1971 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 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 1970/71 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. Cost(s)in parentheses are obtained from window stickers that differ in amount from published MSRP.

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.

The prices next to the RPO code are MSRP as of March 1, 1971. See the items sheets from Chevrolet here for specifics. Following prices in the Cost column are taken from various window stickers and may vary. The Quantity column is a combined total of the RPO units produced and may consist of multiple items. For example, the total for bumper guards is a total of the RPO options ordered; El Camino and station wagons only received the front guards where all others received front and rear guards; there is no known breakdown of front vs. rear.

Initial prices are from GM restoration kit documentation dated September 1970. Any 2nd or 3rd prices are those found on dealer invoices from GM and will be additionally noted with the date of the invoice.

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 (2,801)
3002.00
Standard
13337 2-Door Sport Coupe (6,660)
13369 4-Door Sedan (6,621)
13380 2-Door Sedan Pickup (1,058)
2712.00
2677.00
2891.00
Malibu
13537 2-Door Sport Coupe (6,220)
13569 4-Door Sedan (4,241)

2885.00
2851.00
 
8-Cylinder Models base V8 engine *
Nomad
13236
4-Door Station Wagon, 2-seat (6,528)
(03/71)

3092.00
(3097.00)
Standard
13437
2-Door Sport Coupe (17,117)
           (05/71)
13469 4-Door Sedan (9,042)
           (06/71)
13436 4-Door Station Wagon, 2-seat (6,128)
           (04/71)
13446 4-Door Station Wagon, 3-seat (2,129)
           (03/71)
13480 2-Door Sedan Pickup (4,506)
           (06/71)

2802.00
(2807.00)
2768.00
(2773.00)
3241.00
(3228.00)
3353.00
(3340.00)
2961.00
(2988.00)
Malibu
13637 2-Door Sport Coupe (189,970)
           (09/70)
           (12/70)
13639 4-Door Sport Sedan (20,775)
           (09/70)
           (01/71)
13667 2-Door Convertible (5,089)
           (12/70)
13669 4-Door Sedan (37,385)
           (09/70)
           (01/71)
13680 2-Door Sedan Pickup (36,042)
           (04/71)

2980.00
(2949.00)
(2975.00)
3052.00
(3021.00)
(3047.00)
3260.00
(3255.00)
2947.00
(2915.00)
(2942.00)
3069.00
(3074.00)
Concours
13636
4-Door Station Wagon, 2-seat (12,716)
13646 4-Door Station Wagon, 3-seat (4,276)

3337.00
3445.00
Concours Estate
13836 4-Door Station Wagon, 2-seat (4,502)
13846 4-Door Station Wagon, 3-seat (3,219)

3337.00
3514.00
Monte Carlo
13857 - 2-Door Sport Coupe (128,600)
(03/71 - Van Nuys)
(03/71 - Kansas City/Van Nuys)
(05/71 - Van Nuys - shipper)

3316.00
(3304.00)
(3300.00)
(3416.00)

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 (2)
AK1 Deluxe Belt & Harness, Front, coupe/sedan w/bench seat
Deluxe Belt & Harness, Front, coupe w/bucket seat
91,887 $ 16.90
$ 15.30
AQ2 Electric Seat Back Lock Release 195 $ 25.30
AS4 Deluxe Rear Shoulder Harness 245 $ 26.35
AU3 Electric Door Locks 6,430 $ 46.35
$ 70.60
A01 Tinted Glass - All Windows
(13680 - 07/71)
(13857 - 08/71 ~ 09/70)
370,582 $ 43.20
$ 44.15
$ 46.35
A02 Tinted Glass, Windshield 6,827 $ 30.55
A31 Electric Control Windows
(Station Wagon
10,774 n/a
$121.15
A33 Tailgate Window, Electric 18,479 $ 34.80
A39 Custom Deluxe Front & Rear Seatbelts, convertible w/bench
Custom Deluxe Front & Rear Seatbelts, convertible w/bucket
799 $ 14.75
$ 13.20
A41 Front Seat Electric Control - Bench 1,174  
A46 Front Seat Electric Control - Bucket 1,186  
A51 Front Bucket Seats 52,638 $136.95
A85 Deluxe Rear Shoulder Harness, convertible only 72 $ 26.35
A90 Trunk Lid Electric Release 3,060 n/a
B37 Floor Mats
(13680 - 07/71)
127,473 $ 12.65
$  7.00
B85 Body Side Moldings, Upper 24,174 $ 19.00
B90 Door & Window Frame Molding, 4-Door Sedan only 9,547 $ 26.35
B93 Door Edge Guards, Coupe/Convertible
Door Edge Guards, Sedan/Wagon
(13680 - 07/71)
170,733 $  6.35
$  9.50
$  6.50
C05 Folding Top 5,089 $  0.00
C08 Vinyl Roof (Coupe)
Vinyl Roof (El Camino)
Vinyl Roof (Monte Carlo)
240,635 $ 94.80
$ 64.60
$126.40
C50 Rear Defroster, Coupe/Sedan
Rear Defroster, Convertible
36,416 $ 31.60
$ 36.90
C51 Rear Window Air Deflector 9,239 $ 21.10
C60 Deluxe Air Conditioning

