Original LM1 350ci & 4-Speed. Factory A/C. Rust Free Original Panels. Ex. Cond.

1976 Chevrolet Camaro LT

Technical specifications of Chevrolet Camaro 1976

Price: US $17,900.00
Condition: Used
Item location: Thomaston, Maine, United States
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Camaro
SubModel: Bucket Seats
Type: Coupe
Trim: LT
Year: 1976
Mileage: 59301
VIN: 1S87L6N583145
Color: Red
Engine size: LM1 350
Number of cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

As to myself, I am a (69) year old kid that loves muscle cars. For my work, I am retired from managing a Correctional Facility here in Maine and had worked for the Maine Department of Corrections for (40) years. I am also a respected member of my community. I mention this only because of the value of this car and so that prospective buyers will have some idea as to who they are dealing with. Also, please check out my eBay feedback that is at 100% with (1,219) transactions. Many of my transactions have been muscle cars, which I have sold to individuals all over the country as well as Canada, England, France, Switzerland, Germany, Australia and the Netherlands. My reputation for honesty is well known amongst muscle car lovers.

Some Brief History on the 1976 Camaro:

After two years of watching the Ford Mustang enjoy tremendous success, on September 26, 1966, General Motors finally launched its entry into the pony car segment, the 1967 Chevrolet Camaro. Although available with a mediocre six cylinder for volume sales, the Camaro could be equipped with several V8s and a myriad of performance options. Chevrolet stated that the "Camaro" was named after the French word for "comrade." The Camaro was available from the start in hardtop coupe and convertible body styles.

Thesecond-generationChevrolet Camarowas produced byChevroletfrom 1970 through the 1981model years. It was introduced in the spring of 1970. Build information for model 123-12487 was released to the assembly plants in February of that same year. It was longer, lower, and wider than the first generation Camaro. A convertible body-type was no longer available. GM engineers have said the second generation is much more of "A Driver's Car" than its predecessor.

Dubbed "Super Hugger", the second-generation Camaro was developed without the rush of the first generation and benefited from a greater budget justified by the success of the first generation. Although it was an all-new car, the basic mechanical layout of the new Camaro was familiar, engineered much like its predecessor with aunibodystructure utilizing a front subframe, A-arm and coil spring front suspension, and rear leaf springs. The chassis and suspension of the second generation were greatly refined in both performance and comfort; base models offered significant advances in sound-proofing, ride isolation, and road-holding. Extensive experience Chevrolet engineers had gained racing the first-generation led directly to advances in second-generation Camaro steering, braking, and balance. Although it began its run with a number of high-performance configurations, as the 1970s progressed, the Camaro grew less powerful, succumbing, like many production cars of the era, to the pressures of tightening emissions regulations and a fuel crisis. Major styling changes were made in 1974 and 1978; 1981 was the final model year for the second-generation Camaro.

The Z28 Camaro was not available in 1976. There is no such thing as a 1976 Z28, even if you've seen or bought one on e-bay.The LT was the top of the line Camaro model in 1976. Only minor appearance changes highlighted the 1976 Camaro, most notably abrushed metalinsert in the rear tail section on the LT model. The 250 cubic-inch six-cylinder remained the standard engine in the sport coupe and a new 140-horsepower 305 cubic-inch V8 became the standard engine in the LT and base V8 option in the sport coupe. The larger 350 cubic-inch V8 was now only available with a four-barrel carburetor and 165 horsepower. Power brakes became standard on V8 models this year. The Camaro's popularity was soaring. Sales totals jumped significantly for 1976, the best year yet for the second generation, and were to improve even more dramatically as the decade progressed.

Love it or loathe it, the Camaro is one of the most popular muscle cars ever produced. For years, these cars got more exposure than the gang from Orange County Choppers.

1976 Camaro Production totals:

6-Cylinder 38,047

V8 144,912

Sport Coupe 92,491

350 LM-1 56,710


A/C 101,901

If you extrapolate the numbers, I come up with only 1.3% of the 1976 Camaro LT's with the LM1 350, 4-speed and A/C were built. Of course this is just my extrapolation and should not be considered gospel. This LT has the Interior Decor/Quiet Sound option. Special instrumentation option. Auxiliary lighting option. Twin sport mirrors option.

Now for your consideration is this beautiful Firethorn, 4-speed, original drivetrain, with factory A/C, 1976 Chevrolet Camaro LT. This Camaro is simply in outstanding overall condition. The paint is beautiful as well as the interior. The engine compartment is very clean along with the trunk. Looking at the undercarriage, you will see that it is very clean and rust free with new dual exhaust. All gauges, lights and instruments are in good working order. The Camaro starts, stops, shifts, runs and drives down the road excellent. Remember, in 1975 and 1976, Chevrolet did not make any Z28 Camaros so this was the best you could get. Consider, there are tons of Z28 Camaros out there but try to find another Camaro like this and in this beautiful overall condition. If they are out there, I haven't seen them.


This 1976 Camaro Comes With the Following:

· VIN Stamped Original Block;

· VIN Stamped Original M20 4-Speed Transmission;

· Original Rear Axle;

· Very Nice Paint;

· Excellent Interior;

· Factory (Working) A/C;

· Rust Free Undercarriage;

· Front Disc Brakes;

· Power Steering;

· Much More.

