1980 Camaro Data

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1980 Camaro Production: 51,104 V6, 100,901 V8, 152,005 total.
Dealer Introduction: 10/11/79

Vehicle Identification Example: 1P87LAN547484

  • First digit is GM Division: 1 = Chevrolet
  • Second digit is model: P = Sport, Rally Sport, Z28, S = Berlinetta
  • Digits 3 & 4 are body type: 87 = 2dr. coupe
  • Fifth digit is engine code: A = 231ci V6, H = 305ci V8, J = 267ci V8, K = 229ci V6, L = 350ci V8.
  • Sixth digit is model year: A = 1980
  • 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 1980 Dealer Sales Brochure

    Review: Car & Driver, 4/80 - "Chevrolet Camaro Z28 A medieval warrior on the path to a rocking chair"

    Dimensions
    Length: 197.6"Height: 49.2"Width: 74.5"Wheelbase: 108.0"

    Curb Weight: (in pounds, see: 1980 Option weight table)
    1FQ87 (V6) - 3328
    1FS87 (V6) - 3371


    1980 Ending VIN by Month
    Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug
    Norwood: 501418 508576 519065 536599 531443 536538 542592 549449 555470 560002 563913 567303 584718
    Van Nuys: 503632 512868 524554 532545 540805 547000 552895 558801 565156 570644 577390 584401  

    1980 Camaro Spotters Guide & New Features

    EPA fuel economy was a big theme in 1980. In an effort to save weight the venerable but porky 250 was axed in favor of the V6. 49 states got the Chevy (odd-fire) 229 CID, while Californians got the Buick (even-fire) 231 CID. Both were 90 degree V6s, the chevy was a "3/4 V8".

    Good news on the Z28 front. Styling changes made the car seriously sinister. It had some extra poke under the hood too. Click here to read all about it.

    The Berlinetta got spiffy wire wheel covers which replaced the polycast wheels and the paint scheme for the RS model was modified.

    Ahoy - there was a recession looming on the horizon and sales plummetted to 1/2 of the previous years record setting level. Something needed to be done, and among the highlights? were....

    GO: Back to 1979 | Continue to 1981

    Click here to browse the 1980 Dealer Sales Brochure
    Click here for Second Generation Camaro Spotters Guide & Summary of Yearly Changes

    1980 Engine & Drivetrain Info
    CID Config Bore & StrokeBHP @ RPMTorque @ rpm Comp Carb.
    LC-3229V-63.74 x 3.48115 @ 4000175 @ 20008.6:1 2V
    LD-5*231V-63.80 x 3.40110 @ 3800190 @ 16008.0:1 2V
    L-39267V-83.50 x 3.48120 @ 3600215 @ 20008.3:1 2V
    LG4 305V-83.74 x 3.48155 @ 4000240 @ 16008.6:1 4V
    LG-4*305V-83.74 x 3.48155 @ 4000230 @ 24008.6:1 4V
    LG4/Z28305V-83.74 x 3.48165 @ 4000245 @ 24008.6:1 4V
    LM1/Z28350V-84.00 x 3.48190 @ 4200280 @ 24008.2:1 4V

    * California only

    Engine Suffix Codes
    C8X: 267ci V8, atCEU: 350ci V8, mtCRA: 229ci V6, mt
    CEJ: 305ci V8, atCHA: 350ci V8, at CRC: 229ci V6, at
    CEL: 305ci V8, at, ceCML: 305ci V8, at, uuD9B: 305ci V8, uu
    CEM: 305ci V8, at, ceCPD: 267ci V8, atON: 231ci V6, at
    CET: 305ci V8, mt

    Abbreviations: at = automatic transmission, ce = california emission controls, ci = cubic inch, mt = manual transmission, uu = uncertain usage.

    Engine Code Example: V0427CHA - (350ci - Assembled in Flint assembly plant on April 27)
    Click here for further engine decoding information

    1980 Camaro Power Teams
        LC-3 LG-4 LM-1
        229 305 350
    3-and 4-speed 1 3.50:1 2.85:1 3.42:1
    manual 2 1.89:1 2.02:1 2.28:1
    transmission 3 1.00:1 1.35:1 1.45:1
    ratios 4 -- 1.00:1 1.00:1
      R 3.62:1 2.85:1 3.51:1
             
