1982 Camaro Parts and Restoration Information

1982 Camaro Specifications

After proving its worth in the muscle car market from 1967 through the early 80s, the Camaro transitioned into its third generation in 1982. This was the first year that Chevrolet fitted its Camaro model with factory fuel injection, a four-cylinder engine and a hatch-back rear end configuration.

At the base level, the Sport Coupe gave Camaro buyers a base 151ci LQ9 four-cylinder engine with 173ci V6 and 305ci V8 options. Dog-dish wheel covers came standard on the Sport Coupe, while the car could also be had with full wheel covers or 14-inch body-colored 5-spoke Rally wheels.

Sitting mid-level in the Camaro lineup was the Berlinetta, fitted with the 173ci LB9 V6 engine, finned 14×7-inch aluminum wheels with gold inlayed “Berlinetta” center caps, gold “Berlinetta” badging, body pinstripes, gold and black taillight divides, full instrumentation, custom cloth interior and superior insulation in standard form. While the 2.8L LC1 V6 engine was standard, the Berlinetta could also be optioned with the 305ci LG4 V8.

Securing the top position in the Camaro lineup, the coveted Z28 came standard with V8 power thanks to the standard 305ci carbureted powerplant, but could also be had with the optional 305ci LU5 twin TBI Cross Fire Injection V8. Upgrading to the fuel injection gave drivers an additional 20hp.

All Cross Fire Injection V8-equipped Z28 models came with a fiberglass SMC hood with functional air induction scoops. All Z28 models were equipped with a 3-piece rear spoiler, lower body valences in gold or silver, a special nose piece, and 15×7-inch cast-aluminum 5-spoke wheels, which were accented in either gold or silver to match the car’s valences.

As a special year for the Camaro, Chevrolet was invited to pace the Indianapolis 500 with their new 1982 Camaro, and in turn, created nearly 6,000 Z28 Indianapolis Pace Car replicas. These cars came with the same engine options as the regular Z28 models but stood out with a special two-toned silver and blue paint scheme with special striping, 15-inch orange pinstriped wheels, and a blue and silver interior.


1982 Camaro Model Options:

Sub-Models (all 2-door models):

  • Sport Coupe
  • Berlinetta
  • Z28
  • Z28 Indianapolis Pace Car Replica

Engine Options:

  • 151ci LQ9 4-cylinder (Sport Coupe Base)
  • 173ci LC1 V6 (Berlinetta Base, Sport Coupe Optional)
  • 305ci LG4 V8 145hp (Carbureted; Z28 Base, Sport Coupe and Berlinetta Optional)
  • 305ci LU5 V8 165hp (Fuel Injected; Z28 Optional)

Transmission Options:

  • 4-speed manual
  • 3-speed automatic

Production:

  • 21,802 4-cyl
  • 69,777 V6
  • 98,168 V8
  • 189,747 total

Vehicle Identification Example: (lGlAP87H4CN100001)

  • Fifth digit is model level:
    • P = Sport Coupe
    • Z28 Sport Coupe
    • S = Berlinetta
  • Eighth digit is engine code:
    • 1 = 173ci V6 (LC1)
    • 2 = 151ci 4-cyl (LQ9)
    • 7 = 305 ci V8 (LU5)
    • F = 151 ci 4-cyl (LQ8)
    • H = 305ci V8 (LG4)
  • Tenth digit is model year:
    • C = 1982.
  • Eleventh digit is N for Norwood assembly, L for Van Nuys
  • Last six digits increased one with each car built at each plant

Dimensions:

  • Length: 187.8 inches
  • Height: 49.8 inches
  • Width: 72.0 inches
  • Wheelbase: 101.0 inches

Curb Weight: (in pounds)

  • 2875
  • 3169 Z28

1982 Camaro Engine & Drivetrain Info

Engine & Drivetrain Key:

  • * = base engine
  • TBI = throttle-body injection
  • SC = Sport Coupe
  • B = Berlinetta
  • Z = Z28

