1975 Camaro Parts and Restoration Information

1975 Camaro Specifications

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In 1975, Chevy decided to drop the Z28 model and after the loss of the SS model, the 1975 Camaro 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 1975 Camaro’s horsepower but not its production levels. In 1975 the Camaro stood alone in the ‘pony car’ category.


1975 Camaro OEM Brochure


Model Options:

1975 Camaro

Engine Options:

  • 250 cubic inch L6
  • 350 cubic inch V8

 

1975 Camaro Production:

  • 29,749 6-cyl
  • 116,021 V8
  • 145,770 total

 

Dealer Introduction: 

9/27/74

Vehicle Identification Example: 1Q87H5N500001

  • 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, H = 350ci 145hp, L = 350ci
  • 155hp
  • Sixth digit is model year: 5 = 1975
  • Seventh digit is N for Norwood assembly.
  • Last six digits increased one with each car built at Norwood.

 

Dimensions:

Length: 195.4 inches

Height: 49.1 inches

Width: 74.4 inches

Wheelbase: 108.0 inches

 

Curb Weight (in pounds):

  • 1FQ87 – 3531
  • 1FS87 – 3726

1975 Option weight table

 

1975 Ending VIN by Month:

  • Norwood:
    • Sep – 511248
    • Oct – 526972
    • Nov – 539138
    • Dec – 547776
    • Jan – 561753
    • Feb – 572982
    • Mar – 584175
    • Apr – 597615
    • May – 612175
    • Jun – 625825
    • Jul – 645775

  • Van Nuys:
    • None built in 1975

 


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 Camaro Z28, even if you’ve seen or bought one on eBay. Of the one built, it was supposed to have been destroyed before it left GM.

Other Modification done in 1975:

  • Power plant selection limited to 250 6 cylinder, or 2 versions of the 350 V8
  • 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 received catalytic converters, and raised passenger floor to make it fit
  • A big LT specific change was using Birdseye Maple woodgrain instead of Meridian Walnut
  • Twin exhaust tail pipes for all V8s
  • HEI standard on all engines
  • Deep pile carpet added
  • New radios offered
  • A/C now available with 6-cylinder
  • Cruise control becomes available

Click here for Second Generation Camaro Spotters Guide & Summary of Yearly Changes

1975 Camaro Model Option Breakouts

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.

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.

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)

Z85 Rally Sport

The Rally Sport option was an Exterior Appearance package. It includes low-gloss black treatment of hood, header panel, grille, 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.

Z86 Gymkhana Suspension

Includes 15″x7″ wheels with bright lug nuts, 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??)

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.

1975 Camaro Engine Codes & Specs

Available Engine Specifications

Type

Size

Carb

RPO

Horsepower

Torque

Bore & Stroke (in.)

Compression Ratio

L6

250 cid

1x1bbl

Base

105 hp @ 3800 RPM

185 lb-ft @ 1200 RPM

3.875 x 3.53

8.25:1

V8

350 cid

1x2bbl

L65

145 hp @ 3800 RPM

250 lb-ft @ 2200 RPM

4.00 x 3.48

8.5:1

V8

350 cid

1x4bbl

LM1

155 hp @ 3800 RPM

250 lb-ft @ 2400 RPM

4.00 x 3.48

8.5:1

6-Cylinder Engine Codes

Code

Size

HP / RPO

Transmission

Notes

CJL

250 cid 1x1bbl

105 hp

Turbo Hydramatic

California Emissions

CJT

250 cid 1x1bbl

105 hp

Turbo Hydramatic

-

CJU

250 cid 1x1bbl

105 hp

Manual

-

CJZ

250 cid 1x1bbl

105 hp

Turbo Hydramatic

California Emissions, Early Production

8-Cylinder Engine Codes

Code

Size

HP / RPO

Transmission

Notes

CHW

350 cid 1x2bbl

145 hp L65

Turbo Hydramatic

-

CMB

350 cid 1x4bbl

155 hp LM1

Manual

-

CML

350 cid 1x4bbl

155 hp LM1

Turbo Hydramatic

California Emissions

CMU

350 cid 1x2bbl

145 hp L65

Manual

-

CRX

350 cid 1x4bbl

155 hp LM1

Turbo Hydramatic

-

Engine Code Example: V0427CMB 
(350ci – 155hp Assembled in Flint assembly plant on April 27)

