1971 Camaro Data

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1971 Camaro Production: 11,178 6-cyl, 103,452 V8, 114,630 total.
Dealer Introduction: 9/29/70

Vehicle Identification Example: 123871N500001
* Third digit is engine code: 3 = 6-cylinder, 4 = V8
* Sixth digit is model year: 1 = 1971
* Seventh digit is N for Norwood assembly, L for Van Nuys.
* Last six digits increased one with each car built at each plant.

Dimensions
Length: 188.0 inchesHeight:50.5 inchesWidth: 74.4 inches Wheelbase: 108.0 inches Weight: 3313

1971 Engines
CIDConfigBore & Stroke Gross HP @ RPM Net HP @ RPM Gross Torque @ rpm Net Torque @ rpm Comp Carb.
Base 250 L-6 3.875 x 3.53 145 @ 4200 110 @ 3800 230 @ 1600 185 @ 1600 8.5:1 1V
Base 307 V-8 3.875 x 3.25 200 @4600 140 @ 4400 300 @ 2400 235 @ 2400 8.5:1 2V
L-65 350 V-8 4.00 x 3.48 245 @ 4800 165 @ 4000 350 @ 2800 280 @ 2400 8.5:1 2V
L-48 350 V-8 4.00 x 3.48 270 @ 4800 210 @ 4400 360 @ 3200 300 @ 2800 8.5:1 4V
Z-28 350 V-8 4.00 x 3.48 330 @ 5600 275 @ 5600 360 @ 4000 300 @ 4000 9.0:1 4V
LS-3 396 V-8 4.126 x 3.76 300 @ 4800 260 @ 4400 400 @ 3200 345 @ 3200 8.5:1 4V

Notes: 1971 was the year GM lowered compression ratios and began to record horsepower and torque in terms of "net" instead of "gross". The LS-3 "396" V-8 actually displaced 402 cid.

Engine Suffix
CAA: 250ci, mtCGK: 350ci, mt, 270hp/SSCJG: 350ci, mt, 270hp/SS
CAB: 250ci, pgCGL: 350ci, at, 270hp/SS CLC: 396ci, hp, mt, 300hp/SS
CCA: 307ci, mtCGP: 350ci, mt, zCLD: 396ci, at, hp, 300hp/SS
CCC: 307ci, at, pgCGR: 350ci, at, zCGB: 350ci, pg
CJD: 350ci, at, 270hp/SS

Abbreviations: at = Turbo Hydramatic automatic, ci = cubic inch, hp = high performance, pg = Powerglide automatic transmission, mt = manual transmission, sp = special high performance, z = RPO Z28 special performance package. SS = super sport

1971 Drivetrains
  Base BaseL-65L48 Z-28LS-3
   250307 350350 350396
3- and 4-spd.1 2.85:12.85:12.54:12.52:1 2,52:1 2.20:1
manual 2 1.68:1 1.68:1 1.80:1 1.88:1 1.88:1 1.64:1
transmission 3 1.00:1 1.00:1 1.44:1 1.46:1 1.46:1 1.27:1
ratios 4 -- -- 1.00.1 1.00:1 1.00:1 1.00:1
  R 2.95:1 2.95:1 2.54:1 2.59:1 2.59:1 2.26:1
               
Clutch diam., in.   9.12 10.34 10.34 11.0 11.0 11.0
               
Axle ratios S 3.08:1 3.08:1 3.08:1 3.42:1 3.73:1 3.42:1
  E
  P         4.10:1 --
               
    Base Base L-65 L48 Z-28 LS-3
    250 307 350 350 350 396
Powerglide & 1 1,82:1 1.82:1a 2.52:1 2.52:1 2.48:1 2.48:1
Turbo Hydra- 2 1.00:1 1.00:1 1.52:1 1.52:1 1.48:1 1.48:1
matic 3 -- -- 1.00:1 1.00:1 1.00:1 1.00:1
ratios R 1.82:1 1.82:1 1.93:1 1.93:1 2.08:1 2.08:1
               
Axle ratios S 3.08:1 3.08:1 2.73:1 3.08:1 3.73:1 3.42:1
 E
 P   3.42:1--4.10:1

Only manual transmission available with base 250 and 307 was the 3-speed.
Only manual transmission for larger V-8's were 4-speeds.
a = Turbo Hydra-Matic with 2.52:1 low also available with 307 V-8.


