1970 Chevelle RPO Production Numbers/MSRP

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Caveat: Option quantities/prices vary from resource to resource. These quantities (and prices in most cases) were taken from year-specific 'Accumulative Production/Final Model Year Reports' from Chevrolet and  'Options And Accessories When Installed By Chevrolet' price sheets (April 1, 1970) and do not normally include quantities/prices from Vintage Vehicle Services unless otherwise noted.

Options, Quantity and Cost

It is important to note the items listed and the quantity represent the item individually when ordered as an option and not when they may have come as standard equipment or in a convenience or appearance group on certain models. All costs listed are 1969/70 dollars. Also note some options were priced differently dependent on other options ordered, model the option was ordered on, and depending on what GM literature you're reading.

Quantity numbers may or may not be correct but are the best available figures. Be sure to read the notations below the list for anomalies. Variances in parentheses () are those physically found on car shipper paperwork and show the series/model and/or date found on broadcast copy paperwork.

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

Manufacturer's Suggest Retail Price and Production Totals

Model Description (Quantity)List Price
6-Cylinder Models
Nomad
13136 4-Door Station Wagon (4315)
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Standard
13337 2-Door Sport Coupe (6,119)
13369 4-Door Sedan (4,546)
13380 2-Door Sedan Pickup (1,303)

Greenbrier
13336 4-Door Station Wagon, 2 Seat (877)

2572.00
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Malibu
13537 2-Door Sport Coupe (12,256)
13539 4-Door Sport Sedan (904)
13567 2-Door Convertible (381)
13569 4-Door Sedan (7,525)
13580 2-Door Sedan Pickup (539)

2719.00
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Concours
13536
4-Door Custom Wagon, 2-seat (442)
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8-Cylinder Models base V8 engine *
Nomad
13236
4-Door Station Wagon, 2-seat (7,151)

2925.00
Standard
13437
2-Door Sport Coupe (8,003)
13469 4-Door Sedan (5,177)
13436 4-Door Station Wagon, 2-seat (5,503)
13446 4-Door Station Wagon, 3-seat (1,798)
13480 2-Door Sedan Pickup (5,137)

2862.00
2627.00
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3213.00
2769.00
Malibu
13637 2-Door Sport Coupe (289,622)
13639 4-Door Sport Sedan (20,575)
13667 2-Door Convertible (7,141)
(after at least 04/29)
13669 4-Door Sedan (37,401)
13680 2-Door Sedan Pickup (26,690)

2809.00
2881.00
3009.00
3062.00
2775.00
2850.00
Concours
13636
4-Door Station Wagon, 2-seat (11,567)
13646 4-Door Station Wagon, 3-seat (2,902)

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3323.00
Concours Estate
13836 4-Door Station Wagon, 2-seat (3,833)
13846 4-Door Station Wagon, 3-seat (2,220)

3342.00
3455.00
Monte Carlo
13857 - 2-Door Sport Coupe (145,976)

3123.00

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices do not include state or local taxes, license fees, options or accessories and may vary depending on time of year and dealer.

* Production figures are for base V8 engine and are not meant to include optional V8 engines where applicable.

