1965 Chevelle Regular Production Options by Series/Model*

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1965 Chevelle Series/Model Codes - how to use the codes

Code ~ series/models affected
 1 ~ 13000
 2 ~ 13000 except 13100
 3 ~ 13300-800 except 13x80
 4 ~ 13x15 & 13x35
 5 ~ 13169
 6 ~ 13x67
 7 ~ 13000 except 13x15, 13x35, 13x67
 8 ~ 13000 except 13x80
 9 ~ 13x80 (all sedan pickup)
10 ~ 132-134-136-13800
11 ~ 131-133-135-13700
12 ~ 131-13600
13 ~ 13000 except 13x15, 13x35, 13x80
14 ~ 13000 except 13x67 and 13x80
15 ~ 13100, 200
16 ~ 13x37
17 ~ 13111, 13169, 13211 and 13269
18 ~ 13580, 680
19 ~ 13300-800
20 ~ 13700, 800
21 ~ 13800

Chevrolet did not retain any records on combinations of options. This means it is impossible to know how many of any particular series and model came with any combination of options such as how many convertibles were built with a 4-speed and/or a specific optional engine or how many 2-door sport coupes came with a radio.

Line items with orange bar are items shown on some dealer new car records but not shown as options reported by GM.

RPO - Model CodeDescriptionQuantity
Reported Sold
Units
Possible
%
A01 - 1Tinted Glass - All Windows53,608378,61814
A02 - 1Tinted Glass - Windshield147,435378,61839
A31 - 19Windows - Electric Control2,052234,5341
A33 - 4Tail Gate Window - Electric11,58737,60631
A41 - 3Front Seat Control - 4-way717310,710--
A46 - 20Driver Bucket Seat Elect. Control (Available May 1965)2381,112--
A47 - 1Custom Deluxe Rear Seat Belts (Available March 1965)820378,618--
A49 - 1Custom Deluxe Belts w/Retractors107,978378,61829
A62 - 1Less Seat Belts29,864378,6188
A64 - 1Custom Rear Seat Belts (Available March 1965)490378,618--
A66 - 4Divided Second Seat7837,606--
B01 - 5Police Car Body Equipment3014,924--
B02 - 5Taxicab Equipment1,12614,9241
B70 - 1Instrument Panel Pad140,610378,61837
C06 - 6Folding Top Electric Control8,71019,76544
C08 - 16Exterior Soft Trim Roof cover2,442152,6502
C48 - 1Less Heater Equipment7,751378,6182
C50 - 7Rear Window Defroster1,667321,2471
C51 - 4Rear Window Defroster2437,606--
C60 - 1Air Conditioning - Deluxe42,098378,61811
F40 - 1Special Front and Rear Suspension26,386378,6187
F60 - 1Heavy Front Spring Equipmentn/a378,618 
G66 - 8Air Booster Rear Shock Absorber1,961343,8941
G67 - 1RR. Shock Absorber Level Control587378,618--
G75 - 9Rear Axle - 3.70:1 Ratio9634,724--
G76 - 1Rear Axle - 3.36:1 Ratio2,729378,6181
G80 - 1Rear Axle - Positraction23,023378,6186
H05 - 9Rear Axle Equipment - 3.73:1 Ratio29334,7241
J50 - 1Power Brake Equipment29,236378,6188
J65 - 1Metallic Brake Facing1,506378,618--
K02 - 1Fan Drive Equipment343378,618--
K24 - 1Closed Engine Positive Ventilation, Type B53,054378,61814
K66 - 10Transistor Ignition Equipment209234,675--
K77 - 155 Amp. Generator - Delcotron346378,618--
K79 - 142 Amp. Generator - Delcotron776378,618--
K81 - 162 Amp. Generator - Delcotron164378,618--
L26 - 11Engine - L6, 230 Cu. In.68,741143,94348
L30 - 10Engine - V8, 327 Cu. In.36,261234,67515
L74 - 10Engine - V8, 327 Cu. In. Hi. Perf.13,593234,6756
L79 - 10Engine - V8, 327 Cu. In. Spec. Hi. Perf.6,021234,6753
M01 - 11Heavy Duty Clutch662143,943--
M10 - 1Transmission Overdrive4,076378,6181
M20 - 104-Speed Transmission39,092234,67517
M35 - 1Powerglide Transmission254,750378,61867
M55 - 11Trans. Oil Cooler Equipment (Discontinued December 1964)113143,943--
N10 - 10Dual Exhaust Equipment6,881234,6753
N33 - 1Steering Wheel - Tilt Type7,251378,6181
N34 - 1Steering Wheel - Wood Grained Plastic2,166378,6181
N40 - 1Power Steering125,808378,61833
P01 - 12Wheel Trim Cover125,202297,50642
P02 - 1Simulated Wire Wheel Trim Cover6,544378,6182
P19 - 1Spare Wheel Lock Equipment264378,618--
P57 - x735x14 2 ply BSW
From dealer's car invoice - June 11, 1965
14,436n/a 
P58 - 17.35-14-4 pr whitewall tubeless tires118,716378,61831
P61 - 17.75-14-4 pr nylon whitewall tubeless tires2,391378,6181
P62 - 17.75-14-4 pr whitewall35,316378,6189
P67 - 136.95-14-4 pr whitewall93,406306,28830
T60 - 1Heavy Duty Battery14,252378,6184
U03 - 1Low Note Horn5,461378,6181
U16 - 10Tachometer7,724234,6753
U60 - 1Radio - Manual52,851378,61814
U63 - 1Radio - Push Button187,895378,61850
U69 - 1Radio - AM/FM Push Button2,795378,6181
U73 - 13Manual Rear Antenna82,788306,28827
U80 - 14Auxiliary Speaker24,658324,1298
V01 - 1Heavy Duty Radiator21,104378,6186
V31 - 1Front Bumper Guard15,200378,6184
V32 - 13Rear Bumper Guard11,037306,2884
V55 - 4Roof Luggage Carrier7,42337,60620
Z01 - 1Comfort and Convenience Equipment Type A Includes:
        Lamp, Glove Box
        Lamp, Back-up
        Mirror, Inside & Outside Rear View
        Wiper & Washer, 2-speed
        Bottle W/S Washer Fluid
209,641378,61855
Z04 - 5Heavy Duty Chassis Equipment2314,924--
Z08 - 15Body Molding and Trim48533,1841
Z13 - 1(a)Comfort and Convenience Equipment Type B Includes:
         All equipment listed in Z01
         Mirror, Remote control outside
         (135-136-137-13800 series only)
7,405282,5022
Z16 - 21Special Sport Coupe & Convertible Equipment (Available February, 1965)20172,527--
724 - 18Trim - Bucket Seats3,23424,39713
759 - 17Vinyl Interior Trim 1,56231,5165
950 - 14Two-Tone Exterior Paint Combinations5,100324,1292

* Figures based on Len Williamson's Tailfins & Bowtie publication.