1983 Camaro Data

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1983 Camaro
Production: 9,926 4-cyl, 54,332 V6, 90,123 V8, 154,381 total.

Vehicle Identification Example: 1G1AP87HXDL149343
* 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 = 305ci V8 (L69) / F=151 ci 4-cyl (LQ8) / H=305ci V8 / (LG4) S=305ci V8 (LU5)
* Tenth digit is model year: D=1983
* 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 inchesHeight: 49.8 inches Width: 72.0 inches Wheelbase: 101.0 inches

1983 Power Teams
RPOConfigBhp @ rpm Torque @ rpm InductionC/R CID/litersApplications
LQ8+Ohv 4 92 @ 4000134 @ 28002-bbl.8.2:1151/2.5SC*
LQ9 Ohv 4 92 @ 4000134 @ 2800TBI8.2:1 151/2.5SC*
LC1 Ohv V6 107 @ 4800145 @ 21002-bbl.8.5:1173/2.8B*,SC
LG4 Ohv V8 150 @ 4000240 @ 24004-bbl.8.6:1305/5.0Z*,SC,B
LU5 Ohv V8 175 @ 4200250 @ 2800TBI9.5:1305/5.0Z
L69/HOOhv V8190 @ 4800240 @ 32004-bbl.9.5:1305/5.0Z

+ Export - only 156 produced
* = base engine; TBI = throttle-body injection; SC = Sport Coupe; B = Berlinetta; Z = Z28.

Axle and Transmission Availability
Engine RPO:LQ8/9 LQ8/9LC1LC1LG4LU5
Clutch dia, In.9.129.129.69N.O.10.34N.a.
Manual Trans Ratios
1st3.503.503.50 N.o2.95N.a.
2nd2.482.142.14 N.o1.94N.a.
3rd1.661.361.36 N.o.1.34N.a.
4th1.001.001.00 N.o.1.00N.a.
5th-0.73 0.78N.o.0.73 N.a.
Rev3.503.393.39 N.o.2.76N.a.
Std. axle Ratio3.423.73 3.42N.o.3.73 N.a.
Opt. axle (G92)- ----N.a.
Automatic Transmissions THM200c700-R4 THM200c700-R4 700-R4700-R4
1st2.743.062.74 3.063.063.06
2nd1.571.631.57 1.631.631.63
3rd1.001.001.00 1.001.001.00
4th-0.70 -0.70 0.70 0.70
Rev2.072.292.07 2.292.292.29
Torque Conv. dia, in.9.6611.759.6611.7511.7511.75
Std. axle ratio3.083.733.083.233.082.93
Opt. axle (G92)3.23--- 3.233.23

Engine Codes
DAA: 173ci, mt DGN: 305ciD6B: 173ci, mt, ex
DAB: 173ci, atDNM: 173ci, atD6C: 173ci, at, ex
DAC: 173ci, mtDNU: 173ci, atD6D: 173ci, mt, ex
DAD: 173ci, atDNZ: 173ci, atYBM: 151ci, mt
DAF: 173ciDUA: 305ci, atYBS: 151ci, at, ex
DAJ: 173ciDUJ: 305ci, at, ceYBY: 151ci, mt, ex
DAK: 173ci, atDUK: 305ci, at, ceYMM: 151ci, mt
DDH: 305ci, mtDUT: 305ci, atYMT: 151ci, at
DDN: 305ci, atD5C: 305ci, mt, exYTY: 151ci, mt, ex
DDW: 305ci, atD5B: 305ci, at, exYZZ: 151ci, at, ex
DDY: 305ci, mtD6A: 173ci, at, ex

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

Transmission Codes
TypePlantCode
4-Speed (Saginaw) Muncie R
5 Speed Manual - Warner Gear
Vehicle Application Codes
Turbo Hydra-matic 200C automatic.
CIDCommentsCode
151 PS
173 CN
173 HO
305 C7
305 HB
700-R4 Automatic.
CIDCommentsCode
151MD8 PQ
173MD8 YH
305MD8 YF
305MD YP
305MD8 YG

Rear Axle Codes
JF2.93:1JZ3.23:1
JG3.08:1KF2.93:1
JH3.23:1KG3.08:1
JJ3.42:1KH3.23:1
JK3.73:1PQ3.73:1 Locking
JQ3.73:1 LockingPW2.73:1 Locking
JR3.42:1 LockingPX2.93:1 Locking
JX2.93:1 LockingPY3.08:1 Locking
JY3.08:1 LockingPZ3.23:1 Locking

