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1987 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z

“Wild Cherry”

2011 Ford - Shelby Mustang GT500


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About “Wild Cherry”

A guy who works for me owns a black IROC-Z. Until he showed me his car, I wasn't really into cars at all. John's car changed all that. Within a couple of weeks, I knew I needed a hot car too. I started looking for a car that suited me, but I kept going back to John's black IROC, so that's what I decided I wanted. One day at work, he told me about an older friend of his who was selling a red IROC that he had bought brand new. He had arthritis in his knees, and it was getting worse. There was no way he could drive a stick shift car anymore. Since he hardly ever drove the car anyhow, he decided it was time to sell it. The car had been kept in a heated garage under a car cover, and never driven in rain or snow. It only had about 15,000 miles on it since new. It looked and drove like a new car. He wanted it to go to a good home, and John put in a good word for me. I don't drive it very often either - it's strictly a good weather pleasure car, just like it was for the old guy who sold it to me.

About “Red”

This car was purchased over the Internet... I refused to take the rididculous pricing and posturing put on by all of the local dealers in California... The pompous attitudes when quoted pricing, and the unwillingness to strike a deal lead me to shop on the east coast where sales were hard to come by due to the economy, and the dealers were definitely more realistic. The greed and posturing was left outside the door... I had my GT500 shipped from Baltimore MD, and I swear it was the longest Frick'n 2 weeks of my life!!!


Specs for “Wild Cherry”

Multi-Port Fuel Injected 305 V-8
5-Speed Transmission
Posi Rear

Specs for “Red”

2011 Shelby GT500 :

Construction Unitized welded steel body, aluminum hood

Type 5.4L 4-valve DOHC V-8
Manufacturing location Romeo, Michigan
Configuration Aluminum block and aluminum heads
Intake manifold Cast-aluminum with roots-type supercharger and air-to-water intercooler; Boost: 9.0 psi
Exhaust manifold Cast iron
Crankshaft Forged steel
Throttle body Dual-bore 60 mm, electronic
Valvetrain DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Valve diameter Intake: 37.0 mm; Exhaust: 32.0 mm
Pistons Forged aluminum
Connecting rods Cracked forged steel I-beams
Ignition Coil-on-plug
Bore x stroke 3.552 x 4.165 in. / 90.22 x 105.8 mm
Displacement 330 cu. in. / 5,409 cc
Horsepower 550 hp @ 6,200 rpm
Torque 510 lb.-ft. @ 4,250 rpm
Compression ratio 8.4:1
Redline 6,250 rpm
Idle speed in neutral 700 rpm
Engine control system Copperhead PCM
Recommended fuel Premium only
Fuel capacity 16.0 gallons
Fuel injection Electronic returnless sequential
Oil capacity 6.5 quarts 5W-50 full synthetic
Coolant capacity 21 quarts

Layout Rear-wheel drive

Standard (Type) Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual
Gear ratios
1st 2.97
2nd 1.78
3rd 1.30
4th 1.00
5th 0.74
6th 0.50
Final drive 3.55

Front Independent MacPherson strut with “Reverse L”
lower control arm, 34mm stabilizer bar
Rear Three-link solid axle with coil springs, Panhard rod,
24mm stabilizer bar; Twin-tube, gas shocks

Type Electric power assist steering (EPAS) with rack and pinion
Ratio 15.7:1
Turning diameter curb-to-curb (ft.) 37.0

Type Four wheel power disc with four-channel anti-lock braking
system (ABS), electronic brake force distribution (EBD) and
traction control
Front Brembo 14-inch diameter vented discs, four-piston
aluminum calipers
Rear 11.8-inch diameter vented discs, two-piston calipers

Tires P255/40Z19 front tires, P285/35ZR19 rear tires
Wheels 19 x 9.5-inch forged aluminum wheels with SVT center caps

FUEL ECONOMY (city/hwy)
5.4-liter DOHC Supercharged V-8, 6-Speed Manual 15 city/ 23 highway

DIMENSIONS (inches unless otherwise noted)

Wheelbase 107.1
Overall length 188.2
Overall width 73.9
Overall height 54.5 Coupe; 55.9 Convertible
Track width, front/rear 61.9 / 62.5
Ground clearance 5.7

Curb weight, pounds
Coupe 3,820
Convertible 3,969
Weight distribution (f/r) 56/44 (Coupe); 55/45 (Convertible)

Safety belts Load-limiting seat belts with pretensioners and
height-adjustable shoulder belts for front seating
positions (coupe); Three-point safety belts for all
seating positions; BeltMinder™ safety-belt reminder
Air bags Seat-deployed side air bags for driver and front
passenger; Dual-stage driver and front-passenger
air bags with crash-severity sensor, driver-seatposition
sensor and front-passenger weight sensor
Child safety LATCH anchors for rear outboard seats
Brakes Four wheel Anti-lock braking system (ABS);Tractioncontrol
system. Front: 14"diameter vented disc with
Brembo® four-piston aluminum calipers; Rear:
11.8" diameter vented disc with dual-piston calipers
Fuel Inertia-activated shutoff switch for fuel pump
Mirrors Side-view mirrors with integrated spotter
MYKey™ Owner activated system to restrict vehicle top
speed, control maximum audio system volume and
establish a persistent Belt-Minder® alert that mutes
audio system until front safety belts are fastened
Security SecuriLock™ passive anti-theft system; Remote
keyless entry; Separate alarm sounder; Anti-tow
sensor; Ultrasonic interior motion sensor; Perimeter
anti-theft battery

Audio system Shaker 500: AM/FM stereo with single CD/MP3 capable
player with eight speakers with 6-month SIRIUS®
satellite radio subscription (N/A in AK or HI)

Badging Unique GT500
Top Black cloth (convertible only) with boot cover
Exhaust Tuned dual with catalytic converters and “X” crossover pipe
Fascia Unique GT500 colored front and rear; black front air dam
Head lamps HID (High Intensity Discharge) with front lower fascia
mounted fog lamps
Grille Unique upper with Cobra emblem (passenger side)
Hood Unique hood with air extractor
Locking Remote keyless entry with trunk release
Spoiler Unique body-keyed decklid spoiler
Trim LeMans racing stripes (hood, top, decklid) and “GT500”
side stripes (Coupe)
LeMans racing stripes (hood, decklid) and “GT500” side
stripes (Convertible)
Trunk Tire mobility kit


Factory Options for “Wild Cherry”

It's loaded! I don't know what was standard and what was optional on IROC-Z's. It does have T-Tops.

Factory Options for “Red”

SVT Performance Package:
19" Forged Aluminum Front Wheels
20" Forged Aluminum Rear Wheels.
Special handling features include specially tuned shocks and struts, Special Sway bars and Spring rates.
Goodyear F1 G2 Directional tires.


Mods for “Wild Cherry”

K&N Air Filter
Flowmaster Dual Exhaust
Polished Wheels
(All mods by the original owner)

Mods for “Red”

Added Airaid high flow, reusable air filter element.
Shelby Hood Lift support kit
TruCarbon front splitter
Shelby Quarter Window Scoops, and side door scoops.
Alpine backup camera
Entertainment system unlock and AV interface module.


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