1976 Camaro Parts and Restoration Specifications
Even though 1976 was not considered a ‘highlight’ year the Camaro had one its best selling production years.
Standing alone in its class, the Camaro was capturing the spotlight and was slowly becoming more popular with US car buyers.
1976 Camaro Information
- Engine Options
- 250 cubic inch V6
- 305 cubic inch V8
- 350 cubic inch V8
Curb Weight: (in pounds, see: 1976 Option weight table)
1976 Ending VIN by Month
* 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.
- 305 debuts
- Power brakes standard, bigger brake wheel cylinders and better lining materials.
- LT got brushed aluminum panel trunk panel.
- voltmeter replaced amp meter or idiot light.
- Revised interior treatments & appointments.
- New seat design for Type LT debuts
- Simulated tan leather Instrument cluster (Type LT)
- Landau roof debut
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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
|RPO||CID||Config||Bore & Stroke||BHP @ RPM||Torque @ rpm||Comp||Carb.|
|L-22||250||L-6||3.875 x 3.53||105 @ 3800||185 @ 1200||8.25:1||1V|
|LG-3||305||V-8||3.736 x 3.48||140 @ 3800||245 @ 2000||8.5:1||2V|
|LM-1||350||V-8||4.00 x 3.48||165 @ 3800||260 @ 2400||8.5:1||4V|
Engine Suffix Codes
|CCC: 250ci, at, ce||CHU: 350ci, at||CPB: 305ci, at, tb|
|CCD: 250ci, ce||CHW: 350ci||CPC: 305ci, tb|
|CCF: 250ci, at||CKZ: 350ci, lp||CPJ: 305ci, at, ce, tb|
|CCL: 250ci, lp||CMB: 350ci||7X: 350ci|
|CCJ: 250ci, lp||CPA: 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 emission 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
|Clutch diam., in.||–||9.12||10.34||10.34|
|Axle ratios||S||2 73:1||2.73:1||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 Code Example: Y6D27 – (1976 TH350, 3 speed A/T, assembled April 27)
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Rear Axle Codes
Rear-end 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
|1FQ87||Camaro Sport Coupe, 6-cylinder||38,047||$3,762.35|
|1FQ87||Camaro Sport Coupe, 8-cylinder||92,491||3,927.35|
|1FS87||Camaro Type LT Coupe, 8-cylinder||52,421||4,320.35|
|AK1||Belts, color-keyed seat and shoulder||35,517||17.00|
|AN6||Adjustable Seat Back, driver side||10,015||19.00|
|AU3||Power Door Locks||13,876||62.00|
|A01||Soft Ray Tinted Glass, all windows||143,676||46.00|
|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 side||101,018||38.00|
|B93||Guards, door edge||45,706||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|
|D35||Mirrors, sport right and left remote exterior||101,515||27.00|
|D80||Spoilers, front and rear||37,605||81.00|
|G80||Positraction, rear axle||12,824||51.00|
|G92||Rear Axle, high altitude||1,851||13.00|
|K05||Engine block heater||3,494||—|
|K30||Speed Control, cruise master||990||73.00|
|LM1||Engine, 350ci, 165hp Turbo-Fire V8||56,710||85.00|
|M20||Transmission, 4-speed wide range||11,396||242.00|
|M40||Transmission, Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic||160,145||260.00|
|N33||Tilt Steering Column||46,705||52.00|
|N65||Spare Tire, space saver||8,026||15.11|
|P01||Wheel Covers, bright metal||26,692||30.00|
|QBT||Tires, FR78x14 belted radial white letter||14,655||49.00|
|QDW||Tires, FR78x14 belted radial white stripe||119,751||35.00|
|QEG||Tires, E78x14 belted black wall||3,044||-105.75|
|QEH||Tires, E78x14 belted white stripe||13,352||-72.75|
|UM1||Radio, AM with stereo tape||12,860||209.00|
|UM2||Radio, AM-FM with stereo tape||12,351||324.00|
|U58||Radio, AM-FM stereo||13,868||226.00|
|U76||Antenna, windshield type||34,111||16.00|
|U80||Speaker, rear seat||25,824||21.00|
|V30||Bumper Guards, front and rear||29,087||36.00|
|YF5||Emission Equipment, required for California||14,038||50.00|
|Z21||Style Trim Group||73,010||58.00|
|Z54||Interior Decor and Quiet Sound Package||18,218||53.00|
|Z85||Rally Sport Package||15,855||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)
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.
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
“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
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 Camaro RPO Breakouts
1976 Z21 Style Trim – Includes body colored insert on door handles; bright roof drip, lock pillar, upper fender, hood panel and belt moldings 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.
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.