1970 Chevelle Regular Production Option by Series/Model*

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1970 Chevelle Series/Model Codes - how to use the codes

Code ~ series/models affected
 1 ~ 13000
 2 ~ 13000 except 80
 3 ~ 13857
 4 ~ 13000 - 36
 5 ~ 13000 - 67
 6 ~ 13000 - 37, 57, 67
 7 ~ 13500 - 800 - 37, 57, 67, 80
 8 ~ 13000 except 836, 846
 9 ~ 13000 except 37
10 ~ 13000 - 36, 46, 69, 80
11 ~ 13500, 600 - 37, 67, 80
12 ~ 13000 - 36, 46
13 ~ 13300, 500 - 37, 39, 67, 80
14 ~ 13000 except 436, 46, 636, 46, 800
15 ~ 13200, 400, 600, 800
16 ~ 13637, 67, 80
17 ~ 13637, 67, 80 ,857
18 ~ 13200, 400, 600, 836, 46
19 ~ 13000 except 36, 46, 57, 67
20 ~ 13000 except 67
21 ~ 13300 - 600
22 ~ 13000 except 857
23 ~ 13000 - 37, 39, 57, 69, 80
24 ~ 13500 - 800
25 ~ 13680
26 ~ 13000 except 36, 46, 80
27 ~ 13000 except 37, 57, 67
28 ~ 13400, 600 - 37, 39, 67, 69
29 ~ 13600 - 37, 39, 67, 69
30 ~ 133-13600 - except 67, 80

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.

Only known options reported by Chevrolet are listed. Reports excludes Canadian produced options. Note that model code #3 includes both the Monte Carlo sport coupe and convertible even though no known factory Monte Carlo convertibles are known to have been assembled, Chevrolet included the body style in their reports.