    Clutch diam., in.   10.34 10.34 10.34
             
    Axle ratios S 2.73:1 3.08:1 3.08:1
                 
        LC-3 LD-5 L-39 LG4 LM-1
        229 231 267 305 350
        TH200 TH350 TH350 TH350 TH350
    Turbo Hydramatic 1 2.74:1 2.52:1 2.52:1 2.52:1 2.52:1
    transmission 2 1.57:1 1.52:1 1.52:1 1.52:1 1.52:1
    ratios 3 1.00:1 1.00:1 1 00:1 1.00:1 1.00:1
     R2.07:11.93:11.93:1 1.93:1 1.93:1
           
    Axle ratios S2.73:12.73:12.56:1 2.56:1 3.42:1
     P------3.08:1*--

    S = Standard ratio, P = Performance (G92).
    * = 3.42 for California emissions 305 automatic w/Z28

    Transmission Codes
    TypePlantCode
    3-SpeedMuncieS
    4-Speed (Saginaw) MuncieR
     
    SourceCode
    Parma THM 350B
    Toledo THM 350Y
    GM of Canada THM 350J
    Buick Motor DivisionK

    Transmission Code Example: Y0D27D - (1980 TH350, 3 speed A/T, assembled Day shift, April 27)
    Type Code:
    SF = 3 speed manual (V6).
    FN = 4 speed manual (V8)
    7CK = TH200 (V6), 7JJ = TH350 (V8)
    Click here for further transmission decoding information

    Rear Axle Codes
    PA2.73:1PT2.56:1 Locking
    PC3.08:1 PU2.73:1 Locking
    PE3.42:1 PW3.08:1 Locking
    PH2.56:1 PY3.42:1 Locking

    Rearend Code Example: PYG100DE - (Chevy sourced 3.42 posi, Assembled on day shift of 100th day of the year w/eaton posi)
    Click here for further axle decoding information
    Click Here for general axle info and tooth combinations

