1981 Camaro Data

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1981 Camaro Production: 52,004 V6, 74,135 V8, 126,139 total.
Dealer Introduction: 9/25/80

Vehicle Identification Example: 1GlAP87K6BN100001
* First digit is Country of Origin: 1 = USA, 2 = Canada.
* Second digit: G for General Motors.
* Third digit is Division, 1 = Chevrolet.
* Fourth digit is restraint system: A = non-passive, B = automatic belts, C = inflatable restraint.
* Fifth digit is series: P = Sport Coupe, Z28 Sport Coupe, S = Berlinetta
* Sixth and Seventh digits are for body style: 87 = sport coupe.
* Eighth digit is engine code: A = 231ci V6, H = 305ci V8, J = 267ci V8, K = 229ci V6, L = 350ci V8
* Ninth digit is a check digit.
* Tenth digit is model year: B = 1981
* 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: 197.6 inchesHeight: 49.2 inches Weight: 3550 (V-8 coupe,mt)Width: 74.5 inches Wheelbase: 108.0 inches

1981 Engines
CIDConfigBore & StrokeBHP @ RPMTorque @ rpm CompCarb.
LC-3 229V-6 3.74 x 3.48110 @ 4200 170 @ 2000 8.6:1 2V
LD-5* 231V-6 3.80 x 3.40 110 @ 3800 190 @ 1600 8.0:1 2V
L-39267V-8 3.50 x 3.48115 @ 4000 200 @ 2400 8.3:1 2V
LG-4305V-8 3.74 x 3.48150 @ 3800 240 @ 2400 8.6:1 4V
LG4/Z28305V-8 3.74 x 3.48165 @ 4000 245 @ 2400 8.6:1 4V
LM-1350 V-8 4.00 x 3.48 175 @ 4000 275 @ 2400 8.2:1 4V

* California only

Engine Suffix Codes
D5A: 350ci, mt, ex DAK: 229ci, uu NA: 231ci, uu
D5B: 350ci, at, exDFH: 267ci, at NB: 231 ci, ce
D6D: 305ci, at, exDHJ: 305ci, mt NC: 231ci, at, ce
D7A: 229ci, at, exDHK: 305ci, at ND: 231ci, at, ce
D7B: 229ci, at, exDHU: 350ci, at, ccNF: 231 ci, ce
D8H: 267ci, at, exDHZ: 305ci, mtNJ: 231ci, uu
DAA: 229ci, mtDKB: 305ci, at, ceNK: 231 ci, ce
DAB: 229ci, atDKJ: 305ci, uuNL: 231 ci, ce
DAC: 229ci, atDMA: 350ci, atNZ: 231 ci, ce
DAD: 229ci, atDMB: 350ci, at, ceRA: 231 ci, uu
DAH: 229ci, mtDMF: 350ci, uuRB: 231ci, at, ce
DAJ: 229ci, atDMH: 350ci, uu

Abbreviations: at = automatic transmission, ce = california emissions, ci = cubic inch, ex = export (canada), mt = manual transmission, uu = uncertain usage.

1981 Camaro Drivetrains
    LC-3 LG-4
    229 305
3-and 4-spd 1 3.50:1 3.42:1
manual 2 1.89:1 2.28:1
transmission 3 1.00:1 1.45:1
ratios 4 -- 1.00:1
  R 3.62:1 3.51:1
       
Clutch diam.,In.   10.34 10.34
       
Axle ratios S 2.73:1 2.56:1
  P -- 3.42:1
             
    LC-3 LD-5 L-39 LG-4 LM-1
    229 231 267 305 350
    THM-250 THM-350 THM-350 THM-350 THM-350
Turbo Hydramatic 1 2.52:1 2.52:1 2.52:1 2.52:1 2.52:1
transmission 2 1.52:1 1.52:1 1.52:1 1.52:1 1.52:1
ratios 3 1.00:1 1.00:1 1.00:1 1 00:1 1.00:1
R 1.93:1 1.93:1 1.93:1 1.93:1 1.93:1
             
Axle ratios S 2.56:1 2.73:1 2.56:1 2.56:1 3.08:1
  E -- -- --   2.56:1
  P -- -- - 3.08:1 3.08:1

Transmission Codes
Type Plant Code
3-Speed Muncie S
4-Speed (Saginaw) Muncie R
Source Code
Parma THM 250c B
Toledo THM 350c Y
GM of Canada THM 350 J
Buick Motor Division THM 350 K

Rear Axle Codes
PA2.73:1  PS2.41:1 Locking
PC3.08:1  PT2.56:1 Locking
PD 3.23:1   PU 2.73:1 Locking
PE 3.42:1   PV 2.41:1 Locking
PH 2.56:1   PW 3.08:1 Locking
PJ 2.41:1   PX 3.23:1 Locking
PQ 3.08:1 Locking   PY 3.42:1 Locking

