1974 Camaro Data

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1974 Camaro Production: 22,210 6-cyl, 128,798 V8, 151,008 total.
Dealer Introduction: 9/20/73

Vehicle Identification Example: 1S87H4N100001
* Second digit is model level: Q = Sport Coupe, S = Type LT Coupe
* Fifth digit is engine code: D = 250ci, H = 350ci, K = 350ci, L = 350ci, T = 350ci (Z28)
* Sixth digit is model year: 4 = 1974
* Seventh digit is N for Norwood assembly.
* Last six digits increased one with each car built at Norwood.

Dimensions
Length: 195.4 inchesHeight:49.1 inchesWidth: 74.4 inches Wheelbase: 108.0 inches Weight: 3627

1974 Engines
CIDConfig Bore & StrokeBHP @ RPMTorque @ rpm Comp Carb.
Base250 L-63.875 x 3.53100 @ 3600 175 @ 1800 8.25:11V
L-65350 V-84.00 x 3.48145 @ 3800 250 @ 2200 8.5:1 2V
LM-1350V-84.00 x 3.48160 @ 3800 250 @ 2400 8.5:1 4V
L48 350 V-8 4.00 x 3.48185 @ 4000 270 @ 2600 8.5:1 4V
Z-28350V-8 4.00 x 3.48245 @ 5200 280 @ 4000 9.0:1 4V

Notes: L-65 350 V-8 not sold in California; LM -1 was available in California only.

Engine Suffix
CCW: 250ci, at, mt CKB: 350ci, mt CLK: 350ci, at, z
CCX: 250ci, at, mt CKD: 350ci, at, ce CMA: 350ci, at, tb
CJA: 250ci, mt CKH: 350ci, ce, mt CMC: 350ci, mt, tb
CJB: 250ci, at, ce CKU: 350ci, at CMS: 350ci, mt, z
CJC: 250ci, at CLJ: 350ci, mt, z CMT: 350ci, at, z

Abbreviations: at = Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, ce = California emission controls, ci = cubic inch, mt = manual transmission, tb = two barrel carburetor, z = Z28 special performance package.

1974 Camaro Drivetrains
   BaseL-65 LM-1 L-48Z-28
    250 350 350 350 350
3-spd. manual 1 2.85:1 2.54:1 2.54:1 2.54:1 N.O
transmission 2 1.68:1 1.50:1 1.50:1 1.50:1 N.O.
ratios 3 1 00:1 1.00:1 1.00:1 1.00:1 N.O.
  R 2.95:1 2.63:1 2.63:1 2.63:1 N.O.
             
Clutch diam., in.   9.12 10-34 10.34 10.34 N.O
             
Axle ratios S 3.08:1 3.08:1 3.08:1 3.42:1 N.O
  E -- --   N.O
  p -- -- -- -- N.O.
    Base L-65 LM-1 L-48 Z-28
    250 350 350 350 350
4-spd.manual 1 N.o. 2.54:1 2.54:1 2.54:1 2.64:1a
transmission 2 N.o. 1.80:1 1.80:1 1.80:1 1.75:1
ratios 3 N.o. 1.44:1 1.44:1 1.44:1 1.33:1
  4 N.o. 1.00:1 1.00:1 1.00:1 1.00:1
  R N.o. 2.54:1 2.54:1 2.54:1 2.55:1
             
Clutch diam., in.   N.o. 10.34 10.34 10.34 11.0
             
Axle ratios S N.o. 3.08:1 3.08:1 3.42:1 3.73:1
  E N.o. -- -- -- --
  P N.o. -- -- -- 3.42:1
    Base L-65 LM-1 L-48 Z-28
    250 350 350 350 350
Turbo 1 2.52:1 2.52:1 2,52:1 2.52:1 2.48:1
Hydra-Matic 2 1.52:1 1.52:1 1.52:1 1.52:1 1.48:1
transmission 3 1.00:1 1.00:1 1 00:1 1.00:1 1.00:1
ratios R 1.94:1 1.94:1 1.94:1 1.94:1 2.08:1
Axle ratios S 3.08:1 2.73:1 2.73:1 3.08:1 3.73:1
  E --       3.42:1
  p -- 3.42:1 3.42:1 3.42:1 3.73:1

a = Alternate Z-28 4-speed transmission also available with ratios: 2.43:1, 1.61:1, 1.23:1, 1.00:1, and 2.35:1.


