1976 Camaro Specifications

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Even though 1976 was not considered a ‘highlight’ year, the Camaro had one it’s best selling production years.

Only minor appearance changes highlighted the 1976 Camaro, most notably a
brushed metal insert in the rear tail section on the LT model. The 250 cubic-inch six-cylinder remained the standard engine in the sport coupe and a new 140-horsepower 305 cubic-inch V8 became the standard engine in the LT and base V8 option in the sport coupe. The larger 350 cubic-inch V8 was now only available with a four-barrel carburetor and 165 horsepower (123kW). Power brakes became standard on V8 models this year. The Camaro’s popularity was soaring. Sales totals jumped significantly for 1976, the best year yet
for the second generation, and we’re to improve even more dramatically as the decade progressed.
Standing alone in its class, the Camaro was capturing the spotlight and was slowly becoming more popular with US car buyers.

1976 Camaro Model Options

Engine Options:

1976 Camaro Production:

Dealer Introduction: 10/2/75

Vehicle Identification Example: 1Q87L6N500001


Curb Weight: (in pounds)

1976 Ending VIN by Month:

* Records unavailable for Van Nuys

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.

Camaro saw the following additional changes:

1976 Camaro Engines

1976 Camaro Drivetrain

Note: No manual transmissions available in California for 1976

Engine Suffix Codes


Engine Code Example: V0427CPC
(305ci – Assembled in Flint assembly plant on April 27)
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Transmission & Rear Axle Codes

Transmission Code Example: Y6D27
(1976 TH350, 3 speed A/T, assembled April 27)
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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

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.

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.
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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: 

 w  bk  bu  f Standard
 19b  71b







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







Cloth & vinyl Usage (1977 material):

“Big Four” = Instrument Panel, Carpet, Cowl Kick Panel & Rear Package Shelf.


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.

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 poly-cast turbine type wheel. Amber-lite insulation blankets included in doors, rear quarters, roof/sail panels, behind rear seat, under package tray and under carpeting.


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