1982 Camaro Restoration Information

1982 Camaro Specifications

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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 1982 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 OEM Brochure



1982 Camaro Model Options:

Sub-Models (all 2-door models):

  • Sport Coupe
  • Berlinetta
  • Z28
  • 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


Dimensions:

  • Length: 187.8 inches
  • Height: 49.8 inches
  • Width: 72.0 inches
  • Wheelbase: 101.0 inches


Curb Weight:
 (in pounds)

  • 2875
  • 3169 Z28

 


1982 Camaro Chevy Ads

1982 Camaro Model Option Breakouts

Z28 Special Performance Package

Total Redesign, Modified McPhearson Strut, Special chassis bracing. Fiberglass hood reduced weight by 20 pounds. Full Instrumentation. Special front fascia with integral airdam. Ground effects rockers. Motor Trends “Domestic Car of the Year”.


Total
Production:
  • 63,563 Z28
  • 6,360 Z50 Indy Pace Car Replicas
 
Engine:

Base engine was LG4 305 w/ 4 barrel Quadrajet. Dual exhaust. LU5 165 bhp Twin TBI optional. LU5 came with functional cowl induction.

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) manditory 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.

1982 Camaro Engine Codes & Specs

Available Engine Specifications:

Type

Size

Carb/Fuel Injection

RPO

Horsepower

Torque

Compression Ratio

Application

I4

151 cid / 2.5L

1x2bbl

LQ8

90 hp @ 4000 RPM

132 lb-ft @ 2800 RPM

8.2:1

Sport Coupe (Base Engine)

I4

151 cid / 2.5L

TBI*

LQ9

90 hp @ 4000 RPM

132 lb-ft @ 2800 RPM

8.2:1

Sport Coupe (Base Engine)

V6

173 cid / 2.8L

1x2bbl

LC1

102 hp @ 4800 RPM

142 lb-ft @ 2400 RPM

8.5:1

Berlinetta (Base Engine), Sport Coupe

V8

305 cid / 5.0L

1x4bbl

LG4

145 hp @ 4000 RPM

240 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM

8.6:1

Z28 (Base Engine), Sport Coupe, Berlinetta

V8

305 cid / 5.0L

TBI*

LU5

165 hp @ 4200 RPM

240 lb-ft @ 2400 RPM

9.5:1

Z28

*Denotes Throttle Body Injection

4-Cylinder Engine Codes

Code

Size

RPO

Transmission

Notes

X3A

151 cid

-

Manual Transmission

-

X3C

151 cid

-

Manual Transmission

-

X3F

151 cid

-

Turbo Hydramatic

-

X3H

151 cid

-

Turbo Hydramatic

-

X5A

151 cid

-

Manual Transmission

Export

X5F

151 cid

-

Turbo Hydramatic

Export

X5H

151 cid

-

Turbo Hydramatic

Export

6-Cylinder Engine Codes

Code

Size

RPO

Transmission

Notes

CBT

173 cid

LC1

Manual Transmission

-

CBU

173 cid

LC1

Turbo Hydramatic

-

CBW

173 cid

LC1

Manual Transmission

-

CBX

173 cid

LC1

Turbo Hydramatic

-

CBZ

173 cid

LC1

Turbo Hydramatic

California Emissions

CJB

173 cid

LC1

Turbo Hydramatic

California Emissions

C7A

173 cid

LC1

Manual Transmission

Export

C7B

173 cid

LC1

Turbo Hydramatic

Export

C7C

173 cid

LC1

Manual Transmission

Export

C7D

173 cid

LC1

Turbo Hydramatic

Export

8-Cylinder Engine Codes

Code

Size

RPO

Transmission

Notes

CFJ

305 cid

-

Manual Transmission

California Emissions

CFM

305 cid

-

Manual Transmission

California Emissions

CFR

305 cid

-

Turbo Hydramatic

California Applications

CFR

305 cid

-

Manual Transmission

California Applications

CFV

305 cid

-

Turbo Hydramatic

California Emissions

CFW

305 cid

-

Manual Transmission

California Emissions

C2W

305 cid

-

Turbo Hydramatic

Export

1982 Camaro Transmission Codes

Code

Type

Plant

R

4-Speed Manual (Saginaw)

Muncie

C

Turbo Hydramatic 200

-

1982 Camaro 4-Speed Manual Transmission Ratios

LQ8/9

LC1

LG4

LU5

C.I.

