We've always been fans of the third-gen Camaro, so it's nice to see the increased attention it's getting lately. Much like the second-gen cars were unappreciated for years, and then suddenly became popular again, we're seeing a resurgence in interest in the third-gen F-body vehicles. This is especially true of the IROC-Z, one of the most iconic American cars of the 1980s.
Popular automotive YouTube channel /DRIVE published a video today that perfectly captures why we love the IROC. The video documents a car belonging to Mike Kamimoto, a California resident who bought the car brand new off the showroom floor, and has owned it ever since. To cater to his interest in autocross racing, he made a few modifications to improve the car's performance, such as lowered suspension, racing bucket seats, and a potent 383ci stroker V8.
Even if you're not a third-gen fan, you've got to admit this looks like an absolute blast to drive. Mike did a nice job with the modifications, and kept the original spirit of the car intact. As /DRIVE host Mike Musto says, these '80s Camaros make for great affordable project vehicles, whether you're looking to get into hot rodding, racing, or restoration.
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