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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 00, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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I own a 1978 TYPE-LT Camaro with T-Tops. I can never find any information regarding this model and basically I wanna know the good word. What makes an LT? Why doesn't anyone aknowledge them on websites etc?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 00, 08:39 PM
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The type LT is pretty much a cosmetic option, I think it had a few "sport" features such as factory tach,dual sports mirrors,and four spoke wheel. Other than that it is pretty much a regular Camaro. As to why there is not much interest, not many people are building the "rubber bumper" cars. This is starting to change, however, as the supply of earlier cars dries up. That shift will take place from east to west since the older cars tend to rust out.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 00, 03:07 AM
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Go to http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Downs/1980/
There is information there. My mother bought a 78 Type LT new in 78. It was perfect but she gave it to me when I was too young and stupid. Had it about a week and wrapped it around a tree, then pole, then through fence. It still bothers me that it happened and it was over ten years ago but we are getting off the subject. 73 or 74 time frame the Type LT replaced the RS basically
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 00, 03:16 PM
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All of the above posts are correct. Alittle more detail. The LT came in 1973 and the SS went out. The The LT included the following 2 barrel, 165hp V-8 (the hp rating varied through the years), 7 inch rally wheels, variable-ratio power steering, hidden wipers, blackout rocker sills and mouldings, plus sport mirrors right and left. Inside you got full instrumentation including tach and clock, extra body and hood insulation, deluxe seat trim, bright-beaded woodgrain on the instrument panel and doors, glovebox lampwith LT emblems in the steering hub and on the exterior.

LT stands for Luxury-touring (LT option could also be added to the RS and Z28 option, when available). The T-tops became available in winter 1978 and the LT was replaced by the berlinetta in 1979.

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