Transmission Codes
Manual - Type Plant Code
3-Speed Muncie S
3-Speed (H.D.) Muncie H
4-Speed (saginaw type) Muncie R
4-Speed (Aluminum case) Muncie P
  Automatic - Source Code
  Cleveland THM 350 B
  Cleveland THM 250 D
  Toledo THM 350 Y
  GM of Canada J

Rear Axle Codes
CA2.73:1 Locking  CM3.42:1 Locking
CB 4.10:1   GX 3.08:1
CG 3.73:1   GY 3.08:1 Locking
CL 3.42:1   GZ 2.73:1

1974 Factory Options
RPO DescriptionQty Retail
1FQ87 Camaro Sport Coupe, 6-cylinder 22,210 $2,827.70
1FQ87 Camaro Sport Coupe, 8-cylinder 79,835 3,039.70
1FS87 Camaro Type LT Coupe, 8-cylinder 48,963 3,380.70
AK1 Belts, color-keyed seat and shoulder14,00214.50
AN6 Adjustable Seat Back, driver side 7,29818.00
A01 Soft Ray Tinted Glass, all windows 118,23039.00
A02 Tinted Windshield 2,411
A31 Power Windows 7,97275.00
B37 Floor Mats, color-keyed front and rear 41,23112.00
B80 Roof drip moldings4,408
B84 Moldings, body side73,59533.00
B93 Guards, door edge45,5096.00
C08 Vinyl Roof Cover37,991 87.00
C24 Windshield Wipers, hide-a-way 21,00921.00
C50 Defroster, rear window 34,03031.00
C60 Air Conditioning79,237397.00
D34 Mirror, visor vanity - 3.00
D35 Mirrors, sport right and left remote exterior 69,759 26.00
D55 Console 135,453 57.00
D80 Spoilers, front and rear 19,10477.00
D88 Striping, four color 6,978 77.00
F41 Suspension, special purpose front and rear 9,700 30.00
G80 Positraction, rear axle 6,473 45.00
J50 Power Brakes 124,01046.00
K05 Engine block heater1,651
LM1 Engine, 350ci, 160hp Turbo Fire V8 9,139 46.00
L48 Engine, 350ci, 185hp Turbo-Fire V8 20,520 76.00
M20 Transmission, 4-speed wide range 7,003 200.00
M21 Transmission, 4-speed close ratio3,336 200.00
M40 Transmission, Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic140,233 210.00
N33 Tilt Steering Column 23,763 44.00
N41 Power Steering 102,043 113.00
N65 Spare Tire, space saver5,843 14.16
PE1 Wheels, turbine-style 2,633 110.50
P01 Wheel Covers, bright metal 34,402 26.00
QBT Tires, FR78x14 belted radial white letter 5,851 147.15
QDV Tires, FR78x14 belted radial blackwall 3,109 104.15
QDW Tires, FR78x14 belted radial white stripe40,751 134.15
QEH Tires, E78x14 belted white stripe 28,619 28.00
QFC Tires, F70x14 belted white stripe44,897 70.00
QFD Tires, F70x14 belted white letter5,916 83.00
UA1 Battery, heavy-duty9,724 15.00
U05 Horns, dual 13,292 4.00
U14 Special Instrumentation 10,425 82.00
U35 Clock 18,842 16.00
U58Radio, AM-FM stereo 10,782 233.00
U63 Radio, AM 91,504 65.00
U69 Radio, AM-FM 29,105 135.00
U80Speaker, rear seat 49,650 15.00
V01Radiator, heavy-duty 7,175 14.00
V30Bumper Guards, front and rear14,632 31.00
YA7 Emission Equipment, required for California - 20.00
ZJ4 Trailer Towing Package 389 41.00
ZJ7 Rally Wheels46,975 44.00
ZJ9 Auxiliary Lighting 22,527 17.50
Z21 Style Trim Group70,670 52.00
Z22Rally Sport Package11,364 118.00
Z28 Special Performance Package 13,802 572.05
Z54 Interior Decor and Quiet Sound Package16,456 35.00

