1966 Chevelle Restoration Information

1966 Chevelle

The muscle car craze was in full effect for 1966’s new models, and Chevrolet’s offerings were no exception as seen with the restyled 1966 Chevelle.

Chevrolet had stepped up to the increasing competition in the muscle car market, not just from rivals at Ford and Chrysler, but from within other GM divisions as well. This would be the first year of the new body style, which would continue through the 1967 model year before once again changing for 1968.

The Chevelle was completely revamped for the 1966 model year while building on the successes of the previous incarnation. This would also be the official introduction of the SS396 model designation, as this package was simply known as an SS in previous years. The 1966 Chevelle was available in several trim levels, such as the Chevelle 300, 300 Deluxe, Malibu, and SS396. SuperSport models received blackout grille treatment, special rocker panel moldings, and exclusive badging.

Additionally, several body styles were available for the platform: 2 door hardtop coupe and convertible, 2 and 4 door sedan, 4 door wagon, and 2 door sedan pickup (El Camino). The iconic “coke bottle” shape made its debut here along with a more aggressive roofline, and hood ornaments were included on the SS396, which would go on to become a staple feature of the trim. Exterior dimensions remained roughly the same as the previous year despite the vastly different styling.

Interior vinyl color choices were black, bright blue, blue, red, bronze, fawn, turquoise, or white.

A front bench seat was standard, but optional strato-bucket seats were available, as was a center console. Special gauge instrumentation could be optioned on any 66 Chevelle or Malibu. A tachometer would be included in this package for any V8 equipped Chevelle regardless of trim level, but the RPM range varied depending on engine choice. These tachometers could also be ordered separately of the gauge package on any of the V8 Chevelles.

Standard engine choices included two Turbo-Thrift inline six cylinders, a 194 cid / 120 hp and 230 cid / 140 hp offering, as well as two variants of the 283 cid Turbo-Fire V8 with 195 hp and 220 hp and two or four barrel carburetors respectively.

Those who needed more power could opt for the 327 cid Turbo-Jet V8 rated at 275 hp. There were three big block 396 engines available under the SS396 designation; the base engine option for this package was the L35 396 cid / 325 hp Turbo-Jet big block, but savvy buyers could choose either the L34 360 hp or L78 375 hp variants if they desired and were willing to pay the premium. However, the 396 engine option could only be ordered on the SS396 2 door sport coupe or convertible, or the El Camino. The L78 could also only be ordered being paired to one of the available manual transmissions, including the infamous M22 heavy duty “rock crusher” Muncie.

Transmission choices consisted of a 3 speed Saginaw as standard, with 3 variations of the 4 speed Muncie (M20, M21, M22), and an optional Powerglide 2 speed automatic transmission as well. Transmission availability was directly affected by the chosen rear axle ratio, of which there were many options. By far the most common transmission for 1966 was the Powerglide with nearly 300k units sold, while the heavy-duty M22 “rock crusher” reportedly was only optioned on 12 L78 examples.

While the El Camino could also be had with the available 396 engines, it would not officially be classified as an SS 396 in any capacity that would normally identify the trim on a Chevelle. Aside from a pair of 396 Turbo-Jet flag emblems that could be found on the front fenders, there were none of the distinguishing features present.

For the Canadian market, the Malibu could be ordered with the A51 RPO to transform it into a Malibu “Sports Option”, their equivalent to a US Chevelle SS model.

This RPO would simply option bucket seats and commonly paired with RPO D55 center console on US models, but Canadian Malibus would also receive 1965 Malibu SS emblems and ’66 SS396 rocker panel moldings.

There was a total of 72,272 Chevelle SS 396 models, and 1,865 known L35 equipped El Caminos, sold for 1966. The optional L34 396 production totals 24,811 Chevelles, and a paltry 3,099 L78 396 Chevelles were produced, as this option became available midway through 1966. Approximately 447,000 Chevelles in total among all sub-models were produced for the ’66 model year.

