1977 Camaro Data

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1977 Camaro Production: 31,389 6-cyl, 187,464 V8, 218,853 total.
Dealer Introduction: 9/30/76
Review: Car & Driver, 4/77 - What "Z28" Really Gets You, Besides Home Quicker

Vehicle Identification Example: 1Q87D7N529055

  • First digit is GM Division: 1 = Chevrolet
  • Second digit is model: Q = Sport Coupe and Z28 Sport Coupe, S = Type LT
  • Digits 3 & 4 are body type: 87 = 2dr. coupe
  • Fifth digit is engine code: D = 250ci, L = 350ci, U = 305ci
  • Sixth digit is model year: 7 = 1977
  • 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 1977 Dealer Sales Brochure

    Dimensions & Capacities (Z28 - others similar)
    Length: 195.4" Height: 49.2" Width: 74.4" Wheelbase: 108.0"
    Track F/R:61.6/60.3" Weight Distribution F/R: 56.1/43.9% Ground Clearance: 4.9
    Fuel Capacity: 21.0 Gal, Battery Capacity: 12volt 61 amp/hr. Alternator capacity: 854 watts

    Curb Weight: (in pounds, see: 1977 Option weight table)
    1FQ87 (L6) - 3479
    1FS87 (L6) - 3532

    1977 Ending VIN by Month
    Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug
    Norwood: 501141 507691   521082 526850 532103 536511 542640 547995 553481 559330 564569 565183
    Van Nuys: 504488 516361   539932 550223 562316 576880 594396 608445 624638 641443 653671  

    1977 Spotters Guide & New Features

    Besides the Camaro outselling the Ford Mustang (198,755 to 161,654) for the 1st time, the biggest news in the Automotive industry in 1977 was the return of the Z28 Camaro. No longer just an engine RPO, the Z28 was a specific model, with emphasis on the suspension and appearance. The Z28's 350 V8 engine made 185 hp, exhaling through dual exhaust resonators and it came mated to the close ratio M21. Suspension included: front & rear swaybars, special springs, special shocks and faster steering. In the appearance department the Z got blacked out grills, rear panel and rocker panel, dual sport mirros, front & rear spoilers, body colored 15" 5 spoke wheels, and body colored bumpers. In addition to this, the car got bold accenting graphics, decals and emblems. For complete 1977 Z28 specifications
    click here.

    Also news in 1977 was:
    • The Z28 returns in mid-year.
    • 1st year Camaro outsells the Mustang
    • intermittent windshield wipers debut
    • hidden wipers standard
    • 4 speed transmissions not available in California
    • Reverse gear on 4 speeds relocated from far-left-up to far-left-down.

    GO: Back to 1976 | Continue to 1978

    Click here for : 1977 Dealer Sales Brochure
    Brochure announcing return of the Z28

      Click here to view 1977 Sales Ad
    Click here for : Second Generation Camaro Spotters Guide & Summary of Yearly Changes

    1977 Promotional Post Card 1977 Z28
    L to R: 1977 Promotional Post Card, Publicity Photo, (Click to view full size)

    1977 Camaro Engine & Drivetrain Info
    CIDConfigBore & StrokeBHP @ RPMTorque @ rpm CompCarb.
    L-22250* L-63.875 x 3.53 90 @ 3600* 180 @ 1600* 8.3:1 1V
    L-22250L-63.875 x 3.53110 @ 3800195 @ 16008.3:1 1V
    LG-3305*V-83.736 x 3.48135 @ 3800*240 @ 2000*8.5:1 2V
    LG-3305V-8 3.736 x 3.48145 @ 3800245 @ 24008.5:1 2V
    LM-1350*V-84.00 x 3.48160 @ 3800*260 @ 2400*8.5:1 4V
    LM-1350V-84.00 x 3.48170 @ 3800270 @ 24008.5:1 4V
    Z-28350V-84.00 x 3.48185 @ 4000280 @ 24008.5:1 4V

    * denotes California rating.

    Engine Suffix Codes
    CCA: 250ci, at, uu CKM: 350ci, at CPC: 305ci, at, ce
    CCC: 250ci, at, ce CKR: 350ci, at, ce, uu CPY: 305ci, at
    CCD: 250ci, mtCKS: 350ci, mtC2K: 305ci, ex
    CCF: 250ci, atCLU: 350ciC2L: 305ci, ex
    CHZ: 350ci, uuCLX: 350ciC2M: 305ci, ex
    CJA: 250ci, mt, ceCPA: 305ci,mtC8Y: 250ci,
    CKH: 350ci, at

    Abbreviations: at = Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, ce = califomia emission controls, ci = cubic inch, ex = export, mt = manual transmission, uu = uncertain usage.