Transmission Codes
TypePlantCode
3-SpeedMuncie L.D.S
4-Speed (cast iron case)Muncie L.D.R
4-Speed (Aluminum case)Muncie H.D.P
PowerglideClevelandC
PowerglideMcKinnon E
Turbo Hydramatic 350ClevelandB
Turbo Hydramatic 350Toledo Y
Turbo Hydramatic 350GM CanadaJ


Rear Axle Codes
CA 2.73:1 Locking   CK 3.42:1
CB 4.10:1   GX 3.08:1
CG 3.73:1   GY 3.08:1 Locking
CJ 3.42:1 Locking   GZ 2.73:1

1971 Factory Options
RPODescriptionQty Retail
12387 Camaro Sport Coupe, 6-cylinder 11,178 $2,758.00
12487 Camaro Sport Coupe, 8-cylinder 103,452 2,848.00
AK1 Belts, custom deluxe 16,922 2,848.00
AN6 Adjustable Seat Back, driver side - 19.00
AS4 Belts, custom deluxe rear shoulder 9926.35
A01 Soft Ray Tinted Glass, all windows67,25040.05
A02Tinted Glass, windshield
A31Power Windows
B37 Floor Mats, color-keyed front and rear 22,576 12.65
B93 Guards, door edge 33,124 6.35
C08 Vinyl Roof Cover 38,329 89.55
C24 Windshield Wipers, hide-a-way 30,488 21.10
C50 Defroster, rear window 8,794 31.60
C60 Air Conditioning 42,537 402.35
D34 Mirror, visor vanity 5,522 3.20
D35 Mirror, left-hand remote control 40,684 15.80
D55 Console 72,656 59.00
D80 Spoilers, front and rear 6,489 79.00
F41 Suspension, special purpose front and rear 10,975 30.55
G80 Positraction, rear axle 11,753 44.25
J50 Power Brakes 41,630 47.30
J52Front disc brakes
L48V8 Engine, 350 CID
L65 Engine, 245hp, 350ci Turbo-Fire V8 34,017 26.35
LS3 Engine, 300hp, 396ci Turbo-jet V8 (SS) 1,533 99.05
M20 Transmission, 4-speed wide range 7,603 205.95
M21 Transmission, 4-speed close ratio 1,721 205.95
M22 Transmission, 4-speed close ratio heavy-duty 1,290 237.60
M35 Transmission, Powerglide automatic 13,466 179.55
M383-speed automatic transmission, 300 deluxe
M40 Transmission, Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic 77,541 216.50
NK2 Steering Wheel, custom black 621 15.80
NK4 Steering Wheel, sport four spoke black 6,216 15.80
N33 Tilt Steering Column 8,374 45.30
N40Power Steering 93,163 110.60
PL3Tires, E78x14 belted white stripe 55,834 26.05
PL4Tires, F70x14 belted white letter 20,457 81.50
PM7F60-15-B tires - GB white lettering
PU4Tires, F70x14 belted white stripe 24,579 68.05
PY4F70-14-B tires, white stripe
P01Wheel Covers, bright metal 55,363 26.35
P02Wheel Covers, special 1,809 84.30
P06Deluxe wheel trim cover
T60Battery, heavy-duty 5,168 15.80
U14Special Instrumentation 12,174 84.30
U35Clock 10,338 16.90
U63Radio, AM pushbutton 95,776 66.40
U69Radio, AM-FM pushbutton 13,310 139.05
U76Windshield antenna
U80Speaker, rear seat 20,018 15.80
VF3Bumpers, deluxe front and rear 1,309 36.90
V01Radiator, heavy duty 1,594 14.75
YD1Axle, trailering ratio 130 12.65
ZJ7Wheels, rally34,604 45.30
ZJ9Auxiliary Lighting Group 6,323 18.45
ZP5Appearance Guard Group (Includes B93, B37, D34)
ZQ9Axle, performance ratio 1,294 12.65
Z21 Style Trim Group 38,161 57.95
Z22 Rally Sport Package 18,404 179.05
Z23 Interior Accent Group 32,411 21.10
Z27 Super Sport Package 8,377 313.90
Z28 Special Performance Package 4,862 786.75
Z87 Custom Interior 11,643 115.90

