1966 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 and do not normally include quantities/prices from GM of Canada unless otherwise noted.

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 1965/66 dollars. Dealers may have charged more (or less) for some options depending on the time of year as costs did fluctuate and some option costs varied depending on the series/model being installed on.

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

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price and Production Totals

Model Description (Quantity) List
Price
Less
Invoice
Discount
List
Price
Less
Base
Discount
Factory
D & H
List
Price
Mfr's
Sug'd
Dealer
D & H
Mfr's
Sug'd
Retail
Price
6-Cylinder Models base engine
300
13111 2-Door Sedan (11,468)
13169 4-Door Sedan (11,869)
$1678.32
1701.00
$1636.88
1659.00
$124.00
125.00
$2072.00
2100.00
$25.00
25.00
$2020.00
2055.00
300 Deluxe
13311 2-Door Sedan (9,176)
13369 4-Door Sedan (17,935)
13335 4-Door Sta. Wag., 2-seat (5,183)
13380 2-Door Sedan Pickup (3,424)
1735.02
1757.70
1984.50
unknown
1692.18
1714.30
1935.50
unknown
128.00
129.00
144.00
177.00
2142.00
2170.00
2450.00
2116.00
25.00
25.00
25.00
25.00
2090.00
2125.00
2408.00
2318.00
Malibu
13569
4-Door Sedan (16,428)
13539 4-Door Sport Sedan (5,122)
13517 2-Door Sport Coupe (28,180)
13567 2-Door Convertible (2,549)
13580 2-Door Sedan Pickup (1,461)
1816.02
1897.02
1841.94
1998.27
unknown
1771.18
1850.18
1796.46
1948.93
unknown
133.00
139.00
135.00
145.00
183.00
2242.00
2342.00
2274.00
2467.00
2188.00
25.00
25.00
25.00
25.00
25.00
2400.00
2506.00
2434.00
2637.00
2396.00
 
8-Cylinder Models base V8 engine *
300
13211
2-Door Sedan (2,135)
13269 4-Door Sedan (3,193)
1759.32
1782.00
1715.88
1738.00
129.00
131.00
2172.00
2200.00
25.00
25.00
2120.00
2155.00
300 Deluxe
13411
2-Door Sedan (3,005)
13469 4-Door Sedan (7,535)
13435 4-Door Sta. Wag. (5,028)
13480 2-Door Sedan Pickup (5,897)
1816.02
1838.70
2065.50
unknown
1771.18
1793.30
2014.50
unknown
133.00
135.00
150.00
185.00
2242.00
2270.00
2550.00
2216.00
25.00
25.00
25.00
25.00
2190.00
2225.00
2508.00
2426.00
Malibu
13669
4-Door Sedan (27,351)
(13669 - 06/06)
13639 4-Door Sport Sedan (19,905)
(13639 - 02/19)
13617 2-Door Sport Coupe (130,540) **

13667 2-Door Convertible (11,636)

13635 4-Door Sta. Wag., 2-seat (17,978)
(13635 - 06/07)
13680 2-Door Sedan Pickup (24,337)
(13680 - 01/07)
1897.02

1978.02
1922.94

2079.27

2123.82
2044.28
1850.18

1929.18

1875.46


2189.00
2027.93

2071.38

139.00

144.00
141.00

151.00
148.00

154.00
191.00
2342.00

2442.00

2374.00



2567.00

2622.00

25.00

25.00

25.00

25.00
25.00
25.00

25.00

2297.00
2458.00
2397.00
2545.00
2322.00
2484.00

2520.00
2693.00
2580.00
2756.00
2504.00
2288.00
 
325-hp Turbo Jet 396 cid engine *
SS396
13817
2-Door Sport Coupe (66,843) **
13867 2-Door Convertible (5,429)
2143.26
2302.83
2090.34
2245.97
154.00
165.00
2646.00
2843.00
25.00
25.00

2776.00

2796.00

Base discount is 21% with the 2% difference retained for dealer's account in accordance with Terms of Sale Bulletin.
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices do not include state or local taxes, license fees, options or accessories.

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

** Base price of car may differ from dealer to dealer.

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 1965/66 dollars.

