, I like Megs 205/105 on a Griots Garage orange pad, (use a different pad for each), and Poorboys Blackhole glaze on a finer black pad and then cover it with whatever you want.

I'm really liking Turtle Wax Black Detailer too.
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Thanks. Over the past 25 years, I've used pretty much every combo of products.

Lately, I like Megs 205/105 on a Griots Garage orange pad, (use a different pad for each), and Poorboys Blackhole glaze on a finer black pad and then cover it with whatever you want.

I'm really liking Turtle Wax Black Detailer too.
Thats funny! My car care cabinet looks like the detail wall at Advance Auto.
I've tried them all over the years.
I use the Megs 205/105 also. And Griots products as well. I like the Best in Show wax and the Speed Shine detailer.

Looks like it's working for ya!

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Thats funny! My car care cabinet looks like the detail wall at Advance Auto.
I've tried them all over the years.


Me too! I have stuff in my cabinet that isn't even made anymore.
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This might be a very off the wall question, but what dealer did you order it from? Is the dealer still in business today?
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This might be a very off the wall question, but what dealer did you order it from? Is the dealer still in business today?
Jim Link Chevrolet. They've been out of business for a long time now. On the first picture in this thread, you can see the "bowtie" key ring in the ignition they gave me on delivery.
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I'll be taking it to the big All Camaro Show at Volo Illinois next Saturday, July 19th. There are usually not that many 3rd gens there, but if anyone is there from TGO, come by and say hello.
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I noticed that my Camaro Club sacrificed the rear of the 3rd gen to fit one of the charities - am I being too sensitive?
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I noticed that my Camaro Club sacrificed the rear of the 3rd gen to fit one of the charities - am I being too sensitive?
Yeah they could have squeezed that in on top of the first gen!
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Yeah they could have squeezed that in on top of the first gen!

Whaaaaaaat!?!? Squeeezed on top of the 1st gen? You can't do that. It might have touched it's vinyl top.
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I took it out for a spin today, since I haven't driven it at all since the All Camaro Show 2 months ago. I wanted to run the car a bit, plus I still haven't burned through all of last year's gas. As I was driving, I thought: This is not only the most fun to drive out of my three 3rd gens but also the nicest driving one. Don't get me wrong, the other aren't chopped liver, but this one is just nicer.

So I'm thinking, why don't I drive it more often? And why do even I have the other ones? And what exactly am I saving this car for? I don't know, I got a weird thought. Sell the yellow '85 and white '83 and just drive this one around. So what if I put a few thousand miles on it. So what if it's not perfectly clean every time I drive it?

That's what crossed my mind. Let's see how I feel tomorrow.

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That's crazy talk Charlie. After a good night's sleep you will feel better.
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That's crazy talk Charlie. After a good night's sleep you will feel better.

Sound advice, Vince.
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I took it out for a spin today, since I haven't driven it at all since the All Camaro Show 2 months ago. I wanted to run the car a bit, plus I still haven't burned through all of last year's gas. As I was driving, I thought: This is not only the most fun to drive out of my three 3rd gens but also the nicest driving one. Don't get me wrong, the other aren't chopped liver, but this one is just nicer.

So I'm thinking, why don't I drive it more often? And why do even I have the other ones? And what exactly am I saving this car for? I don't know, I got a weird thought. Sell the yellow '85 and white '83 and just drive this one around. So what if I put a few thousand miles on it. So what if it's not perfectly clean every time I drive it?

That's what crossed my mind. Let's see how I feel tomorrow.
Besides the three Camaros you've mentioned, what cars do you have in your collection?
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Besides the three Camaros you've mentioned, what cars do you have in your collection?
The rest are all daily drivers - I've got 4 and soon 5 drivers in my house.


I did recently sell my '79, Saxon Yellow, 5.0L, 4 speed AMX. It was a barn/field find with lots of needs. I got it running and stopping and driving, and the next step would have been a total restoration. Something I wasn't ready to commit to. I sold it to an AMC collector who will eventually give it the restoration it deserves.


But I'm always looking. I nearly bought a '78 factory 4 speed, 305, El Camino last week with my AMX money.
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That being the case, i support the idea of selling off two of the three and here's why: sentimental attachment aside, the synopsis of your collection might be described as follows: your '85 IROC is essentially the same car as your '83 Z28, just a little nicer...and your '89 IROC is practically the exact same car as your '85 IROC, just a little nicer.

Speaking for myself, i would be more intrigued by a collection that had more of a variety. Personally, i probably would sell off the 83 & the 85 in order to make room for one or two cars that are something else besides a third gen Camaro. Even if just a third gen Firebird to mix things up. This philosophy might not be for everyone - and as it happens, my collection of four cars consists of two third gen Firebirds (and a first gen Firebird)
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Cars (in particular) that i'm always on the lookout for:

67 Chevelle
First gen Mustang
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