1987 Camaro Restoration Information

1987 Camaro Specifications

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In 1987, Chevrolet offered both the 305ci LG4 and LB9 V8s with 5-speed manual transmissions in the IROC-Z. The new 350ci L98 engine, however, was limited to being backed only by an automatic.

With the LB9 TPI engine, both automatic and manual transmission options were available, however, those engines paired with an automatic transmission came de-tuned with 190hp vs. 215hp backed by a 5-speed manual transmission.

Those IROC-Zs that were equipped with a L98 engine came with a 7.75-inch 4-pinion rear end, 3.27 rear end gears, J65 disc brakes and an option code G80 limited slip differential.

A very rare twin-turbocharged 305ci L98 engine debuted for 1987, although only three cars were ever equipped with the engine. These cars are believed to have produced upwards of 500hp and nearly 600ft-lbs of torque to the flywheel.

Based on IROC-Z models, only the second car was a convertible. All three are held by private collectors, including the first one, which is kept by GM as a historic piece.

All the available V8 engines received hydraulic roller lifters and a new head/valve cover design. This gave the engines a better valve cover seal.

Body wise, not much changed for most models, although the high-mount brake light was moved to the rear spoiler for Z28, IROC-Z and the newly introduced LT (which replaced the Berlinetta) model. On base Camaros, it remained attached to the rear hatch glass because of the base model’s lack of a rear spoiler.

The 1987 model year also brought about the first Camaro convertible option since 1969. This option was actually a pre-delivery conversion option done to T-top cars of the Sport Coupe, LT and IROC-Z varieties by the American Sunroof Company. Only about 1,000 convertible conversions were done prior to customer delivery, while an additional few were done post-delivery by the same company.


1987 Camaro OEM Brochure


1987 Camaro Model Options:


Sub-Models: (all 2-door models, convertibles now available)

  • Sport Coupe
  • LT
  • Z28
  • IROC-Z


Engine Options:

  • 173ci V6
  • 305ci V8 L03 145hp
  • 305ci TPI V8 215hp (190hp if backed by an automatic transmission)
  • 350ci V8 225hp
  • 350ci Twin-Turbo V8 500+hp (only 3 exist)


Transmission Options:

  • Borg-Warner 5-speed manual
  • TH700-R4 4-speed automatic with overdrive

1987 Camaro Production:
  • 60,439 V6
  • 77,321 V8
  • 137,760 Total


Vehicle Identification Example: 
1G1FP21HXHL100001

  • Fifth digit is model level: P= Camaro (all models).
  • Eighth digit is engine code: 8=350ci V8 (B2L) F=305ci V8 (LB9) H=305ci V8 (LG4) S=173ci V6 (LB8)
  • Tenth digit is model year: H=1987
  • Eleventh digit is N for Norwood assembly, L for Van Nuys.
  • Last six digits increased one for each car built at each plant.

Dimensions:
  • Length: 187.8″
  • Height: 49.8″
  • Width: 72.0″
  • Wheelbase: 101.0″

1987 Camaro Model Option Breakouts

Z28 Special Performance Package

Modified McPhearson Strut, Special chassis bracing. Full Instrumentation. Special front fascia with integral airdam. Ground effects rockers.


Engine:

Base engine was the LG4 305 w/ 4 barrel Quadrajet Carburetor. Dual exhaust.


Transmission:

No Information Provided.


Clutch:

10.34 inches


Rear Axle:

Positraction (G80) mandatory when equipped 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.

1987 Camaro Engine Codes & Specs

Available Engine Specifications

Type

Size

Carb/Fuel Injection

RPO

Horsepower

Torque

Compression Ratio

Application

V6

173 cid / 2.8L

MFI

LB8

135 hp @ 4900 RPM

160 lb-ft @ 3900 RPM

8.9:1

Sport Coupe (base engine), Type LT (base), RS* (base)

V8

305 cid / 5.0L

1x4bbl

LG4

165 hp @ 4400 RPM

245 lb-ft @ 2800 RPM

9.5:1

Sport Coupe, Type LT

V8

305 cid / 5.0L

1x4bbl

LG4

170 hp @ 4400 RPM

250 lb-ft @ 2800 RPM

9.5:1

Z28 (base engine), IROC (base engine)

