Chevrolet limited the availability of this package to race teams only. The large and complex rear window reflected recent advances in car glass design. Like all assembly manuals, this is reproduced from a book made for use inside the factory, and never intended for the public. The light V6 allowed the Berlinetta to be loaded with options and still not surpass the 3,000 lb mark. The smart buyer also opted for the round analog clock which was mounted inside this center console.
The rear seat folded down to expand the luggage compartment, which was accessed through a large rear hatch. Still has the original Wyoming license plate from 1982. For the remaining muscle car buyers who had been abandoned by Detroit after the original muscle car era ended, the Z28 was exactly what these muscle car buyers craved. All V8 engines received a new one-piece rear main seal. Chevy wasn't content with just fitting a Corvette engine under the Camaro's hood and calling it a day. This book will put it back together.
Same could be said about the 3-speed automatic, it was also antiquated with not having an overdrive gear. And even when no rear decklid spoiler was ordered with the Berlinetta the rear decklid spoiler was optional , the overall look was still extremely sporty. This is the best quality print available, and the manual comes with a money-back guarantee for the price of the book. The first owner passed away in 2014 at the age of 88. This was a sad end to the third-generation engine packages.
Only one problem, the sporty V8 powered Camaros of the 1970s had an average curb weight of 3,500 lbs. There are exploded views and illustrations on just about every one of the book's 709 pages, with wiring diagrams, torque specifications, and handwritten revision records. The 350 L98 gave a boost to 225 hp at 4,400 and 330ftlb at 2,800. With some tuning, it could be urged to milk out a few more ponies. Gauges are working except for the temp gauge.
Go on and tear that car apart! If a buyer wanted a throaty deep resonance performance oriented V8 along with good handling, the Z28 was the only Camaro up to the task. Part of the reason the third-gens suffered so greatly, is because they were a complete redesign from the first two generations. Chevrolet used gold emblems and striping on the body. Some of these were from Europe, and some were from Japan. A 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive replaced the 3-speed automatic transmission in the Z28. Most Camaro buyers tended to be frugal with the option list. Chevrolet would fix this problem for 1983 by replacing the 3-speed automatic with a 4-speed with overdrive automatic, and replacing the 4-speed manual with a new smooth shifting Borg Wagner T5 5-speed manual transmission.
Just like the other 1982 Camaros, the Berlinetta also received a space age looking dashboard layout. The Camaro Z28 which had returned to the Camaro lineup for 1977, after a brief hiatus, was a bare knuckle brawler in the performance arena. Chevrolet had its bases covered in during the initial surge in the late-1970s with the rear-wheel drive sporty 2-door Monza which was a light at a curb weight of only 2,800 lbs and nimble and could be equipped with a 4 cylinder, V6, or a V8. Unfortunately sales dropped sharply to only 4,479 units for 1986, causing Chevrolet to pull the plug on the Berlinetta after the 1986 model year. This car is For Sale locally and auction may end at any time.
Speaking of which, there's no way the torque figure is right. The dash has a couple of cracks but is covered with a dash mat. In person they look a whole lot better. Many Berlinettas rolled off Chevrolet new car lots during the 1979-1981 model years with luxury oriented wire wheels. Other changes included a Camaro convertible that was introduced for the first time since 1969 as a regular production option. Used solely for show and parades.
Sandwiched between the Sport Coupe and Z28 was the Berlinetta model. All five engine options were fuel-injected for this model year. His nephew bought it and kept it a few more years. Payment Options I accept the following payment. The raised rear spoiler that became available in 1988 on the base coupes was short-lived and done away with for this year. It was this type of marketing attitude of saving the best suspension and handling related parts along with the hottest V8 motors for just the Z28 and later Iroc-Z that led to the undoing of the Berlinetta.
The new package includes hood stripes, a body-color grille, black headlamp surrounds, and special badging. For some reason the front end is jacked up in the air. It also introduced the Corvette-sourced 5. The legendary Iron Duke engine powered Camaros from 1982 through 1985, but they were too sluggish and underpowered to really get the heavier car moving. To go with the new transmissions, in 1983 Chevy also introduced the High-Output 5. There was also the 1982 Camaro Z28 for traditional muscle car buyers — standard V8 power, top notch handling, and plenty of air dams and spoilers.
This rear axle came with tapered rather than straight roller bearings and a cone-clutch rather than disc-clutch limited slip unit. Fortunately, Camaro chief engineer Tom Zimmer and his development team leader Fred Schaafsma decided early on that handling should be the third-gen Camaro's top priority, and it demanded rear drive. Japanese cars before this surge were merely small economy cars. And who knows, maybe a top performance Berlinetta such as this would have taken away some of those 1980s 5. Car details 1982 Chevy Camaro Berlinetta with 32,731 original miles. Engine choices in the pace cars were the same as the regular production Z28.