1976 Chevrolet Camaro
The 1976 Chevrolet Camaro Type LT
was one of only two models that year.
The 1976 Chevrolet Camaro represented yet another season with little modification for the coupe in the wake of the '74 facelift.
Not that change was necessary, because shoppers were snapping them up with a passion unseen since the Sixties. Camaro model-year output soared to 182,959 in 1976, with the Type LT accounting for 52,421 sales.
Most styling changes occurred on the luxurious Type LT, which gained a textured vinyl (formerly woodgrained) instrument panel and a brushed-aluminum rear panel applique. A Rally Sport option group, which included bold two-tone paint on the roof, hood, and front fenders, could be ordered for either the basic Sport Coupe or the LT.
The RS package came in white, silver, light blue metallic, Firethorn metallic, or bright yellow. An LT Camaro listed for $4,320, versus $3,927 for the regular V-8 Sport Coupe.
Camaros could be ordered with the basic 105-horsepower six, a new 140-horsepower 305-cubic-inch V-8, or the top choice, a 350-cubic-inch V-8 that eked out 165 horses and cost $85 more than the 305. A three-speed floor shift was still the standard transmission.
The options list contained such items as Cruise-Master speed control, a sport suspension, rear defogger, front and rear spoilers, and tinted glass. This year's vinyl Sport roof covered only the front section.
Camaro sales rose by more than 35,000 in 1976.
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