V8

305 cid / 5.0L

TPI

LB9

190 hp @ 4000 RPM

295 lb-ft @ 2200 RPM

9.3:1

IROC

V8

305 cid / 5.0L

TPI

LB9

215 hp @ 4400 RPM

295 lb-ft @ 3200 RPM

9.3:1

IROC

V8

350 cid / 5.7L

TPI

L98

225 hp @ 4400 RPM

330 lb-ft @ 2800 RPM

9.3:1

IROC

6-Cylinder Engine Codes

Code

Size

RPO

Transmission

Notes

DBP

173 cid MFI

LB8

-

Uncertain Usage

DBR

173 cid MFI

LB8

-

Uncertain Usage

SCC

173 cid MFI

LB8

-

Uncertain Usage

SCD

173 cid MFI

LB8

-

Uncertain Usage

8-Cylinder Engine Codes

Code

Size

RPO

Transmission

Notes

C7J

305 cid

-

Automatic Transmission

Uncertain Usage

C7L

305 cid

-

Manual Transmission

Export

C7M

305 cid

-

Automatic Transmission

Export

D3Y

305 cid

-

Automatic Transmission

Export

D4W

305 cid

-

Automatic Transmission

Export

DFL

305 cid

-

Manual Transmission

-

SDB

305 cid

-

Automatic Transmission

-

SDD

305 cid

-

Automatic Transmission

-

SDK

305 cid

-

Automatic Transmission

-

SFL

305 cid

-

Automatic Transmission

-

SFP

305 cid

-

Manual Transmission

-

SFS

305 cid

-

Manual Transmission

-

SFU

305 cid

-

Manual Transmission

-

SFW

305 cid

-

Automatic Transmission

-

SFX

305 cid

-

Manual Transmission

-

SNA

350 cid TPI

L98

Automatic Transmission

-

SNB

350 cid TPI

L98

Automatic Transmission

-

1987 Camaro Transmission Codes

Warner 5-Speed Manual Codes

Chevrolet #

RPO

Type

Notes

10079867

MB1

Borg-Warner 5-Speed Manual

-

10079855

MK6

Borg-Warner 5-Speed Manual

-

10079868

M39

Borg-Warner 5-Speed Manual

3.08:1 R

10079890

M39

Borg-Warner 5-Speed Manual

2.77:1 R / 3.23:1 R

10079856

M39

Borg-Warner 5-Speed Manual

3.08:1 R

Turbo Hydramatic 700-R4 Codes

Code

Engine Size

Note

YX

173 cid V6

MD8

YP

305 cid V8

MD8

YW

305 cid V8

MD8

YZ

305 cid V8

MD8

YM

350 cid V8

MD8

1987 Camaro Manual Transmission Ratios

LB8

LG4

LB9

LB9

L98

C.I.

173

305

305

305

350

First Gear

4.03:1

2.95:1

2.95:1

2.95:1

-

Second Gear

2.37:1

1.94:1

1.94:1

1.94:1

-

Third Gear

1.50:1

1.34:1

1.34:1

1.34:1

-

Fourth Gear

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

-

Fifth Gear

0.76:1

0.63:1

0.63:1

0.73:1

-

Reverse

3.76:1

2.76:1

2.76:1

2.76:1

-

Clutch Dia

9.12

10.00

10.00

10.34

-

Axle Ratio S

3.42:1

3.23:1

3.08:1

3.45:1

-

Axle Ratio P

-

-

3.45:1

-

-

1987 Camaro 700-R4 Automatic Transmission Ratios

LB8

LG4

LG4

LB9

L98

First Gear

3.06:1

3.06:1

3.06:1

-

3.06:1

Second Gear

1.63:1

1.63:1

1.63:1

-

1.63:1

Third Gear

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

-

1.00:1

Fourth Gear

0.70:1

0.70:1

0.70:1

-

0.70:1

Reverse

2.29:1

2.29:1

2.29:1

-

2.29:1

Torque Converter Dia.