1983 Factory Options
RPO DescriptionQty Retail
1FP87 Camaro Sport Coupe, 4-cylinder63,806 $8,036.00
1FS87 Camaro Berlinetta Coupe, 6-cylinder 27,9259,881.00
1FP87 Camaro Z28 Sport Coupe, 8-cylinder62,650 10,336.00
AG9 Power Seat, driver side18,174 210.00
AU3 Power Door Locks 52,858 120.00
A01 Tinted Glass, all windows 144,375105.00
A31 Power Windows 69,085 180.00
A90 Power Hatch Release 78,239 40.00
BS1 Quiet Sound Group13,418 82.00
BX5 Moldings, black roof drip 88,371 29.00
B34 Floor Mats, carpet insert, two front 97,968 20.00
B35 Floor Mats, carpet insert, two rear92,421 15.00
B48 Luggage Compartment Trim 22,992 164.00
B84 Moldings, body side 65,167 55.00
B93 Moldings, door edge46,505 15.00
CC1 Roof Panels, removable glass 51,471 825.00
CD4 Windshield Wipers, intermittent67,777 49.00
C25 Rear Window Wiper, with washer10,900 120.00
C49 Defogger, rear window97,579 135.00
C60 Air Conditioning128,798725.00
DG7 Mirrors, electric twin remote 15,579 137.00
D35 Mirrors, sport right and left remote exterior 58,526 51.00
D42 Cover, rear compartment cargo area 30,238 64.00
D80 Spoiler (included with Z28)39,118 69.00
F41 Suspension, sport 7,207 49.00
G80 Rear Axle, limited slip18,710 95.47
G92 Axle, performance ratio1,009 21.00
J65 Brakes, power front disc and rear disc 9,550 179.00
K05 Heater, engine block4,301 20.00
K35 Speed Control, with resume 72,616 170.00
LC1 Engine, 173ci, 107hp V6 (std Berlinetta) 54,332 150.00
LG4 Engine, 305ci, 150hp V8 (std Z28) 67,053 350.00
LU5 Engine, 305ci, 175hp V8 (optional Z28 only) 19,847 450.00
L69 Engine, 305ci, 190hp V8 (optional Z28 only)3,223 450.00
MM5 Transmission, 5-speed manual 32,162 125.00
MX1 Transmission, automatic49,536 425.00
MX0 Transmission, automatic with overdrive 68,844 525.00
N33 Tilt Steering Column112,410105.00
P01 Wheel Covers, full 3,633 52.00
QVJ Tires, P195/75R14 white stripe, steel radial 24,221 126.48
QVU Tires, P205/70R14 white stripe, steel radial 21,948 188.68
QXV Tires, P195/75R14 blackwall, steel radial6,352 64.48
QYA Tires, P205/70R14 blackwall, steel radial10,365 122.68
QYC Tires, P205/70R14 white letter, steel radial20,851 210.68
QYG Tires, P195/75R14 white stripe, fiberglass5,174 62.00
QYZ Tires, P215/65R15 blackwall (credit with Z28)558 -92.00
TR9 Lighting, auxiliary59,416 52.00
T75 Headlamps, halogen highbeam 36,514 10.00
UA1 Battery, heavy duty 39,502 25.00
UE8 Clock, digital 405 39.00
U05 Horns, dual (std Berlinetta) 17,532 12.00
U21 Instrumentation, special9,949 149.00
U35 Clock, quartz 1,992 39.00
U63 Radio, AM 10,786 112.00
U69 Radio, AM-FM 4,031 171.00
U73 Antenna, fixed mast 5,361 41.00
U75 Antenna, power 21,685 60.00
U81 Speakers, two rear 5,048 30.00
V08 Cooling, heavy-duty18,052 70.00
YE1 Radio, AM-FM stereo38,776 302.00
YE2 Radio, AM-FM stereo,cassette, clock, seek/scan 9,719555.00
YE4 Radio, AM-FM stereo with cassette and clock 63,951 402.00
YF1 Radio, AM-FM stereo4,593 263.00
YF5 Emission Equipment, required for California 17,810 75.00
ZJ7 Rally Wheels 57,203 112.00

1983 Colors
Paint Code Exterior Qty ModelsInteriors
11 White 23,787 Bc-Spc-ZcB-Br-C-Ch-Chbo-Sg
15 Silver 12,837 Bc-Spc-ZcB-C-Ch-Chbo-Sg
19 Black 25,044Bc-Spc-ZcC-Ch-Chbo-Sg
22 Light Blue9,757 Bc-Spc B
27 Dark Blue15,871Spc-Zc B
59 Beige 4,388 Bc-Spc-ZcBr-C-Ch
62 Light Brown9,886 Bc-Spc Br
67 Dark Brown9,557 Spc-Zc Br
75 Red 23,419 Bc-Spc-ZcC-Ch-Chbo-Sg
82 Charcoal19,845 Bc-Spc-ZcC-Ch-Chbo-Sg

Interior Codes: 17B = Ch-sc, 17C = Ch-cc, 17D = Ch-ccc, 17E = Ch-csc, 17N = Ch-cv, 17R = Ch-sv, 22B = B-sc, 22C = B-cc, 22D = B-ccc, 22E = B-csc, 22N = B-cv, 22R = B-sv, 60B = Sg-sc, 60C = Sg-cc, 60N = Sg-cv, 60R = Sg-sv, 64B=C-sc, 64C=C-cc, 64R=C-sv, 67B=Br-sc, 67C=Br-cc, 67D=Br-ccc, 67E=Br-csc, 67N=Br-cv, 67R=Br-sv.

Abbreviations: B = Blue, Br = Brown, Bc = Berlinetta coupe, C = Camel, cc = custom cloth, ccc = conteur custom cloth, Ch = Charcoal, Chbo = Charcoal with burnt-orange trim, csc = conteur standard cloth, cv = custom vinyl, sc = standard cloth, Sg = Sandstone Gray, Spc = Sport coupe, sv = standard vinyl, Zc = Z28 sport coupe.

1983 Spotters Guide

Last updated: 12/15/1997
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