    Engine Code Example: F0908CCA - (2505ci - Assembled in Flint assembly plant on September 8)
    Click here for further engine decoding information

    1977 Camaro Power Teams
      L-22 LG-3 LM-1 Z-28
      250 305 350 350
    3-spd.manual 1 3.11:1 3.11:1 3.11:1N.O.
    transmission 2 1.84:1 1.84:1 1 84:1 N.O.
    ratios 3 1.00:1 1.00:1 1.00:1 N.O.
     R 3.22:1 3.22:1 3.22:1 N.O.
    Clutch diam., in. 9.12 10.34 10.34 N.O.
    Axle ratios S 2.73:1a2.73:12.73:1 N.O.
        L-22 LG-3 LM-1 Z-28
        250 305 350 350
    4-spd.manual 1 N.o. N.o. 2.85:1 2.64:1b
    transmission 2 N.o. N.o. 2,02:1 1.75:1
    ratios 3 N.o. N.o. 1.35:1 1.34:1
      4 N.o. N.o. 1.00:1 1.00:1
      R N.o. N.o. 2.85:1 2.55:1
    Clutch diam., in.   N.o. N.o. 10.34 10.34
    Axle ratios S N.o. N.o. 3.73:1 3.73:1
      L-22 LG-3 LM-1 Z-28
        250 305 350 350
    Turbo Hydra- 1 2.52:1 2.52:1 2.52:1 2.52:1
    matic 2 1.52:1 1.52:1 1.52:1 1.52:1
    transmission 3 1.00:1 1.00:1 1.00:1 1.00:1
    ratios R 1.94:1 1.94:1 1.94:1 1.94:1
    Axle ratios S 2.73:1 2.56:1 2.56:1 3.42:1
      E --   --
      P 3.08:1 -- 3.08:1 --

    Note: No manual transmissions available in California for 1977.
    a = Ratio was 3.08:1 with air conditioning
    b = LM-1 4-speed also available in Z-28 in 49 States.
    S = Standard ratio, E = Economy, P = Performance.

    Transmission Codes
    Manual - TypePlant Code
    4-Speed (Saginaw) Muncie R
     Automatic - SourceCode
     Parma THM 350B
     Toledo THM 350Y
     GM of Canada THM 350J
    Transmission Code Example: S7D27 - (1977 Saginaw 3-speed, assembled April 27)
    Type Code:
    ZC = 3 speed manual (L6 & V8).
    ZM = 4 speed manual (V8)
    WK = TH350 (L6), AG = TH350 (V8)
    Click here for further transmission decoding information

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

    Rearend Code Example: PCG100D- - (Chevy sourced 3.08 open, Assembled on day shift of 100th day of the year)
    Click here for further axle decoding information
    Click Here for general axle info and tooth combinations