(13857 - 09/70)
(13637 - 09/70)
(13480 - 09/70)
311,464 $407.60
$416.45
$402.35
$402.35
$411.05
D35


D33
Outside Mirror - Remote Control (shown on build sheets)
n/a when SS Equipment ordered as this was part of the SS Equipment option package.
(shown in GM's Options When Installed By Chevrolet worksheet))
97,133 $ 12.65
D34 Vanity Visor Mirror
(13680 - 07/71)
26,334 $  3.20
$  3.25
D55 Floor Console 46,614 $ 59.00
D88 Sport Stripes 13,382 $ 79.00
F40 Special Suspension, Front & Rear (n/a on SS)
(13680 - 07/71)
17,711 $ 17.95
$ 18.30
F41 Special Performance Suspension, Front & Rear (incl with SS) 16,431 $ 30.55
G67 Rear Shock Absorber, Level Control 2,297  
G80 Rear Axle - Positraction
(13637 - 09/70)
(13680 - 07/71)
33,994 $ 46.35
$ 44.25
$ 47.35
J50 Power Brakes, Drum - n/a on SS 124,996 $ 47.40
$ 48.45
JL2 Power Disc Brakes, Front - included with SS 83,868 $ 69.55
K30 Cruise Master Speed Control not reported # $ 63.20
K85 Alternator, 63 Amp, when A/C not ordered
(04/71)
Alternator, 63 Amp, when A/C ordered
3,620 $ 26.35
$ 26.90
$  5.30
LS3 402/300hp
(05/71 - 13857)
17,656 $172.75
$146.40
LS5 454/365hp 9,502 $279.10
$285.15
L48 350/270hp

(13857 - 8/71 ~ 9/70)
78,711 $ 73.75
$ 75.35
$ 47.40
L65 350/245hp
(13680 - 07/71)
119,379 $ 26.35
$ 26.90
MC1 HD 3-speed Transmission, LS3 engine only 548  $132.00
M11 3-speed Transmission, L48 engine only 2,511  $132.00
M20 4-Speed Transmission, Wide Ratio, LS3, L48, L65 engines only
(13480 - 09/70)
9.786  $195.40
$199.80
M22 HD 4-speed Transmission, Close Ratio, LS5 engine only 3,035  $237.60
M35 Powerglide Transmission, 6-cylinder engine
Powerglide Transmission, 8-cylinder engine
66,625 $179.55
$190.10
M38 **** TH-350 Automatic Transmission
(13680 - 07/71)
402,488 $216.50
$221.40
M40 TH-400 Automatic Transmission 21,333 $237.60
NK2 Deluxe Steering Wheel 1,898 $ 15.80
NK4 Sport Steering Wheel (4-spoke) 8,962 $ 15.80
N33 Tilt Steering Wheel 41,853 $ 45.30
$ 46.30
N40 Power Steering
(13680 - 07/71)
(13857 - 08/70 & 13637 - 09/70)
477,812  $115.90
$118.40
$110.60
PA3 Special Wheel Trim Cover 24,009 $ 15.80
PH1 15x7 Wheels n/a $ 10.55
PK2 G78-14B G/B White Stripe 16,807 $ 32.30
PL3 E78-14B B/B White Stripe 153,912 $ 28.15
PM6 G78-14D G/B White Stripe 11,587 n/a
PM7 F60-15B G/B White Letter 19,542 n/a
PU8 G78-15B G/B White Stripe
(13857 - 03/71)
101,428 $ 30.20
$ 32.30
PX5 F78-14B B/B blackwall (w/o 300hp engine)
F78-14B B/B blackwall (w/300 hp engine)
none reported $ 17.95
$ 23.20
PX6 F78-14B G/B White Stripe (w/o 300hp engine)
F78-14B G/B White Stripe (w/300hp engine)
(13680 - 07/71 w/L65)
(13637 - w/307)
113,593 $ 48.10
$ 53.35
$ 48.80
$ 46.00
P01 Wheel Trim Cover 208,162  $ 26.35
P02 Deluxe Wheel Trim Cover 8,392  $ 84.30
P90 G70-15B G/B White Stripe 22,904 $ 49.35
T58 Rear wheel opening skirt 17,602 n/a
T60 HD Battery
(13680 - 07/71)
36,319 $ 15.80
$ 16.15
UM1 AM Push Button Radio & Tape Player 22,164  $200.15
UM2 AM/FM Push Button Radio & Tape Player 3,923  $372.85
U14 Instrument Panel Gauges, requires V8 coupe/convertible 16,994 $ 84.30
U35 Electric Clock
(13680 - 07/71)
42,174 $ 16.90
$ 17.25
U63 Pushbutton AM Radio
(13680 - 07/71)
423,833 $ 66.40
$ 67.80
U69 AM/FM Radio 39,079  $139.05
U76 Windshield Antenna 510,724 n/a
U79 AM/FM Stereo Equipment 7,894  $239.10
U80 Auxiliary Speaker, n/a when stereo ordered 90,512  $ 15.80
V01 HD Radiator, 6-cylinder engine, included with A/C
HD Radiator, V8 models, included with A/C
5,353 $ 14.75
$ 21.10
V30 Bumper Guards, Front & Rear
Bumper Guards, Front only
37,640 $ 31.60
$ 16.15
V55 Luggage Carrier 17,121 $ 57.95
YD1 Trailering Axle, requires base V8, L48, L65, LS3 and TH400 1,633 $ 12.65
YF3 Heavy Chevy Package 6,727  $ 142.20
ZJ7 Special Wheel, Hub Cap & Trim Ring
(13857 - 03/71)
(13680 - 07/71) (13857 - 08/71)
109,037  $ 45.30
$ 41.10
$ 46.30
ZJ9* Auxiliary Lighting Group, Malibu Convertible
Auxiliary Lighting Group, Malibu Sport Coupe or Sedan; Monte Carlo
Auxiliary Lighting Group, Chevelle Coupe or Sedan
Auxiliary Lighting Group, Chevelle Pickup
36,996 $ 15.80
$ 21.10
$ 23.70
$ 18.85
ZL2 Special Ducted Hood, requires SS option and LS5 (1) 4,079 $158.00
ZP5** Appearance Group, Coupe/Convertible
Appearance Group, 4-Door Sedan/Sport Sedan
Includes Front & Rear Bumper Guards, Door Edge Guards
not reported
not reported
$ 53.80
$ 56.95
ZQ2*** Operating Convenience Group - cost varies depending on particular series/model as they contain varying items in the group. See listing here for pricing.    
ZQ9 Performance Axle Ratios, standard V8 and TH400 only
Performance Axle Ratios, LS5 only
302 $ 12.75
$ 33.75
Z15 SS Equipment
(13680 - 04/71)
19,293 $357.05
$364.80
Z20 SS454, Monte Carlo 1,919 $484.50
703 Black Interior Trim Vinyl 16,775 n/a
705 Black Interior Trim Vinyl 69,826 n/a
714 Sandalwood Interior Trim Vinyl 39,475 $ 19.00
721 Antique Dark Saddle Interior Trim Vinyl 35,036 $ 19.00
726 Dark Blue Interior Trim Vinyl 1,945 n/a
731 Antique Dark Jade Interior Trim Vinyl 43,613 $ 19.00
777 Special Paint
Found on Kansas City-built dealer invoice
n/a $ 25.30
956 Color Combination - Two Tone 5,991 $ 31.60
960 Color Combination - Two Tone 4,150 $ 31.60
968 Color Combination - Two Tone 3,140 $ 31.60
969 Color Combination - Two Tone 4,511 $ 31.60
971 Color Combination - Two Tone 2,090 $ 31.60
977 Color Combination - Two Tone 3,685 $ 31.60

