Chevelle RPO by Year - A thru M - N thru Z

Notes:
* RPO codes are as of released by Chevrolet for U.S. Chevelles except where noted.
* The year columns with 'x' for each RPO are known to exist for that year and may or may not have been used in other years.
* Not all Regular Production Options (RPO) were available for all years from 1964 through 1972.
* Some RPO codes were for internal accounting and not a 'check box' option such as B22, C56, YF8, etc.
* Some options may have been available on both Chevelles and Monte Carlos from 1970 through 1972, some may have been available on one or the other.
* Certain options were only available on certain models such as station wagon, sedan pickup, convertible, SS396, etc. and not available on all models in a given year.
* The Description (verbiage) may change wording from year to year and even plant to plant.
* Some RPO items may not be listed for a certain year since Chevrolet considered them standard equipment within another RPO package. For example, the L34 engine is not listed for 1970 because it was the base engine with the Z25 SS Equipment option and, hence, not an option in and of itself. Dual exhaust (RPO N10) is another example; while it came standard with the RPO Z25 SS 454 option, it's not listed as a separate option for Chevelles in GM's report for 1971 or 1972.

Please check the individual years for additional clarification on any RPO items.

RPO Description RPO Availability by Model Year
    64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
NA9 Evaporative Emission Control             x    
NB2 Exhaust Emissions
(seen on 72 small-block V8s generally from Van Nuys but also seen on one KC L48 4-speed)
                x
NC8 Chambered Pipe Exhaust System           x      
NK1 Steering Wheel - Cushioned Rim             x    
NK2 Deluxe Steering Wheel               x x
NK4 Sport Steering Wheel (4-spoke)               x x
N10 Dual Exhaust Equipment   x x x x x x x*** x***
N30 Deluxe Steering Wheel       x x        
N33 Steering Wheel - Tilt Type x x x x x x x x x
N34 Steering Wheel - Wood Grained Plastic x x x x x x      
N40 Power Steering x x x x x x x x x
N95 Simulated Wire Wheel Trim Cover         x x      
N96 Simulated Magnesium Wheel Trim Cover, Type A     x x x x      
PA2 Simulated Magnesium Wheel Trim Cover, Type B         x x      
PA3 Special Wheel Trim Cover             x x x
PK2 G70-14B G/B White Stripe                 x
PK2 G78-14B G/B White Stripe           x x x  
PK4 G70-14 Red Stripe           x      
PK6*** F78-14B B/B White Stripe                 x
PL2*** E78-14 B/B Blackwall               x x
PL3 E78-14B B/B White Stripe           x x x x
PL4 F70-14B G/B White Letter             x    
PL5 F70-14 White Letter           x      
    64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
PM6 G78-14D G/B White Stripe             x x x
PM7 F60-15B G/B White Letter               x x
PN5 7.75-14 Whitewall         x x      
PQ7 8.25-14 Whitewall         x x      
PR3 8.25-14 Whitewall         x x      
PU8 G78-15B G/B White Stripe             x x x
PW7 F70-14-4 White Stripe       x x x      
PW8 F70-14-4 Red Stripe       x x x      
PX5*** F78-14 B/B Blackwall               x x
PX6 F78-14B B/B White Stripe           x x x x
PX8 F78-14 Whitewall           x      
PX8*** G70-14 White Stripe             x    
PX9 G70-14 White Stripe         x x      
PY4 F70-14 B/B White Stripe           x      
PY4 F70-14-B G/B White Stripe             x x  
PY5 F70-14 B/B Red Stripe           x      
PY5 F70-14-B G/B Red Stripe             x    
PY7 G70-14 B/B Red Stripe           x      
PY7 G70-14-B G/B Red Stripe             x    
P01 Wheel Trim Cover x x x x x x x x x
P02 Simulated Wire Wheel Trim Cover x x x x          
P02 Deluxe Wheel Trim Cover             x x x
P06 Wheel Trim Ring             x x x
P19 Spare Wheel Lock Equipment   x x            
    64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
P58 7.00-14-4 Whitewall x                
P58 7.35-14-4 Whitewall   x x x x x      