151

173

305

305

First Gear

3.50:1

3.60:1

3.42:1

2.88:1

Second Gear

2.48:1

2.48:1

2.28:1

1.91:1

Third Gear

1.66:1

1.66:1

1.45:1

1.33:1

Fourth Gear

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

Reverse

3.50:1

3.50:1

3.51:1

2.78:1

Clutch

9.10

10.34

10.34

10.34

Axle Ratio S

3.42:1

3.23:1

3.23:1

3.23:1

Axle Ratio P

-

-

-

-

1982 Camaro Turbo Hydramatic Transmission Ratios

LQ8/9

LC1

LG4

LU5

CI

151

173

305

305

Transmission

TH200C

TH200C

TH200C

TH200C

First Gear

2.74:1

2.74:1

2.74:1

2.74:1

Second Gear

1.57:1

1.57:1

1.57:1

1.57:1

Third Gear

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

Reverse

2.07:1

2.07:1

2.07:1

2.07:1

Torque Converter Dia.

9.66

11.75

11.75

11.75

Axle Ratio S

3.08:1

3.08:1

2.73:1

2.93:1

Axle Ratio P

3.23:1

-

-

3.23:1

1982 Camaro Rear Axle Codes

Code

Axle Ratio

Notes

GB

2.73:1

-

GF

2.41:1

-

JE

2.73:1

-

JG

3.08:1

-

JH

3.23:1

-

JJ

2.73:1

-

JR

3.42:1

Locking

JW

2.73:1

-

JX

2.93:1

Locking

JY

3.08:1

Locking

JZ

3.23:1

-

KF

2.93:1

-

KG

3.08:1

-

KH

3.23:1

-

KJ

3.42:1

-

PE

2.73:1

-

PF

2.93:1

-

PG

3.08:1

-

PH

3.23:1

-

PW

2.73:1

Locking

PX

2.93:1

Locking

PY

3.08:1

Locking

PZ

3.23:1

Locking

1982 Camaro Factory Options

Regular Production Option (RPO)