1966 Chevelle OEM Brochure & Ads

1966 Chevelle Model Options

Series & Model Options:

Chevelle 300

  • 2-Door Sedan
  • 4-Door Sedan

 

Chevelle 300 Deluxe

  • 2-Door Sedan
  • 4-Door Sedan
  • 4-Door Wagon

 

Chevelle Malibu

  • 4-Door Sedan
  • 4-Door Sport Coupe
  • 2-Door Sport Coupe
  • 2-Door Convertible
  • 4-Door Wagon

 

Chevelle SS396 (SuperSport)

  • 2-Door Sport Coupe
  • 2-Door Convertible

Engine Options by Series:

Chevelle 300

  • 194 cubic inch 120 horsepower 6 cylinder (Base)
  • L26 – 230 cubic inch 140 horsepower 6 cylinder (Optional)
  • 283 cubic inch 195 horsepower V8 (Base)
  • L30 – 327 cubic inch 275 horsepower V8 (Optional)

 

Chevelle 300 Deluxe

  • L77 – 283 cubic inch 220 horsepower V8 (Optional)
  • L30 – 327 cubic inch 275 horsepower V8 (Optional)

 

Chevelle Malibu

  • 194 cubic inch 120 horsepower 6 cylinder (Base)
  • L26 – 230 cubic inch 140 horsepower 6 cylinder (Optional)
  • 283 cubic inch 195 horsepower V8 (Base)
  • L77 – 283 cubic inch 220 horsepower V8 (Optional)
  • L30 – 327 cubic inch 275 horsepower V8 (Optional)

 

Chevelle SS396 (SuperSport)

  • L35 – 396 cubic inch 325 horsepower V8 (Base)
  • L34 – 396 cubic inch 360 horsepower V8 (Optional)
  • L78 – 396 cubic inch 375 horsepower V8 (Optional)

Available Transmissions:
  • 3-speed Saginaw (Base)
  • 4-speed Muncie (Optional)
    • M20
    • M21
    • M22 “rock crusher”
  • Powerglide 2-speed automatic (Optional)

Production Numbers:

Chevelle 300, 2-Door Sedan

  • 11,468 (Six Cylinder)
  • 2,135 (Eight Cylinder)
  • 13,603 (Total)

 

Chevelle 300, 4-Door Sedan

  • 11,869 (Six Cylinder)
  • 3,193 (Eight Cylinder)
  • 15,062 (Total)

 

Chevelle 300 Deluxe, 2-Door Sedan

  • 9,176 (Six Cylinder)
  • 3,005 (Eight Cylinder)
  • 12,181 (Total)

 

Chevelle 300 Deluxe, 4-Door Wagon

  • 5,183 (Six Cylinder)
  • 5,028 (Eight Cylinder)
  • 10,211 (Total)

 

Chevelle 300 Deluxe, 4-Door Sedan

  • 17,935 (Six Cylinder)
  • 7,535 (Eight Cylinder)
  • 25,470 (Total)

 

Chevelle Malibu, 4-Door Wagon

  • 3,757 (Six Cylinder)
  • 17,978 (Eight Cylinder)
  • 21,735 (Total)

 

Chevelle Malibu, 4-Door Sport Sedan

  • 5,122 (Six Cylinder)
  • 19,905 (Eight Cylinder)
  • 25,027 (Total)

 

Chevelle Malibu, 2-Door Coupe

  • 28,180 (Six Cylinder)
  • 130,540 (Eight Cylinder)
  • 158,720 (Total)

 

Chevelle Malibu, Convertible

  • 2,549 (Six Cylinder)
  • 11,636 (Eight Cylinder)
  • 14,185 (Total)

 

Chevelle Malibu, 4-Door Sedan

  • 16,428 (Six Cylinder)
  • 27,351 (Eight Cylinder)
  • 43,779 (Total)

 

Chevelle SS396, 2-Door Sport Coupe

  • N/A (Six Cylinder)
  • 66,843 (Eight Cylinder)
  • 66,843 (Total)

 

Chevelle SS396, Convertible

  • N/A (Six Cylinder)
  • 5,429 (Eight Cylinder)
  • 5,429 (Total)

 

1966 Chevelle Model Year Total Production

  • 116,552 (Six Cylinder)
  • 330,812 (Eight Cylinder)
  • 447,364 (Total)

