1965 Chevelle Production Numbers by Individual Plant

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Month Atlanta-A Baltimore-B Fremont-Z Framingham-G Kansas City-K
August (1964) 100001-100245 100001-101784 100001-100400 100001-100552 100001-102623
September 100246-103403 101785-107281 100401-104412 100553-103767 102624-112784
October(1) n/a n/a n/a n/a 102785-114280
November 103404-107971 107282-113446 104413-109402 103768-107793 114281-125931
December 107972-115187 113447-120586 109403-115948 107794-113595 125932-136817
January (1965) 115188-120825 120587-127482 115949-122463 113596-118109 136818-147698
February 120826-125833 127483-134071 122464-128987 118110-122589 147699-158544
March 125834-131460 134072-142393 128988-136358 122590-127630 158545-170680
April 131461-136550 142394-152385 136359-143222 127631-132475 170681-181771
May 136551-141714 152386-161991 143223-149716 132476-137589 181772-192632
June 141715-146115 161992-172298 149717-156038 137590-142940 192633-204232
July 146116-150260 172299-182298 156039-161660 142941-145999 204232-205505
August 150261-153264 182299-188266 161661-164551 146000-147699 205506-221898
Total
375,678(2)
53,264
14.18%
88,266
23.50%
64,551
17.19%
47,699
12.70%
121,898
32.45%
Just for fun...Daily Production
1965 Atlanta Baltimore Fremont Framingham Kansas City

The total production figures above are for Chevelles are for U.S. and domestic export.

Canada figures for 1965 are reported at either 19,132 or 14,883 units depending on the source of the information. Of these built in Canada, a Canada-only model 131/13267 300 convertible, it's reported that 309 of these were built. Those 309 consist of 109 with a V-8 engine and 205 were with an L6 engine. Canadian Classic Chevelles reports there were 14,883 1965 Chevelles assembled in Canada.

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Looking at the 08A (August, 1st week) and 08C (August, 3rd week) tags above, one's first thought is they're both August of 1964. Not so. The top SS convertible tag shows very low SS convertible body number (#23) plus sequence number (#100230) indicates very early August of 1964. The second SS sport coupe tag shows a very high SS sport coupe body number plus sequence number (#187999) indicates very late August of 1965.

  • (1) Strike period - no units reportedly built. Kansas City appears to be the only plant in production during October.

  • (2) Chevrolet's published figure for the 1965 model year is 378,618 units. Subtracting the total of last reported VINs of each plant (375,678) from the published figure leaves 2,940 unaccounted for. (One source puts the Canadian production total at 19,132 (while Canadian Classic Chevelles & Beaumonts says 14,883.) A reported 1,927 Chevelles/Beaumonts were built in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

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Caveats and Disclaimers:

The numbers shown are reported last VINs from each plant per month. The numbers above those in red are instances of matching VIN and Fisher Body plates to show VINs/body dates outside the published numbers. The Fisher Body Number plate build week not match the calendar week; meaning an example body date of 04A may not be the first physical or even calendar week of April. Productions are scheduled well in advance of actual build date and given it takes 3 to 4 days to physically build the car once it is scheduled, you can see where the body date will not always match up with the VIN sequence. Obviously the body plates, and the associated information, are stamped when the cars are scheduled, not as they roll by a particular station. Cars with 04A body dates may run into week 04B of production. GM wouldn't just toss out the existing body number plates with 04A just because the car didn't physically get completed until the following week.

In reality, don't place too much emphasis on the body date as opposed to the last reported VIN for a given month. The anomalies shown are shown for that very reason. It does happen and that should not be a basis for worry that your car may have had the body plate (trim tag) and/or VIN altered.

If you have trim tags/VINs plates with dates and sequence numbers that don't fall into the range of those shown below, please email me the trim tag and sequence number and I'll post the oddity. Email it to me via my contact page.