1971 Colors
Paint CodeExteriorVinyl Top Interiors
11Antique WhiteB-Bk-Br-G-WB-Bk-Bkb-Bkg-Bks-Bkw-G-S-Sw
13Nevada SilverB-BK-WB-Bk-Bkb-Bkw-Sw
19Tuxedo BlackB-Bk-G-WB-Bk-Bkb-Bkg-Bks-Bkw-G-S-Sw
24Ascot BlueB-BK-WB-Bk-Bkb-Bkw-Sw
26Mulsanne BlueB-BK-W B-Bk-Bkb-Bkw-Sw
42Cottonwood Green BK-G-W Bk-Bkg-Bkw-G-Sw
43Lime GreenBK-G-W Bk-Bkg-Bks-Bkw-G-S-Sw
49Antique GreenBK-G-WBk-Bkg-Bks-Bkw-G-S-Sw
52Sunflower YellowBk-WBk-Bkg-Bks-Bkw-G-S-Sw
53Placer GoldBk-WBk-Bks-Bkw-S-Sw
61SandalwoodBk-Br-WBk-Bkg-Bks-Bkw-G-S-Sw
62Burnt Orange Bk-Br-W Bk-Bkw-Sw
67Classic CopperBk-W Bk-Bkw-Sw
75Cranberry Red Bk-W Bk-Bkw-Sw
78RosewoodBk-Br-WBk-Bkw-Sw

Stripes were available in black or white only, except black with black paint and white with white paint. For non-vinyl roof cars (except black) black stripes were used unless white was specially ordered.

1971 Vinyl Top Code
A = White, B = Black, C = Blue, F = Brown, G = Green

Interior Codes: 775=Bk/std, 776=B/std, 777=Sw/std, 778=G/std, 779=S/std, 785=Bk/cc, 786=Bkg/cc, 787=Bkg/cc, 789=Bkw/cc, 792=Bks/cc.

Abbreviations: B = Blue, Bk = Black, Bkb = Black with blue accents, Bkg = Black with green accents, Bks = Black with saddle accents, Bkw = Black and White with black accents, Br = Brown, cc = custom cloth, G = Green, S = Saddle, std = standard, Sw = Sandalwood, W = White.

1971 Spotters Guide & New Features
The quickest way to tell a '71 from a '70 is to check the front seats, the 1971 got high backed seats adapted from the vega. Otherwise, the '71 is identical to the '70.

1971 Camaro RPO Breakouts & Model Specifics

Spring Information

1971 Z21 Style Trim - Includes bright roof drip, window, and hood panel moldings plus bright accented parking lights, taillights and backup lights.(Included with Rally Sport option).

1971 Z22 Rally Sport - Includes special black painted grille with special rubber tipped vertical center bar and resilient body color grille frame; Independent LH and RH front bumpers replacing full width bumper; license plate bracket mounted below RH bumper; parking lights with bright accents mounted on grille panel; Hide-a-Way windshield wipers with black-chrome finished arms and articulated left hand blade; bright roof drip, window, and hood panel moldings; RS emblem on steering wheel; Rally Sport front fender nameplates; bright accented taillights and back-up lights. (RS emblems deleted with SS or Z28 option).

1971 Z23 Accent Group Interior - Includes additional instrument cluster lighting, wood grained accents on instrument cluster and steering wheel (included in Custom Interior option).

