Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is my Camaro an RS Camaro? How do I identify a true RS Camaro?

(Below is a brief summary of some things to check but is by no means complete. Depending on the year, checking the VIN, RPO codes or Trim Tag codes may help determine whether a particular car is an RS or not.)

A. . An RS Camaro was produced in the following years '67-'73, '75-'80, limited '87-'88, '89-'02. The RS option was basically an appearance package.

First Generation RS's:
There are NO codes on 1968 and 1969 Camaros that will verify the RS option. Check our trim tag information for 1967 Camaros. Again there are NO codes on 1968 and 1969 Camaros to verify the RS option. Each first gen RS was a little different but they all had hideaway headlights. In '67 the headlight doors were electrically operated. In '68 and '69 they were vacuum operated. The parking lights were mounted below the bumper on the front valance in '67 and '68 which was different from non RS Camaros. All first gen RS's had the backup lights mounted below the rear bumper. The RS package could be combined with any drive train setup or color available. The RS option was an appearance package so items like engine and brakes and such had no specific requirements.

Second Generation RS's:
The RS "split bumper" option was available from '70 to '73 and because of government regulations it was discontinued for '74 when the front end was changed. All '70 to '73 RS Camaros had split bumpers with a urethane nose that contained a different grill than standard Camaros had. The parking lights for '70 to '73 RS's were mounted above the split bumper and are round. The standard front end parking lights are below the bumper and are rectangle. No true RS ever had the parking lights below the bumper like most fakes are done. That is the cheap way and is completely wrong in every way. It needs to be repeated ... RS parking lights above the split bumper or it is not an RS. The only difference in the rear end of a '70 to '73 RS Camaro is a chrome ring inside the tail lights. The RS package could be combined with any drive train setup or color available from '70 to '73.

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Third Generation RS's:
Some years an RS was the only thing available and others it was an option.

Fourth Generation RS's:
Some years an RS was the only thing available and others it was an option.

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