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©1998-2023, Camaro Research Group
Edited by Rich Fields and Kurt Sonen
Version: Tuesday, 05-Dec-2023 13:07:11 EST

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 Usage
  2. Recommended Interior and Exterior Color Combinations
  3. 1968 White Interiors
  4. Rear Seat Armrest Usage
  5. Z28 Tachometers
  6. Features of the Custom and Special Interiors
  7. Woodgrain Trim Usage

Camaro Interior Color Usage

Here are the official production numbers on interior colors from GM. Black standard interior was the most common color interior for all three years, consisting of over 40% of production. The colors are broken out by standard and deluxe interior, with seat models (bucket and bench (67 & 68)) combined. The percentage of deluxe interiors and houndstooth interiors are included on the bottom of the table as a reference.

These numbers should not be combined with the exterior color percentages 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 Usage
  Interior     1967        1968        1969
  Color      std  dlx    std  dlx    std  dlx 
  -----      ---  ---    ---  ---    ---  ---
  Black       42% 15      49  13      44  10%
  Blue        12   4      14   2      10   1
  Gold         8   3      10   1      
  Green                               15   2
  Red          6   2       5   1       3  .5 
  White            4           4      11   2
  Yellow/Orange    1                       2  
  Turquoise        2           1
 Deluxe int.     31%         21%         16%
 Houndstooth      -           6%          8% 

Recommended Interior and Exterior Combinations

The following tables are the recommended interior and exterior combinations, as established by GM Styling. If a customer wanted to order a combination that wasn't recommended, it required Zone Office approval. The zone would confirm the colors desired (to make sure it wasn't a mistake) and ZP2 color trim override would be noted on the paperwork. Because some common combinations were not recommended (like a blue interior in a 69 Lemans Blue car), ZP2 was the work-around solution.

1967 Color Combinations   1968 Color Combinations   1969 Color Combinations
1967 Color Combinations   1968 Color Combinations   1969 Color Combinations

1968 White Interiors

Vinyl Seat Samples
1968 white int

There were three white deluxe interiors available in 1968. The deluxe 730 Parchment interior was available from the start of the 1968 MY until mid-May 68. As shown in the vinyl samples to the right, the 730 Parchment vinyl was a brighter white. The vinyl seats, the door panels, *and* the trim around the headliner was white - the rest of the interior was black.

The deluxe 711 Ivory and 716 Ivory houndstooth interiors were mid-year replacements with availability in early March 68 through the end of 68 production. The Ivory was more pearl-colored with white vinyl seats and door panels and all the remaining interior trim was black, including the headliner trim.


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 had rear armrests and all hardtops with a fold-down rear seat had rear armrests.


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:

L78's used the 6x7K tachometer.  

Features of the Special (RPO Z23) and Deluxe (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". The 3S code would appear on the trim tag in 67. In 1968 and 1969, the features of Z23 were included with Z87.

RPO Z87, the Deluxe Interior (a.k.a. Custom 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 Deluxe 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


 * 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
   1969 Z87 has woodgrain trim on driver's and passenger's side  

Woodgrain Trim Usage


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


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.) But the ashtrays on earlier woodgrain cars were black, in contrast to the rest of the center panel. In the Feb/March 68 timeframe at both plants, the ashtray changed to a woodgrain ashtray that matched the center panel.


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
             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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