9.65

11.75

11.75

-

11.75

Axle Ratio S

3.42:1

2.73:1

2.73:1

-

3.27:1*

Axle Ratio P

-

-

3.23:1

-

-

1987 Camaro Rear Axle Codes

Code

Axle Ratio

2HA

3.23:1

2HL

3.42:1

2HP

2.73:1

2HQ

3.23:1

2HR

3.42:1

2HT

2.73:1

2TF

3.72:1

2TH

3.73:1

4ET

2.77:1

4EU

3.27:1

4EW

3.45:1

4HB

3.08:1

4HD

2.73:1

4HE

2.73:1

4HF

3.08:1

4HJ

3.23:1

4HV

2.73:1

4HY

3.23:1

1987 Camaro Factory Options

Regular Production Option (RPO)

RPODescriptionQuantity1987 PriceEst. Current Price
1FP87Camaro Sport Coupe, 6-Cylinder83,890$10,409.00$23,713.46
1FP87Camaro Sport Coupe Convertible, 8-Cylinder263$15,208.00$34,646.39
1FP87Camaro Z28 Sport Coupe, 8-Cylinder52,863$13,233.00$30,147.01
1FP87Camaro Z28 Sport Coupe Convertible, 8-Cylinder744$17,632.00$40,168.68
AG9Power Seat, Driver Side1,385n/an/a
AM9Seat Back, Split Folding Rear36,864$50.00$113.91
AU3Power Door Locks8,597$145.00$330.33
A01Tinted Glass, All Windows20,599$120.00$273.38
A31Power Windows6,509n/an/a
A90Power Hatch Release8,413n/an/a
B2LEngine, 350 ci, 220 hp V8 (IROC-Z Only)12,105$1,045.00$2,380.69
B4ELT Package794n/an/a
B4ZIROC Sport Equipment Package3,452n/an/a
B34Floor Mats, Carpet Insert, Two Front8,792n/an/a
B35Floor Mats, Carpet Insert, Two Rear8,790n/an/a
B48Luggage Compartment Trim25,943$164.00$373.62
B84Moldings, Body Side22,309$60.00$136.69
B91Moldings, Door Edge (Black)19,065$15.00$34.17
CC1Roof Panels, Removable Glass59,600$866.00$1,972.89
CD4Windshield Wipers, Intermittent8,838n/an/a
C49Defogger, Rear Window86,146$145.00$330.33
C60Air Conditioning14,743$775.00$1,765.58
DD8Mirror, Inside Rear View Automatic901n/an/a
DE1Louvers, Rear Window9,487$210.00$478.42
DG7Mirrors, Electric Twin Remote1,861n/an/a
DK6Console, Roof3,366n/an/a
D27Cover, Locking Rear Storage9,414$80.00$182.25
D42Cover, Rear Compartment Cargo Area4,913n/an/a
D80Spoiler (included w/ Z28)25,925$69.00$157.19
G80Rear Axle, Limited Slip40,823$100.00$227.82
G92Rear Axle, Performance Ratio (IROC-Z Only)10,533$21.00$47.84
J65Brakes, Power Front Disc and Rear Disc23,874$179.00$407.79
KC4Cooler, Engine Oil (IROC-Z Only)23,882$110.00$250.60
K34Speed Control, w/ Resume4,913n/an/a
LB9Engine, 305 ci, 190 hp V8 (Z28 Only)28,370$745.00$1,697.24
LG4Engine, 305 ci, 165 hp or 170 hp V8 (Sport Coupe)36,845$400.00$911.27
MX0Transmission, Automatic w/ Overdrive115,109$490.00$1,116.30
N33Tilt Steering Column8,862n/an/a
PE1Wheels, Aluminum4,653$215.00$489.81
QDXTires, P195/70R14 Eagle GT (LT Only)4,522$90.00$205.04
QDZTires, P245/50VR16 Blackwall (IROC-Z Only)38,889n/cn/c
QHXTires, P205/70R14 Blackwall (LT Coupe Only)2,242n/cn/c
QHYTires, P205/70R14 White Stripe (LT Coupe Only)1,793$76.00$173.14
QYHTires, P215/65R15 White Letter42,058$102.00$232.37
QYZTires, P215/65R15 Blackwall (Sport Coupe Only)48,256-$102.00-$232.37
TR9Lighting, Auxiliary7,991n/an/a
TT4Headlamps, Halogen (4)5,819n/an/a
T96Fog Lamps, Halogen1,729n/an/a
UA1Battery, Heavy Duty21,099$26.00$59.23
UL5Radio, Delete 4,863n/an/a
UL6Radio, AM w/ Clock179n/an/a
UM6Radio, Stereo, Cassette, Clock, Seek/Scan17,696n/an/a
UM7Radio, Stereo, Clock, Seek/Scan5,966n/an/a
UU8Radio, Stereo, Delco Bose, Clock, Seek/Scan8,517n/an/a
UX1Radio, Stereo, Cassette, Clock, S/S, EQ8,160n/an/a
U21Gauge Package33,252$149.00$339.45
U75Antenna, Power28,327$70.00$159.47
YF5Emission Equipment, Required for California14,705$99.00$225.54
1SASport Coupe Package 1n/an/cn/c
1SBSport Coupe Package 2n/a$1,212.00$2,761.14
1SCSport Coupe Package 3 ($1,559 Convertible)n/a$1,628.00$3,708.86
1SDSport Coupe Package 4 ($1,889 Convertible)n/a$2,126.00$4,843.39
1SALT Package 1 ($1,358 Convertible)n/a$1,522.00$3,467.37
1SBLT Package 2 ($1,705 Convertible)n/a$1,938.00$4,415.09
1SCLT Package 3 ($2,035 Convertible)n/a$2,387.00$5,437.99
1SDLT Package 4 ($2,376 Convertible)n/a$2,858.00$6,511.01
1SAZ28 Package 1n/an/cn/c
1SBZ28 Package 2 ($1,900 Convertible)n/a$1,999.00$4,554.06
1SCZ28 Package 3 w/ RPO D42 (Coupe Only)n/a$2,539.00$5,784.27
1SCZ28 Package 3 w/o RPO D42 ($2,241 Convertible)n/a$2,470.00$5,627.08
1SAIROC Package 1n/a$699.00$1,592.44
1SBIROC Package 2 ($2,359 Convertible)n/a$2,409.00$5,488.11
1SCIROC Package 3 w/ RPO D42 (Coupe Only)n/a$3,273.00$7,456.45
1SCIROC Package 3 w/o RPO D42 ($2,975 Convertible)n/a$3,204.00$7,299.25