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1975 Camaro Transmission Codes

Code

Type

Plant

S

3-Speed Manual

Muncie

H

3-Speed Manual (HD)

Muncie

R

4-Speed Manual

Muncie

B

Turbo Hydramatic

Parma

D

Turbo Hydramatic

Parma

Y

Turbo Hydramatic

Toledo

J

Turbo Hydramatic

GM of Canada

Transmission Code Example: Y5D27
(1975 TH350, 3 speed A/T, assembled April 27)

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1975 Camaro 3 & 4 Speed Manual Transmission Ratios

Base

L65

LM1

C.I.

250

350

350

First Gear

3.11:1

2.85:1

2.54:1

Second Gear

1.84:1

1.68:1

1.80:1

Third Gear

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.44:1

Fourth Gear

-

-

1.00:1

Reverse

3.22:1

2.95:1

2.54:1

Clutch

9.12

10.34

10.34

Axle Ratio S

3.08:1

2.73:1

3.08:1

Axle Ratio E

-

2.56:1

-

1975 Camaro Turbo Hydramatic Transmission Ratios

Base

L65

LM1

C.I.

250

350

350

First Gear

2.52:1

2.52:1

2.52:1

Second Gear

1.52:1

1.52:1

1.52:1

Third Gear

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

Reverse

1.93:1

1.93:1

1.93:1

Axle Ratio S

2.73:1

2.73:1

3.08:1

Axle Ratio E

-

2.56:1

2.56:1

Axle Ratio P

3.08:1

-

-

1975 Camaro Rear Axle Codes

Code

Axle Ratio

Notes

PA

2.73:1

-

PC

3.08:1

-

PH

2.56:1

-

PT

2.56:1

Locking

PU

2.73:1

Locking

PW

3.08:1

Locking

PY

3.42:1

Locking

PZ

3.42:1

-

Rear Axle Code Example: PZG100D
(Chevy sourced 3.42 open, Assembled on day shift of 100th day of the year)

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1975 Camaro Factory Options

Regular Production Option (RPO)