P61 7.50-14-4 Nylon Whitewall x                
P61 7.75-14-4 Nylon Whitewall   x x x          
P62 7.50-14-4 Whitewall x                
P62 7.75-14-4 Whitewall   x x x x x      
P65 7.50-14-4 Blackwall x                
P65 7.75-14-4 Blackwall   x x x x x      
P66** 7.75-14
(1967 Fremont El Camino)
      x          
P67 6.95-14-4 Whitewall   x x x          
P77 8.25-14 Whitewall         x x      
P90 G70-14B G/B White Stripe (Std on 72 Monte Carlo)             x x x
P91 G70-14B G/B Red Stripe             x    
SP1* ** unknown                 x
T07 7.75-14-4 Nylon Whitewall     x            
T15 7.75-14-8 Whitewall       x          
T24 7.75-14-4 Whitewall       x          
T58 Rear Wheel Opening Skirt             x x x
T60 Heavy Duty Battery x x x x x x x x x
T86*** Backup Lamps
(1965 Fremont SS - Canada 13267)
  x              
T93** Deluxe Tail Lights
(1969 Framingham)
          x      
    64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
UF1 Map Light           x      
UM1 AM Push Button Radio & Tape Player             x x x
UM2 AM/FM Push Button Radio & Tape Player             x x x
U03 Low Horn   x x x x        
U05 Dual Horn           x      
U14 Instrument Panel Gauges     x x x x x x x
U15 Speed Warning Indicator       x x x      
U16 Tachometer x x x x          
U18***** Speedo I/P (export) kilo     x            
U25 Luggage Compartment Lamp       x x x   x x
U26 Underhood Lamp       x x x   x  
U27 Glove Compartment Lamp       x x x      
U28 Ashtray Lamp       x x x x    
U29 Instrument Panel Courtesy Lights       x x x x    
U35 Electric Clock       x x x x x x
U46 Lamp Monitoring       x x x x    
U57 Tape Player       x x x      
U60 Radio - Manual x x              
U63 Radio - Push Button x x x x x x x x x
U69 Radio - AM/FM Push Button   x x x x x x x x
U73 Manual Rear Antenna   x x x x x      
U75 Power Rear Antenna     x            
U76 Windshield Antenna       x     x x x
U79 AM/FM Stereo Equipment         x x x x x
U80 Auxiliary Rear Speaker   x x   x x x x x
    64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
VJ9 Exhaust Emissions Label (seen on several 71 & 72 Van Nuys but not all)               x x
V01 Heavy Duty Radiator x x x x x x x x x
V30 Front & Rear Bumper Guards
(Front only El Camino 1971)
              x x
V31 Front Bumper Guard x x x x x x x    
V32 Rear Bumper Guard x x x x x x x    
V48 Extra Antifreeze             x    
V55 Roof Luggage Carrier x x x x x x x x x
V74 Hazard Warning Switch Equipment     x            
V75 Traction Compound & Dispenser           x      
V78* Delete Cer Plt
          x x    
YD1 Axle For Trailering             x x x
YE5** Demonstrator               x  
YF3 Heavy Chevy Package               x x
YF4** Sales Promotion               x  
YF5 California Assembly Line Emission Test                 x
YF8 Black stripes (D88 color only)                 x
VJ9** Exhaust Emissions Label               x x
W84* ** Additional Fuel For Delivery                 x
W89***** Touch-up paint       x          
X14***** Export preparation - coating       x          
X17***** Underbody oil spray       x          
ZJ6 Special Sport Sedan         x x      
ZJ7 Special Wheel, Hub Cap & Trim Ring         x x x x x
ZJ9 Auxiliary Lighting Group (contents depends on year and body style)         x x x x x
ZK1 Insulation Package (Monte Carlo only?)                 x
ZK3 Deluxe Seat Belts & Front Seat Shoulder Harness         x x      
ZK5 Concours Sedan         x        
ZK6 Concours Sport Sedan         x        
ZK7 Concours Sport Coupe         x        
ZK8 ** Tire Pressure Chart (1971 Arlington only)             x X  
    64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
ZL2 Special Ducted Hood Air System             x x x
ZL3 ** SS 396 Conversion           x x    
ZO2 Three Tone Paint                 x
ZO3 Monte Carlo Custom                 x
ZP1** COPO Tires           x      
ZP2***** Trim & Paint Override
This was used when a car had an exterior/interior color combination that was not normally used.
                 