VIN Number: 1S87L6N583145

1 General Motors

S Type LT

87 Camaro Sport Coupe

L 350ci 160hp Engine

6 1976 Model Year

N Norwood Assembly Plant

583145 Sequence Number (VIN)

Body Plate:

ST76 1976 Model Year

1FS87 Model

1 General Motors

F Camaro


87 Hardtop

N Norwood Assembly Plant

157981 Body Number (Not Related to VIN)

19N Black Knit Vinyl Interior / LT

A51 Bucket Seats

36L Firethorn Lower Exterior Paint

36U Firethorn Upper Exterior Paint

BLK Black Instrument Panel and Steering Column

400057 Plant Batch Code (Not Related to VIN)

02D 4TH Week of February 1976 Assembly Date

Important Numbers:

Block Casting Number:3970010 1976 Camaro 350ci

Block Pad Stamp:16N583145Matches VIN


V Flint MI Assembly Plant

02 February 1976

17 17th Day of February 1976

CKR Oddity but is a 350ci 160hp

Intake Manifold Casting Number: 346249 1976 350ci Quadrajet

Carburetor ID Number:17059216 Quadrajet (The original comes with the car.)

170 1976 and Later

5 1975-1979

9 1979

2 4BBL

1 Chevrolet

6 Automatic Transmission

Exhaust Manifold LH Casting Number: 364747 1976 LH 350ci

Exhaust Manifold RH Casting Number: 346248 1976 RH 350ci

A/C Number: 5910738 Model Number

020761 Assembly Date

02 February

07 7th Day of February

6 1976

1 1st Shift

Radiator Cover: 0360638 1976 Chevrolet

Rear Axle Stamp:PW G 0208

PW 3.08:1 Locking Rear Axle

G Detroit Gear & Axle

02 February 1976

08 8th Day of February 1976

Transmission Casting Number: 3925656 1976 Saginaw 4-Speed Transmission

Transmission Stamp: 16583145

1 GM

6 1976

583145 Matches Sequence Number (VIN)

Exterior: The 1976 Camaro is simply in great condition. Just look at the photos. The paint and trim are very good. The front and rear bumpers are in very good condition as well. The door handles and the side mirrors are also in very good condition. Marker lights, tail lights and bezels are all very good with no cracks or pitting. All glass is considered to be in very good condition with no cracks.

Interior: The interior is also in good to excellent condition. No issues with the seats, door panels, headliner or dash. The carpet is also good with rugs front and back. The center console looks great with no cracks or staining. Lower seat belts are present and in good condition. Door locks and windows are in good working order with good window whiskers and weather stripping.

Engine: The original VIN stamped factory installed 1976 Camaro RPO LM-1 (350ci/165bhp) engine block sits in the engine bay. The heads, intake, exhaust manifolds and much more appear to be all original. Power steering and power assisted brakes are present and functioning properly. There are no messy engine leaks or annoying exhaust puffing sounds within this Camaro's engine compartment and the overall look is clean and neat in appearance.

Transmission: The VIN number is stamped on the 4-speed transmission indicating it is original to the Camaro. There are no leaks or funny noises and the transmission shifts up and down through the gears as it should with no issues.

Rear Axle: The rear axle appears to be the original 3:08 sure-grip unit. There are no funny noises or clunking observed.

Electrical: All exterior lights are in good working order to include the headlights, tail lights, running lights, blinkers and the plate light. All interior lights are also in good working order to include the dash lights, blinkers and console gauge lights. The A/C, heater, wipers, horn and all gauges are completely functional. The original and working AM/FM radio is present.

Trunk: The trunk is in very good and rust free condition. The spare, jack assembly, jack assembly instruction sticker and trunk mat are present.

Mechanical: The power steering and power brakes to include the emergency brake work correctly. The suspension is very good. The 1976 Camaro starts, shifts and drives down the road like it owns it.

Undercarriage: The undercarriage is very nice showing no signs of rust or rot. The new and complete exhaust system sounds outstanding. Look at the extensive undercarriage photos which will display the undercarriage condition better than any description that I can conger up.

ID Photos: I have lots of ID photos and a video that you can request.


Terms of Sale:

This car is sold "as-is/where is" with absolutely no warranty or guarantee expressed or implied. The information I have given is what I believe to be true, but since I haven't owned this particular vehicle since it was new, I do not guarantee any of the information to be 100% accurate. Everyone has different opinions of things, especially automobiles. One man's junk is another man's treasure. My description is done in as accurate a manner as possible in my opinion. If there is any particular area of this vehicle that is of concern to you, it is understood that you have satisfied yourself enough to make the purchase.

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required at the close of the auction via PayPal. (If you do not have PayPal let me know through eBay ASAP.) The remainder of selling price is due within (5) business days of the auction end. All funds must be in the form of a cashier's check, certified bank check, cash or wire transfer. If there is no confirmation, the seller has the right to offer the vehicle to other bidders. The buyer is responsible for all transport costs. This auction and your bid/participation in this auction are binding contracts and will be dutifully, lawfully enforced.

FYI: There is no Maine title for this 1976 Chevrolet Camaro as Maine does not issue titles for vehicles that are more than (15) years old. I have sold cars all over the country as well as Canada, England, Switzerland, Germany and Australia and have never had a problem. The car will come with a Bill-of-Sale, the Maine Registration signed over to the new owner and a copy of the Maine law regarding titles which is on a form issued by the Maine Motor Vehicle Department


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