    1980 Factory Options
    RPODescriptionQty Retail *
    1FQ87 Camaro Sport Coupe68,174 $5,498.60
    1FQ87 Camaro Rally Sport Coupe12,0155,915.60
    1FS87 Camaro Berlinetta Coupe26,679 6,261.60
    1FQ87 Camaro Z28 Sport Coupe45,137 7,121.32
    AK1BELT - Seats & front shoulder harness - deluxe
    AN6 Adjustable Seat Back, driver side14,605 25.00
    AU3 Power Door Locks27,484 93.00
    AV9SEAT Requirements - Export
    A01 Soft Ray Tinted Glass, all windows130,57068.00
    A02GLASS, tinted windshield
    A26GLASS - United Kingdom Glazing (Export)
    A31Power Windows44,716 143.00
    A51 Bucket Seatstd
    BS1Body Insulation
    B18Ornamentation - Interior - Deluxe
    B37Floor Mats, color-keyed front and rear 81,824 25.00
    B77Ornamentation - Reveal Molding
    B80Molding - Roof Drip73,349 26.00
    B81Ornamentation - Body Side (delete)
    B83 RCKR SPR MLDG
    B84Molding - Body Side56,742 46.00
    B85Molding - Belt Reveal
    B89Ornamentation - Reveal Molding (Z28)
    B93Molding - Door Edge42,194 14.00
    B94 Exterior Ornament (z28)
    B97 rr whl spoiler (z28)
    CB7Cover - Roof - Soft Trim - Front
    CC1Roof Panels, removable glass 24,816 695.00
    CD4Windshield Wipers, intermittent34,285 41.00
    C49Defogger, rear window 78,113 107.00
    C60Air Conditioning107,175566.00
    D1A - D1D - Gear - Speedometer, Driven
    E1CAdapter - Speedometer Gear
    E5ZLess Adapter - Speedometer Gear
    E6E - E6F - Sleeve - Speedometer Gear
    E9ZLess Key - Speedometer Gear
    D35Mirrors, sport right and left remote exterior63,572 46.00
    D60Non-Recommended Color Combination
    D80Spoiler, rear 29,820 62.00
    D88 Z28 Stripes
    D92Tape - Door Handle Decor
    D98Stripe - Rally
    F41Suspension, Special Performance Front & Rear12,721 44.00
    6AF - 6MF - Spring - Front LH
    7AF - 7MF - Spring - Front RH
    GM8Axle - Rear (2.56 Ratio)
    GT4Axle - Rear (3.73 Ratio)
    GU2Axle - Rear (2.73 Ratio)
    GU4Axle - Rear (3.08 Ratio)
    GU6Axle - Rear (3.42 Ratio)
    G80Rear Axle, limited slip17,655 68.00
    G92Rear Axle, performance ratio2,22819.00
    8LB - 8YP - Spring - Rear LH
    9LB - 9YP - Spring - Rear RH
    JL6Brakes - Manual
    J50Power Brakes (included with Z28)94,250 81.00
    K05Heater - Engine Block
    K19Reactor System - Air Injection
    K30Speed Control, cruise master38,089 112.00
    K77 55 Amp Alternator
    LC3Engine, "229" CID, 3.8L, 2BBL, V6
    LD5Engine, "231" CID, 3.8L, 2BBL, V6
    LG4Engine, 305ci, 155hp V847,580 295.00
    LM1Engine, 350ci, 190hp V8 (required Z28)41,825 nc
    LU8Engine, "301" CID, 4.9L - turbo charged (option dropped)
    L39Engine, 267ci, 120hp, 4.4L, V8 (NA w/ YF5 cal emissions)11,400 180.00
    MM4Transmission, 4-speed wide range12,237 144.00
    M33Transmission - 3 Speed Automatic, TH200 (req LC3, V6)
    M38Transmission, 3spd automatic, TH350132,625358.00
    NA5Emission System - Federal
    NA6Emission Control - High Altitude
    NB1Emission Control - Closed Loop
    NB2Emission Control - Mandatory California
    N33Tilt Steering Column79,514 81.00
    N65Spare Tire, Space-Saver36,799 nc
    N90Wheels, aluminum26,177 337.00
    PE1Wheels, custom-style, 14 x 7"3,056153.00
    P01Wheel Covers, bright metal5,842 46.00
    P06 Wheel Trim Ring (std. on Z28)
    QGR Tires, P225/70 x 15 white letter (Z28)
    QJYTires, P205/75R14 radial white stripe81,240 63.00
    QKLTires, P205/75R14 radial white letter21,218 81.00
    TR9Lighting, auxiliary lamp group46,486 40.00
    T63Headlamp warn buzzer
    T70Headlamps - Special, Export
    T89Lamp Assembly - Tail & Stop, Export
    T90Lamps - Rear End, Export
    T93Special tail lamp (Z28)
    UA1Battery, heavy-duty29,163 21.00
    UM1Radio, AM with stereo tape1,746 249.00
    UM2Radio, AM-FM with stereo tape18,196 272.00
    UN3Radio, AM-FM with stereo cassette15,396 285.00
    UN9Radio, Suppression Equipment
    UP5Radio, AM-FM (Mono) with CB and power antenna49 473.00
    UP6Radio, AM-FM stereo CB and power antenna 491525.00
    UP7Radio Provisions - monaural
    UP8Radio Provisions - Stereo
    UY8Radio, AM-FM stereo with digital clock 307353.00
    U05Horns, dual22,339 10.00
    U14Special Instrumentation9,209 120.00
    U18Speedometer - export
    U25Lamp, Luggage Compartment
    U26Lamp, Under Hood
    U27Lamp, I/P Compartment
    U28Lamp, Ash Tray
    U29Lamp, Courtesy
    U35Clock, electric9,51325.00
    U58Radio, AM-FM stereo21,731 192.00
    U63Radio, AM - push button37,388 97.00
    U69Radio, AM/FM - push button15,400 153.00
    U75Antenna, power9,343 51.00
    U76Antenna, windshield type31,560 27.00
    U80Speaker, rear seat11,936 20.00
    U83Antenna, Power (AM/FM/CB)
    V08Cooling, heavy-duty7,343 63.00
    V78Plate - Less Certificate of Compliance (export)
    V92Inflator - stowaway spare tire (delete) - export1,231
    VE1Extension - Rear End Panel (delete for japan)175
    VJ9Emission Compliance Info - California
    VK3Mounting - Front License Plate
    YF5Emission Equipment, required for California 12,119 250.00
    YR1Seat - Front Custom
    ZJ7Rally Wheels55,232 100.00
    Z21Style Trim Group59,01678.00
    Z28Special Performance Package45,137
    Z49Canadian Equipment24,693
    Z54Interior Decor and Quiet Sound Package 13,72968.00
    Z85Sport Package12,015
    Z94Converter - Mandatory Canadian

    * 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 Berlinetta model.

