1977 Camaro Specifications

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Camaro and the return of its popularity also mean the Z28 model was back on the table for consumers. The Z28 was meant to stratify performance enthusiasts who were being overlooked by almost all other US car manufacturers.

The 1977 Z28 Chevy Camaro was considered a ‘bare bones’ performance car.

1977 Camaro Model Options

Engine Options:

1977 Camaro Production:

Dealer Introduction: 9/30/76

Vehicle Identification Example: 1Q87D7N529055

Dimensions & Capacities:

Curb Weight: (in pounds)

1977 Ending VIN by Month

1977 Spotters Guide & New Features

Besides the Camaro outselling the Ford Mustang (198,755 to 161,654) for the 1st time, the biggest news in the Automotive industry in 1977 was the return of the Z28 Camaro. No longer just an engine RPO, the Z28 was a specific model, with emphasis on the suspension and appearance. The Z28’s 350 V8 engine made 185 hp, exhaling through dual exhaust resonators and it came mated to the close ratio M21. Suspension included: front & rear sway bars, special springs, special shocks and faster steering. In the appearance department the Z got blacked out grills, rear panel and rocker panel, dual sport mirrors, front & rear spoilers, body colored 15″ 5 spoke wheels, and body colored bumpers. In addition to this, the car got bold accenting graphics, decals and emblems. For complete 1977 Z28 specifications  click here.

Camaro saw the following additional changes:

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

1977 Camaro Engine & Drivetrain Info

* Denotes California rating

1977 Camaro DrivetrainNote: No manual transmissions available in California for 1977

Axle Ratio Key:

Engine Suffix Codes


Engine Code Example: F0908CCA
(2505ci – Assembled in Flint assembly plant on September 8)

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Transmission & Rear Axle Codes

Transmission Code Example: S7D27
(1977 Saginaw 3-speed, assembled April 27)
Type Code:

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Rear end Code Example: PCG100D
(Chevy sourced 3.08 open, assembled on day shift of 100th day of the year)

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Click Here for general axle info and tooth combinations

1977 Camaro Factory Options

RPO Description Qty Retail *
1FQ87 Camaro Sport Coupe 131,717 $4,113.45
1FS87 Camaro Type LT Coupe 72,787 4,478.45
1FQ87 Camaro Z28 Sport Coupe 14,349 5,170.06
AK1 Belts, color-keyed seat and shoulder 64,923 19.00
AN6 Adjustable Seat Back, driver side 12,528 20.00
AU3 Power Door Locks 20,173 68.00
A01 Soft Ray Tinted Glass, all windows 181,982 50.00
A02 Soft Ray Tinted Glass, Windshield 4,475 ?
A31 Power Windows 31,028 108.00
A51 Bucket Seats all std
BS1 Insulation Package ? ?
BW1 Delete Deck Lid Emblem ?
B37 Floor Mats, color-keyed front and rear 86,144 16.00
B77 Reveal Molding B ? ?
B80 Molding, roof drip 66,021 17.00
B84 Molding, body side 133,738 40.00
B89 BLK Revl Mldg ? ?
B93 Molding, door edge 59,100 8.00
CB7 Vinyl Roof Cover 18,555 96.00
CD4 Windshield Wipers, Pulse 16,190 30.00
C50 Defroster, rear window 73,242 48.00
C60 Air Conditioning 144,767 507.00
C80 RH DR JAM S ? ?
D31 Tilt RV MIRR ? ?
D35 Mirrors, sport right and left remote exterior 109,520 30.00
D55 Console 207,926 75.00
D80 Spoilers, front and rear 46,103 87.00
D92 Tape D/Handle ? ?
F41 Spec Perf Suspension 27,079 36.00
GU6 342 Ratio Axle ? ?
G80 Positraction, rear axle 18,095 54.00
G92 Rear Axle, high altitude 750 14.00
J50 Power Brakes 193,889 61.00
K30 Speed Control, cruise master 25,100 80.00
K76 61 Amp Alternator ? ?
L22 Engine, 250ci, 110hp L6 (90hp in Cal) 31389 std
LG3 Engine, 305ci, 145hp V8 (135hp in Calif) 147,173 120.00
LM1 Engine, 350ci, 170hp V8 (160hp in Calif) 40,291 210.00
M15 Transmission, 3-speed manual 8,810 std
M20 Transmission, 4-speed wide range 8,423 252.00
M21 Transmission, 4-speed close ratio (Z28 only) 5,114 nc
M38 CBC Trans ? ?
M40 Transmission, Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic 196,506 282.00
NA2 Emission Equipment, standard/Federal ? std
NA6 Emission Equipment, high altitude 4,374 22.00
N33 Tilt Steering Column 77,491 57.00
N41 Power Steering all std
N65 Spare Tire, space saver 22,643 nc
PE1 Wheels, custom-style 20,015 125.00
P01 Wheel Covers, bright metal 21,444 33.00
QBT Tires, FR78x14 belted radial white letter 34,928 55.00
QDW Tires, FR78x14 belted radial white stripe 142,141 41.00
QEG Tires, E78x14 belted black wall 2,511 -107.10
QEH Tires, E78x14 belted white stripe 11,656 -11.10
QRZ Tires, G70x15, white letter 14,350 ?
T59 Conventional Battery 17,972 std.
UA1 Battery, heavy-duty 14,607 17.00
UM1 Radio, AM with stereo tape 12,881 209.00
UM2 Radio, AM-FM with stereo tape 17,353 324.00
U05 Horns, dual 16,653 6.00
U14 Special Instrumentation 12,877 99.00
U35 Clock 26,340 19.00
U58 Radio, AM-FM stereo 21,128 226.00
U63 Radio, AM 69,795 72.00
U69 Radio, AM-FM 33,166 137.00
U76 Antenna, windshield type 58,293 17.00
U80 Speaker, rear seat 27,430 23.00
V01 Radiator, heavy-duty 17,720 29.00
V30 Bumper Guards, front and rear 49,576 39.00
YF5 Emission Equipment, required for California 24,088 70.00
ZJ7 Rally Wheels 87,481 65.00
ZJ9 Auxiliary Lighting 42,837 32.00
ZP2 Exterior/Interior Override
Z21 Style Trim Group 93,706 61.00
Z49 Canadian Equipment 18,433
Z54 Interior Decor and Quiet Sound Package 25,328 57.00
Z85 Rally Sport Package 17,026 281.00