1981 Factory Options
RPODescriptionQty Retail
1FP87 Camaro Sport Coupe, 6-cylinder 62,614 $6,581.23
1FS87 Camaro Berlinetta Coupe, 6-cylinder 20,253 7,356.23
1FP87 Camaro Z28 Sport Coupe, 8-cylinder43,272 8,025.23
AN6 Adjustable Seat Back, driver side16,688 23.00
AU3 Power Door Locks24,683 86.00
A01 Soft Ray Tinted Glass, all windows 112,832 70.00
A31 Power Windows 38,428 133.00
B37 Floor Mats, color-keyed front and rear 65,490 25.00
B80 Molding, roof drip57,849 24.00
B84 Moldings, body side39,514 44.00
B93 Moldings, door edge32,516 13.00
CC1 Roof Panels, removable glass 30,445 644.00
CD4 Windshield Wipers, intermittent31,982 38.00
C49 Defogger, rear window60,058 99.00
C60 Air Conditioning96,095 525.00
D35 Mirrors, sport right and left remote exterior 54,317 43.00
D80 Spoiler, rear33,101 57.00
F41 Suspension, sport 3,604 41.00
G80 Rear Axle, limited slip12,126 63.00
G92 Rear Axle, performance ratio93318.00
K35 Speed Control, with resume35,364 123.00
LG4 Engine, 305ci, 150hp V817,909 75.00
LM1 Engine, 350ci, 190hp V8 (included with Z28) 37,400 nc
L39 Engine, 267ci, 115hp V818,826 75.00
MM4 Transmission, 4-speed wide range10,780 133.00
MX1 Transmission. automatic107,760332.00
N18 Locks, wheel covers (Berlinetta only) 4,964 32.00
N33 Tilt Steering Column69,837 75.00
N90 Wheels, aluminum31,153 312.00
PE1 Wheels, custom-style1,800 142.00
P01 Wheel Covers, bright metal3,341 43.00
QJY Tires, P205/75R14 radial whitewall63,839 47.00
QKL Tires, P205/75R14 radial white letter 16,364 60.00
TR9 Lighting, auxiliary36,443 37.00
TR4 Headlights, halogen8,715 36.00
UA1 Battery, heavy-duty21,504 19.00
UM2 Radio, AM-FM with stereo tape8,182 252.00
UN3 Radio, AM-FM with stereo cassette23,665 264.00
UP6Radio, AM-FM stereo CB and power antenna208 487.00
U05 Horns, dual18,212 9.00
U14 Special Instrumentation4,214 111.00
U35 Clock 6,740 23.00
U58 Radio, AM-FM stereo 26,008 178.00
U63 Radio, AM 25,031 90.00
U69 Radio, AM-FM 8,264 142.00
U75 Antenna, power 7,552 47.00
U76 Antenna, windshield type 27,674 25.00
U80 Speaker, rear seat 7,667 19.00
V08 Cooling, heavy-duty 5,248 58.00
YF5 Emission Equipment, required for California9,911 46.00
ZJ7 Rally Wheels 47,478 93.00
Z21Style Trim Group49,834 72.00
Z54Interior Decor and Quiet Sound Package 12,26663.00

1981 Colors
Paint CodeExteriorQty Interiors
11White16,137 B-Bg-Bk-C-R-S
16Silver 10,359 B-Bk-R-S
19Black14,157 Bg-Bk-C-R-S
20Bright Blue9,464 B-Bg-Bk-C-S
21Light Blue11,516 B-Bk
29Dark Blue 13,102 B-Bg-C-S
51 Bright Yellow 1,816 Bk-C
54 Gold 6,964 Bg-Bk-C
57 Orange 3,056 Bg-Bk-C
67 Dark Brown 10,745 Bg-C
75 Red 7,615 Bg-Bk-C-R-S
77 Maroon 8,302 Bg-Bk-C-R-S
84 Charcoal 12,907 Bg-Bk-C-R-S

1981 Vinyl Top Code
11T = White, 19T = Black, 29T = Dark Blue Irid, 36T = Light Waxberry Irid, 45T = Light Jadestone Irid, 63T = Pastel Sandstone, 64T = Doeskin, 77T = Dark Maple, 85T = Medium Slate Irid

Interior Codes:
15C = S/c/Dlx, 15N = S/v/Dlx, 15R = S/v/Std, 19C = Bk/c/Dlx, 19R = Bk/v/Std, 26B = B/c/Std, 26C = B/c/Dlx, 26N = B/v/Dlx, 26R = B/v/Std, 64B = C/c/Std, 64R = C/v/Std, 75B = R/c/Std, 75C = R/c/Dlx, 75N = R/v/Dlx, 75R = R/v/Std.

Abbreviations: B = Blue, Bg = Beige, Bk = Black, C = Camel, c = cloth, Dlx = Deluxe interior, R = Red, S = Silver, Std = Standard interior, v = vinyl.

1981 Spotters Guide & New Features
Rally Sport model dropped.
VIN number significantly different than previous years.
Last year for 2nd Generation Camaro


1981 Camaro RPO Breakouts & Model Specifics

1981 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.

1981 Z28 Special Performance Package -
Engines: 305 V-8 with 4-speed becomes standard Z-28 power combination for '81, with optional 350 reduced to 175 bhp and available with THM-350 only.
Other Options, equipment, facts: No external differences between 1980 and '81 models.
Total Production: 43,272

1981 Z54 Interior Decor/Quiet Sound - Includes glove compartment light and additional instrument cluster lighting; simulated leather accents on instrument cluster; special engine compartment, hood and interior insulation (Standard with Berlinetta)

1981 Berlinetta -

Last updated: 12/15/1997
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