1975 Camaro Specifications
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In 1975 Chevy decided to drop the Z28 model and after the loss of the SS model was steadily becoming a more conservative vehicle under the hood.
A steady stream of vehicle related regulations, continuing fears of oil shortages and a bigger focus on fuel efficiency may have been shorting the Camaro’s Horsepower but not its production levels. In 1975 the Camaro stood alone in the ‘pony car’ category.
- Engine Options
- 250 cubic inch V6
- 350 cubic inch V8
Curb Weight: (in pounds, see: 1975 Option weight table)
1975 Ending VIN by Month
|Van Nuys:||None built|
1975 Spotters Guide & New Features
Hey, have you seen my Leisure suit? 1975 saw a couple major changes to the Camaro, some visible, some not. One fault of the Camaro was its poor rear visibility. To remedy this, the rear window was redesigned to be a “wrap around” design. With the elimination of leaded gas and in an effort to further reduce emissions, the Catalytic Converter debuted. This required a modification to the passenger side floor.
The Rally Sport option reappeared, this time as a paint & trim package.
Note: The Z28 was not available in 1975. There is no such thing as a 1975 Z28, even if you’ve seen or bought one on e-bay. Of the one built, it was supposed to have been destroyed before it left GM.
- power plant selection limited to 250 6 cylinder, or 2 versions of the 350
- Rally Sport option returns as RPO Z85 in midseason.
- RPO Z28 is dropped but a production figure of one (1) unit is shown.
- Introduction of the “wrap around” rear window.
- Central (power) locks debut
- Sports Decor (Z08) introduced, then withdrawn mid-season.
- Finned rear brake drums
- All cars got Catalytic converters (yippee), and raised passenger floor to make it fit.
- Big LT change was using Birdseye maple woodgrain instead of meridian walnut.
- Twin exhaust tail pipes for all V8’s
- HEI standard on all engines.
- Deep pile carpet added
- New radios offered
- A/C now available with 6-cylinder.
- Cruise control becomes available.
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Click here for Second Generation Camaro Spotters Guide & Summary of Yearly Changes
1975 Camaro Engines
|Model||CID||Config||Bore & Stroke||BHP @ RPM||Torque @ rpm||Comp||Carb.|
|Base||250||L-6||3.875 x 3.53||105 @ 3800||185 @ 1200||8.25:1||1V|
|L-65||350||V-8||4.00 x 3.48||145 @ 3800||250 @ 2200||8.5:1||2V|
|LM-1||350||V-8||4.00 x 3.48||155 @ 3800||250 @ 2400||8.5:1||4V|
Notes: L-65 350 V-8 not available in California.
Engine Suffix Codes
|CJL: 250ci, at, ce||CJZ: 250ci, at, ce, ep||CML: 350ci, at, ce|
|CJT: 250ci, at||CHW: 350ci, at||CMU: 350ci, mt|
|CJU: 250ci, mt||CMB: 350ci, mt||CRX: 350ci, at|
Abbreviations: at = Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, ce = California emission controls, ci = cubic inch, ep = early production, mt = manual transmission.
Engine Code Example: V0427CMB – (350ci – 155hp Assembled in Flint assembly plant on April 27)
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1975 Camaro Power Teams
|3- and 4-spd.||1||3.11:1||2.85:1||2.54:1a|
|Clutch diam., in.||–||9.12||10.34||10.34|
a = LM-1 came standard with same 3-speed as L-65.