RPODescriptionQuantity1982 PriceEst. Current Price
1FP87Camaro Sport Coupe, 4-Cylinder78,761$8,029.50$21,534.04
1FS87Camaro Berlinetta Coupe, 6-Cylinder39,744$9,665.06$25,920.39
1FP87Camaro Z28 Sport Coupe, 8-Cylinder64,882$10,099.26$27,084.85
1FP87Camaro Z28/Z50 Indy Edition, 8-Cylinder6,360$10,999.26$29,498.53
AG9Power Seat, Driver Side15,710$197.00$528.33
AU3Power Door Locks64,253$106.00$284.28
A01Tinted Glass, All Windows175,449$88.00$236.00
A31Power Windows83,669$165.00$442.51
A90Power Hatch Release72,633$32.00$85.82
BS1Quiet Sound Group4,845$82.00$219.91
BX5Moldings, Black Roof Drip100,942$29.00$77.77
B32Floor Mats, Color-Keyed, Two Front115,219$16.00$42.91
B33Floor Mats, Color-Keyed, Two Rear108,304$11.00$29.50
B48Luggage Compartment Trim23,641$164.00$439.83
B84Moldings, Body Side79,758$47.00$126.05
B93Moldings, Door Edge64,064$15.00$40.23
CC1Roof Panels, Removable Glass53,388$790.00$2,118.67
CD4Windshield Wipers, Intermittent79,184$47.00$126.05
C25Rear Window Wiper, w/ Washer14,031$117.00$313.78
C49Defogger, Rear Window115931$125.00$335.23
C60Air Conditioning159,640$675.00$1,810.26
DC7Mirrors, Electric Twin Remote18,232$137.00$367.42
D35Mirrors, Sport Right and Left Remote Exterior72,396$48.00$128.73
D80Spoiler (Included w/ Z28)25,347$69.00$185.05
F41Suspension, Sport8,364$49.00$131.41
G80Rear Axle, Limited Slip22,074$76.48$205.11
G92Axle, Performance Ratio3,405$21.00$56.32
J65Brakes, Power Front Disc and Rear Disc6,254$179.00$480.05
K35Speed Control, w/ Resume90,371$165.00$442.51
LC1Engine, 173 ci, 102 hp V6 (Std. Berlinetta)69,777$125.00$335.23
LG4Engine, 305 ci, 145 hp V8 (Std. Z28)73,495$295.00$791.15
LU5Engine, 305 ci, 165 hp V8 (Optional, Z28 Only)24,673$450.00$1,206.84
MX1Transmission, Automatic155,577$396.00$1,062.02
N33Tilt Steering Columm132,659$95.00$254.78
P01Wheel Covers, Full8,211$52.00$139.46
QVJTires, P195/75R14 White Stripe, Steel Belt24,102$126.00$337.92
QVUTires, P205/70R14 White Stripe, Steel Belt25,658$188.56$505.69
QXVTires, P195/75R14 Blackwall, Steel Belt8,685$64.60$173.25
QYATires, P205/70R14 Blackwall, Steel Belt18,940$127.56$342.10
QYCTires, P205/70R14 White Letter, Steel Belt24,097$210.56$564.69
QYGTires, P195/75R14 White Stripe, Fiberglass Belt12,062$62.00$166.28
TR9Lighting, Auxiliary77,505$52.00$139.46
TT5Headlamps, Halogen Highbeam34,996$10.00$26.82
UA1Battery, Heavy Duty38,557$25.00$67.05
UE8Clock, Digital (In Radio)10,224$60.00$160.91
U05Horns, Dual (Std. Berlinetta)38,974$12.00$32.18
U21Instrumentation, Special12,817$149.00$399.60
U35Clock, Quartz (On Console)14,166$32.00$85.82
U63Radio, AM21,685$111.00$297.69
U69Radio, AM/FM10,951$172.00$461.28
U73Antenna, Fixed Mast7,014$41.00$109.96
U75Antenna, Power29,775$55.00$147.50
U81Speakers, Two Rear7,118$54.00$144.82
V08Cooling, Heavy Duty25,749$70.00$187.73
YE1Radio, AM/FM Stereo52,832$282.00$756.29
YE3Radio, AM/FM Stereo w/ 8-Track Tape3,531$446.00$1,196.11
YE4Radio, AM/FM Stereo w/ Cassette Tape74,581$441.00$1,182.70
YF5Emission Equipment, Required for California29,398$65.00$174.32
ZJ7Rally Wheels6,711$112.00$300.37

1982 Camaro Paint Codes

Exterior Paint Codes

Paint Code

Color

Quantity

Model

Interior Availability

11

White

29,429

Bc-Spc-Zc

B-C-Ch-J-M-Sg

16

Silver

29,262

Bc-Spc-Zc

B-C-Ch-M-Sg

19

Black

16,916

Bc-Zc

C-Ch-Sg

21

Light Blue

12,718

Bc-Spc

B-Ch

29

Dark Blue

25,191

Bc-Spc-Zc

B-C-Sg

45

Light Jade

1,160

Bc-Spc

J

49

Dark Jade

1,881

Bc

C-J-Sg

55

Gold

6,788

Bc-Spc-Zc

C-Ch

67

Dark Gold

10,756

Spc-Zc

C

75

Red

22,311

Bc-Spc-Zc

C-Ch-M-Sg

78

Maroon

9,889

Bc-Zc

C-M

84

Charcoal

23,464

Bc-Spc-Zc

C-Ch-Sg

Interior Trim Codes

Color Code

Interior Style

13B

Silver-Gray Standard Cloth

13C

Silver-Gray Custom Cloth

13E

Silver-Gray Conteur Standard Cloth

13N

Silver-Gray Custom Vinyl

18B

Charcoal Standard Cloth

18C

Charcoal Custom Cloth

18D

Charcoal Conteur Custom Cloth

18N

Charcoal Custom Vinyl

18R

Charcoal Standard Vinyl

26B

Blue Standard Cloth

26C

Blue Custom Cloth

26R

Blue Standard Vinyl

47B

Jade

47C

Jade Custom Cloth

64B

Camel Custom Cloth

64D

Camel Conteur Custom Cloth

64E

Camel Conteur Standard Cloth

64R

Camel Standard Vinyl

79B

Maroon Standard Cloth

79C

Maroon Custom Cloth

79E

Maroon Conteur Standard Cloth

79R

Maroon Standard Vinyl

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

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