RPO

Description

Quantity

1975 Price

Est. Current Price

1FQ87

Camaro Sport Coupe, 6-Cylinder

29,749

$3,553.05

$17,092.35

1FQ87

Camaro Sport Coupe, 8-Cylinder

76,178

$3,698.05

$17,789.89

1FS87

Camaro Type LT Coupe, 8-Cylinder

39,843

$4,070.05

$19,579.44

AK1

Belts, Color-Keyed Seat and Shoulder

29,236

$16.00

$76.97

AN6

Adjustable Seat Back, Driver Side

9,181

$18.00

$86.59

AU3

Power Door Locks

5,999

$56.00

$269.39

A01

Soft Ray Tinted Glass, All Windows

113,104

$45.00

$216.48

A02

Tinted Windshield

2,598

-

-

A31

Power Windows

10,596

$91.00

$437.77

B37

Floor Mats, Color-Keyed Front and Rear

43,385

$14.00

$67.35

B49

Carpet, Deluxe Front and Rear

1,940

$30.00

$144.32

B84

Moldings, Body Side

73,864

$38.00

$182.80

B93

Guards, Door Edge

38,449

$7.00

$33.67

C09

Vinyl Roof Cover

26,885

$87.00

$418.52

C24

Windshield Wipers, Hide-A-Way

23,532

$21.00

$101.02

C50

Defroster, Rear Window

35,139

$41.00

$197.24

C60

Air Conditioning

77,276

$435.00

$2,092.62

D34

Mirror, Visor Vanity

-

$3.00

$14.43

D35

Mirrors, Sport Right and Left Remote Exterior

80,646

$27.00

$129.89

D55

Console

134,039

$68.00

$327.12

D80

Spoilers, Front and Rear

21,028

$77.00

$370.42

D88

Striping, Black

39,843

$77.00

$370.42

F41

Special Purpose Suspension

422

-

-

FE8

Suspension, Radial Tuned

12,201

$35.00

$168.37

G80

Positraction, Rear Axle

8,957

$49.00

$235.72

G92

Rear Axle, High Altitude

93

$12.00

$57.73

G95

Rear Axle, Highway

1,596

$12.00

$57.73

J50

Power Brakes

49,356

$55.00

$264.58

K05

Engine Block Heater

2,349

-

-

LM1

Engine, 155 hp, 350 cid Turbo-Fire V8

31,569

$54.00

$259.77

M20

Transmission, 4-Speed Wide Range

8,681

$219.00

$1,053.52

M40

Transmission, Turbo Hydramatic Automatic

126,518

$235.00

$1,130.49

N33

Tilt Steering Column

31,418

$49.00

$235.72

N65

Spare Tire, Space Saver

169

$14.19

$68.26

PE1

Wheels, Turbine Style

3,601

$110.50

$531.57

P01

Wheel Covers, Bright Metal

29,594

$30.00

$144.32

QBT

Tires, FR78x14 Belted Radial White Letter

18,865

$446.00

$2,145.53

QDW

Tires, FR78x14 Belted Radial White Stripe

97,076

$33.00

$158.85

QEG

Tires, FR78x14 Belted Black Wall

2,499

-$105.90

-$509.44

QEH

Tires, E78x14 Belted White Stripe

13,839

-$74.90

-$360.31

QLQ

Tires, E60x14 White Letter

909

-

-

UA1

Battery, Heavy Duty

7,512

$15.00

$72.16

UM1

Radio, AM w/ Stereo Tape

3,834

$199.00

$957.31

UM2

Radio, AM/FM w/ Stereo Tape

2,060

$363.00

$1,746.25

U05

Horns, Dual

18,709

$4.00

$19.24

U14

Special Instrumentation

9,854

$88.00

$423.33

U35

Clock

18,228

$17.00

$81.78

U58

Radio, AM/FM Stereo

8,167

$233.00

$1,120.87

U63

Radio, AM

77,993

$69.00

$331.93

U69

Radio, AM/FM

26,025

$135.00

$649.43

U80

Speaker, Rear Seat

40,292

$19.00

$91.40

V01

Radiator, Heavy Duty

13,133

$15.00

$72.16

V30

Bumper Guards, Front and Rear

15,308

$34.00

$644.62

YF5

Emissions Equipment, Required for California

11,604

$45.00

$216.48

ZJ7

Rally Wheels

63,026

$46.00

$221.29

ZJ9

Auxiliary Lighting

21,380

$22.50

$108.24

Z08

Sports Decor

6,728

$42.00

$202.05

Z21

Style Trim Group

66,541

$55.00

$264.58

Z28

Special Performance Package

1

-

-

Z54

Interior Decor and Quiet Sound Package

15,941

$35.00

$168.37

Z85

Rally Sport Package

7,000

$238.00

$1,144.93

Z86

Suspension, Gymkhana

3,711

$112.00

$538.79

1975 Camaro Cowl Tag Info

1975 camaro

The Cowl Trim Tag, located on the cowl area identifies significant information about your car. 

Click here for further cowl tag decoding information

Line 1: Year, GM Division, Model & Body, Assembly Plant, Sequence Number

Year

GM Division

Model Series

Body Code

Assembly Plant

SequenceNumber

75 = 1975

1 = Chevrolet

FQ = Camaro Base Level

87 = 2-Door Coupe

L = Van Nuys, CA

Starts at 100001

FS = Type LT

N= Norwood, OH

Line 2: Trim, Seat Type, Paint

Interior Trim

Seat Type

Exterior Paint (Lower/Upper)

