1988 Chevrolet Camaro (Ray's 1st Camaro)
Last updated Apr 21, 2007
1988 Camaro 2.8 V6 (PWR nothing, T-tops, 5-speed, a few mods)
This was my 1st Camaro and she was bone stock. Hey was alot of fun and when I was in Germany the Germans went nuts for it. At the time they were not able to buy then there from GM.
That's Chico my dog getting ready to go for a Cruz, he passed away last year at 17.5 years old.. Great friend he was.
The LT option was dropped in 1988. The Z28 model was dropped and replaced by the IROC-Z (although interior dash badge still read `Z28 IROC-Z', rather than just `IROC-Z' as on exterior badges). The 16 inch wheels that had been standard equipment on the IROC were restyled and now became an extra cost option for the IROC. The standard IROC wheel was the old 15x7 inch aluminum 5 spoke Z28 wheel and this wheel was also now standard on the Sport Coupe. In 1988 only, this wheel, rather than having only the recessed areas painted gold or silver, was completely painted gold or silver. The IROC-Z door decals were moved from the front of the doors to the rear. The Z28 exterior badges were replaced with IROC-Z badges. The lower-body stripe was reversed changing from black on bottom with trim color above, to black on top with trim color below, now with a gap (of body color) between the two stripes. Newly available DX3 stripe delete option eliminated IROC-Z decals and stripes altogether. The Sport Coupe took on the appearance of the defunct Z28 except the `CAMARO' rather than the `Z28' exterior badges were used. Body colored headlight pockets replaced black; and gold or silver wheel center caps replaced black. A regular hood was used to replace the louvered hood and the 1985-1987 IROC two tone lower body stripe updated the four-color Z28 body stripe. This was the last year for the Sport Coupe and was the only year for this particular appearance. Early in the year, the Sport Coupes came with a short rear wing rather than a spoiler. This ungainly addition was discontinued and replaced with the standard spoiler midyear.
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