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©1998-2016, Camaro Research Group
Edited by Rich Fields and Kurt Sonen
Version: Tuesday, 26-Apr-2016 21:54:41 EDT

Note: Items 1 through 6 are interior-related information that are located on other CRG pages.

  1. List of 67-69 Camaro Interior Colors and Codes
  2. Features of the Custom and Special Interior Options
  3. 1967 Camaro Front Shoulder Harnesses
  4. CRG Research Report: Camaro Seatbelts
  5. CRG Research Report: Camaro Steering Wheels
  6. CRG Research Report: Camaro Headrests

Interior-related information located on this page are:

  1. Camaro Interior Color Estimates
  2. Rear Seat Armrest Usage
  3. Z28 Tachometers
  4. Features of the Custom and Special Interiors
  5. Woodgrain Trim Usage
 

Camaro Interior Color Estimates

There are no known official production numbers on interior colors from GM. However, the CRG database for 1967-69 Camaros is large enough to generate some estimates on interior color usage as a percentage of total production. These estimates were derived by combining all seat models of the same color (i.e., standard and deluxe interiors and bucket and bench seat models of the same color were combined).

The five main interior colors for each year are listed below, meaning that some of the lower production colors such as turquoise are not shown. Black standard interior was the most common color interior for all three years, consisting of approximately 40% of production. (In the table below, the percentages include both standard and custom interiors.)

These estimates should not be combined with the exterior color use estimates because color combinations were not a uniform distribution. Certain interior colors, such as red, would only be used with a limited number of exterior colors. Color combinations such as a green exterior and a red interior probably (hopefully) never occurred.

1967-69 Camaro
Interior Color Estimates

  Color   1967    1968    1969
  -----   ----    ----    ----
  Black    57%     55%     57%
  Blue     15      14       8 
  Red       8       5       3
  White     5      10      15 
  Gold     11      10       -   
  Green     -       -      14

 

Rear Seat Armrest Usage

On 1967 models, all convertibles, all hardtops with a fold-down rear seat, and all hardtops with the custom/deluxe interior got rear armrests - the rest did not.

On 1968 and 1969 models, all convertibles and all hardtops with a fold-down rear seat got rear armrests - the rest did not.

 

Z28 Tachometers

Tachometers were optional in 67, 68, and early 69 Z28's. Tachometers were a required part of the Z28 package starting in the May/June 69 timeframe.

During the 1969 production year, the Z28 used three tachometers.
In chronological production order:

 

Features of the Special (RPO Z23) and Custom (RPO Z87) Interiors

There were two interior trim options that overlapped each other.

RPO Z23, the Special Interior, added some interior accents. In 1967, it could be ordered separately or combined with Z87 to create further "luxury". In 1968 and 1969, the features of Z23 were included with Z87.

RPO Z87, the Custom Interior (a.k.a. Deluxe Interior), changed the upholstery type and included molded door panels, as well other adding other interior component upgrades. Houndstooth fabric seat trim was also available under RPO Z87 in 68 and 69.

Both interior options included different and often overlapping features that varied by year, and are summarized in the tables below. The dash woodgrain usage is detailed in the next section below.

Special Interior (Z23) vs Custom Interior (Z87) Features
                                       1967         1968         1969  
   Feature                          Z23  Z87     Z23  Z87     Z23  Z87
 -----------------------------      ---  ---     ---  ---     ---  ---
 Deluxe vinyl or cloth seat trim     -   yes      -   yes      -   yes
 Molded door panels                  -   yes      -   yes      -   yes
 Glove compartment light             -   yes      -   yes      -   yes
 Hood insulation                     -   yes      -   yes      -   yes
 Trunk mat                           -   yes      -   yes      -   yes
 Sail panel lights                   -   yes      -    no      -    no 
 Coupe rear armrests w/ ashtray      -   yes      -    no      -    no 
 Special steering wheel *            no  yes     yes  yes     yes  yes
 Woodgrain dash molding              no   no     yes  yes     yes# yes# 
 Bright pedal trim                  yes   no     yes  yes     yes  yes
 Dash assist handle                  no   no      no  yes     yes  yes
 Dash trim strip                     no   no     yes  yes      no   no
 Bright pillar moldings             yes   no      no   no      no   no
 Bright roofrail moldings (coupe)   yes   no      no   no      no   no

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 * 1967 - unique non-N30 wheel
   1968 - same as RPO N30
   1969 - woodgrain accents added to base wheel

 # 1969 Z23 has woodgrain trim on driver's side only
        Z87 has woodgrain trim on driver's and passenger's side

  

   

Woodgrain Trim Usage

1967

Black textured trim was the only available trim for the center dash panel on 1967 Camaros. Woodgrain trim was not used in 1967.

1968

Black textured trim was the default for the center dash panel on 1968 Camaros. But ordering either a console, special interior trim, or custom interior added walnut woodgrain to the center dash panel. The grain of the applique is vertical - Firebird used the horizontal woodgrain. The ashtray on the earlier woodgrain cars was a smooth black. In approximately the Feb/March 68 timeframe, the ashtray changed to a woodgrain ashtray that matched the center panel.

1969

The following table shows the application of woodgrain trim to the 1969 Camaro, as a function of model and option.
D55 is console, Z23 is special interior trim, and Z87 is custom interior.

The woodgrain trim on the instrument cluster is by the wiper switch and the radio controls. The woodgrain for the steering wheel shroud is only applicable to the standard 2-spoke wheel. The optional woodgrain wheel did not have a shroud. The woodgrain on the passenger side dash includes the ashtray door and the glovebox door and only was included if deluxe interior (Z87) was ordered.

1969 Woodgrain Trim Application
                        Steering
             Instrument  wheel    Pass. side
    Model      cluster   shroud      dash
   --------  ---------- --------  ----------
   Base car      no        no         no
   with D55     yes        no         no
   with Z23     yes       yes         no
   with Z87     yes       yes        yes

 



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