1981 Chevrolet Camaro Overview


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4.75 stars

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What I Think About My Car. by Aaron
 — This car is very awesome...I just got it out of the shop about three months ago with brank new metal and paint, It has a 355 with high performance corvette heads,a brand new leather interior(yes it i... Read More
1981 Chevy Camaro Z28 by Andrew
 — I love my 1981 Chevy Camaro Z28 with its georgeus t-top white pait with red Z28 strips and air induction hood. The interior is half red cloth and half vynal. Under the hood we have a 5.7 letr 350 V8 l... Read More
Love It by worme6
 — Love the sound and feel of this beauty. T-tops out and the pedal down is the only way to go with this one. Styling is spot on, performance could be better but emissions had bleed her dry by 81. Not... Read More

1981 Chevrolet Camaro Overview

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1981 Chevrolet Camaro

The 1981 Chevrolet Camaro marked the end of the second generation of the pony car (thank goodness, say many, disappointed with the lack of power throughout the decade). Only three trims were offered, limited to the base model, Berlinetta, and Z28. The Rally Sport disappeared once again. The RS, truly the Mr. Roper of the family, seemed to like to drop in, make a few folks smile, then depart, leaving people wondering when it would return again.

The 1981 Camaro different from its second generation counterparts, as it had a computer which made the V8 street-legal for all 50 states (we're looking at you, California). The V6 remained without this equalizer, leaving the base engine a 229-ci V6 rated at 110 horsepower for everywhere but California, where a 231-ci similarly rated vehicle was available.


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Hi I Have A 1981 Z28 That Had A Saginaw 4 Speed. With Console.. I Bought A ...

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Logan Gladney

I Would Like To Convert To A Manual Transmission.

Hello, I have 1981 Chevy Camaro, which was recently passed down to me from my father. It has an automatic transmission and i would like to convert it to a manual. What can i do, what all do i need, ...

17 views with 1 answer (last answer 7 months ago)
Logan Gladney

Automatic To Manual

I have a 1981 camaro and it is automatic, i would like to switch it to a manual. What do i need to do, where can i get the supplies, and how much might i be spending.

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I Am Having Trouble With My 81 Camaro Berlinetta Stalling.

I have an 81 Camaro Berlinetta I just recently bought off a buddy of mine from work. It has the 305 5.0L small block V8. It sat in a farmers field for 4 years and isn't in the best of shape. Howe...

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How Many 81 Z28s With A 350 4speed Were Made!

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