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---- Unlike many other Camaro web sites; this one will focus on one type of Third Generation Camaro;  the Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta ! The Berlinetta was originally introduced with a second generation body-style in 1979 and was produced until mid-year of 1986. Chevrolet already dominated in the performance market with the Z28 & decided to target the luxury market with the Berlinetta by installing an upgrade interior, complete gauge package, smooth  riding suspension, and long option code stickers on the console pad of these unique Camaros.

---- The 'Starship Camaro' Berlinetta was only offered during the 1984, 1985, & 1986 model years.  It's concept was initially developed by A GM designer named Nelly Toledo in 1981 and  included telescoping control pods and a free standing, rotating, Cassette Player with Equalizer.   This cockpit design was radical and achieved it's purpose of merging the latest digital technology with aero-space inspired ergonomic controls. A Camaro Berlinetta has many hidden features that were years ahead of it's time & most *Regular* Camaro owners never even got the chance to experience  !!

 

' John in RI '
  Webmaster@Berlinetta.Info       

 

Latest Update : 08-17-13:   

  I hope Everyone is enjoying the Summer of 2013 !  It's been a pretty fantastic driving season this year,.. a bit Hot to start,... but it's been mostly dry this year and that makes for a much better day in a ThirdGen !!  I put most of my wrenching time this spring/summer into an 86 Z28 but I've also gotten a LOT of restoration work done to my next project cat too.  I'm REALLY looking forward to building it,.... It's my first GTA.  350ci with a Digital Interior !

    I've made a few minor changes to the website;  had to create a few new pages for the most recent cars,  Link the pages together, upload a ton of pictures and so on...   I also updated the MEDIA section. I had lost MANY pictures but was able to recover them, upload them to a new web server and correct  all the invalid hyperlinks, and re-size the images.   FINALLY !!!  All the 1982  thru 1986 Factory Brochures should be visible once again !! 

 

 

Latest Update :  12-15-2012:   

 It's almost time to say Farwell to 2012 already !!!  It's been a VERY busy 2012 and I've put a TON of effort into my Thirdgens this season.  Mean Green ( My 84 Berlinetta ) was completely restored (again) but due to major paint flaws,.... the whole car will need to be re-painted.  However;  the conversion from a Carb 355ci Engine to a 95 LT1 Drivetrain was a huge success !  I've still got a few minor bugs to work out; but I'm glad to report that the LT1 swap was one of the best upgrades I've ever installed in that car !  

    I've also got to enjoy much of 2012 behind the wheel of my 85 LSC Z28.  ( 'LSC' meaning Lear Seigler Contour ) That car performed great for me all year and at the end of October I decided to pull the original engine from it for a rebuild.  It was still a completely original 181K miles Engine. The exhaust was in REAL rough shape and there was a pretty significant oil leak, ( minor - it was the pressure gauge ! ) so even though it ran just fine, it needed a major clean-up.  I didn't hesitate to add a few "upgrades" to it while I was at it too !   As of today,.......  It's once again ready for the streets !

  Not really sure about my pans for the 2013 season yet. The Berlinetta will need to be re-painted, but I simply will not be able to afford it for quite some time.   Since I spent most of 2012 building the car I'm not very happy about being forced to strip the entire car down again.  As for another project car for next season; I've acquired a very solid 1986 Z28 shell that is perfect for yet another custom restoration !

 

 

Testing Service For Berlinetta Parts !!!

I am now testing Camaro Berlinetta Electronics. This Testing Service is in an attempt to diagnose problem parts early,......  before you buy the wrong part !!  Most mechanics don't have a clue how to diagnose the bugs in the complex Berlinetta electrical system and often pass BAD information to people after a 2 minute evaluation. My Testing Service will positively identify ANY problem in ANY Berlinetta part that I test...  NO MORE GUESSING which part you need to replace !!

Feel Free to E-Mail me for more info : Webmaster@Berlinetta.Info

 

Camaro Berlinetta Wiring Diagrams on CD !!!

The "Camaro Berlinetta Electrical Diagnosis" CD has been completed and is available for sale for a very reasonable fee. This CD contains the electrical diagnosis diagrams for the 1985 Camaro Berlinetta - Coupe - Z28 & IROC-Z cars.  The CD is specific to the 1985 model year but most of the diagrams can be used to troubleshoot problems in any 82-86 F-Body car !  Please see the Web Link below  for more details. Engine covered include :

L4      4 Cylinder --- VIN 2            

MPFI  6 Cylinder --- VIN S   85-89

Carb   8 Cylinder --- VIN H  83-86

Carb   8 Cylinder --- VIN G  83-86

 TPI     8 Cylinder --- VIN F             

I've also added extras to this CD over it's original design.  The CD was intended to be an aid for Berlinetta owners to assist them in any electrical issues they might have.  The CD is now a collection of almost 100 MB of Camaro Berlinetta data !!  It includes Berlinetta "on Car Service" procedures, Adds, Brochures and more !  There are over 450 files on this CD,..... Enough to keep you entertained for a LONG time !    The additional content is explained on the:

Berlinetta Electrical Diagnosis Webpage

 

    

Disclaimer !!!  Since I most often deal with people when they contact me directly, the this site continues to "slowly" grow into the most complete source for Camaro Berlinetta information on the WEB. Understand that I am only human and there will probably be a number of corrections that will need to be made to this site as it grows. I make every attempt to report only facts on this website and in my private E-Mails. So feel free to E-Mail me any questions or comments that you may have !!!! I'll W/B ASAP !