Transmission Code Example: Y5D27 – (1975 TH350, 3 speed A/T, assembled April 27)
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Rear Axle Codes
Rear-end Code Example: PZG100D- – (Chevy sourced 3.42 open, assembled on day shift of 100th day of the year)
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|1FQ87||Camaro Sport Coupe, 6-cylinder||29,749||$3,553.05|
|1FQ87||Camaro Sport Coupe, 8-cylinder||76,178||3,698.05|
|1FS87||Camaro Type LT Coupe, 8-cylinder||39,843||4,070.05|
|AK1||Belts, color-keyed seat and shoulder||29,236||16.00|
|AN6||Adjustable Seat Back, driver side||9,181||18.00|
|AU3||Power Door Locks||5,599||56.00|
|A01||Soft Ray Tinted Glass, all windows||113,104||45.00|
|B37||Floor Mats, color-keyed front and rear||43,385||14.00|
|B49||Carpet, deluxe front and rear||1,940||30.00|
|B84||Moldings, body side||73,864||38.00|
|B93||Guards, door edge||38,449||7.00|
|C09||Vinyl Roof Cover||26,885||87.00|
|C24||Windshield Wipers, hide-a-way||23,532||21.00|
|C50||Defroster, rear window||35,139||41.00|
|D34||Mirror, visor vanity||–||3.00|
|D35||Mirrors, sport right and left remote exterior||80,646||27.00|
|D80||Spoilers, front and rear||21,028||77.00|
|F41||Special purpose suspension||422||–|
|FE8||Suspension, radial tuned||12,201||35.00|
|G80||Positraction, rear axle||8,957||49.00|
|G92||Rear Axle, high altitude||93||12.00|
|G95||Rear Axle, highway||1,596||12.00|
|K05||Engine block heater||2,349||–|
|LM1||Engine, 155hp, 350ci Turbo-Fire V8||31,569||54.00|
|M20||Transmission, 4-speed wide range||8,681||219.00|
|M40||Transmission, Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic||126,518||235.00|
|N33||Tilt Steering Column||31,418||49.00|
|N65||Spare Tire, space saver||169||14.10|
|P01||Wheel Covers, bright metal||29,594||30.00|
|QBT||Tires, FR78x14 belted radial white letter||18,865||46.00|
|QDW||Tires, FR78x14 belted radial white stripe||97,076||33.00|
|QEG||Tires, FR78x14 belted black wall||2,499||-105.90|
|QEH||Tires, E78x14 belted white stripe||13,839||-74.90|
|QLQ||E60x14 white letter tires||909||–|
|UA1||Battery, heavy duty||7,512||15.00|
|UM1||Radio, AM with stereo tape||3,834||199.00|
|UM2||Radio, AM-FM with stereo tape||2,060||363.00|
|U58||Radio, AM-FM stereo||8,167||233.00|
|U80||Speaker, rear seat||40,292||19.00|
|V01||Radiator, heavy duty||13,133||15.00|
|V30||Bumper Guards, front and rear||15,308||34.00|
|YF5||Emission Equipment, required for California||11,604||45.00|
|Z21||Style Trim Group||66,541||55.00|
|Z28||Special Performance Package (I SMELL TRIVIA)||ONE||–|
|Z54||Interior Decor and Quiet Sound Package||15,941||35.00|
|Z85||Rally Sport Package||7,000||238.00|
* 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.
Note: The Z28 was not available in 1975. There is no such thing as a 1975 Z28, even if you’ve seen or bought one on e-bay. The one which was supposedly made either went to a GM executive, or was destroyed. It didn’t become available to a dealer.
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.
1975 Vinyl Top Code
A = White, B = Black, D = Medium Blue, E = Cream-Beige, F = Brown, G = Medium Green, H = Dark Red, L = Russet, R = Saddle, W = Silver Taupe
Interior Trim Codes:
19V – Bk (a)
55V – Ss
63V – S
91V – W (b)
19C – Bk (c)
55C – Ss
55W – Ss
63W – S
16D – Gs
55D – Ss
63D – S
73D – Dr
(a) = 19V = Black vinyl seats with either Black carpet (Bk) or Red Carpet (Bkr)
(b) = 91V = White vinyl seats with either Black carpet (Wbk) or Red carpet (Wr)
(c) = 19C = Black cloth seats with either Black carpet (Bk) or Red Carpet (Bkr)
(d) = Leather shows as available option for Type LT ($216) but none delivered retail.
B = Blue, Bk = Black, Bkr = Black seats with red carpet, Br = Brown, Dr = Dark Red, G = Green, Gs = Graystone, R = Red, S = Saddle, Ss = Sandstone, Sv = Silver, W = White, Wbk = White seats with black carpet, Wr = White seats with red carpet.
1975 Camaro RPO Breakouts & Model Specifics
1975 Z08 Sports Decor – Includes body colored mirrors, body colored insert on door handles, and a body color vinyl applique on the lower front and rear bumpers. Available on any model Camaro.
1975 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.
1975 Z54 Interior Decor/Quiet Sound – Includes glove compartment light and additional instrument cluster lighting; woodgrain accents on instrument cluster; special engine compartment, hood and interior insulation (Standard with Type LT)
1975 Z85 Rally Sport – The Rally Sport option was an Exterior Appearance package. It 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.
1975 Z86 gymkhana suspension – Includes 15×7″ wheels with bright lugnuts, special center caps and trim rings, E60 x 15 white letter tires, special front and rear sway bars, shocks and steering gear. V8 engine required. (sounds like an alternative to what was formerly available with Z28, and/or some positioning between future suspension packages – Z86, FE8 or F41… They apparently went with F41 and junked this package – Gymkhana??)
1975 Type LT – Plush Interior with seats and door trim in cord-ridge fabric or knit vinyl, new Birdseye maple woodgrain treatments, color coordinated instrument panel, steering wheel and column. Amberlite insulation blankets included in doors, rear quarters, roof/sail panels, behind rear seat, under package tray and under carpeting.