    1980 Exterior & Interior Color Codes

    1980 (Z28) Example Cowl Tag & Description (Note: This car was delivered into Canada)
    Model Year - 1980 Build Date 03C - 3rd Week of March Model Description - Chevy Camaro V8 2 dr. cpe. Assembly Plant - Norwood Ohio Fisher Body Unit Sequence Number Interior Code - 74R = Carmine Red Standard vinyl Lower Body Color - 19L = Black Upper Body Color - 19U = Black Stripe Code Color - 74A = Red Paint Type - L = Lacquer Seat Type Code CC1 - removable glass tops A31 - Power Windows Installed Optional Accessory Code - This is a Z28 Steering Column Color - CAR = Carmine Red 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.

    Click here to view color combinations & paint chips from dealer showroom brochure
    Paint Code (L,U)Exterior ColorQtyInterior Trim Availability
    11 White 16,090 B-Bk-C-O-T
    15 Silver 14,420 B-Bk-C-O
    19 Black 16,291 B-Bk-C-O-T
    24 Bright Blue 16,013 B-Bk-O
    29 Dark Blue17,399 B-Bk-C-O-T
    40 Lime Green1,258 Bk-O
    51 Bright Yellow3,174 Bk-O-T
    57 Gold9,431Bk-C-T
    67 Dark Brown10,726 Bk-O-T
    72 Red7,795 Bk-C-O-T
    76 Dark Claret8,507 Bk-C-O-T
    79 Red Orange4,374 Bk-O-T
    80 Bronze12,089Bk-O-T
    84 Charcoal14,437 Bk-C-O-T
    Abbreviations: B = Blue, Bk = Black, C = Carmine, O = Oyster, T = Tan.

    1980 Wheel Color Code (P)
    14P = Argent, 19P = Black, 57P = Gold Met

    1980 Z28 Stripe Color Code (A)
    Z28: 12A = Silver, 18A = Charcoal, 26A = Blue, 42A = Green, 55A = Gold, 74A = Red, 78A = Orange
    Click here to view Z28 stripe combinations.

    Interior Trim Codes:
    Code number is color: 12 = Oyster, 19 = Black, 26 = Blue, 62 = Tan, 74 = Carmine
    Suffix letter is trim level (Material Type or Grain). - B = Standard Cloth (Sparta trilaminate knit cloth), C = Custom Cloth (Bedford Knit Corduroy), N = Custom vinyl (Derma vinyl), R = Standard vinyl (Oxen vinyl)

    Std vinyl Std Cloth

    12R
    O

    19R
    Bk

    26R
    B

    62R
    T

    74R
    C

    26B
    B

    62B
    T

    Custom vinyl Custom Cloth

    26N
    B

    62N
    T

    74N
    C

    12C
    O

    19C
    Bk

    26C
    B

    62C
    T

    74C
    C

    Abbreviations: B = Blue, Bk = Black, C = Carmine, O = Oyster, T = Tan.

    Interior Trim / Seat Type order code, availability & cost
    V**2 = vinyl Bucket Seats, (N/A Berlinetta), no charge.
    C**2 = Cloth Bucket Seats, (N/A Berlinetta), $25.

    Custom Interior: Includes glove compartment light and additional instrument cluster lighting, special insulation, "Berlinetta" type seats, seat trim and door trim. Requires D35 sport mirrors.

    X**2 = Custom vinyl Bucket, (no charge w/ Berlinetta), $328.
    F**2 = Custom Cloth Bucket, ($25 w/Berlinetta), $354

    ** : BB = Black, DD = Blue, CC = Camel, RR = Carmine, WW = Oyster.
    Example: FRR2 = Order code for Carmine red Custom Cloth Bucket seat interior.

    1980 Camaro RPO Breakouts & Model Specifics

    1980 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.

    1980 Z28 Special Performance Package

    Other Views: Rear View | Side view w/std wheels | Side view w/N90 wheels | 1980 Z28 Sales Brochure
    1980 Z28 Window Sticker | 1980 Z28 Factory Build Sheet

    Engine: LM-1 350 upped to 190 bhp, most powerful since 1974. 5000 RPM Redline. Unavailable in California. California only Z28 engine was the 165 bhp LG4 (305 CID). Heavy duty radiator, dual exhaust resonators.

    Click here to see the specific LM-1 Engine Components.
    View Z28 LM1 as installed

    1980 Z28 Carburetor (Rochester Quadrajet)

    Transmission: New four-speed for non-California Z's had 3.42:1 low. California Z28 transmission was the TH350 automatic only (no manual).