RPO Description Quantity Cost **
A01 Soft ray tinted glass (all windows) 77,021 $ 30.55
A02 Soft ray tinted windshield (only)
(13680 - 01/07)
(13639 - 02/19)
190,741 $ 19.50
$ 19.95
$ 19.34
A31 Power windows - n/a on Chevelle 300 or 300 Deluxe. 3,164 $100.10
A33 Power rear window - sta. wag. 12,020 $ 26.35
A39 Deluxe seat belts, front & rear
(13639 - 02/19)
115,001 $ 10.55
$ 10.46
A41 4-way front seat control - conventional seat, n/a on Chevelle 300. 938 $ 69.55
A46 4-way front seat control - bucket seat 587 $ 69.55
A49 Custom Deluxe Belts w/retractors
(13680 -  01/07)
9,370 n/a
$  7.55
A51 Strato-Bucket seats - sport coupe, convertible & pickup 95,482 $110.60
A81 Headrests (w/Strato-Bucket seats) 2,380 $ 52.70
A82 Headrests (w/standard bench seat) 689 $ 42.15
A85 Deluxe shoulder harness (requires A39) (Available March 1966) 119 n/a
B90 Door Window Frame Molding 104 $ 26.35
C06 Power convertible top 10,028 $ 52.70
C08 Vinyl roof cover 32,507 $ 73.75
C48 Heater & defroster deletion credit - n/a w/A.C. 7,861 $ 70.70 CR
C50 Rear window defroster - sedans & sport coupe only 5,089 $ 21.10
C51 Air deflector, rear window - station wagons only 1,517 $ 19.00
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.
(13639 - 02/19)
60,814 $356.00
$363.70

$353.41
D55 Front compartment console 82,477 $ 47.40
F40 Special front & rear suspension - sta. wag. incl. special front & rear springs; other models also include special shock absorbers. 44,965 $  4.75
$4.50 - sedan, coupe
$3.50 - wagon
$4.71 - sedan
$3.80 - pickup
G66 Superlift rear shock absorbers 1,752 $ 36.90
G75 3.70:1 ratio rear axle 900  
G76 3.36:1 ratio rear axle 1,265 $  2.15
G80 Positraction rear axle 67,905 $ 36.90
G94 3.31:1 ratio rear axle 430 $  2.15
G96 3.55:1 ratio rear axle 2,577 $  2.15
H01 3.07:1 ratio rear axle (Available January 1966) 33 $  2.15
H05 3.7:1 ratio rear axle 3,075 n/c
J50 Power brakes - n/a w/Sintered Metallic brake lining. 33,695 $ 42.15
J65 Brakes w/Sintered Metallic facings 7,837 $ 36.90
K02 Temperature-controlled radiator fan - incl. w/A.C.
(13680 - 01/07)
3,365 $ 15.80
$ 16.15
K19**** Air Injection Reactor equipment - requires K24, for California registered vehicles only.
(13639 - 02/19)
54,166 $ 44.75