Dimensions & Capacities:

Length:

  • 2 & 4-Door Sedan, Sport Coupe, and Convertible: 197.0 inches
  • Station Wagon: 199.9 inches

Width: 75.0 inches

Height:

  • 2 & 4-Door Sedan & Sport Coupe: 53.0 inches
  • Convertible: 51.90/ 52.8 inches
  • Station Wagon: 54.6 inches

Wheelbase: 115.0 inches

1966 Chevelle Codes & Specs

Available Engine Specifications 

TypeSizeCarb

Horsepower

Torque

Bore & Stroke (in.)

Compression Ratio

L6

194 cid

1x1bbl

120 hp @ 4400 RPM

177 lb-ft @ 2400 RPM

3.56 x 3.25

8.5:1

L6

230 cid

1x1bbl

140 hp @ 4400 RPM

220 lb-ft @ 1600 RPM

3.875 x 3.25

8.5:1

V8

283 cid

1x4bbl

220 hp @ 4400 RPM

295 lb-ft @ 3200 RPM

3.875 x 3.00

9.25:1

V8

283 cid

1x2bbl

195 hp @ 4800 RPM

285 lb-ft @ 2400 RPM

3.875 x 3.00

9.25:1

V8

327 cid

1x4bbl

275 hp @ 4800 RPM

355 lb-ft @ 3200 RPM

4.00 x 3.25

10.5:1

V8

396 cid

1x4bbl

375 hp @ 5600 RPM

415 lb-ft @ 3600 RPM

4.094 x 3.76

11.0:1

V8

396 cid

1x4bbl

360 hp @ 5200 RPM

420 lb-ft @ 3600 RPM

4.094 x 3.76

10.25:1

V8

396 cid

1x4bbl

325 hp @ 4800 RPM

410 lb-ft @ 3200 RPM

4.094 x 3.76

10.25:1

Engine Codes

Hi-Thrift 194 (L6)
CodeSize-CarbHorsepowerRPOTransmissionPowertrain Options
AA

194 cid 1x1bbl

120N/A3-speed ManualOverdrive
AC

194 cid 1x1bbl

120N/A3-speed ManualHeavy Duty Clutch
AG

194 cid 1x1bbl

120N/A3-speed ManualA.C.
AH

194 cid 1x1bbl

120N/A3-speed ManualHeavy Duty Clutch/A.C.
AL

194 cid 1x1bbl

120N/APowerglide
AS

194 cid 1x1bbl

120N/A3-speed ManualOverdrive/A.I.R.
AT

194 cid 1x1bbl

120N/A3-speed ManualA.C./A.I.R.
Turbo-Thrift 230 (L6)
CodeSize-CarbHorsepowerRPOTransmissionPowertrain Options
BL

230 cid 1x1bbl

140L26PowerglideA.I.R.
BM

230 cid 1x1bbl

140L26PowerglideA.C./A.I.R.
BN

230 cid 1x1bbl

140L26

3-speed Manual

Overdrive/A.I.R.
BO

230 cid 1x1bbl

140L26

3-speed Manual

A.C./A.I.R.
CA

230 cid 1x1bbl

140L26

3-speed Manual

Overdrive
CB

230 cid 1x1bbl

140L26

3-speed Manual

A.C.
CC

230 cid 1x1bbl

140L26Powerglide
CD

230 cid 1x1bbl

140L26PowerglideA.C.
Turbo-Fire 283 (V8)
CodeSize-CarbHorsepowerRPOTransmissionPowertrain Options
DA

283 cid 1x2bbl

195

3-speed Manual

DB

283 cid 1x2bbl

195

4-speed Manual

DE

283 cid 1x2bbl

195Powerglide
DG

283 cid 1x4bbl

220L77

3/4-speed Manual

DH

283 cid 1x4bbl

220L77Powerglide
DI

283 cid 1x2bbl

195

3-speed Manual

Overdrive/A.I.R.
DJ

283 cid 1x2bbl

195PowerglideA.I.R.
DK

283 cid 1x2bbl

195

4-speed Manual

A.I.R.
DL

283 cid 1x4bbl

220L77

3/4-speed Manual

A.I.R.
DM

283 cid 1x4bbl

220L77PowerglideA.I.R.
Turbo-Fire 327 (V8)
CodeSize-CarbHorsepowerRPOTransmissionPowertrain Options
EA/EAH*