RPODescriptionQuantityCost*
AK1Seat Belts & Front Shoulder Harness - Deluxe
(coupe w/bucket, 5 seat & 2 shoulder)
(coupe or sedan w/bench, 6 seat & 2 shoulder)
(13680 - 02/70)
78,206
$ 12.15
$ 13.70
$  9.15
AQ2Electric Seat Back Lock Release663$ 23.70
AS4Rear Seat Shoulder Harness - Deluxe273$ 26.35
AU3Electric Door Locks (coupe & convertible)
(sedan)
5,482$ 44.80
$ 68.50
A01Tinted Glass - All Windows
(13680 - 12/69)
(13857 - 06/12)
416,493$ 36.90
$ 37.70
$ 42.15
A02Tinted Glass - Windshield10,994$ 24.25
A31Windows - Electric Control
(13680 - 11/69)
20,792$105.35
$ 64.60
A33Tail Gate Window - Electric17,621$ 34.80
A39Custom Deluxe Seat Belts, Front & Rear
(convertible w/bench, 6 seat)
(convertible w/bucket, 5 seat)
754
$ 10.55
$  9.00
A41Front Seat Electric Control - 4 Way637n/a
A46Front Seat Electric Control - 4 Way Bucket546n/a
A51Strato-Bucket seats
(13680- 08/69)
99,138$121.15
$123.75
A85Deluxe Shoulder Harness122$ 26.35
A90Rear Compartment Lid Release - Electric Control987n/a
B372 front & 2 rear color-keyed floor mats
(13680 - 12/69)
140,880 $ 11.60
$  6.50
B85Belt Reveal Molding906n/a
B90Door Window Frame Molding (4-door sedan)5,203$ 26.35
B93Door Edge Guards
(13680 - 12/69)
(13639 - 10/23)
197,408$  4.25
$  4.35
$  7.40
CD2Windshield Washer Fluid Level40,630n/a
CD3Electro Tip Windshield Wiper331$ 19.00
C06Electric Control Folding Top6,626$ 52.70 ****
C08Exterior Soft Trim Roof Cover
(13680 - 01/70)
(13857 - 01/70-06/70)
287,052$ 94.80
$ 64.60
$126.40
C50Rear Window Defroster39,953$ 26.35
$ 36.90
C51Rear Window Deflector7,713n/a
C60Air Conditioning - Four Season
(Includes 61-amp generator & HD radiator)
(13680 - 12/69)
303,326$376.00