Notes:
It's been reported that the RPO D33 mirror was the chrome LH remote mirror while RPO D35 was the body colored bullet-shaped sport mirror.

(1)  No mention is made of the LS3 engine in my current documentation, only the LS5 & LS6 even though the LS6 was never released for sale in the Chevelle.

2 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.

# Not reported according to Tailfins & bowties, however at least one has been found on a dealer invoice from Kansas City on a 13836 Concours Estate station wagon.

* ZJ9 included:
(A) Ashtray Light, (B) Courtesy Lights, (C) Glove Compartment Light, (D) Luggage Compartment Light, (E) Mirror Map Light, (F) Underhood Light;
Malibu Convertible includes A, D, E, & F
Malibu Sport Coupe or Sedan includes A, B, D, E, & F
Chevelle Coupe or Sedan includes A, B, C, D, E, & F

** ZP5 included:
(A) Bumper Guards, (B) Door Edge Guards, (C) Floor Mats, (D) Vanity Mirror; available on coupe, convertible, 4-door sedan, & sport sedan.

*** ZQ2 included:
(A) Clock, (B) Rear Window Defroster, (C) L.H. Outside Remote Mirror
Malibu 4-Door Sedan or Sport Sedan includes A, B, & C
Malibu Coupe includes
- A, B, & C without Special Instrumentation or SS Equipment not ordered
- C when Special Instrumentation without SS Equipment ordered
- B when SS Equipment without Special Instrumentation ordered
Malibu Convertible includes
- A, B, & C without Special Instrumentation or SS Equipment not ordered
- C when Special Instrumentation without SS Equipment ordered
- B when SS Equipment without Special Instrumentation ordered
Chevelle 4-Door Sedan includes A, B, & C
Chevelle Sport Coupe includes
- A, B, & C without Special Instrumentation ordered
- B & C with Special Instrumentation ordered

**** The M38 TH350 is often shown on build sheets and dealer invoices as RPO M40

SS Equipment (Z15) and Heavy Chevy (YF3) included

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