327 cid 1x4bbl

275L30

3/4-speed Manual

EB

327 cid 1x4bbl

275L30

3/4-speed Manual

A.I.R.
EC

327 cid 1x4bbl

275L30PowerglideA.I.R.
EE

327 cid 1x4bbl

275L30Powerglide

EP**

327 cid 1x4bbl

350

L79

H.D. 3-speed or 4-speed

ER**

327 cid 1x4bbl

350

L79

H.D. 3-speed or 4-speed

A.I.R.

ES**

327 cid 1x4bbl

350

L79

H.D. 3-speed or 4-speed

Turbo-Jet 396 (V8)
CodeSize-CarbHorsepowerRPOTransmissionPowertrain Options
EDH*

396 cid 1x4bbl

325L35

3/4-speed Manual

EF

396 cid 1x4bbl

360L34

3/4-speed Manual

EG

396 cid 1x4bbl

375L78

3/4-speed Manual

Holley Carb/Solid Cam
EH

396 cid 1x4bbl

325L35

3/4-speed Manual

A.I.R./Rochester Carb
EJ

396 cid 1x4bbl

360L34

3/4-speed Manual

A.I.R.
EKH*

396 cid 1x4bbl

325L35PowerglideHolley Carb
EKR

396 cid 1x4bbl

325L35PowerglideRochester Carb
EL

396 cid 1x4bbl

360L34Powerglide
EM

396 cid 1x4bbl

325L35PowerglideA.I.R./Rochester Carb
EN

396 cid 1x4bbl

360L34PowerglideA.I.R.

1966 Chevelle Transmission Codes & Specifications

3-Speed Manual Transmission Ratios

--

Base

L26

Base

L77

L30

L79

L35

L34

C.I.

194

230

283

283

327

327

396

396

1st Gear

2.85:1

2.85:1

2.85:1

2.85:1

2.54:1

2.54:1

2.41:1

2.41:1

2nd Gear

1.68:1

1.68:1

1.68:1

1.68:1

1.50:1

1.50:1

1.57:1

1.57:1

3rd Gear

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

Reverse

2.95:1

2.95:1

2.95:1

2.95:1

2.63:1

2.63:1

2.41:1

2.41:1

Clutch Diameter

9.12-10

9.12-10

10

10

10.4

10.4

11

11

3-Speed Manual Overdrive Transmission Ratios

--

Base

L26

Base

L77

L30

L79

L35

L34

C.I.

194

230

283

283

327

327

396

396

1st Gear

2.85:1

2.85:1

2.85:1

2.85:1

-

-

-

-

1st Overdrive

2.00:1

2.00:1

2.00:1

2.00:1

-

-

-

-

2nd Gear

1.68:1

1.68:1

1.68:1

1.68:1

-

-

-

-

2nd Overdrive

1.18:1

1.18:1

1.18:1

1.18:1

-

-

-

-

3rd Gear

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

-

-

-

-

3rd Overdrive

0.70:1

0.70:1

0.70:1

0.70:1

-

-

-

-

Reverse

2.95:1

2.95:1

2.95:1

2.95:1

-

-

-

-

Clutch Diameter

9.12-10

9.12-10

10

10

-

-

-

-

4-Speed Manual Transmission Ratios

--

Base

L26

Base

L77

L30

L79

L35

L34

C.I.

194

230

283

283

327

327

396

396

1st Gear

-

-

3.11:1

3.11:1

2.54:1

2.54:1

2.52:1

2.52:1

2nd Gear

-

-

2.20:1

2.20:1

1.80:1

1.80:1

1.88:1

1.88:1

3rd Gear

-

-

1.47:1

1.47:1

1.32:1

1.32:1

1.47:1

1.47:1

4th Gear

-

-

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

Reverse

-

-

3.11:1

3.11:1

2.54:1

2.54:1

2.59:1

2.59:1

Clutch Diameter

-

-

10.4

10.4

10.4

10.4

11

11

Powerglide Transmission Ratios

--

Base

L26

Base

L77

L30

L79

L35

L34

C.I.

