1976 Chevrolet Camaro Type LT
With Camaros selling well in 1975 and better in 1976, Chevy saw little need to change very much at all about the 1976 model. In fact, on the exterior there were hardly any features to tell the two year models apart, aside from the new brushed aluminum panel that appeared between the taillights on Type LT models. Most changes were under the hood, even though with the continued absence of the Z28, (it would return the following year), the engine choices were still held to three. Total production continued on an upward trek it had been on since 1973, and would continue to climb, year-to-year, until 1980. 182,959 total Camaros were produced throughout the 1976 model year.
An original luxury version of the formidable muscle car, the Camaro right out of 1976 in Type LT format. Purchased by our consignor for his wife, who upon driving it said "it drives like an old car". This brought about a redux of the suspension and tires, so you can rest assured it now rides great. Our consignor's wife did not feel the same, so now the opportunity is yours. This very original example is now gracing our showroom, this one in fair condition on the exterior with some dents and dings, mixed with slight rust in certain areas, the original engine, and a snappy 2-tone interior.
Bathed in black this 2 door luxury touring coupe remains devoid of any of the hoopla that comes with the muscle cars of the disco era...no stripes, no spoilers, and no funky ground effect cladding. Just pure unadulterated Camaro in its purest form. Some dents can be noted, cracking on a few areas of the paint, and chips throughout. The front bumper remains in good condition with its satin shiny finish and inlaid rubber strip as well as large black NTSB mandate bumper guards. An undulating hood leads back to the raked and wrap-around style windshield and things are looking good for the mid 70's. More wrap-around glass is seen for the back light and just aft is the short and stubby trunk lid. Most of the lower body sections are suffering from invasive rust of varying degrees, and overall the body gaps remain straight and fairly true. All window trim is stainless and in good condition. 14-inch rally wheels are all around and retain their shine all the while wrapped in BF Goodrich rubber from the 14th week of 2022.
The factory seats are still present with smooth white vinyl bolsters and a black and white knitted vinyl for the inserts. The seats are all good condition save for a few minor seam splits, with front buckets and a rear 2+2 setup. The door panels appear original and are clean, tight, and white with more knitted black and white vinyl inserts and a black trim oval surrounding things. An original dash fronts the passenger compartment, and has a plastic faux leather looking panel for the instrument cluster. The instruments are very clean on the front plastic and remain original. An aftermarket radio AM/FM/Cassette stereo has been added in the original spot and the remainder of the dash is textured black plastic. Black carpet covers the floors and is in good condition. The headliner shows in black broadcloth and presents with a few wrinkles.
A correct 305ci V8 with lots of patina and some surface rust and corrosion, all original graces the engine bay. The factory 2-barrel carburetor and intake is seen and a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission can be noted. A 10 bolt rear axle turns the tires.
Plenty of surface rust intermingles with black painted steel to make up this overall solid underside. Power disc brakes are on the front, and power drum brakes on the rear and single exhaust is noted. Our consignor states that fully redone suspension is on, with an independent coil spring arrangement up front and leaf springs with added helper springs in the rear.
This car started quickly and ran smoothly. It shifted smoothly and ran fairly quietly. A/C is there and blows cold. The ride is very nice but we did note that the wipers hit the rear of the hood and refuse to wipe, the reverse lights did not illuminate, and the clock did not keep time.
Some TLC would aid this example of the Type LT Camaro. If you are looking for a classic that you can make your own with a little bit of work, come on down to Classic Auto Mall and make this one your own.
S-Camaro Type LT
87-2 Door Hardtop Sport Coupe
N-Norwood, OH Assy Plant
560725-Sequential Unit Number
ST 76 1FS87-1976 Camaro Type LT 2 Door Hardtop Sport Coupe
BDY N118036-Norwood Body #
TR 11N A51-White Knitted Vinyl Buckets, Black Dash & Carpets
PNT 19L 19U-Black
01B-2nd Week January
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