1984 Chevy Camaro
Visually not much changed on the 1984 Camaro. The dashboard was changed to a smaller and sharper design in response to complaints about the quality and appearance of the dash in the last 2 years. The Z28 steering wheel changed slightly as the line was removed out of the bottom spoke and the lines on the side spokes were shortened. This would be a record high sales year for the Third Generation Camaro and the cars had become a certified hit for Chevrolet.
The Berlinetta gets electronic instrumentation. This included a bar-graph tach, digital speedometer, stalk-mounted cassette/radio, fingertip steering wheel side pod mounted controls, cruise control in steering wheel, and an overhead console. These were thought to be advanced designs at the time.
A special “Olympics” appearance option was available on the Sport Coupe. All of these cars were white. The package itself was comprised of striping and decals. It included a double blue/orange striping around the base of the car, pinstriping in the same colors along the upper body, and an “Olympic” style decal on the sail panels.
The 305 CrossFire V8 was dropped, all Z28 hoods were now steel, and the functional hood air induction flaps are discontinued. Clutches switched to hydraulic operation on manual transmission cars.
The L69 H.O. Z28 engine was now available with an automatic transmission. All automatics were 4 speed 700R4 units in all models.
Road & Track selected the ’84 Camaro as 1 of 12 best cars in the world along with the Firebird. It won Best Sports GT category in the $11,000 to $14,000 range. Car and Driver selected the 1984 Chevy Camaro Z28 as the Best Handling Car Built in the United States.
|84||Sport Coupe||M4||LQ9 L4||9.0:1||2.5 (151)||92@4000||134@2800||TBI||3.42||—-||—-||—-|
|84||Sport Coupe||M5,A4||LQ9 L4||9.0:1||2.5 (151)||92@4000||134@2800||TBI||3.73||—-||3.73||—-|
|84||Sport Coupe||M5,A4||LC1 V6||8.5:1||2.8 (173)||107@4800||145@2100||2 bbl||3.42||—-||3.23||—-|
|84||Berlinetta||M5,A4||LC1 V6||8.5:1||2.8 (173)||107@4800||145@2100||2 bbl||3.42||—-||3.23||—-|
|84||Sport Coupe||M5,A4||LG4 V8||8.6:1||5.0 (305)||150@4000||240@2400||4bbl||3.23||3.73||3.08||—-|
|84||Berlinetta||A4||LG4 V8||8.6:1||5.0 (305)||150@4000||240@2400||4bbl||—-||—-||3.08||—-|
|84||Z28||M5,A4||LG4 V8||8.6:1||5.0 (305)||150@4000||240@2400||4bbl||3.23||3.73||3.23||—-|
|84||Z28||M5,A4||L69 V8||9.5:1||5.0 (305)||190@4800||240@3200||4bbl HO||3.73||—-||3.42||3.73|
|Year||Total Production||Z28||Berlinetta||Sport Coupe|
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