194

230

283

283

327

327

396

396

1st Gear

1.82:1

1.82:1

1.82:1

1.82:1

1.76:1

1.76:1

1.76:1

1.76:1

2nd Gear

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

Reverse

1.82:1

1.82:1

1.82:1

1.82:1

1.76:1

1.76:1

1.76:1

1.76:1

1966 Chevelle Factory Options

Regular Production Option (RPO)

RPODescriptionQuantity1966 PriceEstimated 2020 Price
A01

Soft Ray Tinted Glass (All Windows)

77,021$30.55$241.01
A02

Soft Ray Tinted Windshield (Only)

190,741$19.50$153.83

-

(13680 - 01/07)

-

$19.95

$160.23

-

(13639 - 02/19)

-

$19.34

$155.33

A31

Power Windows - n/a on Chevelle 300 or 300 Deluxe.

3,164$100.10$789.68
A33

Power Rear Window - Station Wagon

12,020$26.35$207.87
A39

Deluxe Seat Belts, Front & Rear

115,001$10.55$83.23

-

(13639 - 02/19)

-

$10.46

$84.01

A41

4-Way Front Seat Control - Conventional Seat, n/a on Chevelle 300

938$69.55$548.67
A46

4-way Front Seat Control - Bucket Seat

587$69.55$548.67
A49

Custom Deluxe Belts w/ Retractors

9,370

n/a

n/a

-

(13680 - 01/07)

-

$7.55

$60.64

A51

Strato-Bucket Seats - Sport Coupe, Convertible & Pickup

95,482$110.60$872.51
A81

Headrests (w/ Strato-Bucket Seats)

2,380$52.70$415.74
A82

Headrests (w/ Standard Bench Seat)

689$42.15$332.52
A85

Deluxe Shoulder Harness (requires A39) (Available March 1966)

119

n/a

n/a

B90Door Window Frame Molding104$26.35$207.87
C06

Power Convertible Top

10,028$52.70$415.74
C08

Vinyl Roof Cover

32,507$73.75$581.81
C48

Heater & Defroster Deletion Credit - n/a w/ A.C.

7,861

$70.70+

$557.74+

C50

Rear Window Defroster - Sedans & Sport Coupe Only

5,089$21.10$166.46
C51

Air Deflector, Rear Window - Station Wagons Only

1,517$19.00$149.89
C60

Four Season Air Conditioning - includes H.D. radiator, temp-controlled fan, 61-amp generator. Must order 7.75-14 or larger tires. Not available when 375-hp engine is ordered.

60,814

$356.00-363.70

$2,859.31-2,921.15

-

(13639 - 02/19)

-

$353.41

$2,838.50

D55

Front Compartment Console

82,477

$47.40

$380.71

F40

Special Front & Rear Suspension

44,965

$4.75

$38.15

-

Coupe & Sedan

-

$4.50

$36.14

-

Wagon

-

$3.50

$28.11

-

Sedan

-

$4.71

$37.83

-

Pickup

-

$3.80

$30.52

G66

Superlift Rear Shock Absorbers

1,752$36.90$291.10
G75

3.70:1 Ratio Rear Axle

900

-

-

G76

3.36:1 Ratio Rear Axle

1,265$2.15$16.96
G80

Positraction Rear Axle

67,905$36.90$291.10
G94

3.31:1 Ratio Rear Axle

430$2.15$16.96
G96

3.55:1 Ratio Rear Axle

2,577$2.15$16.96
H01

3.07:1 Ratio Rear Axle (Available January 1966)

33$2.15$16.96
H05

3.7:1 Ratio Rear Axle

3,075

-

-

J50

Power Brakes - n/a w/ Sintered Metallic Brake Lining.

33,695$42.15$332.52
J65

Brakes w/ Sintered Metallic Facings

7,837$36.90$291.10
K02

Temperature-Controlled Radiator Fan - Incl. w/ A.C.