19V = Black Vinyl - Sport Coupe

A51 = Front Bucket Seats

11 = Antique White

55V = Sandstone Vinyl - Sport Coupe

AN6 = Adjustable Driver Side Seat

13 = Silver

63V = Saddle Vinyl = Sport Coupe

15 = Light Grey

91V = White Vinyl - Sport Coupe

26 = Bright Blue

19C = Black Cloth - Sport Coupe

29 = Midnight Blue

55C = Sandstone Cloth - Sport Coupe

44 = Medium Green

55W = Sandstone Knit Vinyl - Type LT

49 = Dark Green

63W = Saddle Knit Vinyl - Type LT

50 = Cream Beige

16D = Graystone Knit Cloth - Type LT

51 = Bright Yellow

55D = Sandstone Knit Cloth - Type LT

55 = Sandstone

63D = Saddle Knit Cloth - Type LT

58 = Dark Sandstone

73D = Dark Red Knit Cloth - Type LT

63 = Light Saddle

632 = Saddle Leather - Special Custom

64 = Medium Orange

732 = Red Leather - Special Custom

74 = Dark Red

75 = Light Red

Line 3: Build Month and Week | Norwood Only = Option Code | Dash & Steering Column Color

Build Month

Build Week

Option Code

Dash & Steering Column

01 = January

A = First Week

Blank = Base Model

Norwood = 3 Letter Code Examples

02 = February

B = Second Week

Z85 = Rally Sport

BLK = Black

03 = March

C = Third Week

BLU = Blue

04 = April

D = Fourth Week

SKN = Buckskin

05 = May

E = Fifth Week

CAR = Carmine

06 = June

SAD = Saddle

07 = July

TAU = Taupe

08 = August

Van Nuys = 1 Letter Code Examples

09 = September

B = Black

10 = October

U = Blue

11 = November

T = Tan

12 = December

C = Carmine

A = Light Gray

S = Silver

1975 Camaro Paint Codes

Exterior Color Codes

Paint Code

Color

Vinyl Top

Interior Availability

11

11

Antique White

B-Bk-Br-Dr-G-R-Ss-W

Bk-Bkr-Dr-Gs-S-Ss-Wbk-Wr

13

13

Silver

B-Bk-Dr-Sv-W

Bk-Dr-Wbk

15

15

Light Gray

Bk-Dr-W

Bk-Dr-Gs-S-Wbk

26

26

Bright Blue

B-Bk-Sv-W

Bk-Wbk

29

29

Midnight Blue

B-Bk-Sv-W

Bk-Gs-Wbk

44

44

Medium Green

Bk-G-W

Bk-Wbk

49

49

Dark Green

Bk-G-Ss-W

Bk-Gs-S-Ss-Wbk

50

50

Cream Beige

Bk-Ss-W

Bk-S-Ss-Wbk

51

51

Bright Yellow

Bk-W

Bk-Gs-Wbk

55

55

Sandstone

Bk-Ss-W

Bk-S-Ss-Wbk

58

58

Dark Sandstone

Bk-Ss-W

Bk-S-Ss-Wbk

63

63

Light Saddle

Bk-Br-W

Bk-S-Wbk

64

64

Medium Orange

Bk-Br-W

Bk-Gs-S-Ss-Wbk

74

74

Dark Red

Bk-Dr-Sv-W

Bk-Gs-Dr-Wbk

75

75

Light Red

Bk-R-W

Bk-Bkr-S-Ss-Wbk-Wr

Abbreviations: 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.

Interior Trim Color Codes

Sport Coupe

Paint Code

Interior Style

19v

19V

Black Vinyl Seats with either Black Carpet (Bk) or Red Carpet (Bkr)

55v

55V

Sandstone Vinyl

63v

63V

Saddle Vinyl

91v

91V

White Vinyl Seats with either Black Carpet (Wbk) or Red Carpet (Wr)

19c

19C

Black Cloth Seats with either Black Carpet (Bk) or Red Carpet (Bkr)

55c

55C

Sandstone Cloth

Type LT

Paint Code

Interior Style

55w

55W

Sandstone Knit Vinyl

63w

63W

Saddle Knit Vinyl

16d

16D

Greystone Knit Cloth

55d

55D

Sandstone Knit Cloth

63d

63D

Saddle Knit Cloth

73d

73D

Dark Red Knit Cloth

Special Custom

Paint Code

Interior Style

632

632

Saddle Leather

732

732

Red Leather

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