* 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.

1977 Camaro Exterior & Interior Color Codes

Trim Tag (Norwood Built Camaro)

77 vin NBC

Trim Tag (LA Built Camaro)

77 vin LABC

The trim tag, located on the cowl area identifies significant information about your car.

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Paint Code Color Qty Interior Availability
11  Antique White 20,347 B-Bk-Bu-Bubk-F-Fbk-Wa-Wb-Wbk-Wf-Ws
13 13 Silver 27,450 Bk-F-Wbk
16U 16u Medium Gray Medium Gray Metallic – Z85 Upper color
18U 18u Black (low gloss) Low Gloss Black – Z85 Upper color
19 19 Black 17,472 B-Bk-Bu-Bubk-F-Fbk-Wa-Wbk-Wf-Ws
22 22 Light Blue 22,087 B-Bk-Wb-Wbk
29 29 Dark Blue 15,394 B-Bk-Wb-Wbk
36 36 Firethorn 25,743 Bk-Bu-Bubk-F-Fbk-Wbk-Wf
38 38 Aqua 10,206 Bk-Bu-Bubk-Wa-Wbk
44 44 Medium Green 3,716 Bk-Bu-Bubk-Wbk
51 51 Bright Yellow 11,083 Bk-Wbk
61 61 Light Buckskin 9,422 Bk-Bu-Bubk-F-Fbk-Wbk-Ws
63 63 Buckskin Met. 11,802 Bk-Bu-Bubk-Wbk-Ws
69 69 Brown 19,785 Bu-Bubk-Wbk-Ws
75 75 Light Red 11,598 Bk-Bu-Bubk-F-Fbk-Wbk-Wf
78 78 Orange 12,451 Bk-Bu-Bubk-Wbk

Z85 Rally Sport Upper Color Availability:

1977 Vinyl Top (RPO CB7) Color Code (T)

11 13 19 22 36 44 61








Interior Trim Codes:
Interior Trim codes start getting more complex due to the fact that you could now get creative with the dash, rug and seat color combination. Due to this a trim code suffix (letter) was added to the code (number). The trim code suffix identifies seat material type & model usage.

There were 5 colors available:

Light blue was a Type LT color – only.

Trim Code Suffix:

Trim code NUMBER identified trim color (not just seats)

 11r 19r 64r 72r Standard
64b 72b







 11n  19n  24n  64n Custom
 24c  64c  72c








1977 Carpet Color

black blue aqua firethorn saddle






Cloth & vinyl Usage:



1977 Z21 Style Trim:

Includes specific parking lamp bezels (std. w/ Type LT), Bright deluxe belt molding, roof drip molding, vertical lock pillar molding, hood and fender upper edge moldings, and color keyed insert on door handles.

