1976 Camaro Data

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1976 Camaro Production: 38,047 6-cyl, 144,912 V8, 182,959 total.
Dealer Introduction: 10/2/75

Vehicle Identification Example: 1Q87L6N500001

  • First digit is GM Division: 1 = Chevrolet
  • Second digit is model: Q = Sport Coupe, S = Type LT Coupe
  • Digits 3 & 4 are body type: 87 = 2dr. coupe
  • Fifth digit is engine code: D = 250ci 105hp, L = 350ci 165hp, Q = 305ci 140hp
  • Sixth digit is model year: 6 = 1976
  • Seventh digit is N for Norwood assembly, L for Van Nuys.
  • Last six digits increased one with each car built at each plant.
  •   Click here to view 1976 Dealer Sales Brochure

    Dimensions
    Length: 195.4 inchesHeight:49.1 inchesWidth: 74.4 inches Wheelbase: 108.0 inches

    Curb Weight: (in pounds, see: 1976 Option weight table)
    1FQ87 - 3531
    1FS87 - 3686

    1976 Ending VIN by Month
    Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug
    Norwood: 505460 519535 534796 547176 558401 572183 525208 599432 611225 622045 632052 636407 640880
    Van Nuys: N/A*
    * Records unavailable for Van Nuys

    1976 Camaro Spotters Guide and New Features

    Note: The Z28 was not available in 1976. There is no such thing as a 1976 Z28, even if you've seen or bought one on e-bay.
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    Click here to browse the 1976 Dealer Sales Brochure
    Click here for Second Generation Camaro Spotters Guide & Summary of Yearly Changes

    1976 Camaro Engines
    RPOCIDConfigBore & StrokeBHP @ RPMTorque @ rpm Comp Carb.
    L-22250L-63.875 x 3.53 105 @ 3800185 @ 1200 8.25:1 1V
    LG-3305V-83.736 x 3.48 140 @ 3800245 @ 2000 8.5:12V
    LM-1350V-84.00 x 3.48165 @ 3800 260 @ 24008.5:14V

    Engine Suffix Codes
    CCC: 250ci, at, ceCHU: 350ci, atCPB: 305ci, at, tb
    CCD: 250ci, ceCHW: 350ciCPC: 305ci, tb
    CCF: 250ci, atCKZ: 350ci, lpCPJ: 305ci, at, ce, tb
    CCL: 250ci, lpCMB: 350ci7X: 350ci
    CCJ: 250ci, lpCPA: 305ci, mt, tb CHT: 350ci, mt
    CML: 350ci, at, ce 9M: 305ci, tb 9W: 305ci, tb

    Abbreviations: at = Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, ce = california emision controls, ci = cubic inch, lp = late production, mt = manual transmission, tb = two barrel carburetor.

    Engine Code Example: V0427CPC - (305ci - Assembled in Flint assembly plant on April 27)
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    1976 Camaro Power Teams
       Base LG-3 LM-1
       250 305 350
    3-and 4-spd. 1 3.11:1 3.11:1 2.85:1a
    manual 2 1.84:1 1.84:1 2.02:1
    transmission 3 1.00:1 1.00:1 1.35:1
    ratios 4 -- -- 1.00:1
      R 3.22:1 3.22:1 2.85:1
             
    Clutch diam., in.   9.12 10.34 10.34
             
    Axle ratios S 2 73:1 2.73:1 3.08:1
      P 3.08:1 3.08:1 --
             
        Base LG-3 LM-1
        250 305 350
    Turbo Hydramatic 1 2.52:1 2.52:1 2.52:1
    transmission 2 1.52:1 1.52:1 1.52:1
    ratios 3 1.00:1 1.00:1 1.00:1
    R 1.94:1 1.94:1 1.94:1
             
    Axle ratios S 2.73:1 2.73:1 2.73:1
      P 3.08:1 3.08:1 3.08:1

    Note: No manual transmissions available in California for 1976
    a = Standard transmission for LM-1 is same 3-speed as for LG-3.


