1970 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 (April 1, 1970) and do not normally include quantities/prices from Vintage Vehicle Services unless otherwise noted.

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 1969/70 dollars. Also note some options were priced differently dependent on other options ordered, model the option was ordered on, and depending on what GM literature you're reading.

Quantity numbers may or may not be correct but are the best available figures. Be sure to read the notations below the list for anomalies. Variances in parentheses () are those physically found on car shipper paperwork and show the series/model and/or date found on broadcast copy paperwork.

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

Manufacturer's Suggest Retail Price and Production Totals

Model Description (Quantity) List Price
6-Cylinder Models
Nomad
13136 4-Door Station Wagon (4315)
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Standard
13337 2-Door Sport Coupe (6,119)
13369 4-Door Sedan (4,546)
13380 2-Door Sedan Pickup (1,303)

Greenbrier
13336 4-Door Station Wagon, 2 Seat (877)

2572.00
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Malibu
13537 2-Door Sport Coupe (12,256)
13539 4-Door Sport Sedan (904)
13567 2-Door Convertible (381)
13569 4-Door Sedan (7,525)
13580 2-Door Sedan Pickup (539)

2719.00
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Concours
13536
4-Door Custom Wagon, 2-seat (442)
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8-Cylinder Models base V8 engine *
Nomad
13236
4-Door Station Wagon, 2-seat (7,151)

2925.00
Standard
13437
2-Door Sport Coupe (8,003)
13469 4-Door Sedan (5,177)
13436 4-Door Station Wagon, 2-seat (5,503)
13446 4-Door Station Wagon, 3-seat (1,798)
13480 2-Door Sedan Pickup (5,137)

2862.00
2627.00
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3213.00
2769.00
Malibu
13637 2-Door Sport Coupe (289,622)
13639 4-Door Sport Sedan (20,575)
13667 2-Door Convertible (7,141)
(after at least 04/29)
13669 4-Door Sedan (37,401)
13680 2-Door Sedan Pickup (26,690)

2809.00
2881.00
3009.00
3062.00
2775.00
2850.00
Concours
13636
4-Door Station Wagon, 2-seat (11,567)
13646 4-Door Station Wagon, 3-seat (2,902)

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3323.00
Concours Estate
13836 4-Door Station Wagon, 2-seat (3,833)
13846 4-Door Station Wagon, 3-seat (2,220)

3342.00
3455.00
Monte Carlo
13857 - 2-Door Sport Coupe (145,976)

3123.00

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices do not include state or local taxes, license fees, options or accessories and may vary depending on time of year and dealer.

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

RPO Description Quantity Cost*
AK1 Seat Belts & Front Shoulder Harness - Deluxe
(coupe w/bucket, 5 seat & 2 shoulder)
(coupe or sedan w/bench, 6 seat & 2 shoulder)
(13680 - 02/70)
78,206
$ 12.15
$ 13.70
$  9.15
AQ2 Electric Seat Back Lock Release 663 $ 23.70
AS4 Rear Seat Shoulder Harness - Deluxe 273 $ 26.35
AU3 Electric Door Locks (coupe & convertible)
(sedan)
5,482 $ 44.80
$ 68.50
A01 Tinted Glass - All Windows
(13680 - 12/69)
(13857 - 06/12)
416,493 $ 36.90
$ 37.70
$ 42.15
A02 Tinted Glass - Windshield 10,994 n/a
A31 Windows - Electric Control
(13680 - 11/69)
20,792 $105.35
$ 64.60
A33 Tail Gate Window - Electric 17,621 $ 34.80
A39 Custom Deluxe Seat Belts, Front & Rear
(convertible w/bench, 6 seat)
(convertible w/bucket, 5 seat)
754
$ 10.55
$  9.00
A41 Front Seat Electric Control - 4 Way 637 n/a
A46 Front Seat Electric Control - 4 Way Bucket 546 n/a
A51 Strato-Bucket seats
(13680- 08/69)
99,138 $121.15
$123.75
A85 Deluxe Shoulder Harness 122 $ 26.35
A90 Rear Compartment Lid Release - Electric Control 987 n/a
B37 2 front & 2 rear color-keyed floor mats
(13680 - 12/69)
140,880  $ 11.60
$  6.50
B85 Belt Reveal Molding 906 n/a
B90 Door Window Frame Molding (4-door sedan) 5,203 $ 26.35
B93 Door Edge Guards
(13680 - 12/69)
(13639 - 10/23)
197,408 $  4.25
$  4.35
$  7.40
CD2 Windshield Washer Fluid Level 40,630 n/a
CD3 Electro Tip Windshield Wiper 331 $ 19.00
C06 Electric Control Folding Top 6,626 $ 52.70 ****
C08 Exterior Soft Trim Roof Cover
(13680 - 01/70)
(13857 - 01/70-06/70)
287,052 $ 94.80
$ 64.60
$126.40
C50 Rear Window Defroster 39,953 $ 26.35
$ 36.90
C51 Rear Window Deflector 7,713 n/a
C60 Air Conditioning - Four Season
(Includes 61-amp generator & HD radiator)
(13680 - 12/69)
303,326 $376.00