    1977 Camaro Factory Options
    RPO DescriptionQtyRetail *
    1FQ87 Camaro Sport Coupe131,717$4,113.45
    1FS87 Camaro Type LT Coupe72,787 4,478.45
    1FQ87 Camaro Z28 Sport Coupe14,349 5,170.06
    AK1Belts, color-keyed seat and shoulder64,923 19.00
    AN6Adjustable Seat Back, driver side12,528 20.00
    AU3Power Door Locks20,173 68.00
    A01Soft Ray Tinted Glass, all windows181,98250.00
    A02Soft Ray Tinted Glass, Windshield 4,475?
    A31Power Windows31,028 108.00
    A51Bucket Seatsall std
    BS1Insulation Package??
    BW1Delete Deck Lid Emblem ? -
    B37 Floor Mats, color-keyed front and rear 86,144 16.00
    B77Reveal Molding B??
    B80 Molding, roof drip66,021 17.00
    B84 Molding, body side133,73840.00
    B89BLK Revl Mldg? ?
    B93 Molding, door edge 59,100 8.00
    CB7Vinyl Roof Cover18,555 96.00
    CD4 Windshield Wipers, Pulse16,190 30.00
    C50 Defroster, rear window 73,242 48.00
    C60 Air Conditioning144,767507.00
    C80RH DR JAM S? ?
    D31Tilt RV MIRR? ?
    D35 Mirrors, sport right and left remote exterior109,52030.00
    D55 Console207,92675.00
    D80 Spoilers, front and rear 46,103 87.00
    D92Tape D/Handle??
    F41 Spec Perf Suspension27,079 36.00
    GU6342 Ratio Axle??
    G80 Positraction, rear axle18,095 54.00
    G92 Rear Axle, high altitude 750 14.00
    J50 Power Brakes 193,88961.00
    K30 Speed Control, cruise master 25,100 80.00
    K7661 Amp Alternator? ?
    L22Engine, 250ci, 110hp L6 (90hp in Cal)31389std
    LG3Engine, 305ci, 145hp V8 (135hp in Calif) 147,173120.00
    LM1Engine, 350ci, 170hp V8 (160hp in Calif) 40,291 210.00
    M15Transmission, 3-speed manual8,810std
    M20Transmission, 4-speed wide range 8,423 252.00
    M21Transmission, 4-speed close ratio (Z28 only)5,114 nc
    M38CBC Trans??
    M40Transmission, Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic196,506282.00
    NA2Emission Equipment, standard/Federal?std
    NA6 Emission Equipment, high altitude4,374 22.00
    N33 Tilt Steering Column77,491 57.00
    N41Power Steering allstd
    N65Spare Tire, space saver22,643 nc
    PE1Wheels, custom-style20,015 125.00
    P01Wheel Covers, bright metal21,444 33.00
    QBTTires, FR78x14 belted radial white letter34,928 55.00
    QDWTires, FR78x14 belted radial white stripe142,14141.00
    QEGTires, E78x14 belted blackwall 2,511-107.10
    QEHTires, E78x14 belted white stripe11,656 -11.10
    QRZTires, G70x15, white letter14,350?
    T59Conventional Battery17,972std.
    UA1 Battery, heavy-duty14,607 17.00
    UM1 Radio, AM with stereo tape12,881 209.00
    UM2 Radio, AM-FM with stereo tape 17,353 324.00
    U05 Horns, dual16,653 6.00
    U14 Special Instrumentation12,877 99.00
    U35 Clock 26,340 19.00
    U58 Radio, AM-FM stereo 21,128 226.00
    U63 Radio, AM69,795 72.00
    U69 Radio, AM-FM33,166 137.00
    U76 Antenna, windshield type58,293 17.00
    U80 Speaker, rear seat27,430 23.00
    V01 Radiator, heavy-duty17,720 29.00
    V30 Bumper Guards, front and rear 49,576 39.00
    YF5 Emission Equipment, required for California 24,088 70.00
    ZJ7 Rally Wheels87,481 65.00
    ZJ9 Auxiliary Lighting42,837 32.00
    ZP2 Exterior/Interior Override
    Z21Style Trim Group93,706 61.00
    Z49Canadian Equipment18,433
    Z54Interior Decor and Quiet Sound Package 25,328 57.00
    Z85Rally Sport Package17,026 281.00

    * 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 Rally Sport or Type LT model.

    1977 Camaro Exterior & Interior Color Codes
    Trim Tag (Norwood Built Camaro)

    Model Year = 1977 Model Description Assembly Plant - Norwood Ohio Fisher Body Sequence Number Interior Trim Code - 19R = Black Standard vinyl Seat Code - A51 = Bucket Seat Lower Paint Code - 69L = Brown Upper Paint Code - 69U = Brown Assembly Date - 07D = 4th week of July This is a Z28 Black Dash  & Steering Column Internal Plant Code
    Trim Tag (LA Built Camaro)

    Model Year = 1977 Model Description Assembly Plant - L = Van Nuys CA Fisher Body Sequence Number Interior Trim Code - 62N = Buckskin Custom Vinyl Seat Code - A51 = Bucket Seat Lower Paint Code - 51L = Bright Yellow Upper Paint Color - 18U = Black (low gloss) Assembly Date - 10C = 3rd week of October Tan Dash  & Steering Column Window Type - Non-Power Z = Rally Sport Package Internal Plant Code data processing number

    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 CodeColorQtyInterior Availability
    11 Antique White 20,347 B-Bk-Bu-Bubk-F-Fbk-Wa-Wb-Wbk-Wf-Ws
    13 Silver27,450 Bk-F-Wbk
    16U Medium Gray Medium Gray Metallic - Z85 Upper color
    18U Black (low gloss) Low Gloss Black - Z85 Upper color
    19 Black 17,472 B-Bk-Bu-Bubk-F-Fbk-Wa-Wbk-Wf-Ws
    22 Light Blue22,087 B-Bk-Wb-Wbk
    29 Dark Blue15,394 B-Bk-Wb-Wbk
    36 Firethorn25,743 Bk-Bu-Bubk-F-Fbk-Wbk-Wf
    38 Aqua10,206Bk-Bu-Bubk-Wa-Wbk
    44 Medium Green3,716 Bk-Bu-Bubk-Wbk
    51 Bright Yellow11,083Bk-Wbk
    61 Light Buckskin9,422Bk-Bu-Bubk-F-Fbk-Wbk-Ws
    63 Buckskin Met. 11,802Bk-Bu-Bubk-Wbk-Ws
    69 Brown19,785 Bu-Bubk-Wbk-Ws
    75 Light Red11,598 Bk-Bu-Bubk-F-Fbk-Wbk-Wf
    78 Orange12,451Bk-Bu-Bubk-Wbk