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

RPO -
Model Code
DescriptionQuantity
Reported Sold
Units
Possible
%
AK1 - 20Deluxe Seat Belts & Front Shoulder Belts78,206580,500 13
AQ2 - 6Electric Seat Back Lock Release663435,289--
AS4 - 2Deluxe Shoulder Belts - Rear273540,315--
AU3 - 1Electric Door Locks5,482306,2312
A01 - 1Tinted Glass - All Windows416,493588,02271
A02 - 1Tinted Glass - Windshield10,994588,0222
A31 - 24Windows - Electric Control
** Monte Carlo
20,792
15,619
546,2854
A33 - 4Tail Gate Window - Electric17,62133,68852
A39 - 5Deluxe Seat Belts, Front & Rear7547,52210
A41 - 3Front Seat Electric Control - 4 Way
** Monte Carlo
637
630
145,976--
A46 - 3Front Seat Electric Control - 4 Way Bucket
** Monte Carlo
546
540
145,976--
A51 - 7Strato-Bucket seats
** Monte Carlo
99,138
24,670
467,29721
A85 - 5Deluxe Shoulder Belts - Front1227,5222
A90 - 3Rear Compartment Lid Release - Electric Control
** Monte Carlo
987
145,9761
B37 - 1Floor Mats140,880588,02224
B85 - 3Belt Reveal Molding
** Monte Carlo
906
900
145,9761
B90 - 10Door Window Frame Molding5,203134,7574
B93 - 8Door Edge Guards197,408581,96934
CD2 - 1Windshield Washer Fluid Level40,630588,0227
CD3 - 24Electro Tip Windshield Wiper331546,285--
C06 - 5Electric Control Folding Top6,6267,52288
C08 - 23Exterior Soft Trim Roof Cover
** Monte Carlo
287,052
118,387
539,88853
C50 - 2Rear Window Defroster39,953540,3157
C51 - 12Rear Window Deflector7,713435,2892
C60 - 15Air Conditioning - Deluxe
** Monte Carlo
303,326
101,307
559,23154
D33 - 1Outside Mirror - Remote Control68,830588,02212
D34 - 1Vanity Visor Mirror37,287588,0226
D55 - 7Front Compartment Console (requires A51)
** Monte Carlo
90,436
24,670
467,29719
D88 - 11Sport Stripes39,538321,32112
F40 - 1Special Front and Rear Suspension17,255588,0223
F41 - 28Special Performance Front and Rear Suspension #56,051332,41217
G67 - 3****Rear Shock Absorber Level Control
** Monte Carlo
3,928
3,823
145,9763
G80 - 1Rear Axle - Positraction
** Monte Carlo
64,169
15,911
588,02211
JL2 - 22Front Disc Brakes139,856442,04632
J50 - 22Vacuum Power Brake Equipment180,113442,04641
K05 - 1Engine Block Heater6,068588,0221
K30 - 15Speed and Cruise Control
** Monte Carlo
730
175
559,231--
K85 - 1A/C Generator - 63 amp2,447588,022--
LF6 - 3Engine - V8, 400 Cu. In., 2-bbl carburetor16,595145,97611
LS3 - 15Engine - V8, 400 Cu. In., 4-bbl carburetor
** Monte Carlo
9,338
7,456
559,2312
LS6 - 16Engine - V8, 454 Cu. In. Special Hi Performance4,475311,5531
L48 - 15Engine - V8, 350 Cu. In.
** Monte Carlo
85,212
47,158
559,23115
L65 - 18Engine - V8, 350 Cu. In., 2-bbl carburetor
** Monte Carlo (base V8, not an option on this series)
112,686
70,944
413,25527
L78 - 16Engine - V8, 396 Cu. In. Special Hi. Perf.2,144311,5531
L89 - 16Aluminum Cylinder Heads18311,553--
M20 - 154-Speed Transmission28,131559,2315
M21 - 164-Speed Transmission - Close Ratio11,830311,5533
M22 - 164-Speed Transmission - Heavy Duty5,410311,5532
M35 - 1Powerglide Transmission
** Monte Carlo
106,849
7,507
588,02218
M38 - 1Three Speed Automatic Transmission, TH350368,871588,02263
M40 - 15Three Speed Automatic Transmission, TH40043,748559,2318
NA9 - 1Evaporative Emission Control65,214588,02211
NK1 - 1Steering Wheel - Cushioned Rim3,078588,0221
N10 - 15Dual Exhaust Equipment22,395559,2314
N33 - 1Steering Wheel - Tilt Type
** Monte Carlo
37,760
23,648
588,0226
N40 - 1Power Steering
** Monte Carlo
508,181
143,494
588,02286
PA3 - 3Special Wheel Trim Cover56,588145,97639
PK1 - 12G78x14-B Blackwall n/an/an/a
PK2 - 6G78-14-B White Stripe19,604435,2895
PK5 - ?F78-14-B Blackwall ***n/an/an/a
PL3 - 13E78-14-B White Stripe9,23421,31543
PL4 - 19F70-14-B White Letter64,758393,91216
PM6 - 12G78-14-B White Stripe4,76340,61212
PU7 - 3G78-15-B- Blackwalln/an/an/a
PU8 - 3G78-15-B White Stripe114,422145,97678
PX5 - 1F78-14 Blackwalln/an/an/a
PX6 - 19F78-14-B White Stripe248,753393,91263
PX8 - 25G70x14-B White Stripen/an/an/a
PY4 - 27F70-14-B White Stripe15,341152,73310
PY5 - 27F70-14-B Red Stripe8152,733--
PY7 - 25G70-14-B Red Stripe240,728--
P01 - 22Wheel Trim Cover215,176442,04649
P02 - 1Deluxe Wheel Trim Cover3,358588,0221
P06 - 22Wheel Trim Ring3,633442,0461
P90 - 3G70-15-B White Stripe26,814145,97618
P91 - 3G70-15-B Red Stripe194145,976--
T58 - 3Rear Wheel Opening Skirt
** Monte Carlo
31,442
31,400
145,9768
T60 - 1 Heavy Duty Battery46,890588,0228
UM1 - 2AM Push Button Radio & Tape Player27,295540,3155
UM2 - 2AM/FM Push Button Radio & Tape Player4,532540,3151
U14 - 17Instrument Panel Gauges37,378457,5298
U35 - 22Electric Clock59,308442,04613
U46 - 2Lamp Monitoring5,755540,3151
U63 - 1Radio - Push Button487,820588,02283
U69 - 1Radio - AM/FM Push Button31,426588,0225
U76 - 1Windshield Antenna580,635588,02299
U79 - 2AM/FM Stereo Equipment7,925540,3151
U80 - 2Auxiliary Rear Speaker113,627540,31521
V01 - 1Heavy Duty Radiator7,347588,0221
V31 - 1Front Bumper Guard48,448588,0228
V32 - 26Rear Bumper Guard36,595499,7037
V55 - 12Roof Luggage Carrier13,04440,61232
YD1 - 15Axle For Trailering1,019559,231--
ZJ7 - 1Special Wheel, Hub Cap & Trim Ring90,017588,02215
ZJ9 - 1Auxiliary Lighting Group40,945588,0227
ZL2 - 16Special Ducted Hood Air System (with SS option only)28,88862,37246
ZP5 - ?Appearance Groupn/an/an/a
ZQ2 - ?Operating Convenience Groupn/an/an/a
ZQ9 - 28Rear Axle - Performance Ratio3,348332,412--
Z15 - 16SS 4548,773337,4913
Z20 - 3Monte Carlo SS3,823145,9763
Z25 - 16Super Sport *****53,599337,49116
xxx - 21*Trim - Vinyl Coated143,031424,52734
961-7 - 30Color Combination Two Tone22,130588,0224