    Transmission Codes
    Manual - Type Plant Code
    3-Speed Muncie S
    3-Speed (H.D.) Muncie H
    4-Speed (Saginaw) Muncie R
      Automatic - Source Code
      Parma THM 350 B
      Parma THM 250 D
      Toledo THM 350 Y
      GM of Canada THM 350 J
    Transmission Code Example: Y6D27 - (1976 TH350, 3 speed A/T, assembled April 27)
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    Rear Axle Codes
    PA2.73:1  PU2.73:1 Locking
    PC3.08:1  PW3.08:1 Locking

    Rearend Code Example: PAG100D- - (Chevy sourced 2.73 open, Assembled on day shift of 100th day of the year)
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    1976 Camaro Factory Options

    RPODescriptionQtyRetail *
    1FQ87 Camaro Sport Coupe, 6-cylinder38,047 $3,762.35
    1FQ87 Camaro Sport Coupe, 8-cylinder92,491 3,927.35
    1FS87Camaro Type LT Coupe, 8-cylinder52,4214,320.35
    AK1Belts, color-keyed seat and shoulder35,517 17.00
    AN6Adjustable Seat Back, driver side10,015 19.00
    AU3Power Door Locks13,876 62.00
    A01Soft Ray Tinted Glass, all windows143,67646.00
    A02Tinted windshield3,235
    A31Power Windows 18,949 99.00
    B37 Floor Mats, color-keyed front and rear 58,564 15.00
    B49 Carpet, deluxe front and rear 2,304 32.00
    B80 Molding, roof drip 37,954 16.00
    B84 Moldings, body side101,018 38.00
    B93 Guards, door edge45,706 7.00
    - Vinyl Roof Cover 24,802 96.00
    C24 Windshield Wipers, hide-a-way 42,243 22.00
    C50 Defroster, rear window 56,247 43.00
    C60 Air Conditioning 101,901 479.00
    D35 Mirrors, sport right and left remote exterior 101,515 27.00
    D55 Console170,095 71.00
    D80 Spoilers, front and rear37,605 81.00
    F41 Suspension, sport20,211 32.00
    G80 Positraction, rear axle12,824 51.00
    G92 Rear Axle, high altitude 1,851 13.00
    J50 Power Brakes 22,837 58.00
    K05Engine block heater3,494
    K30 Speed Control, cruise master990 73.00
    LM1 Engine, 350ci, 165hp Turbo-Fire V856,710 85.00
    M20 Transmission, 4-speed wide range11,396 242.00
    M40 Transmission, Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic160,145 260.00
    N33 Tilt Steering Column 46,705 52.00
    N65 Spare Tire, space saver8,026 15.11
    PE1 Wheels, turbine-style 14,090 116.00
    P01 Wheel Covers, bright metal26,692 30.00
    QBT Tires, FR78x14 belted radial white letter14,655 49.00
    QDW Tires, FR78x14 belted radial white stripe 119,751 35.00
    QEG Tires, E78x14 belted blackwall 3,044 -105.75
    QEH Tires, E78x14 belted white stripe 13,352 -72.75
    UA1 Battery, heavy-duty 10,667 16.00
    UM1 Radio, AM with stereo tape 12,860 209.00
    UM2 Radio, AM-FM with stereo tape 12,351 324.00
    U05 Horns, dual 15,921 6.00
    U14 Special Instrumentation13,268 92.00
    U35 Clock 22,088 18.00
    U58 Radio, AM-FM stereo 13,868 226.00
    U63 Radio, AM69,587 75.00
    U69 Radio, AM-FM 32,008 137.00
    U76 Antenna, windshield type 34,111 16.00
    U80 Speaker, rear seat 25,824 21.00
    V01 Radiator, heavy-duty 12,974 27.00
    V30 Bumper Guards, front and rear 29,087 36.00
    YF5 Emission Equipment, required for California 14,038 50.00
    ZJ7 Rally Wheels78,311 60.00
    ZJ9 Auxiliary Lighting 31,427 30.00
    Z21 Style Trim Group73,010 58.00
    Z54Interior Decor and Quiet Sound Package 18,218 53.00
    Z85 Rally Sport Package15,855 260.00

    * Option prices are retail for base model. Prices could be reduced or option could be had at no charge if it was included as standard equipment on the Z28 or Type LT model.

    1976 Camaro Exterior & Interior Color Codes

    Trim Tag (LA Built Camaro)
    Model Year - 1976 Model Description Assembly Plant - Van Nuyes CA. Fisher Body Unit Number Interior Trim Code - 19M = Black Std. vinyl Seat Code Lower Paint Color Code - 35 = Dark Blue Upper Paint Color Code - 35 = Dark Blue Build Date - 07B = 2nd week July Column Color - B = Black Power Windows - Blank = No Base Coupe - Blank = Yes Internal Plant Code

    The trim tag, located on the cowl area identifies significant information about your car. Move mouse over code on above trim tag examples for detailed description or Click Here for general trim tag decoding information.

