1965 Chevelle Body Number Plates ~ Framingham, MA. (FRA)

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1965 Trim Tag Codes

It is known that in 1965 Framingham coded all trim tag style numbers with an even 3rd digit so the Fisher Body Style number is not a valid resource to tell if the car was a V8 or L6.

Courtesy Ed Sharretts
Courtesy Ed Sharretts

11B ~ Body Date - November 2nd week
Y ~ Slate / Gunmetal interior trim
ST  65-13837 ~ 1965 Malibu SS Sport Coupe
FRA ~ Body Assembly ~ Framingham, Massachusetts
1432  BODY ~ Fisher Body unit number
TR  799- ~ Medium Slate Pattern Imitation Leather (bucket seat)
A-A  PAINT ~ Tuxedo Black (lower-upper)
2M 5WL

Group 2M ~ Powerglide transmission [RPO M35]
Group 5W ~ Seat belts, custom deluxe (with retractors) [RPO A49]

L ~ unknown **

11B ~ Body Date - November 2nd week
B ~ Blue interior trim
ST  65-13837 ~ 1965 Malibu SS Sport Coupe
FRA ~ Body Assembly ~ Framingham, Massachusetts
1503  BODY ~ Fisher Body unit number
TR  741- ~ Medium Blue Pattern Imitation Leather (bucket seat)
E-E  PAINT ~ Danube Blue (lower-upper)
E 2L 5L

Group 1E ~ Tinted glass (all) [RPO A01]
Group 2L ~ 4-speed transmission [RPO M20]
Group 5 

L ~ unknown **
(Sequence #106043)

11D ~ Body Date - November 4th week
D ~ Red interior trim
ST  65-13637 ~ 1965 Malibu Sport Coupe
FRA ~ Body Assembly ~ Framingham, Massachusetts
2474  BODY ~ Fisher Body unit number
TR  739- ~ Medium Blue Ramada Cloth, Imitation Leather (bench seat)
A-A  PAINT ~ Tuxedo Black (lower-upper)
2MP 4P 5L

Group 2M ~ Powerglide transmission [RPO M35]
 P ~ Comfort & Convenience group [RPO Z01/Z13]
Group 4P ~ Unknown - found on tags from Euclid, Kansas City, and Framingham
Group 5 

L ~ unknown **

12C ~ Body Date - December 3rd week
A ~ Aqua interior trim
ST  65-13637 ~ 1965 Malibu Sport Coupe
FRA ~ Body Assembly ~ Framingham, Massachusetts
3867  BODY ~ Fisher Body unit number
TR  750- ~ Medium Turquoise Ramada Cloth, Imitation Leather (bench seat)
K-K  PAINT ~ Artesian Turquoise (lower-upper)
W 2MP 4P 5WL

Group 1W ~ Tinted windshield (only) [RPO A02]
Group 2M ~ Powerglide transmission [RPO M35]
 P ~ Comfort & Convenience group [RPO Z01/Z13]
Group 4P ~ Unknown - found on tags from Euclid, Kansas City, and Framingham
Group 5W ~ Custom deluxe seat belts with retractors [RPO A49]

L ~ unknown **
Sequence #112100

01A ~ Body Date - January 1st week
C ~ Saddle interior trim
ST  65-13637 ~ 1965 Malibu Sport Coupe
FRA ~ Body Assembly ~ Framingham, Massachusetts
4728  BODY ~ Fisher Body unit number
TR  707- ~ Medium Saddle Ramada Cloth, Imitation Leather (bench seat)
J-J  PAINT ~ Cypress Green (lower-upper)
X2MP 3C 4P 5WL

Group 1X ~ Power windows [RPO A31]
Group 2M ~ Powerglide transmission [RPO M35]
 P ~ Comfort & Convenience group [RPO Z01/Z13]
Group 3C ~ Instrument panel pad [RPO B70]
Group 4P ~ Unknown - found on tags from Euclid, Kansas City, and Framingham
Group 5W ~ Seat belts, custom deluxe (with retractors) [RPO A49]

L ~ unknown **

02A ~ Body Date - February 1st week
? ~ Not shown but car has interior trim
ST  65-13837 ~ 1965 Malibu SS Sport Coupe
FRA ~ Body Assembly ~ Framingham, Massachusetts
4556  BODY ~ Fisher Body unit number
TR  714- ~ Black Pattern Imitation Leather (bucket seat)
N-N  PAINT ~ Madeira Maroon (lower-upper)
2MP 3C 4P 5L

Group 2M ~ Powerglide transmission [RPO M35]
 P ~ Comfort & Convenience group [RPO Z01/Z13]
Group 3C ~ Instrument panel pad [RPO B70]
Group 4P ~ Unknown - found on tags from Euclid, Kansas City, and Framingham
Group 5 