$ 44.44
K24**** Closed positive engine ventilation - n/a w/L79 or L34.
(13680 - 01/07)
(13639 - 02/19)
954 $  5.25
$  5.40
$  5.23
K66 Transistor ignition 2,013 $ 73.75
K76 61 amp Delcotron generator - incl. w/A.C. 439 $ 21.10
K79 42 amp Delcotron generator - n/a w/A.C. 867 $ 10.55
K81 62 amp Delcotron generator 123 $ 73.75
L26 140 hp Turbo-Thrift 230 engine 66,943 $ 26.35
L30 275 hp Turbo-Fire 327 engine 46,230 $ 92.70
L34 360 hp Turbo-Jet 396 engine (SS396)
(El Camino)
24,811 $105.35
$290.55
L35 325 hp Turbo-Jet 396 engine 1,865 $182.95
L77 220 hp Turbo-Fire 283 engine 10,101 $ 52.70
L78 375 hp Turbo-Jet 396 engine 3,099 $237.00
L79 350 hp Turbo-Fire 327 engine (None are shown in the production year report even though there are engine codes for this option)   $190.00
M01 HD clutch - n/a w/SS396, 155-hp L6, or A.I.R. 495 $  5.30
M10 Overdrive transmission - available with L6 and 283. 2,803 $115.90
M13
****
Special 3-speed, fully synchronized 201  
M20 4-speed wide-range transmission (SS396)
283 or 327 engine
(13680 - 01/07 - L35)
73,022 $105.35
$184.35
$188.30
M21 4-speed close-ratio transmission - available with L79, L34, and L78 engines. 5,012 $105.35
M22 4-speed close-ratio transmission 12  
M35 Powerglide transmission - SS396
283-327 engines
(13639 - 02/19)
L6 engines
292,437 $115.90
$194.85
$193.44
($175.00)
M55 Transmission oil cooler 28 $ 15.80
N10 Dual exhaust 11,102 $ 21.10
N33 Comfortilt steering wheel - automatic or 4-speed only. 6,115 $ 42.15
N34 Sports-styled walnut-grained steering wheel w/plastic rim 7,537 $ 31.60
N40 Power steering
(13639 - 02/19)
(13635 - 06/07)
185,274 $ 73.75
$ 83.65
$ 84.30
N96 Mag-style wheel cover 10,814 $ 73.75
P01 Bright metal wheel covers 223,842 $ 21.10
P02 Simulated wire wheel covers 6,974 $ 73.75
P19 Spare tire lock 2,101 $  5.30
P58 7.35-14-4 pr whitewall tubeless tires 106,413 $ 39.15
P60 7.75-14 blackwall
(When replacing 6.95 x 14 2-Ply blackwall - January)
(When replacing 6.95 x 14 2-Ply blackwall - March)
(When replacing 7.35 x 14 2-Ply blackwall - January)
(When replacing 7.35 x 14 2-Ply blackwall - March)
(When replacing 7.75 x 14 2-Ply blackwall - January)
(When replacing 7.75 x 14 2-Ply blackwall - March)
3,700
$ 39.00
$ 39.06
$ 31.23
$ 31.25
$ 16.74
$ 16.75
P61 7.75-14-4 pr whitewall tubeless tires, nylon 4,897 $ 72.40
P62 7.75-14-4 pr whitewall tubeless tires
(13680 - 01/07)
(13635 - 06/07)
63,795 $ 53.60
$ 31.85
$ 31.30
P67 6.95-14-4 pr whitewall tubeless tires 76,821 $ 28.20
T07 7.75-14-4 pr whitewall tubeless tires, nylon 17,421 NC
T60 Battery, 70-amp-hour 20,503 $  7.40
U03 Tri-Volume Horn 2,653 $ 13.70
U14 Special Instrumentation - available on sport coupe and convertible. Includes ammeter, temperature, and oil pressure gauges. Includes tachometer on V8 engines. 32,436 $ 79.00
U16 Tachometer - V8 engines only. 8,025 $ 47.40
U63 Push-button control radio
(13680 - 01/07)
313,897 $ 57.40
$ 58.65
U63/U80 Push-button control radio w/rear speaker
(January)
(March)
unk
$ 70.60
$ 70.06
U69 Push-button control AM/FM radio 5,689 $133.80
U69/U80 Push-button control AM/FM radio w/rear speaker
(January)
(March)
 
$145.86
$147.00
U73 Rear antenna - n/a with AM-FM or sta. wag. 66,846 $   9.50
U75 Power rear antenna 962 $ 28.45
U80 Speaker, radio auxiliary 54,750 $ 13.20
V01 HD radiator - incl. w/A.C. 25,108 $ 10.55
V31 Front bumper guard 16,298 $  9.50
V32 Rear bumper guard - n/a on sta. wag., sedan pickup. 13,067 $  9.50
V55 Luggage carrier equipment - sta. wag. 7,299 $ 42.15
V74 Hazard Warning System 35,398 $ 11.80
Z19 Convenience group
(Note price will vary depending on series/model)
18,487 $ 26.35
$21.10 - 136/13817
Z83 Road hazard package (Discontinued December 1965) 165 $ 10.55
710 Fawn vinyl interior - 13680 (01/07) 9,005 $  5.40
720 Fawn vinyl interior for 300 series 1,775 $  5.30
761 Black vinyl interior for Malibu sport coupe and sedan 95,102 $ 10.55
950 Two-tone exterior paint combinations 18,060 $ 15.80
- Operating Convenience Group    
n/a When listed in Description, item is not available.
When listed in Quantity or Cost, figures and/or cost are not available.
** 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. Prices charged may vary from dealer to dealer and/or with other options ordered and even publications. Additional pricing shown is also shown with series/model and date.
***

The H.D. manual 3-speed transmission was STANDARD EQUIPMENT on all SS396 Chevelle models. The Optional RPO M13 was a mandatory option on the El Camino when either 396cid engine was offered. Of course, the 4-speed manual and Powerglide were also optional.

**** 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.
59074 - Chevelles at Fremont
54166 - RPO K19 options reported
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 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.
Other notable options not listed by GM for U.S. production but rather by GM of Canada for export use only.
A48 Seat Belt Delete    
D31 Inside Tilt Rear View Mirror    
U18 Speedometer in Kilometers ~ 2,866 units    
W89 Touch Up Paint    
X14 Export Preparation - Coating    
X17 Underbody Oil Spray    

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