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 Information
- Sub-Models (all 2-door models)
- Sport Coupe
- 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.
|Length: 187.8 inches||Height: 49.8 inches||Width: 72.0 inches||Wheelbase: 101.0 inches||Weight: 2875/3169 Z28|
1982 Power Teams
|RPO||Config||Bhp @ rpm||Torque @ rpm||Induction||C/R||CID/liters||Applications|
|LQ8||Ohv 4||90 @ 4000||132 @ 2800||2-bbl.||8.2:1||151/2.5||SC*|
|LQ9||Ohv 4||90 @ 4000||132 @ 2800||TBI||8.2:1||151/2.5||SC*|
|LC1||Ohv V6||102 @ 4800||142 @ 2400||2-bbl.||8.5:1||173/2.8||B*,SC|
|LG4||Ohv V8||145 @ 4000||240 @ 2000||4-bbl.||8.6:1||305/5.0||Z*,SC,B|
|LU5||Ohv V8||165 @ 4200||240 @ 2400||TBI||9.5:1||305/5.0||Z|
* = base engine; TBI = throttle-body injection; SC = Sport Coupe; B = Berlinetta; Z = Z28
Axle and Transmission Availability
|Clutch dia, In.||9.10||10.34||10.34||10.34|
|Manual Trans Ratios|
|Std. axle Ratio||3.42||3.23||3.23||3.23|
|Opt. axle (G92)||–||–||–||–|
|Torque Conv. dia, in.||9.66||11.75||11.75||11.75|
|Std. axle ratio||3.08||3.08||2.73||2.93|
|Opt. axle (G92)||3.23||–||–||3.23|
|CBT: 173ci, mt||CFR: 305ci, mt||C7D: 173ci, at, ex|
|CBU: 173ci, at||CFV: 305ci, at, cc||X3A: 151ci, mt|
|CBW: 173ci, mt||CFW: 305ci, mt, ce||X3C: 151ci, mt|
|CBX: 173ci, at||CJB: 173ci, at, cc||X3F: 151ci, at|
|CBZ: 173ci, at, ce||C2W: 305ci, at, ex||X3H: 151ci, at|
|CFJ: 305ci, mt, ce||C7A: 173ci, mt, ex||X5A: 151ci, mt, ex|
|CFM: 305ci, mt, ce||C7B: 173ci, at, ex||X5F: 151ci, at, ex|
|CFR: 305ci, at||C7C: 173ci, mt, ex||X5H: 151ci, at, ex|
Suffix code CFR also used for California applications.
Abbreviations: at = automatic transmission, ce = California emissions, ci = cubic inch, ex = export (Canada), mt = manual transmission.
Turbo Hydra-matic 200C automatic.
Vehicle Application Codes
|JX||2.93:1 Locking||PX||2.93:1 Locking|
|JY||3.08:1 Locking||PY||3.08:1 Locking|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|U35||Clock, quartz (on console)||14,166||32.00|
|U73||Antenna, fixed mast||7,014||41.00|
|U81||Speakers, two rear||7,118||54.00|
|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|
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 Spotters Guide
1982 Camaro RPO Breakouts & Model Specifics
1982 Z28 Special Performance Package
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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.
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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.