3,365$15.80$124.64

-

(13680 - 01/07)

-

$16.15

$129.71

K19****

Air Injection Reactor Equipment - Requires K24, for California Registered Vehicles Only.

54,166$44.75

$359.42

-

(13639 - 01/07)

-

$44.44

$356.93

K24****

Closed Positive Engine Ventilation - n/a w/ L79 or L34

954$5.25$41.42

-

(13680 - 01/07)

-

$5.40

$43.37

-

(13639 - 02/19)

-

$5.23

$42.01

K66

Transistor Ignition

2,013$73.75$581.81
K76

61 Amp Delcotron Generator - incl. w/ A.C.

439$21.10$166.46
K79

42 Amp Delcotron Generator - n/a w/ A.C.

867$10.55$83.23
K81

62 Amp Delcotron Generator

123$73.75$581.81
L26

140 hp Turbo-Thrift 230 Engine

66,943$26.35$207.87
L30

275 hp Turbo-Fire 327 Engine

46,230$92.70$731.30
L34

360 hp Turbo-Jet 396 Engine (SS396)

24,811$105.35$831.09
L35

325 hp Turbo-Jet 396 Engine

1,865$182.95$1,443.27
L77

220 hp Turbo-Fire 283 Engine

10,101$52.70$415.74
L78

375 hp Turbo-Jet 396 Engine

3,099$237.00$1,869.67
M01

HD Clutch - n/a w/ SS396, 155-hp L6, or A.I.R.

495$5.30$41.81
M10

Overdrive Transmission - available with L6 and 283

2,803$115.90$914.32
M13****

Special 3-Speed, Fully Synchronized

201

-

-

M20

4-Speed Wide-Range Transmission (SS396)

73,022$105.35$831.09

-

283 or 327 Engines

-

$184.35

$1,480.55

-

(13680 - 01/07 - L35)

-

$188.30

$1,512.38

M21

4-Speed Close-Ratio Transmission - Available w/ L79, L34, and L78 engines

5,012$105.35$831.09
M22

4-Speed Close-Ratio Transmission

12

-

-

M35

Powerglide Transmission - SS396

292,437$115.90$914.32

-

283 or 327 Engines

-

$194.85

$1,564.99

-

(13639 - 02/19)

-

$193.44

$1,553.66

-

L6 Engines

-

$175.00

$1,405.56

M55

Transmission Oil Cooler

28$15.80$124.64
N10

Dual Exhaust

11,102$21.10$166.46
N33

Comfortilt Steering Wheel - Automatic or 4-Speed Only

6,115$42.15$332.52
N34

Sports-Styled Walnut-Grained Steering Wheel w/ Plastic Rim

7,537$31.60$249.29
N40

Power Steering

185,274$73.75$581.81

-

(13639 - 02/19)

-

$83.65

$671.86

-

(13635 - 06/07)

-

$84.30

$677.08

N96

Mag-Style Wheel Cover

10,814$73.75$581.81
P01

Bright Metal Wheel Covers

223,842$21.10$166.46
P02

Simulated Wire Wheel Covers

6,974$73.75$581.81
P19

Spare Tire Lock

2,101$5.30$41.81
P58

7.35-14-4 pr Whitewall Tubeless Tires

106,413$39.15$308.85
P60

7.75-14 Blackwall

3,700

-

-

-

When Replacing 6.95 x 14 2-Ply Blackwall - January

-

$39.00

$313.24

-

When Replacing 6.95 x 14 2-Ply Blackwall - March

-

$39.06

$313.72

-

When Replacing 7.35 x 14 2-Ply Blackwall - January

-

$31.23

$250.83

-

When Replacing 7.35 x 14 2-Ply Blackwall - March

-

$31.25

$250.99

-

When Replacing 7.75 x 14 2-Ply Blackwall - January

-

$16.74

$134.45

-

When Replacing 7.75 x 14 2-Ply Blackwall - March

-

$16.75

$134.53

P61

7.75-14-4 pr Whitewall Tubeless Tires, Nylon

4,897$72.40$571.16
P62

7.75-14-4 pr Whitewall Tubeless Tires

63,795$53.60$422.84

-

(13680 - 01/07)