$384.15
D33 Outside Mirror - Remote Control 68,830 $ 10.55
D34 Vanity Visor Mirror
(13680 - 11/69)
37,287 $  3.20
$  3.25
D55 Front compartment console 90,436 $ 53.75
D88 Sport Stripes - Sport Coupe/Convertible
(13680 - 12/69)
39,539 $ 68.50
$ 43.05
F40 Special Front and Rear Suspension
(13680 - 03/70)
17,255 $ 16.90
$ 17.25
F41 Special Performance Front and Rear Suspension 56,051 $ 29.50
G67 Rear Shock Absorber Level Control 3,929 n/a
G80 Rear Axle - Positraction
(13680 - 11/69)
64,169 $ 42.15
$ 43.05
JL2 Front Disc Brakes
(13680 - 11/69)
139,856 $ 64.25
$ 65.65
J50 Vacuum Power Brake Equipment
(13680 - 12/69)
180,113 $ 42.15
$ 43.05
K05 Engine Block Heater 6,068 $ 10.55
K30 Speed and Cruise Control 730 $ 57.95
K85 A/C Generator - 63 amp (n/a with LS6)
(without air conditioning)
(with air conditioning)
2,447
$ 26.35
$  5.30
LF6 Engine - V8, 400 Cu. In., 2-bbl carburetor - 265 HP
(13857 - 01/70)
16,595 $ 50.00
$ 63.20
LS3 Engine - V8, 400 Cu. In., 4-bbl carburetor - 330 HP 9,338 $162.50
LS6 Engine - V8, 454 Cu. In. Special Hi Performance - 450 HO 4,475 $263.30
L48 Engine - V8, 350 Cu. In. - 300 HP
(13680 - 12/69)
85,212 $ 68.50
$ 69.95
L65 Engine - V8, 350 Cu. In., 2-bbl carburetor - 250 HP
(13857 - 06/12)
112,686 $ 21.10
$ 47.40
L78 Engine - V8, 396 Cu. In. Special Hi. Perf. - 375 HP 2,144 $210.65
L89 Aluminum Cylinder Heads 18 $394.95
M20 4-Speed Transmission 28,131 $184.80
M21 4-Speed Transmission - Close Ratio 11,830 $184.80
M22 4-Speed Transmission - Heavy Duty
Atlanta - February (#1206xx, 1310xx)
5,410 $221.80
$264.00
M35 Powerglide Transmission (L6)
(V8)
106,849 $163.70
$174.25
M38 ** 3-Speed Automatic Transmission, TH350 (L6)
(V8)
(13680 - 12/69)
(13857 - 01/70)
368,871 $190.10
$200.65
$205.20
$221.80
M40 3-Speed Automatic Transmission, TH400 (LS3, L34, LS6, & LS6)
(Seen on several LS6 Chevelles)
43,748 $221.80
$290.40
NA9 Evaporative Emission Control
(13680 - 11/69)
66,214 $ 36.90
$ 37.70
NK1 Steering Wheel - Cushioned rim 3,078 $ 34.80
N10 Dual Exhaust Equipment (250-hp & 300-hp) 22,395 $ 30.55
N33 Steering Wheel - Tilt Type
(13680 - 11/69)
37,760 $ 45.30
$ 46.30
N40 Power Steering
(13680 - 12/69)
(13236 - 9/69)