    Z85 Rally Sport Upper Color Availability: Code 16U, Medium Gray Metallic; 18U, Low-gloss Black; 29U, Dark Blue; 63U, Buckskin Metallic.

    1977 Vinyl Top (RPO CB7) Color Code (T)
    11 13 19 22 36 44 61
    11T = White, 13T = Silver, 19T = Black, 22T = Light Blue, 36T = Firethorn, 44T = Medium Green, 61T = Light Buckskin

    Interior Trim Codes:
    Interior Trim codes start getting more complex due to the fact that you could now get creative with the dash, rug and seat color combination. Due to this a trim code suffix (letter) was added to the code (number). The trim code suffix identifies seat material type & model usage.

    There were 5 colors available: Black (19), White (various), Light Buckskin, Light Blue (24) & Dark Firethorn.
    Light blue was a Type LT color - only.
    Trim Code Suffix: B = Sport Cloth (SC), C = Knit Cloth (LT), N = vinyl (LT), R = vinyl (SC).

    Trim code NUMBER identified trim color (not just seats).
















    1977 Carpet Color
    Black Blue Aqua Firethorn Saddle

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

    "Big Four" = Instrument Panel, Carpet, Cowl Kick Panel & Rear Package Shelf.
    11R/11N - White interior w/Black big four
    02R/02N - White interior w/Dark Blue big four
    03R/03N - White interior w/Dark Aqua big four
    06R/06N - White interior w/Dark Saddle big four
    07R/07N - White interior w/Dark Firethorn big four
    62 - Light Buckskin interior w/Black big four
    64 - Light Buckskin interior w/Dark Saddle big four
    71 - Dark Firethorn interior w/Dark Firethorn big four
    72 - Dark Firethorn interior w/Black big four

    B = Blue, Bk = Black, Bu = Buckskin, Bubk = Buckskin seats with black dash & carpet, F = Firethorn, Fbk = Firethorn seats with black dash & carpet, Wa = White seats with aqua dash & carpet, Wb = White seats with blue dash & carpet, Wbk = White seats with black dash & carpet, Wf = White seats with firethorn dash & carpet, Ws = White seats with saddle dash & carpet.

    1977 Camaro RPO Breakouts
    1977 Z21 Style Trim - Includes specific parking lamp bezels (std. w/ Type LT), Bright deluxe belt molding, roof drip molding, vertical lock pillar molding, hood and fender upper edge moldings, and color keyed insert on door handles.

    1977 Z28 Special Performance Package

    Note: depicted car has 1978 hood, wheels should be yellow, also has RPO Z21 and optional bumper guards
    Other Views: High Angle Nose | Side View | Rear 3/4 View
    Z28 Dealer Order Guide | Z28 Specific Parts | Z28 - The Legend is Back | Stock Engine bay

    Engine: Hydraulic-cam 350 delivered 185 bhp and 280 ft./lb. torque. Cast-iron crank. 2-bolt mains. Cam timing: 280 degree intake, 288 exhaust, 58-degree overlap, 0.410 inch lift. Rochester 4-barrel carb. No mufflers but after the single catalytic converter the exhaust system split into two resonators and dual tail pipes. Click the above link titled "Z28 Specific Parts" to see the exhaust and other components that made the Z28 special.

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

    1977 Z28 Carburetor (Rochester Quadrajet)

    Transmission: 4-speed Borg-Warner T-10, aluminum case, Inland or Hurst shifter, 2.64:1 low (not available in California). Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 optional, mandatory in California. Higher shift-points w/automatic trans (1-2 shift - 4900 rpm, 2-3 shift - 4700 rpm).

    Clutch: Heavy Duty 11 inch diameter.

    Rear Axle: Ratios were 3.42 for Turbo Hydra-Matic and 3.73 for 4-speed; no options

    Brakes: 11-inch, vented, cast-iron front discs with vacuum assist standard. Rear 9.5-inch drums. Identical to 1974 models.