Notes:
# F41 was standard equipment on both the Z15 and Z25 optioned sport coupes and convertibles. F41 was also an option on any sedan, coupe, or convertible with the LS3 engine. El Caminos never received, nor could an El Camino be ordered with, the F41 option; F40 yes, F41 no.
* Chargeable Vinyl Trim Only
** As reported by First Generation Monte Carlo website
*** Found on Kansas City 13437 sport coupe
**** The Factory Assembly Instruction Manual shows RPO G67 for other 13000 series than the 13857 Monte Carlo.
***** The Leeds plant at Kansas City is the only 1970 plant that actually list RPO code Z25 on their build sheets, all other plants list only ZL3.
# The figure 337,491 includes 25,938 Malibu Sport Coupes imported from Canada. The Z15 Units Possible and percentage would actually be a bit lower since the LS6 was not produced or imported from Canada. So one would need to reduce the Units Possible by 4,475 thereby reducing the percentage by a small margin.

1. The L34 396/402 350hp engine is not listed. The L34 was only available with the Z25 Super Sport Option of which 53,599 were reported sold.
2. The LS5 454/360 hp engine is not listed. The LS5 was the base engine of the Z15 SS 454 option. One must subtract the optional LS6 engine number (4,475) from the Z15 SS 454 option number (8,773) to get the number of LS5 engines sold:  8773 (Z15) - 4475 (LS6) = 4298 (LS5).
3. An additional 3,823 LS5 engines are not listed but were sold with RPO Z20, the Monte Carlo SS. So, in total there were 8,121 (4298 + 3823) LS5 engines sold as part of 1 of 2 SS packages but none sold as an option in and of itself.
4. Concerning the L65 350-2bbl engine, since this was the base V8 in the Monte Carlo, the 70,944 shown is not included in the RPO L65 top figure of 112,686.

Caveats:
Where Monte Carlo is shown in the Description column, the Quantity Reported Sold column will first list the total reported sold with the Monte Carlo number below it. The total, or top figure, includes the Monte Carlo figure as reported by First Generation Monte Carlo website. ChevelleStuff.Net cannot verify those Monte Carlo figures listed except when the option is a Monte Carlo item only (model code 3) and those figures do not agree with the Chevrolet Annual Production Report. For example, RPO code A41 is a Monte Carlo only RPO and figures reported differ.; 637 reported by Chevrolet vs. 630 reported by the Monte Carlo website. If one totals all the transmissions listed on the Monte Carlo website, you get a total of 147,404 - that is 1,428 more transmissions than Monte Carlos.

How the figure of 588,022 in the Units Possible column was arrived at is unknown. Chevrolet reports a total of 633,945 units sold. This includes the Monte Carlo and all Chevelles imported from Canada. Naturally some options such as two-tone paint would immediately eliminate all convertibles (7,522) but that still leaves 38,401 units unaccounted for. It would also mean many other popular options such as tinted glass, vanity mirrors, floor mats, and any other option with a Units Possible number of 588,022 wouldn't have been available on convertibles - simply can't be.

Notes:
>> Electric door locks (RPO AU3) is shown available for all models except '37 which is the sport coupe. I find this very difficult to accept as other GM documentation shows AU3 available for all Chevelle models. The figure shown for Chevelles possible with this option (306,231) does not calculate IF the sport coupe was excluded. Given a total of 633,945 Chevelles & Monte Carlos reported sold in 1970 and then subtracting the sport coupe number of 301,878 leaves 332,067 Chevelles - still more than the 306,231 reported. This is just one of many discrepancies found in the numbers and how they are presented.

>> 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.

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

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