1974 Colors
Paint CodeExteriorVinyl Top Interiors
11 Antique White B-Br-Bk-Cb-G-R-Ru-S-W Bk-Bkb-Bkr-G-N
26 Bright BlueB-BK-W Bk-Bkb-Bkr
29 Midnight Blue B-BK-W Bk-Bkb-Bkr-N-R
36 Aqua BlueBk-W Bk
40 Lime YellowBk-W Bk-G
46 Bright Green BK-G-W BK-G-N
49 Med. Dark GreenBk-G-S-W Bk-G-N-S
50 Cream BeigeBk-Br-Cb-S-W Bk-Bkr-N-S-T
51 Bright Yellow Bk-W Bk-N-S-T
53 Light GoldBk-Cb-W Bk-N
55 SandstoneBk-Cb-W Bk-N
59 Golden Brown Bk-Br-Cb-S-W BK-N-S
64 Silver Bk-Br-R-T-W Bk-Bkb-Bkr-N-R
66 Bronze Bk-Ru-S-W BK-N-S
74 Med. Red (met) BK-R-W Bk-Bkr-N-S
75 Medium Red Bk-W Bk-Bkr-N-R

1974 Vinyl Top Code A = White, B = Black, D = Medium Blue, E = Cream-Beige, F = Brown, G = Green, H = Red, L = Russet, R = Saddle

Interior Codes: 775 = Bkw/c/SC, 776 = Bk/c/LT, 777 = Bk/v/SC, 778 = Bk/kv/LT, 779 = Bkr/v/SC, 780 = N/c/LT, 783 = T/c/LT, 784 = T/kv/LT, 786 = Gb/c/SC, 787 = G/v/SC, 792 = R/v/SC, 796 = Sb/c/SC, 797 = S/c/LT, 798 = S/v/SC, 799 = S/kv/LT. - Codes 775,776 and 777 could each have black, red, or blue carpet. 777 could have black or blue carpet.

Abbreviations: B = Blue, Bk = Black, Bkb = Black with blue carpet, Bkr = Black with red carpet and belts, Bk = Black and white check seat, Br = Brown, c = cloth, Cb = Cream Beige, G = Green, Gb = Green and black check seat, kv = knit vinyl, LT = Type LT, N = Neutral, R = Red, Ru = Russet, S = Saddle, Sb = Saddle and black check seat, SC = Sport Coupe, T = Taupe, v = vinyl, W = White.

1974 Spotters Guide & New Features


1974 Camaro RPO Breakouts & Model Specifics

Spring Information

1974 Z21 Style Trim - Includes body colored insert on door handles; bright roof drip, lock pillar, upper fender, hood panel and belt mouldings plus bright accented parking lights.

1974 Z28 Special Performance Package

Engine: Same as 1973, HEI (high-energy ignition) introduced in mid-year.
PartCasting # GM P/NDescription
Block
Crank
Heads
Cam
Pistons
Intake3972110
Exhaust
(Accessories)

Transmission: Aluminum gear cases for all 4-speed transmissions.

Clutch :

Rear Axle :

Brakes:

Suspension: Unchanged from 1973.

Steering: Power steering standard in all Z-28's, with same ratios as in 1971 but more road feel.
Steering Gear
Pitman arm
Front swaybar
Rear Swaybar
Front springs
Rear Springs

Wheels & Tires: 15 x 7 steel wheels (trans-am) with bright lugnuts, special center caps and trim rings, F60-15 fiberglass-belted white letter tires standard. (Unchanged since 1970)

Other Options, equipment, facts: New, big, 4-color hood and deck decals (RPO D-88) optional. Black-painted grille with bright argent outline. RPO Z28 dropped at the end of model year.

Total Production: 13,802

1974 Z54 Interior Decor/Quiet Sound - Includes glove compartment light and additional instrument cluster lighting; woodgrain accents on instrument cluster; special engine compartment, hood and interior insulation (Standard with Type LT)

1974 Type LT - Plusher Interior


Last updated: 5/10/1998
Author: MadMike Maciolek
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