1984 Chevy Camaro

1984 Camaro History

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.

1984 Chevrolet Camaro Drivetrain List

Yr Model Trans Engine
CR Displ. HP Torque Induc-
84 Sport Coupe M4 LQ9 L4 9.0:1 2.5 (151) [email protected] [email protected] TBI 3.42 —- —- —-
84 Sport Coupe M5,A4 LQ9 L4 9.0:1 2.5 (151) [email protected] [email protected] TBI 3.73 —- 3.73 —-
84 Sport Coupe M5,A4 LC1 V6 8.5:1 2.8 (173) [email protected] [email protected] 2 bbl 3.42 —- 3.23 —-
84 Berlinetta M5,A4 LC1 V6 8.5:1 2.8 (173) [email protected] [email protected] 2 bbl 3.42 —- 3.23 —-
84 Sport Coupe M5,A4 LG4 V8 8.6:1 5.0 (305) [email protected] [email protected] 4bbl 3.23 3.73 3.08 —-
84 Berlinetta A4 LG4 V8 8.6:1 5.0 (305) [email protected] [email protected] 4bbl —- —- 3.08 —-
84 Z28 M5,A4 LG4 V8 8.6:1 5.0 (305) [email protected] [email protected] 4bbl 3.23 3.73 3.23 —-
84 Z28 M5,A4 L69 V8 9.5:1 5.0 (305) [email protected] [email protected] 4bbl HO 3.73 —- 3.42 3.73

1984 Chevrolet Camaro Production Numbers

Year Total Production Z28 Berlinetta Sport Coupe
1984 261,591 100,899 33,400 127,292
Special Olympics Edition: 3,722