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Discussion in '1977 Z28' started by rich m, Sep 3, 2003.
how strange part Z and part LT... why would GM put them together ??
Please note my post #1891. On 12/13/76, a new option "sport model option" is added rpo z28- not a model and not Z28. So, an LT could in theory have option # z28. Don't know exactly when Z-28 came about as a seperate model. Will check a few GM books in a few days for any other info.
They did in 1973 & 74. Maximizing the dollars. The Type LT is a high dollar car and the Z28 option piles a bunch of profit on top of that...
I wasn't aware you could combine these in 1977. I don't believe you could I'll need to check. But as far as the window crank blanks.... that's probably what they had, so they used them. Why (re)design and produce a button when you don't need to. Slap them "Type LT" buttons in.
>No where in the order guide I see that you can order the LT in a 1FQ87,
The Type LT is a specific model (1FS87). Z28 was just an option.
Huh, NOT so.
I have the 1977 Chev Camaro Order Sheets here and Z28 is not a RPO option.
The Models you could order were, 1FQ37, 1FS87 (LT) and 1FQ87/Z28
Here's one posting as a 77 Z28 LT showing VIN 1FQ87L with those same "Type LT" buttons..... http://77z28camaro.blogspot.com/
correction, it's the same car..... lol
COPO- I have the revised option list 12/13/76. It lists 2 new options on the rpo list 1st option is close ratio 4 speed. only other new option is 'sport model option" rpo z28. All options are listed. Next update is april '77. Z-28 is seperate model. By the way , has anyone ever seen the dealer-added electric drivers-side mirror?
I have the order guide. Nowhere on the guide when you're ordering a Type LT do you have the option of applying Z28.
Where you can order the Z28 - you're ordering a 1FQ87 model.
My theory on the window buttons is - just because they say "Type LT" doesn't make the whole car a Type LT. Rather than spending $5,000,000 making some "CAMARO" buttons - just slap the Type LT buttons in there. "nobody will know the difference".
I also noticed there's 4 distinct interior levels. 2 standard and 2 custom. a couple of the custom cloth (or all of them?) are reserved for the Type LT. But you could override that if you knew what you were doing.
I think some of this confusion is... apparently Z28 isn't an RPO per se. You can't order it. To get it, you need to order 1FQ87/Z28 - which is still a 1FQ87 (base camaro).
So it's not really a distinct model, nor is it an RPO... but an ordering process technicality.
MadMike- Do you have the 12/13/76 revised option list with these 2 new options?
My order pages are from January 10, 1977. Mike's correct. The only thing on that car that's LT is the window crank hole covers.
COPO- Maybe between 12/13/76 and 1/10/ '77 rpo z28 became Z-28. Now, I wonder if any rpo "close-ratio 4 speeds were installed in ANY camaros between 12/13/76 and 1/10/77 as this is listed as a seperate rpo.