1982 Camaro Drivetrains

Engine Suffix Codes

Suffix code CFR also used for California applications

Abbreviations:

  • at = automatic transmission
  • ce = California emissions
  • ci = cubic inch
  • ex = export (Canada)
  • mt = manual transmission

Transmission & Rear Axle Codes


1982 Factory Options

RPO Description Qty Retail
1FP87 Camaro Sport Coupe, 4-cylinder 78,761 $8,029.50
1FS87 Camaro Berlinetta Coupe, 6-cylinder 39,744 9,665.06
1FP87 Camaro Z28 Sport Coupe, 8-cylinder 64,882 10,099.26
1FP87 Camaro Z28/Z50 Indy Edition, 8-cylinder 6,360 10,999.26
AG9 Power Seat, driver side 15,710 197.00
AU3 Power Door Locks 64,253 106.00
A01 Tinted Glass, all windows 175,449 88.00
A31 Power Windows 83,669 165.00
A90 Power Hatch Release 72,633 32.00
BS1 Quiet Sound Group 4,845 82.00
BX5 Moldings, black roof drip 100,942 29.00
B32 Floor Mats, color-keyed, two front 115,219 16.00
B33 Floor Mats, color-keyed, two rear 108,304 11.00
B48 Luggage Compartment Trim 23,641 164.00
B84 Moldings, body side 79,758 47.00
B93 Moldings, door edge 64,064 15.00
CC1 Roof Panels, removable glass 53,388 790.00
CD4 Windshield Wipers, intermittent 79,184 47.00
C25 Rear Window Wiper, with washer 14,031 117.00
C49 Defogger, rear window 115,931 125.00
C60 Air Conditioning 159,640 675.00
DC7 Mirrors, electric twin remote 18,232 137.00
D35 Mirrors, sport right and left remote exterior 72,396 48.00
D80 Spoiler (included with Z28) 25,347 69.00
F41 Suspension, sport 8,364 49.00
G80 Rear Axle, limited slip 22,074 76.48
G92 Axle, performance ratio 3,405 21.00
J65 Brakes, power front disc and rear disc 6,254 179.00
K35 Speed Control, with resume 90,371 165.00
LC1 Engine, 173ci, 102hp V6 (std Berlinetta) 69,777 125.00
LG4 Engine, 305ci, 145hp V8 (std Z28) 73,495 295.00
LU5 Engine, 305ci, 165hp V8 (optional Z28 only) 24,673 450.00
MX1 Transmission, automatic 155,577 396.00
N33 Tilt Steering Column 132,659 95.00
P01 Wheel Covers, full 8,211 52.00
QVJ Tires, P195/75R14 white stripe, steel belt 24,102 126.00
QVU Tires, P205/70R14 white stripe, steel belt 25,658 188.56
QXV Tires, P195/75R14 blackwall, steel belt 8,685 64.60
QYA Tires, P205/70R14 blackwall, steel belt 18,940 127.56
QYC Tires, P205/70R14 white letter, steel belt 24,097 210.56
QYG Tires, P195/75R14 white stripe, fiberglass belt 12,062 62.00
TR9 Lighting, auxiliary 77,505 52.00
TT5 Headlamps, halogen high beam 34,996 10.00
UA1 Battery, heavy duty 38,557 25.00
UE8 Clock, digital (in radio) 10,224 60.00
U05 Horns, dual (std Berlinetta) 38,974 12.00
U21 Instrumentation, special 12,817 149.00
U35 Clock, quartz (on console) 14,166 32.00
U63 Radio, AM 21,685 111.00
U69 Radio, AM-FM 10,951 172.00
U73 Antenna, fixed mast 7,014 41.00
U75 Antenna, power 29,775 55.00
U81 Speakers, two rear 7,118 54.00
V08 Cooling, heavy-duty 25,749 70.00
YE1 Radio, AM-FM stereo 52,832 282.00
YE3 Radio, AM-FM stereo with 8-track tape 3,531 446.00
YE4 Radio, AM-FM stereo with cassette tape 74,581 441.00
YF5 Emission Equipment, required for California 29,398 65.00
ZJ7 Rally Wheels 6711 112.00