    Clutch: 10.34-inch, down from previous 11-incher.

    Rear Axle Ratios were 3.42 (including California) for Turbo Hydra-Matic and 3.08 for 4-speed; no options

    Brakes: 11-inch, vented, cast-iron front discs with vacuum assist standard. Rear 9.5-inch drums. (unchanged since 1970)

    Steering: Overall ratio 13:1 (stock 15.03:1 to 10.61:1 variable).
    2.61 turns lock to lock (stock: 2.41). Turning radius - 38.5 feet.

    Front Suspension: Spring rates 365 lb./in. Identical to and unchanged from 1977.
    (stock: 300 lb./in.) Stabilizer bar 1.125" (down from 1.2"). Stock bar: 0.938, F41: 1.0").

    Rear Suspension: Spring rate 130 lb./in. (stock: 92-99 lb./in.)
    Rear Stabilizer bar 0.594 inch. (stock: none, F41: 0.5625)

    Wheels & Tires: Standard Z-28 tires were P225/70R-15 on 15 x 7 wheels.

    Click here to see the specific 1980 Z28 Chassis Specifications.

    Other Options, equipment, facts: Graphics revised to 3-bar, 3-hue design. 3 piece front spoiler continued along with rear wheel flairs. Functional, raised hood scoop with solenoid actuated door that opened on full throttle to draw cooler air in from the base of the windshield. Non-louvered functional air outlets on front fenders. New Alloy (N90) wheels available in silver, gold, and black, keyed to body colors. Headlight bezels and window trim were black ABS plastic, not chrome. Rear tail lights now had a black accent through the center of the lense. Specific Grille with verticle slats & Z28 emblems. Simulated "rope" wrapped steering wheel which was a Z28 only feature.

    Total Production: 45,137

    Spread Your Wings.
    Click above images to view (1981) Z28 Sales Ad full size. Images open in new window.

    Z28 Performance Test Data
    Source: Car & Driver - 4/80. Test Vehicle: 1980 Z28, 4 speed 3.08:1, curb weight 3660 lbs.
    Review: Car & Driver, 4/80 - "Chevrolet Camaro Z28 A medieval warrior on the path to a rocking chair"

    Gear Ratio MPH/1000 Max. Test Speed
    1 3.42 7.5 37 mph @ 5000 rpm
    2 2.28 11.2 56 mph @ 5000 rpm
    3 1.45 17.7 88 mph @ 5000 rpm
    4 1.00 25.6 120 mph @ 4700 rpm


    Standing 1/4 mile: 16.4 sec. @ 86 mph
    Standing 1/4 mile: 16.09 sec. @ 84.6 mph w/3.42 & A/T
    Top Speed : 120 mph
    70 - 0 mph: 196 ft. (0.85G)
    Fuel Milage: 14 mpg
    Interior sound level: 57 dBA @ Idle, 76 dBA @ 70 mph cruise,
    85 dBA @ full throttle

     
    Zero to.... Seconds
    30 mph2.9
    40 mph4.4
    50 mph6.1
    60 mph8.5
    70 mph11.0
    80 mph14.2
    90 mph18.4
    100 mph23.1

    1980 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 Berlinetta)

    1980 Rally Sport Model - Two tone paint scheme, includes "upper color" 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 upper color from body color. Tri-color rally sport decals on fenders and deck lid. Includes D80 rear spoiler. Rally Wheels (std), or PE1 custom styled wheels, or N90 color-keyed aluminum wheels.
    Not available w/vinyl roof, not combinable with Z28 or Berlinetta model.
    Available lower body color choices were: Lt. Blue, Beige, Red, Silver, White & Bright Yellow.

    Click here for Front & Rear views of a 1980 Rally Sport

    1980 Berlinetta - Included Custom Interior, bright upper and lower grille, bright windshield and rear window moldings, dual pin stripe treatment, body color sport mirrors (D35), argent applique on rear panel, specific trim and either wire wheel covers (standard) or color-keyed aluminum wheels (N90, 14 x 7") (optional). Amberlite insulation blankets included in doors, rear quarters, roof/sail panels, behind rear seat, under package tray and under carpeting (RPO Z54 interior decor/quiet sound). Option U05 dual horns and U14 Special Instrumentation were also standard equipment.

    Click here to view a 1980 Berlinetta | Staight on rear view | Berlinetta Sales Brochure Info | Publicity Postcard


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

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