1976 Camaro Parts and Restoration Information

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

Model Options:

1976 Camaro

  • Engine Options
    • 250 cubic inch V6
    • 305 cubic inch V8
    • 350 cubic inch V8
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.
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Dimensions

Length: 195.4 inches Height:49.1 inches Width: 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
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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
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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

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

PA 2.73:1 PU 2.73:1 Locking
PC 3.08:1 PW 3.08:1 Locking

Rear-end Code Example: PAG100D- – (Chevy sourced 2.73 open, assembled on day shift of 100th day of the year)
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Click Here for general axle info and tooth combinations
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1976 Camaro Factory Options

RPO Description Qty Retail *
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
A02 Tinted windshield 3,235
A31 Power 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 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
C60 Air Conditioning 101,901 479.00
D35 Mirrors, sport right and left remote exterior 101,515 27.00
D55 Console 170,095 71.00
D80 Spoilers, front and rear 37,605 81.00
F41 Suspension, sport 20,211 32.00
G80 Positraction, rear axle 12,824 51.00
G92 Rear Axle, high altitude 1,851 13.00
J50 Power Brakes 22,837 58.00
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
PE1 Wheels, turbine-style 14,090 116.00
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
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 Instrumentation 13,268 92.00
U35 Clock 22,088 18.00
U58 Radio, AM-FM stereo 13,868 226.00
U63 Radio, AM 69,587 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 Wheels 78,311 60.00
ZJ9 Auxiliary Lighting 31,427 30.00
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.
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1976 Camaro Exterior & Interior Color Codes

Trim Tag (LA Built Camaro)

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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 Code Exterior Qty Interiors
11 11 Antique White 17,558 B-Bk-Bu-F-Wb-Wbk-Wf-Wg
13 13 Silver 26,418 B-Bk-Bu-F-Wb-Wbk-Wf-Wg
19 19 Black 9,676 B-Bk-Bu-F-Wb-Wbk-Wf-Wg
28 28 Light Blue 19,868 B-Bk-Wb-Wbk
35 35 Dark Blue 16,898 B-Bk-Bu-Wb-Wbk
36 36 Firethorn 28,002 Bk-Bu-F-Wbk-Wf
37 37 Mahogany 11,321 Bk-Bu-F-Wbk-Wf
40 40 Lime Green 6,568 Bk-Bu-Wbk-Wg
49 49 Dark Green 3,984 Bk-Bu-Wbk-Wg
50 50 Cream 6,669 B-Bk-Bu-F-Wb-Wbk-Wf
51 51 Bright Yellow 12,892 Bk-Bu-Wbk
65 65 Buckskin 3,620 Bk-Bu-F-Wbk-Wf
67 67 Medium Saddle 7,936 Bk-Bu-Wbk
78 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
 w  bk  bu  f Standard
Cloth
 19b  71b

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

19M
Bk

64M
Bu

71M
F

19B
Bk

71B
F

Custom
Knit vinyl
 11n  19n  64n Custom
Knit Cloth
 19c  26c  71c

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.
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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 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.
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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.