1971 Z27 Super Sport - Includes 270-hp Turbo-Fire 350 engine and bright accents; Dual exhaust; power brakes, special ornamentation; special hood insulation; LH remote control sport mirror; F70-14 bias belted ply white lettered tires, 14" x 7" wheels; black painted grille; hide-a-way windshield wipers with black chrome finished arms and articulated left hand blade; SS emblems on steering wheel, fenders, grille and rear deck (available with V8 only, available with 4-speed manual or automatic transmission only, optional engine is LS3 245 hp 396)
Total SS Production = 8377
L48/350 ci = 6844 LS3/402 ci = 1533

Carburetor Part numbers    Distributor Part Numbers
350 ci- 7041203  350 ci- 1112044
350 ci w/at- 7041202  350 ci w/at - 1112045
402 ci- 7041201  402 ci - 1112057
402 ci w/at - 7041200

1971 Z28 Special Performance Package
Engine: Compression ratio lowered from 11:1 to 9:1, resulting in 30 less horsepower and 20 fewer ft./lb. of torque. GM also began rating all engines in SAE net instead of gross horsepower. Solid-lifter cam with lift (0.458) and duration (317/I 346/E) identical to 1970. Stronger engine mounts and larger fuel filter added.


1971 Z28 Carburetor (780 cfm Holley)
A/T List 4800-1 GM # 3989022
4 spd List 4801-1 GM # 3982021
Casting # GM P/NDescription
Block (CGP) 3970010 M/T
Block (CGR) 3970010 A/T
Crank
Heads 3973487
Cam
Pistons
Intake3959594
Intake3972361
Exhaust 3989041 Left Manifold
Exhaust 3946826 Right Manifold
Distributor
(Accessories)

Transmission & Clutch: Mandatory choice of Muncie 4-speeds & 11 inch clutch, with special 2400-rpm-stall torque converter Turbo Hydra-Matic optional. (Identical to 1970.)

Rear Axle: GM 10 bolt, 3.73:1 ratio standard, Positraction optional.
12 bolt no longer offered, heavy duty u-joints included with Z28 package.

Brakes: 11-inch, vented, cast-iron front discs with vacuum assist standard. Rear 9.5-inch drums. (identical to 1970)

Front Suspension: Z-28 anti-roll bar 1.0-inch diameter instead of standard 0.6875-inch unit. (identical to 1970)
Rear Suspension: RPO F-41 special suspension standard, including 5-leaf rear springs, 125 lb./in. spring rate, staggered heavy-duty shocks, link-type rear stabilizer bar (unchanged from 1970).
Steering: The 22.5:1 unassisted gear became standard, with variable-ratio power steering now at 15.5-11.8:1 for all Camaros-not quite as fast as 1970.
Part  GM P/N Description
Steering Gear   
Valve    
Pitman Arm  3964877  Manual Steering
Pitman Arm  3964881  Power Steering
Front Swaybar 3984557  1.00" dia.
Rear Swaybar  481471  0.688" dia.
Rear Swaybar  3983085  0.688" dia.
 Part #  Code Specs
Front Spring  3982345   EJ
Front Spring  3982346   EN
Front Spring  3982347   EO
Front Spring  3996362   w/o CAC
Front Spring  3996364   w/ CAC
Rear Spring  481992   PK 125 lb/inch
Rear Spring  480881   125 lb/inch

Wheels & Tires: 15 x 7 steel wheels painted dull grey with bright lugnuts, center caps with blue bow-tie and trim rings,
Wheel Code: AU, Part #: 3983045, Center cap part #: 3989479, Trim Ring part #: 3984524.
F60-15 fiberglass-belted white letter tires standard. (unchanged from & identical to 1970)

Other Options, equipment, facts:

Total Production: 4862

1971 Z87 Custom Interior - Includes deluxe seat and sidewall trim; cloth seats; glove compartment light and additional instrument cluster lighting; wood grained accents on instrument cluster, steering wheel and door trim panels; luggage compartment mat plus special engine compartment, hood and interior insulation (with cloth or vinyl seats).


Last updated: 5/10/1998
Author: MadMike Maciolek
Email: iracez28@stc.net
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