$384.15
D33Outside Mirror - Remote Control68,830$ 10.55
D34Vanity Visor Mirror
(13680 - 11/69)
37,287$  3.20
$  3.25
D55Front compartment console90,436$ 53.75
D88Sport Stripes - Sport Coupe/Convertible
(13680 - 12/69)
39,539$ 68.50
$ 43.05
F40Special Front and Rear Suspension
(13680 - 03/70)
17,255$ 16.90
$ 17.25
F41Special Performance Front and Rear Suspension56,051$ 29.50
G67Rear Shock Absorber Level Control3,929n/a
G80Rear Axle - Positraction
(13680 - 11/69)
64,169$ 42.15
$ 43.05
JL2Front Disc Brakes
(13680 - 11/69)
139,856$ 64.25
$ 65.65
J50Vacuum Power Brake Equipment
(13680 - 12/69)
180,113$ 42.15
$ 43.05
K05Engine Block Heater6,068$ 10.55
K30Speed and Cruise Control730$ 57.95
K85A/C Generator - 63 amp (n/a with LS6)
(without air conditioning)
(with air conditioning)
2,447
$ 26.35
$  5.30
LF6Engine - V8, 400 Cu. In., 2-bbl carburetor - 265 HP
(13857 - 01/70)
16,595$ 50.00
$ 63.20
LS3Engine - V8, 400 Cu. In., 4-bbl carburetor - 330 HP9,338$162.50
LS6Engine - V8, 454 Cu. In. Special Hi Performance - 450 HO4,475$263.30
L48Engine - V8, 350 Cu. In. - 300 HP
(13680 - 12/69)
85,212$ 68.50
$ 69.95
L65Engine - V8, 350 Cu. In., 2-bbl carburetor - 250 HP
(13857 - 06/12)
112,686$ 21.10
$ 47.40
L78Engine - V8, 396 Cu. In. Special Hi. Perf. - 375 HP2,144$210.65
L89Aluminum Cylinder Heads18$394.95
M204-Speed Transmission28,131$184.80
M214-Speed Transmission - Close Ratio11,830$184.80
M224-Speed Transmission - Heavy Duty
Atlanta - February (#1206xx, 1310xx)
5,410$221.80
$264.00
M35Powerglide Transmission (L6)
(V8)
106,849$163.70
$174.25
M38 **3-Speed Automatic Transmission, TH350 (L6)
(V8)
(13680 - 12/69)
(13857 - 01/70)
368,871$190.10
$200.65
$205.20
$221.80
M403-Speed Automatic Transmission, TH400 (LS3, L34, LS6, & LS6)
(Seen on several LS6 Chevelles)
43,748$221.80
$290.40
NA9Evaporative Emission Control
(13680 - 11/69)
66,214$ 36.90
$ 37.70
NK1Steering Wheel - Cushioned rim3,078$ 34.80
N10Dual Exhaust Equipment (250-hp & 300-hp)22,395$ 30.55
N33Steering Wheel - Tilt Type
(13680 - 11/69)
37,760$ 45.30
$ 46.30
N40Power Steering
(13680 - 12/69)
(13236 - 9/69)
508,181$105.35
$102.25
$100.10
PA3Special Wheel Trim Cover56,588n/a
PK2G78-14-B White Stripe19,608$ 30.20
PL3E78-14-B White Stripe9,234$ 26.05
$ 50.25
PL4F70-14-B White Letter64,758$ 62.45
PM6G78-14-D White Stripe4,763n/a
PU8G78-15-B White Stripe114,422$ 30.20
PX6F78-14-B White Stripe
(13680 - 12/69-04/70)
248,753$ 28.10
$ 28.55
PX8G70X14 White Stripen/an/a
PY4F70-14-B White Stripe
(13680 - 11/69)
15,341$ 50.50
$ 51.40
PY5F70-14-B Red Stripe8n/a
PY7G70-14-B Red Stripe2n/a
P01Wheel Trim Cover
(13680- 08/69)
215,176$ 21.10
$ 21.55
P02Deluxe Wheel Trim Cover3,358$ 79.00
P06Wheel Trim Ring3,633$ 21.10
P90G70-15-B White Stripe26,814$ 46.95
P91G70-14-B Red Stripe194n/a
T58Rear Wheel Opening Skirt31,442n/a
T60Heavy Duty Battery46,890$ 15.80
UM1AM Push Button Radio & Tape Player27,295$194.85
UM2AM/FM Push Button Radio & Tape Player4,532$372.85
U14Instrument Panel Gauges
(13680 - 11/69)
37,378$ 84.30
$ 86.10
U35Electric Clock
(13680 - 12/69)
59,308$ 15.80
$ 16.15
U46Lamp Monitoring5,755$ 26.35
U63Radio - Push Button
(13680 - 12/69)
487,820$ 61.10
$ 62.45
U69Radio - AM/FM Push Button31,426$133.80
U76Windshield Antenna580,635n/a
U79AM/FM Stereo Equipment7,925$239.10
U80Auxiliary Rear Speaker113,627$ 13.20
V01Heavy Duty Radiator
(Included with air conditioning or performance axle & LS6)
7,347$ 14.25
V31Front Bumper Guard
(13680- 12/69)
48,448$ 15.80
$ 16.15
V32Rear Bumper Guard36,595$ 15.80
V55Roof Luggage Carrier13.044$ 52.70
YD1Axle For Trailering1,019$ 10.55
ZJ7Special Wheel, Hub Cap & Trim Ring
(13857 - 06/70)
(13680 - 03/70)
90,017$ 35.85
$ 31.60
$ 36.60
ZJ9Auxiliary Lighting Group (3)
(Malibu convertible)
(Malibu sedan & sport coupe)
(Chevelle sedan & sport coupe)
(13637 - 10/69)
40,945
$ 15.80
$ 20.05
$ 22.65
$ 25.30
ZL2Special Ducted Hood Air System28,888$147.45
ZP5Appearance Group (4)n/a 
ZQ2Operating Convenience Group (5)
* All except Spt Cpe and Convert
* Spt Cpe without Instrument Panel Gauges
* Spt Cpe with Instrument Panel Gauges
* Convert without Instrument Panel Gauges
* Convert with Instrument Panel Gauges
n/a



$ 52.70
$ 52.70
$ 36.90
$ 63.25
$ 47.45
ZQ9Rear Axle - Performance Ratio
(LS6 - includes HD radiator)
3,348$10.55
$25.30
Z15SS 4548,773$503.45
Z20Monte Carlo SS3,823$420.25
Z25Super Sport
(12680 - 11/69)
53,599$445.55
$455.15
xxxTrim - Vinyl Coated (1)143,031$ 12.65
961-7Color Combination Two-tone (2)22,130$ 23.20

Note neither the L34 396/402 350hp engine nor the LS5 454-360hp engine is shown. The L34 engine was the base engine with the Z25 option and was not available separately as an option so the number for the L34 engine would be the same as the Z25 option less any L78 optional engines (53599-2144=51455).