1982 Exterior & Interior Colors

Paint Code Exterior Qty Models Interiors
11 White 29,429 Bc-Spc-Zc B-C-Ch-J-M-Sg
16 Silver 29,262 Bc-Spc-Zc B-C-Ch-M-Sg
19 Black 16,916 Bc-Zc C-Ch-Sg
21 Light Blue 12,718 Bc-Spc B-Ch
29 Dark Blue 25,191 Bc-Spc-Zc B-C-SG
45 Light Jade 1,160 Bc-Spc J
49 Dark Jade 1,881 Bc C-J-SG
55 Gold 6,788 Bc-Spc-Zc C-Ch
67 Dark Gold 10,756 Spc-Zc C
75 Red 22,311 Bc-Spc-Zc C-Ch-M-Sg
78 Maroon 9,889 Bc-Zc C-M
84 Charcoal 23,464 Bc-Spc-Zc C-Ch-Sg

Interior Codes:

  • 13B = Sg-sc
  • 13C = Sg-cc
  • 13E = Sg-csc
  • 13N = Sg-cv
  • 18B = Ch-sc
  • 18C = Ch-cc
  • 18D = Ch-ccc
  • 18N = Ch-cv
  • 18R = Ch-sv
  • 26B = B-sc
  • 26C = B-cc
  • 26R = B-sv
  • 47B = J-K
  • 47C = J-cc
  • 64B = C-K
  • 64C = C-cc
  • 64D = C-ccc
  • 64E = C-csc
  • 64R = C-sv
  • 79B = M-sc
  • 79C = M-cc
  • 79E = M-csc
  • 79R = M-sv

Abbreviations:

  • B = Blue
  • Bc = Berlinetta coupe
  • C = Camel
  • Cc = custom cloth
  • Ccc = conteur custom cloth
  • Ch = Charcoal
  • Csc = conteur standard cloth
  • Cv = custom vinyl
  • J = jade
  • M = Maroon
  • Sc = standard cloth
  • Spc = Sport coupe
  • Sg = Silver-Gray
  • sv = standard vinyl
  • Zc = Z28 Sport coupe

 


1982 Camaro RPO Breakouts & Model Specifics

1982 Z28 Special Performance Package

Engine:

Base engine was LG4 305 w/ 4 barrel Quadra jet. Dual exhaust. LU5 165 bhp Twin TBI optional. LU5 came with functional cowl induction.
Click here to see the specific LM-1 Engine Components.

Transmission:

4 speed (RPO MM4) w/ 3.42:1 low standard. TH-200c (RPO MX1) automatic optional. Mandatory for LU5 until midyear when MM4 4 speed with 2.88 low became available.

Clutch: 10.34 inches

Rear Axle: Positraction (G80) mandatory when equiped with 4-wheel disc brakes.

Brakes: J65 4 wheel disc brakes available.

Suspension:

Stiffer bracing and bushing material than base Camaro.

  • 58/32 N/mm Front/Rear Spring Rate (SC = 58/18, F41 = 58/18)
  • ’31/21 mm Front/Rear Sway bar diameter (SC = 27/12, F41 = 29/12)

Steering:

7 ply-joint vs 4 ply in base Camaro improves rag joint stiffness and offers better angular deflection. Recirculating-ball power steering with fast 12.7:1 ratio, plus limited boost to improve road feel.’

Wheels & Tires:

5 spoke aluminum 15 x 7 inch. Goodyear P215/65R-15 white letter, steel belted radials.

Other options, equipment, facts:

Total Redesign, Modified McPherson Strut, Special chassis bracing. Fiberglass hood reduced weight by 20 pounds. Full Instrumentation. Special front fascia with integral air dam. Ground effects rockers. Motor Trends “Domestic Car of the Year”.

Total Production:

  • 63,563 Z28
  • 6360 Z50 optioned Z28 Indy Pace Car replica

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