L ~ unknown **


Note round rivets believed to be original


Courtesy Tory DiBlasi

04C ~ Body Date - April 3rd week
D ~ Red interior trim
ST  65-13411 ~ 1965 300 Deluxe 2-Door Sedan
FRA ~ Body Assembly ~ Framingham, Massachusetts
1799  BODY ~ Fisher Body unit number
TR  778- ~ Medium Red Radiant Cloth, Imitation Leather (bench seat)
N-N  PAINT ~ Madeira Maroon (lower-upper)
2M 5L

Group 2M ~ Powerglide transmission [RPO M35]
Group 5 

L ~ unknown **
Courtesy Tory DiBlasi

05D ~ Body Date - May 4th week
A ~ Aqua interior trim
ST  65-13411 ~ 1965 300 Deluxe 2-Door Sedan
FRA ~ Body Assembly ~ Framingham, Massachusetts
2259  BODY ~ Fisher Body unit number
TR  749- ~ Medium Turquoise Radiant Cloth, Imitation Leather (bench seat)
L-L  PAINT ~ Tahitian Turquoise (lower-upper)
2M 5L

Group 2M ~ Powerglide transmission [RPO M35]
Group 5 

L ~ unknown **

05D ~ Body Date - May 4th week
B ~ Blue interior trim
ST  65-13637 ~ 1965 Malibu Sport Coupe
FRA ~ Body Assembly ~ Framingham, Massachusetts
11058  BODY ~ Fisher Body unit number
TR  739- ~ Medium Blue Ramada Cloth, Imitation Leather (bench seat)
E-E  PAINT ~ Danube Blue (lower-upper)
W 2LP 4P 5L

Group 1W ~ Tinted windshield (only) [RPO A02]
Group 2L ~ 4-speed transmission [RPO M20]
 P ~ Comfort & Convenience group [RPO Z01/Z13]
Group 4P ~ Unknown - found on tags from Euclid, Kansas City, and Framingham
Group 5 

L ~ unknown **
Courtesy Tom Bannen

06D ~ Body Date - June 4th week
C ~ Saddle interior trim
ST  65-13837 ~ 1965 Malibu SS Sport Coupe
FRA ~ Body Assembly ~ Framingham, Massachusetts
8644  BODY ~ Fisher Body unit number
TR  710- ~ Medium Saddle Pattern Imitation Leather (bucket seat)
V-V  PAINT ~ Cameo Beige (lower-upper)
2MPS 3C 4P5L

Group 2M ~ Powerglide transmission [RPO M35]
 P ~ Comfort & Convenience group [RPO Z01/Z13]
 S ~ Rear antenna [RPO U73]
Group 3C ~ Instrument panel pad [RPO B70]
Group 4P ~ Unknown - found on tags from Euclid, Kansas City, and Framingham
Group 5 

L ~ unknown **

This is a known 6-cyl car, the production number shown is for 13737 Malibu SS Sport Coupes
13737 VIN
Trim sheet
Matching trim sheet. One of two found in bucket seat backrests. Note one round and one star rivet.


07A ~ Body Date - July 1st week
D ~ Red interior trim
ST  65-13837 ~ 1965 Malibu SS Sport Coupe
FRA ~ Body Assembly ~ Framingham, Massachusetts
8891  BODY ~ Fisher Body unit number
TR  786- ~ Medium Red Pattern Imitation Leather (bucket seat)
R-R  PAINT ~ Regal Red (lower-upper)
2LPR 4P 5L

Group 2L ~ 4-speed transmission [RPO M20]
 P ~ Comfort & Convenience group [RPO Z01/Z13]
 R - Rear speaker [RPO U80]
Group 4P ~ Unknown - found on tags from Euclid, Kansas City, and Framingham
Group 5 

L ~ unknown **

08B ~ Body Date - August 2nd week
E ~ Black interior trim
ST  65-13837 ~ 1965 Malibu SS Sport Coupe
FRA ~ Body Assembly ~ Framingham, Massachusetts
9829  BODY ~ Fisher Body unit number
TR  714- ~ Black Pattern Imitation Leather (bucket seat)
K-K  PAINT ~ Artesian Turquoise (lower-upper)
W 2MP 4P 5WL

Group 1W ~ Tinted windshield (only) [RPO A02]
Group 2M ~ Powerglide transmission [RPO M35]
 P ~ Comfort & Convenience group [RPO Z01/Z13]
Group 4P ~ Unknown - found on tags from Euclid, Kansas City, and Framingham
Group 5W ~ Custom deluxe seat belts with retractors [RPO A49]

L ~ unknown **

* The letter "P" in group 4 is unknown. This letter appears on Framingham tags throughout the year. This same group 4 "P" code is also found on KC-built Chevelles in group 4 and possibly only in very early builds. Anyone with information on the option code meaning in group 4, please contact me via the Contact tab.

** See 1965 trim tag codes