1977 Z28 Special Performance Package 

Note: depicted car has 1978 hood, wheels should be yellow, also has RPO Z21 and optional bumper guards


Hydraulic-cam 350 delivered 185 bhp and 280 ft./lb. torque. Cast-iron crank. 2-bolt mains. Cam timing: 280-degree intake, 288 exhaust, 58-degree overlap, 0.410-inch lift. Rochester 4-barrel carb. No mufflers but after the single catalytic converter the exhaust system split into two resonators and dual tail pipes. Click the above link titled “Z28 Specific Parts” to see the exhaust and other components that made the Z28 special.
Click here to see the specific LM-1 Engine Components.
View Z28 LM1 as installed


4-speed Borg-Warner T-10, aluminum case, Inland or Hurst shifter, 2.64:1 low (not available in California). Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 optional, mandatory in California. Higher shift-points w/automatic trans (1-2 shift – 4900 rpm, 2-3 shift – 4700 rpm).


Heavy Duty 11-inch diameter.

Rear Axle:

Ratios were 3.42 for Turbo Hydra-Matic and 3.73 for 4-speed; no options


11-inch, vented, cast-iron front discs with vacuum assist standard. Rear 9.5-inch drums. Identical to 1974 models.

Front Suspension:
Spring rates revised: 365 lb./in. instead of 300 previously. Stabilizer now 1.2 inch instead of 1.0.

Rear Suspension:

Springs 127 lb./in. for 1977 instead of 89-99 lb./in. for 1974. Rear stabilizer 0.55 instead of previous 0.69 inch. Higher durometer shackle rubber bushings with revised rear shackles. Revalved shocks.


Power assist standard, ratio now straight 13.02:1 overall instead of 1974’s 14.3:1.

Wheels & Tires:

15 x 7 rims painted same color as body, Goodyear GR70-15 steel-belted radials standard.
Click here to see the specific 1977 Z28 Chassis Specifications.

Other Options, equipment, facts:

The 1977 Z28 was revealed to the public at Daytona speedway in February 1977. The revived Z-28 became a handling & appearance package for 1977 as opposed to a power package. Space-Saver spare standard. Specific decals on hood, front fenders, front and rear spoilers, wheel houses, rocker panels. and door-handle inserts. Bumpers were painted same color as body. Headlight & taillight bezels and window trim were black anodized, not chrome. Rear trunk panel, rocker panel and parking light recesses painted black. Front & Rear spoiler’s standard. Special instrumentation (U14).
Available in 7 colors, Codes: 11, 13, 19, 51, 69, 75 & 78.

Total Production: 14,349

Z28 Performance Test Data
Source: Car & Driver – 4/77. Test Vehicle: 1977 Z28, 4 speed 3.73:1, 3828 lbs.
ReviewCar & Driver, 4/77 – What “Z28” Really Gets You, Besides Home Quicker

Standing 1/4 mile: 16.3 sec. @ 83.1 mph

Top Speed (@ redline) 105 mph

70 – 0 mph: 208 ft. (0.79G)

Fuel Mileage: 14.0/city – 17.0/hwy

Cruising Range: 180 – 240 miles

Interior sound level:

1977 Z54 Interior Decor/Quiet Sound:

Includes glove compartment light and additional instrument cluster lighting (tell-tale & clock openings illuminated); simulated leather applique on instrument cluster; bright horizontal bead separating upper & lower instrument panel; special engine compartment, hood and interior insulation (Standard with Type LT)

1977 Z85 Rally Sport Package:

Includes special contrasting (Gray, Blue, Buckskin or low-gloss black) paint treatment on 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 upper paint from lower body color. Tri-color rally sport decals on fenders and deck lid. Not available w/vinyl roof. Includes D35 dual sport mirrors. Bright edge headlamp bezels; argent peripheral bead around grill; black “Rally Sport” decals on fenders & deck lid; Rally Wheels (14×7″ argent) with base FR78-14 black wall tires.
Limited body colors (9 available) and interior trim, with tri-color striping being color-keyed to each combination. Available on Type LT model. Equipment is used in addition to or in place of standard equipment.

Companion Options Recommended (not required) with Z85:

D80 Front & Rear Spoilers (with Rally Sport” decal on rear spoiler), Z21 Style Trim Group, QDW or QBT FR78-14″ white stripe or white letter tires.

1977 Type LT –  Standard Equipment includes: Dual sport mirrors (D35), Rally Wheels (ZJ7), Style Trim (Z21) & Interior Decor (Z54), Special instrumentation (U14), Dual Horns. Bright outline grill moldings with black accented sill panel under bright body molding. Brushed aluminum rear panel. Type LT emblems on sail panel and rear panel.

Upgraded interior components consist of: Special seats with Radcliffe woven sport cloth fabric replaced previous plaid cloth material. 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. Amberlite insulation blankets included in doors, rear quarters, roof/sail panels, behind rear seat, under package tray and under carpeting. Special Color-coordinated interior trim treatment.

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