    Paint CodeExteriorQtyInteriors
    11 Antique White17,558 B-Bk-Bu-F-Wb-Wbk-Wf-Wg
    13 Silver 26,418 B-Bk-Bu-F-Wb-Wbk-Wf-Wg
    19 Black 9,676 B-Bk-Bu-F-Wb-Wbk-Wf-Wg
    28 Light Blue 19,868 B-Bk-Wb-Wbk
    35 Dark Blue16,898 B-Bk-Bu-Wb-Wbk
    36 Firethorn28,002 Bk-Bu-F-Wbk-Wf
    37 Mahogany11,321 Bk-Bu-F-Wbk-Wf
    40 Lime Green6,568 Bk-Bu-Wbk-Wg
    49 Dark Green3,984 Bk-Bu-Wbk-Wg
    50 Cream6,669B-Bk-Bu-F-Wb-Wbk-Wf
    51 Bright Yellow12,892 Bk-Bu-Wbk
    65 Buckskin3,620 Bk-Bu-F-Wbk-Wf
    67 Medium Saddle 7,936 Bk-Bu-Wbk
    78 Medium Orange 10,925 Bk-Bu-Wbk

    1976 Vinyl Top Code
    11T = White, 13T = Silver, 19T = Black, 35T = Dark Blue, 36T = Firethorn, 37T = Mahogany, 65T = Light Buckskin

    Interior Trim Codes:

    Standard
    vinyl
    Standard
    Cloth

    02M,03M,07M,11M
    W

    19M
    Bk

    64M
    Bu

    71M
    F

    19B
    Bk

    71B
    F

    Custom
    Knit vinyl
    Custom
    Knit Cloth

    02N,03N,07N,11N
    W

    19N
    Bk

    64N
    Bu

    19C
    Bk

    26C
    B

    71C
    F

    Cloth & vinyl Usage (1977 material):
    N = Plisse vinyl (horizontal rib); Wallaby bolster
    M = Oxen vinyl; Oxen bolster
    B = Radcliffe. 722 WC, woven sport cloth; Radcliffe bolster
    C = Regis. 723 WC, knit cloth; Dover bolster

    Notes:
    "Big Four" = Instrument Panel, Carpet, Cowl Kick Panel & Rear Package Shelf.
    11M/11N - White interior w/Black big four
    02M/02N - White interior w/Blue big four
    03M/03N - White interior w/Green big four
    07M/07N - White interior w/Firethorn big four

    Abbreviations:
    B = Blue, Bk = Black, Bu = Buckskin, F = Firethorn, Wb = White seats with blue dash and carpet, Wbk = White seats with black dash and carpet, Wf = White seats with firethorn dash and carpet, Wg = White seats with green dash and carpet.

    1976 Standard Interior 1976 Type LT Interior

    1976 Camaro RPO Breakouts

    Spring Information

    1976 Z21 Style Trim - Includes body colored insert on door handles; bright roof drip, lock pillar, upper fender, hood panel and belt mouldings plus bright accented parking lights.

    1976 Z54 Interior Decor/Quiet Sound - Includes glove compartment light and additional instrument cluster lighting; simulated leather accents on instrument cluster; special engine compartment, hood and interior insulation (Standard with Type LT)

    1976 Z85 Rally Sport Package - Includes low-gloss black treatment of hood, header panel, grill, headlamp bezels, top of fenders, front part of roof, upper portion of doors, rear end panel and license plate opening. Tri-color decal separates black paint from body color. Tri-color rally sport decals on fenders and deck lid. Not available w/vinyl roof.

    Rally Sport Camaro

    1976 Type LT - LT interior type depended upon whether seats were vinyl or cloth. The seats were a new design with different sew lines and squared off headrests. Door panels came in two styles with tack on arm rests combined with pull handles, plain panel faces for interiors with cloth seats, and pleated faces for interiors with vinyl seats. Tan simulated leather applique on instrument panel. Urethane/steel wheel replaced polycast turbine type wheel. Amberlite insulation blankets included in doors, rear quarters, roof/sail panels, behind rear seat, under package tray and under carpeting.

    Groovy lookin GrEeN Type LT

    Click here to view a 1976 Type LT: Sales Brochure view | Front View (GM B&W) | Rear view (GM B&W)


    Last updated: 10/30/2011
    Author: MadMike Maciolek

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