-

$31.85

$255.81

-

(13635 - 06/07)

-

$31.30

$251.39

P67

6.95-14-4 pr Whitewall Tubeless Tires

76,821$28.20$222.47
T07

7.75-14-4 pr Whitewall Tubeless Tires, Nylon

17,421

-

-

T60

Battery, 70-Amp-Hour

20,503$7.40$58.38
U03Tri-Volume Horn2,653$13.70$108.08
U14Special Instrumentation - available on sport coupe and convertible. Includes ammeter, temperature, and oil pressure gauges. Includes tachometer on V8 engines.32,436$79.00$623.22
U16

Tachometer - V8 Engines Only.

8,025$47.40$373.93
U63

Push-Button Control Radio

313,897$57.40$452.82

-

(13680 - 01/07)

-

$58.65

$471.06

U63/U80

Push-Button Control Radio w/ Rear Speaker

-

-

-

(January)

-

$70.60

$567.04

-

(March)

-

$70.06

$562.71

U69

Push-Button Control AM/FM Radio

5,689$133.80$1,055.53
U69/U80

Push-Button Control AM/FM Radio w/ Rear Speaker

-

-

-

(January)

-

$145.86

$1,171.51

-

(March)

-

$147.00

$1,180.67

U73

Rear Antenna - n/a w/ AM/FM or Station Wagon

66,846$9.50$74.94
U75

Power Rear Antenna

962$28.45$224.44
U80

Speaker, Radio Auxiliary

54,750$13.20$104.13
V01

HD Radiator - incl. w/ A.C.

25,108$10.55$83.23
V31

Front Bumper Guard

16,298$9.50$74.94
V32

Rear Bumper Guard - n/a on Station Wagon or Sedan Pickup

13,067$9.50$74.94
V55

Luggage Carrier Equipment - Station Wagon

7,299$42.15$332.52
V74Hazard Warning System35,398$11.80$93.09
Z19

Convenience Group

18,487$26.35$207.87
Z83

Road Hazard Package (Discontinued December 1965)

165$10.55$83.23
710

Fawn Vinyl Interior - 13680 (01/07)

9,005$5.40$42.60
720

Fawn Vinyl Interior for 300 Series

1,775$5.30$41.81
761

Black Vinyl Interior for Malibu Sport Coupe & Sedan

95,102$10.55$83.23
950

Two-Tone Exterior Paint Combinations

18,060$15.80$124.64

It is not known whether the 54,166 figure listed for RPO K19 (A.I.R.) is truly a number of times the option was customer ordered, or if it includes the number of times the option was mandated due to California requirements and ordered by other state’s customers. If it’s true that California built (Fremont) Chevelles  mandated the K19 option (which would also mean the K24 option) then of the 59,074 Chevelles built at Fremont, the 4,908 Chevelles are unaccounted for from Fremont without these options.

59,074 – Chevelles at Fremont

54,166 – RPO K19 options reported

 4,908 – Remaining Fremont cars not equipped with RPO K19

RPO K24 (closed positive ventilation) is listed in GM literature as being required with RPO K19 is ordered. Yet, only 924 options are shown as being ordered. Since this option could be ordered without the RPO K19, it’s believed this number is for all non-RPO K19 ordered Chevelles.

1966 Chevelle Factory Colors

Exterior Colors

ColorCodeNameLuciteRinshed-MasonDitzler

ATuxedo Black88LA-9469300

CErmine White4024LA-11998259

DMist Blue4630LA-172013042

EDanube Blue4631LA-172113002

FMarina Blue4704LA-182313148

HWillow Green4633LA-171643391

KArtesian Turquoise4628LA-171843364

LTropic Turquoise4703LA-181643496

MAztec Bronze4707LA-1817R71525

NMadeira Maroon4624LHA-1711M50700

RRegal Red4625LHA-1712M71472

TSandalwood Tan4706LA-182122660

VCameo Beige4401LA-153022270

WChateau Slate4708LA-181932525

YLemonwood Yellow4709LA-182481528

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