    Front Suspension: Spring rates revised: 365 lb./in. instead of 300 previously. Stabilizer now 1.2 inch instead of 1.0.

    Rear Suspension: Springs 127 lb./in. for 1977 instead of 89-99 lb./in. for 1974. Rear stabilizer 0.55 instead of previous 0.69 inch. Higher durometer shackle rubber bushings with revised rear shackles. Revalved shocks.

    Steering: Power assist standard, ratio now straight 13.02:1 overall instead of 1974's 14.3:1.

    Wheels & Tires: 15 x 7 rims painted same color as body, Goodyear GR70-15 steel-belted radials standard.

    Click here to see the specific 1977 Z28 Chassis Specifications.

    Other Options, equipment, facts: The 1977 Z28 was revealed to the public at Daytona speedway in February 1977. The revived Z-28 became a handling & appearance package for 1977 as opposed to a power package. Space-Saver spare standard. Specific decals on hood, front fenders, front and rear spoilers, wheel houses, rocker panels. and door-handle inserts. Bumpers were painted same color as body. Headlight & tailight bezels and window trim were black anodized, not chrome. Rear trunk panel, rocker panel and parking light recesses painted black. Front & Rear spoilers standard. Special instrumentation (U14).
    Available in 7 colors, Codes: 11, 13, 19, 51, 69, 75 & 78.

    Total Production: 14,349

    Z28 Performance Test Data
    Source: Car & Driver - 4/77. Test Vehicle: 1977 Z28, 4 speed 3.73:1, 3828 lbs.
    Review: Car & Driver, 4/77 - What "Z28" Really Gets You, Besides Home Quicker

    Gear Ratio MPH/1000 Max. Test Speed
    1 2.64 8.0 40 mph @ 5000 rpm
    2 1.75 12.1 60 mph @ 5000 rpm
    3 1.34 15.7 79 mph @ 5000 rpm
    4 1.00 21.1 111 mph @ 5250 rpm

    Standing 1/4 mile: 16.3 sec. @ 83.1 mph
    Top Speed (@ redline) 105 mph
    70 - 0 mph: 208 ft. (0.79G)
    Fuel Milage: 14.0/city - 17.0/hwy
    Cruising Range: 180 - 240 miles
    Interior sound level: 59 dBA @ idle, 76 dBA @ 70 mph cruise
    85 dBA @ full throttle

    Zero to.... Seconds
    30 mph2.8
    40 mph4.4
    50 mph6.3
    60 mph8.6
    70 mph11.6
    80 mph15.4
    90 mph20.1
    100 mph25.8

    1977 Z54 Interior Decor/Quiet Sound - Includes glove compartment light and additional instrument cluster lighting (tell-tale & clock openings illuminated); simulated leather applique on instrument cluster; bright horizontal bead separating upper & lower instrument panel; special engine compartment, hood and interior insulation (Standard with Type LT)

    1977 Z85 Rally Sport Package - Includes special contrasting (Gray, Blue, Buckskin or low-gloss black) paint treatment on 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 paint from lower body color. Tri-color rally sport decals on fenders and deck lid. Not available w/vinyl roof. Includes D35 dual sport mirrors. Bright edge headlamp bezels; argent peripheral bead around grill; black "Rally Sport" decals on fenders & decklid; Rally Wheels (14x7" argent) with base FR78-14 blackwall tires.
    Limited body colors (9 available) and interior trim, with tri-color striping being color-keyed to each combination. Available on Type LT model. Equipment is used in addition to or in place of standard equipment.

    Companion Options Recommended (not required) with Z85: D80 Front & Rear Spoilers (with Rally Sport" decal on rear spoiler), Z21 Style Trim Group, QDW or QBT FR78-14" white stripe or white letter tires.

    1977 Type LT - Standard Equipment includes: Dual sport mirrors (D35), Rally Wheels (ZJ7), Style Trim (Z21) & Interior Decor (Z54), Special instrumentation (U14), Dual Horns. Bright outline grill moldings with black accented sill panel under bright body molding. Brushed aluminum rear panel. Type LT emblems on sail panel and rear panel.

    Upgraded interior components consist of: Special seats with Radcliffe woven sport cloth fabric replaced previous plaid cloth material. 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. Amberlite insulation blankets included in doors, rear quarters, roof/sail panels, behind rear seat, under package tray and under carpeting. Special Color-coordinated interior trim treatment.

    Click here to view a 1977 Type LT [ Front View | Rear view | Type LT Sales Brochure ]

    Last updated: 10/20/2011
    Author: MadMike Maciolek

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