508,181 $105.35
$102.25
$100.10
PA3 Special Wheel Trim Cover 56,588 n/a
PK2 G78-14-B White Stripe 19,608 $ 30.20
PL3 E78-14-B White Stripe 9,234 $ 26.05
$ 50.25
PL4 F70-14-B White Letter 64,758 $ 62.45
PM6 G78-14-D White Stripe 4,763 n/a
PU8 G78-15-B White Stripe 114,422 $ 30.20
PX6 F78-14-B White Stripe
(13680 - 12/69-04/70)
248,753 $ 28.10
$ 28.55
PX8 G70X14 White Stripe n/a n/a
PY4 F70-14-B White Stripe
(13680 - 11/69)
15,341 $ 50.50
$ 51.40
PY5 F70-14-B Red Stripe 8 n/a
PY7 G70-14-B Red Stripe 2 n/a
P01 Wheel Trim Cover
(13680- 08/69)
215,176 $ 21.10
$ 21.55
P02 Deluxe Wheel Trim Cover 3,358 $ 79.00
P06 Wheel Trim Ring 3,633 $ 21.10
P90 G70-15-B White Stripe 26,814 $ 46.95
P91 G70-14-B Red Stripe 194 n/a
T58 Rear Wheel Opening Skirt 31,442 n/a
T60 Heavy Duty Battery 46,890 $ 15.80
UM1 AM Push Button Radio & Tape Player 27,295 $194.85
UM2 AM/FM Push Button Radio & Tape Player 4,532 $372.85
U14 Instrument Panel Gauges
(13680 - 11/69)
37,378 $ 84.30
$ 86.10
U35 Electric Clock
(13680 - 12/69)
59,308 $ 15.80
$ 16.15
U46 Lamp Monitoring 5,755 $ 26.35
U63 Radio - Push Button
(13680 - 12/69)
487,820 $ 61.10
$ 62.45
U69 Radio - AM/FM Push Button 31,426 $133.80
U76 Windshield Antenna 580,635 n/a
U79 AM/FM Stereo Equipment 7,925 $239.10
U80 Auxiliary Rear Speaker 113,627 $ 13.20
V01 Heavy Duty Radiator
(Included with air conditioning or performance axle & LS6)
7,347 $ 14.25
V31 Front Bumper Guard
(13680- 12/69)
48,448 $ 15.80
$ 16.15
V32 Rear Bumper Guard 36,595 $ 15.80
V55 Roof Luggage Carrier 13.044 $ 52.70
YD1 Axle For Trailering 1,019 $ 10.55
ZJ7 Special Wheel, Hub Cap & Trim Ring
(13857 - 06/70)
(13680 - 03/70)
90,017 $ 35.85
$ 31.60
$ 36.60
ZJ9 Auxiliary Lighting Group (3)
(Malibu convertible)
(Malibu sedan & sport coupe)
(Chevelle sedan & sport coupe)
(13637 - 10/69)
40,945
$ 15.80
$ 20.05
$ 22.65
$ 25.30
ZL2 Special Ducted Hood Air System 28,888 $147.45
ZP5 Appearance Group (4) n/a  
ZQ2 Operating Convenience Group (5)
* All except Spt Cpe and Convert
* Spt Cpe without Instrument Panel Gauges
* Spt Cpe with Instrument Panel Gauges
* Convert without Instrument Panel Gauges
* Convert with Instrument Panel Gauges
n/a



