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1985 Chevrolet Camaro


Chassis number : PRC-851

Chevrolet 1985 Chevrolet Camaro History Specifications Recalls
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Sold for $117,600 at 2022 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island.
Peerless Racing's Camaro, driven primarily by Jack Baldwin, was well ahead of its time and bears more resemblance to a prototype than a GT car with a carbon-fiber tub, partially stressed engine, suspension from a March GTP car, and experimental drivetrain.

The mastermind behind this exotic was Brad Francis, a well-known motorsports engineer from Canada, and now a member of the Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame. Francis designed two chassis for Bob Carson's Peerless Racing Enterprises. This is the first car ordered by Chevrolet in 1985 identified as #851.

This car was destroyed in a horrific accident on the front straight during a historic racing event at Daytona in the Fall of 1999, ironically, while Jack Baldwin was at the wheel. Fortunately, Baldwin was not hurt, a testament to the carbon-fiber tub. The car has been fully restored using the original tub molds, blueprints, and under the supervision of Brad Francis before his passing in May of 2020.

Sold for $117,600 at 2022 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island.
Bob Carson's Peerless Racing tasked Brad Francis to build a purpose-built GT racecar version of the Camaro. Francis designed a carbon-fiber tub with a partially stressed engine mounting and suspension components sourced from the March 85G. It was designed to accept three different engines with its most successful setup employing a small-block Chevrolet V-8 with Hilborn fuel injection and Holey EFI control. Currently, it is paired with a new G-Force 5-speed gearbox, the engine develops approximately 660 horsepower and 525 pound-feet of torque. Power is transmitted via a Frankland quick-change rear axle.

The Peerless Camaro contested seven races during the 1985 season and achieved one podium finish. The following year, with Jack Baldwin at the wheel, it won three races including the Miami Grand Prix, and finished 3rd on two occasions. By the end of the year, Baldwin was awarded 3rd place in the driver's standings. Three victories were added to the vehicle's resume in 1986, and including the 1987 season, the Camaro would have 28 starts and 11 top-ten finishes.

The car has since been restored and refinished in the livery used at the 1987 24 Hours of Daytona, featuring Levi Garrett sponsorship. The three-year restoration was completed in 2018 and displayed at the 2019 Rolex Heritage Exhibition held in conjunction with the 24 Hours of Daytona. In 2021, it won a class award at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2022

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2022 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $250,000-USD $350,000 
Sale Price :
USD $117,600

1985 Chevrolet Camaro Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Chevrolet Camaro

(Data based on Model Year 1985 sales)
1985 Chevrolet Camaro
Sold for USD$14,300
  2022 Mecum : Chattanooga
 
1985 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Chassis#: 1G1FP87F4FL468036
Sold for USD$13,000
  2022 GAA : July 2022
 
1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z
Sold for USD$47,300
  2022 Mecum Indy
 
1985 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Sold for USD$24,200
  2022 Mecum Indy
 
1985 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Sold for USD$14,300
  2022 Mecum : Glendale
 
1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z
Sold for USD$14,300
  2022 Mecum : Glendale
 
1985 Chevrolet Camaro IMSA GTO by Peerless Racing
Chassis#: PRC-851
Sold for USD$117,600
  2022 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
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1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z
Sold for USD$14,300
  2022 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z
Sold for USD$15,950
  2022 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z
Sold for USD$22,000
  2021 Mecum : Kansas City
 
1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC Z
Chassis#: 1G1FP87H5FN113026
Sold for USD$14,000
  2021 GAA : November 2021
 
1985 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Chassis#: 1G1FP87HXFN158740
Sold for USD$19,000
  2021 GAA : November 2021
 
1985 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Chassis#: 1G1FP87F4FL468036
Sold for USD$16,000
  2021 GAA : November 2021
 
1985 Chevrolet Camaro
Sold for USD$14,500
  2021 GAA : July 2021
 
1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z
Sold for USD$38,500
  2021 Mecum : Indy 2021
 
1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC Z
Sold for USD$15,000
  2021 GAA : February 2021
 
1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC Z
Sold for USD$19,000
  2021 GAA : February 2021
 
1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z
Sold for USD$16,500
  2021 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1985 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Sold for USD$8,750
  2020 GAA : November 2020
 
1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z
Sold for USD$14,850
  2020 Mecum : Indy Fall Special
 

Chevrolet Camaros That Failed To Sell At Auction

1985 Chevrolet Camaro's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC - Z281G1FP87H5FN1130262021 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall   
1985 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 2021 Mecum : Indy 2021$8,000  
1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z 2020 Mecum : Dallas$13,000  
1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC Z28 2020 GAA : July 2020$14,250  
1985 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee$7,000  
1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC Z 2019 Fall Carlisle Auction   
1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z Resto Mod 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$16,000  
1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z Resto Mod 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$13,000  
1985 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Coupe 2018 Mecum : Indianapolis$8,000  
1985 CHEVROLET CAMARO IROC Z28 COUPE1G1FP87F9FL4986512018 Premier Auction Group$11,750  
1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC 2018 Carlisle : Lakeland Winter Auction   
1985 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z 281G1FP87F9FL4986512018 GpK Auctions Atlantic City$11,500  
1985 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 2017 Carlisle Auctions : Lakeland Fall   
1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z 2017 Mecum : Denver$18,000  
1985 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe 2017 Collector Car Toronto Spring Classic$42,500  
1985 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z 281G1FP87H2FN1658612017 GPK Auctions Atlantic City$9,000  
1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC Z 2016 GAA : October$10,500  
1985 Chevrolet Camaro 2016 Silver Auction Jackson Hole$4,600  
1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z 2015 Auctions America Auburn Fall$11,000  
1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC 2015 Spring Carlisle Auction   
1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z28 2013 Auctions America Fall Carlisle$5,500  
1985 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Iroc 2013 Silver Auction Portland$4,150  
1985 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 2011 Leake Car Auctions Tulsa 39th Annual Leake Auto Auction$4,500  
1985 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 2011 Leake Car Auctions Tulsa 39th Annual Leake Auto Auction$3,750  
1985 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28 Coupe 2010 Mecum Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction$5,700  
1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC Z28 2010 Mecum Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction$21,000  
1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC 1LE Test Car 2010 RM Auctions Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale$11,000$25,000$35,000
1985 Chevrolet Camero IROC Coupe 2010 Mecum Kissimee Auction   
1985 Chevrolet Camaro 2-door 2010 Mecum Kissimee Auction$9,000  
1985 Chevrolet IROC Camaro Z-28 2009 Mecum Original Spring Classic Auction 22nd Year   

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