1987 Camaro Paint Codes

Exterior Paint Codes

Paint / WA Code

Color

Quantity

Model

Interior Availability

12S / 9021

Silver

4,997

Lc-Spc-Zc

Bk-G-R-S

23 / 8751

Bright Blue

18,375

Lc-Spc-Zc-Zci

Bk-G-S

28 / 8743

Black Sapphire (Dark Blue)

7,148

Lc-Spc-Zc

Bk-G-S

40 / 8554

White

17,713

Lc-Spc-Zc-Zci

Bk-G-R-S

41 / 8555

Black

20,871

Lc-Spc-Zc-Zci

Bk-G-R-S

51 / 8929

Yellow Gold

3,052

Lc-Spc-Zc-Zci

Bk-G-S

68 / 8757

Midnight Russet (Dark Brown)

1,633

Lc-Spc-Zc

Bk-S

74 / 8748

Flame Red (Dark Red)

24,922

Lc-Spc-Zc-Zci

Bk-G-R-S

81 / 8774

Bright Red

31,231

Lc-Spc-Zc-Zci

Bk-G-R-S

84

Medium Gray

2,324

Lc-Spc-Zc

B-G-S

87 / 9243

Gunmetal (Medium Gray)

5,494

Lc-Spc-Zc

B-G-S

Interior Trim Codes

Color Code

Interior Style

19B

Black Standard Cloth

19C

Black Custom Cloth

19R

Black Standard Vinyl

62B

Saddle Standard Cloth

62C

Saddle Custom Cloth

62R

Saddle Standard Vinyl

622

Saddle Leather

72B

Red Standard Cloth

72C

Red Custom Cloth

72R

Red Standard Vinyl

722

Red Leather

82B

Gray Standard Cloth

82C

Gray Custom Cloth

82R

Gray Standard Vinyl

822

Gray Leather

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