1966 Chevelle Production Numbers by Individual Plant

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Month Atlanta-A Baltimore-B Flint-F Framingham-G Fremont-Z
(GMAD)
Kansas City-K
August (1965*) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
September 100001-101412 09E - #104206
100001-103848
100001-100853 100001-101687 100001-101475 100001-104114
October 101413-105800 103849-112708 100854-103943 101688-106735 101476-105951 104115-115344
November 105801-110626 112709-123145 103944-107441 106736-111910 12A - #111467
105952-111304
115345-127866
December 110627-115184 123146-133029 107442-112016 111911-116955 111305-117131 127867-139728
January (1966) 01D - #119552
115185-119309
133030-141040 112017-116138 116956-120730 117132-123704 139729-150978
February 119310-126651 141041-148979 116139-120851 120731-123115 123705-129884 150979-162260
March 126652-141390 148980-157051 120852-127215 123116-125958 129885-136574 162261-175796
April 141391-155291 157052-164643 127216-132456 125959-128913 136575-142300 04D - #187543
175797-186929
May 05D - #168913
155292-168663
164644-172643 132457-138373 128914-131979 05E - #148858
05D - #149161

142301-148104
05D - #197447
186930-197387
June 168664-182751 172644-180692 138374-144544 131980-135211 148105-154174 197388-208293
July 182752-195611 180693-188331 144545-147455 135212-138111 154175-159625 208294-218051
Total
446,633(1)
95,611
21.38%
88,331
19.75%
47,455
10.61%
38,111
8.52%
59,625
13.33%
118,051
26.40%
Just for fun...Daily Production
1966 Atlanta Baltimore Flint Framingham Fremont Kansas City

* It's not known for certain which (if any) plants began 1966 production in August as was normally the case in this era. There is evidence of very late (August, 3rd week) 1965 models still being built at Baltimore. Only one August dated 1966 body plate has been found to date (see plate below) and the body number listed is very much out of sync with similar body numbers for the particular style.

It's also not known at this time how many Chevelles (or specific models) were built in Oshawa so the percentage figures shown may not be 100% accurate for the 6 U.S. plants. The total production figures for Chevelles did include Oshawa but no breakdown of Oshawa vs. U.S. are given.

 Canadian Classic Chevelles reports there were 20,112 1966 Chevelles assembled in Canada.

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Note this 1965 Baltimore plate is also body dated August 3rd week. The sequence number of this particular car is at the end of the 1965 production year for Baltimore making it very unlikely the 66 SS396 tag above is real.

(1) Chevrolet's published U.S. production figure for the 1966 model year are 447,364 units. Subtracting the total of last reported VINs of each plant (446,633) from the published figure leaves 731 U.S. built Chevelles unaccounted for.

Chevrolet's Accumulative Production Report puts the Canadian production total at 23,688 while Canadian Classic Chevelles & Beaumonts reports 20,112.

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* Revised Fremont production as per "Notice of Production Change" letter dated 8-23-66.

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.


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