ZP3 ** Special Paint     x x x x x x x
ZP5 **** Appearance Guard Group             x x x
ZQ1**** Decor Group             x    
ZQ2 **** Operating Convenience  Group             x x x
ZQ7 * Canada Warranty Book           x      
ZQ9 Rear Axle - Performance Ratio             x x x
ZR8 White Stripe               x x
ZW4 ** Standard Transmission               x x
ZX1 * Export Procedure #1
(1970 Baltimore El Camino Export)
            x    
ZX2 * Export Procedure #2
(1969 Fremont El Camino)
          x      
ZY6 * Taxable Status
(1969 Fremont El Camino
1971 Baltimore Malibu Sport Coupe)
          x   x  
Z01 Comfort & Convenience Equipment x x              
Z02 Push-Button Radio & Auxiliary Speaker x                
Z04 Heavy Duty Chassis Equipment   x              
Z08 Body Molding & Trim   x              
Z13 Comfort & Convenience Type B   x              
Z14 A/C Body Conversion               x x
Z15 SS 454             x    
Z15 SS Equipment               x x
Z16 Special Sport Coupe & Convertible Equipment   x              
Z19 Convenience Group     x            
Z20 Monte Carlo SS             x x  
Z20** Engine Conversion
(1967 Fremont El Camino)
      x          
Z25 Super Sport
(oddly 1970 most build sheets list ZL3 instead of Z25)
          x x    
Z29 Vinyl Stripe *******       x          
Z35 300 Deluxe trim option - Canada only on 13437 Chevelle               x x
Z49* ** Mandatory Canadian Base Equipment Modifications                 x
Z83 Road Hazard Package     x            
    64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
703 Trim - Vinyl Coated               x x
705 Trim - Vinyl Coated               x  
714 Trim - Vinyl Coated               x  
720 Trim - Vinyl Coated     x            
721 Trim - Vinyl Coated               x x
724 Trim - Bucket Seats   x              
726 Trim - Vinyl Coated               x  
731 Trim - Vinyl Coated               x x
759 Trim - Vinyl Coated   x              
761 Trim - Vinyl Coated       x          
761 Black Vinyl     x            
780 Trim - Deluxe Cloth         x        
793 Trim - Vinyl Coated x
794 Trim - Deluxe Cloth       x          
795 Trim - Vinyl Coated             x    
796 Trim - Vinyl Coated           x      
950 Color Combination Two Tone   x x x x        
956 Color Combination Two Tone               x x
959 Color Combination Two Tone           x      
960 Color Combination Two Tone               x  
961-7 Color Combination Two Tone             x    
968 Color Combination Two Tone               x  
969 Color Combination Two Tone               x  
971 Color Combination Two Tone               x  
977 Color Combination Two Tone               x  

* Seen on 1970 Baltimore El Camino export and 1969 Malibu sport coupe export
** Shown on documentation but not a 'check box' option. Special Paint is known to have been available as early as 1966 as indicated by several early model year trim tags on this site. It may have been available as early as 1964. All Special Order paints had to be ordered through the Fleet & Special Order process. When talking about paint, generally this was used for fleet orders such as state vehicles or large company orders that wanted their cars painted a special color. This little known or advertised bonus was used by savvy buyers to get their Chevelles in another color. Generally any color that was available from any paint supplier that was available could be ordered.
*** Found in documentation and Canadian trim tag but not in options sold report
**** ZP5 & ZQ2 as a listed RPO in Chevrolet documents are shown only in 1971 & 1972. However, 1970 Kansas City build sheets show the same individual options and Kansas City shows ZP5 & ZQ2 as well where other plants do not. These (and a few others) are not reported by Chevrolet in their annual report as group options in 1970 however.
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This 1970 KC build sheet clearly shows RPO ZQ2 as well as the two individual options included in the group.
***** It is not known what years this code is limited to.
****** Found on GM of Canada documentation.
******* Debate whether this was an option per sé or standard on all 1967 SS396 Chevelles.

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