$ 52.70
$ 52.70
$ 36.90
$ 63.25
$ 47.45
ZQ9 Rear Axle - Performance Ratio
(LS6 - includes HD radiator)
3,348 $10.55
$25.30
Z15 SS 454 8,773 $503.45
Z20 Monte Carlo SS 3,823 $420.25
Z25 Super Sport
(12680 - 11/69)
53,599 $445.55
$455.15
xxx Trim - Vinyl Coated (1) 143,031 $ 12.65
961-7 Color Combination Two-tone (2) 22,130 $ 23.20

Note neither the L34 396/402 350hp engine nor the LS5 454-360hp engine is shown. The L34 engine was the base engine with the Z25 option and was not available separately as an option so the number for the L34 engine would be the same as the Z25 option less any L78 optional engines (53599-2144=51455).

The LS5 engine was the base engine for the Z15 option. The LS6 engine was optional when ordering the Z15 option. The number of LS5 engines can be calculated by subtracting the number of LS6 engines (4,475) from the number of Z15 options (8,773), or 4,298.

(1) Although trim code number 795 is shown, it is believed that several optional vinyl trim codes are rolled up into this one total of 143,031. Numerous other vinyl trim codes such as 755, 770, 787, 790, etc. have been found on GM invoices and costed out at $12.65 but only on series/models when cloth interiors are standard. When vinyl trim is the standard (such as in station wagons or when equipped with bucket seats) there is no additional cost on GM invoices.

(2) This single code incorporates all known two-tone color combinations.

(3) RPO ZJ9 - Auxiliary Lighting Group includes:
** Ash Tray LIght
** Courtesy Lights
** Glove Compartment Light
** Luggage Compartment Light
** Mirror Map Light
** Underhood Light
** Windshield Washer Fluid Monitor & Light
(Arlington & Kansas City build sheets)

(4) RPO ZP5 - Appearance Guard Group includes:
** Front/Rear bumper guard (as applicable)
** Door Edge Guards
** Twin Front & Rear Mats
** Visor Vanity Mirror
(Kansas City build sheets)

(5) RPO ZQ2 - Operating Convenience Group includes:
** Electric Clock
** Remote Control LH Outside Mirror
** Rear Window Defogger
(Arlington build sheets)

* 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.

** The M38 TH350 transmission is often listed as RPO M40 on some paperwork or as M38 CBC TRANS on build sheets. The M38 TH350 was the 3-speed automatic used with all L6 and small-block engines while the M40 TH400 was used with big-block engines.

*** I have several 1970 Monte Carlo build sheets with the P90 tires shown as G70x15 white stripe.

**** It is believed the manual folding top was cancelled around early April and the power top became standard fare. This would account for the $53.00 increase in the base price of a 13667 convertible from $3009 to $3062. Of the 7,522 convertibles sold 6,626 were optioned with the electric top.

>> G70x14 White Stripe Tire (RPO PX8) is not shown on Chevrolet's report. This tire option has been noted on El Camino SS454.

>> Operating Convenience Group (RPO ZQ2) is not shown on Chevrolet's report. This option has been found on several build sheets as well as a dealer's order form.

Miscellaneous Option Codes - not in report
RPO Description    
PX8 G70x14 White Stripe Tire El Camino SS  
V48 Engine Coolant - Increase Protec Canada  
W84 Additional Fuel For Delivery Canada  
ZK8 Tire Pressure Sticker Canada  
ZQ7 Canadian Warranty Booklet & Misc. Literature Canada  

Vintage Vehicle Services

According to Vintage Vehicle Services documentation:
Z15 - 3,306 of the 25,938 Malibu sport coupes were equipped with the L34 engine
Z25 - 299 of the 25,938 Malibu sport coupes were equipped with the LS5 engine
Z25 - 231 LS6 engines were imported into Canada for sale in the Malibu sport coupe
ZL2 - 1,750 of the 25,938 Malibu sport coupes were equipped with the cowl induction hood
LS3 - approximately 20 of the 13437 300 Deluxe sport coupes built in Canada were equipped with the LS3 engine
Approximately 329 13680 sedan pickups were imported into Canada.