The LS5 engine was the base engine for the Z15 option. The LS6 engine was optional when ordering the Z15 option. The number of LS5 engines can be calculated by subtracting the number of LS6 engines (4,475) from the number of Z15 options (8,773), or 4,298.

(1) Although trim code number 795 is shown, it is believed that several optional vinyl trim codes are rolled up into this one total of 143,031. Numerous other vinyl trim codes such as 755, 770, 787, 790, etc. have been found on GM invoices and cost out at $12.65 but only on series/models when cloth interiors are standard. When vinyl trim is the standard (such as in station wagons or when equipped with bucket seats) there is no additional cost on GM invoices.

(2) This single code incorporates all known two-tone color combinations.

(3) RPO ZJ9 - Auxiliary Lighting Group includes:
** Ash Tray Light
** Courtesy Lights
** Glove Compartment Light
** Luggage Compartment Light
** Mirror Map Light
** Underhood Light
** Windshield Washer Fluid Monitor & Light
(Arlington & Kansas City build sheets)

(4) RPO ZP5 - Appearance Guard Group includes:
** Front/Rear bumper guard (as applicable)
** Door Edge Guards
** Twin Front & Rear Mats
** Visor Vanity Mirror
(Kansas City build sheets)

(5) RPO ZQ2 - Operating Convenience Group includes:
** Electric Clock
** Remote Control LH Outside Mirror
** Rear Window Defogger
(Arlington build sheets)

* The costs listed come from numerous resources; GM Heritage Restoration Kits, actual dealer invoices (GM to dealer cost), car invoices (dealer to buyer), and valid window stickers.  Costs in the GM Heritage Restoration Kits are generally done very early in the model year and are subject to change.  If you have verified proof of an option with a different cost than is shown, please don't hesitate to contact me via my contact page.

** The M38 TH350 transmission is often listed as RPO M40 on some paperwork or as M38 CBC TRANS on build sheets. The M38 TH350 was the 3-speed automatic used with all L6 and small-block engines while the M40 TH400 was used with big-block engines.

*** I have several 1970 Monte Carlo build sheets with the P90 tires shown as G70x15 white stripe.

**** It is believed the manual folding top was cancelled around early April and the power top became standard fare. This would account for the $53.00 increase in the base price of a 13667 convertible from $3009 to $3062. Of the 7,522 convertibles sold 6,626 were optioned with the electric top.

>> G70x14 White Stripe Tire (RPO PX8) is not shown on Chevrolet's report. This tire option has been noted on El Camino SS454.

>> Operating Convenience Group (RPO ZQ2) is not shown on Chevrolet's report. This option has been found on several build sheets as well as a dealer's order form.

Miscellaneous Option Codes - not in report
RPODescription  
PX8G70x14 White Stripe TireEl Camino SS 
V48Engine Coolant - Increase ProtecCanada 
W84Additional Fuel For DeliveryCanada 
ZK8Tire Pressure StickerCanada 
ZQ7Canadian Warranty Booklet & Misc. LiteratureCanada 

Vintage Vehicle Services

According to Vintage Vehicle Services documentation:
Z15 - 3,306 of the 25,938 Malibu sport coupes were equipped with the L34 engine
Z25 - 299 of the 25,938 Malibu sport coupes were equipped with the LS5 engine
Z25 - 231 LS6 engines were imported into Canada for sale in the Malibu sport coupe
ZL2 - 1,750 of the 25,938 Malibu sport coupes were equipped with the cowl induction hood
LS3 - approximately 20 of the 13437 300 Deluxe sport coupes built in Canada were equipped with the LS3 engine
Approximately 329 13680 sedan pickups were imported into Canada.