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1976 Corvette Production and Performance Numbers


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Below is a listing of 1976 Corvette RPO codes, production numbers and performance numbers.

Model Year Highlights

  • Astro Ventilation was eliminated from the 1976 model year, thus eliminating the air vents on the rear deck.
  • The hood on the 1976 Corvette is unique to that model year.  The air induction system was revised and moved forward towards the front of the hood so that air was pulled in over the radiator. This eliminated an audible howl within the cabin due to the old design.
  • A partial steel underbody was added in the front part of Corvettes for extra rigidty and to eliminate excessive engine heat from entering the cabin.
Available Options
RPO Description Price Production   RPO Description Price Production
1YZ37 Base Coupe $7,604.85 46,558   N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column $95 41,797
NA Custom Interior Trim $164 36,762   N41 Power Steering $151 46,385
A31 Power Windows $107 38,700   QRM White Stripe Steel Belted Tires - GR70x15 $37 3,992
C49 Rear Window Defogger $78 24,960   QRZ White Letter Steel Belted Tires - GR70x15 $51 39,923
C60 Air Conditioning $523 40,787   U58 AM-FM Radio Stereo $281 34,272
FE7 Gymkhana Suspension $35 5,368   U69 AM-FM Radio $187 11,083
NA Optional Rear Axle Ratios $13.00 1,371   UA1 Heavy Duty Battery $16 25,909
J50 Power Brakes $59 46,558   UF1 Map Light $10.00 35,361
L82 350ci. 210hp engine $481 5,720   YF5 California Emissions Certification $50 3,527
M21 4-spd, Close Ratio Manual Trans. $0.00 2,088   YJ8 Aluminum Wheels $299 6,253
M40 Turbo Hydra-Matic Auto. Trans. $0.00 36,625          
Total Production (all coupes): 46,558

Color Options
RPO Exterior Interior Production
10 Classic White B-BG-BU-DB-F-SG-W 10,674
13 Silver Metallic B-BG-BU-F-SG-W 6,934
22 Bright Blue Metallic B-SG 3,268
33 Dark Green Metallic B-BG-BU-SG-W 2,038
37 Mahogany Metallic B-BU-F-SG-W 4,182
56 Bright Yellow B-DB 3,389
64 Buckskin Metallic B-MS-N 2,954
69 Dark Brown Metallic B-BU-DB-W 4,447
70 Flame Red B-BU-DB 4,073
72 Red B-BU-F-SG-W 4,590
Abbreviations:  B=Black, BG=Blue Green, DB=Dark Blue, F=Firethorn, L=Leather, SG=Silver Gray V=Vinyl, W=White

Interior Color Codes
RPO Color Production
15V W/V NA
19V B/V 3,258
64V BU/V 3,256
71V F/V 3,281
112 W/L NA
152 SG/L NA
192 B/L 7,826
322 BG/L NA
642 BU/L 8,946
692 DB/L 6,184
712 F/L 8,259

1976 Corvette Performance Numbers

Magazine GM Spec. Road Test R&T
Pub. Date   June 1976 Mar. 1976
Engine   L82 L82
Transmission   3-Speed Auto. NA
0-30 mph (sec) NA 3.0 3.4
0-40 mph (sec) NA 4.6 NA
0-50 mph (sec) NA 5.9 NA
0-60 mph (sec) NA 7.4 8.1
0-70 mph (sec) NA 9.8 NA
0-80 mph (sec) NA 11.9 NA
0-90 mph (sec) NA NA NA
0-100 mph (sec) NA NA 23.6
0-110 mph (sec) NA NA NA
0-120 mph (sec) NA NA NA
1/4 Mile (sec/mph) NA 15.2 / 92.4 16.5 / 87.0
Top Speed NA NA NA
Braking (ft.) NA 166 ft. (60 - 0 mph) 160 ft. (60 - 0 mph)
262 ft. (80 - 0 mph)
Lateral Accel. NA 0.77 G 0.748 G
Key:  R&T:  Road and Track