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The Biscayne four-door sedan

1962 Chevrolet Biscayne

The 1962 Chevrolet Impala was Chevrolet's top of the line model offering. It's standard features were included the same as the other models with the addition of bright aluminum front seat end panels, bright metal backed rearview mirror, extra-long front and rear armrests, built-in door safety panel reflectors, rear seat radio grille, and sport-type steering wheel with the Impala emblem.

 

1962 Chevrolet Biscayne Production Numbers

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Biscayne Series 1100 - Six-Cyl
11 69 4 dr Sedan - 6P $2,378 3,480 lbs See Notes
11 11 2 dr Sedan - 6P $2,324 3,405 lbs
11 35 4 dr Station Wagon - 6P $2,725 3,845 lbs
Biscayne Series 1200 - V-8
12 69 4 dr Sedan - 6P $2,485 3,475 lbs See Notes
12 39 2 dr Sedan - 6P $2,431 3,400 lbs
12 35 4 dr Station Wagon - 6P $2,832 3,840 lbs

Notes:

  • Production of Biscaynes excluding station wagons was rougly 166,000
  • Production of Station Wagons was 187,600.
  • Production was recorded by body style only: 4dr Sedan = 533,349, 2 dr Hardtop Sport Coupe = 323,427, 4dr Station Wagon = 187,566, 2dr Sedan = 127,870.
  • 6-cylinder production = 502,100
  • V8 production = 921,900 (409-cid V8 = 15,019)
  • Unfortunately, Chevrolet did not offer a breakout of numbers by series, model or engine.

 

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Chevrolet 119 in 209.6 in 60.3 in 59.3 in 7.50 x 14
Chevrolet Station Wagon 119 in 209.6 in 60.3 in 59.3 in 8.00 x 14

Engine Data

Letter Code Engine Horsepower Torque Transmission Carburetor
A 6-230 135 220 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
AE 6-230 135 220 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
AF 6-230 135 220 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
AG 6-230 135 220 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
AJ 6-230 135 220 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
AK 6-230 135 220 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
AM 6-230 135 220 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
AZ 6-230 135 220 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
B 6-230 135 220 Powerglide 1 BC
BE 6-230 135 220 Powerglide 1 BC
BG 6-230 135 220 Powerglide 1 BC
BH 6-230 135 220 Powerglide 1 BC
C 8-283 170 275 3-Speed Manual 2 BC
CD 8-283 170 275 Overdrive 2 BC
CL 8-283 170 275 3-Speed Manual 2 BC
D 8-283 170 275 Powerglide 2 BC
DK 8-283 170 275 Powerglide 2 BC
QA 8-409 380 420 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
QB 8-409 409 420 3 & 4-Speed Manual 2 - 4 BC
R 8-327 250 350 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
RA 8-327 250 350 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
RB 8-327 300 + 360 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
S 8-327 250 350 Powerglide 4 BC
SA 8-327 250 350 Powerglide 4 BC
SB 8-327 300 + 360 Powerglide 4 BC

Location Of Engine Code: 6-Cyl - stamped on a pad behind the distributor on right side of block. V-8 - stamped on the block in front of the right hand cylinder head.

First Symbol - Year
2 = 1962
Second & Third Symbol - Series
01 = Chevy II (4-cyl) 14 = Impala SS (V-8)
02 = Chevy II 15 = Bel Air 1500 Series (6-cyl)
04 = Chevy II Nova 16 = Bel Air 1600 Series (V-8)
05 = Corvair 500 Series (6-cyl) 17 = Impala 1700 Series (6-cyl)
06 = Corvair 600 Monza Spyder (6-cyl) 18 = Impala 1800 Series (V-8)
07 = Corvair Deluxe 700 Series (6-cyl) 53 = Chevelle & Std. El Camino (6-cyl)
08 = Corvette 54 = Chevelle & Std. El Camino (V-8)
09 = Corvair Monza/Spyder 900 Series (6-cyl) 55 = Chevelle Malibu & Custom El Camino (6-cyl)
11 = Biscayne 1100 Series (6-cyl) 56 = Chevelle Malibu & Custom El Camino (V-8)
12 = Biscayne 1200 Series (V-8) 57 = Chevelle Malibu SS (6-cyl)
13 = Impala SS (6-cyl)
Fourth & Fifth Symbol - Body Style
11 = 2dr Sedan 41 = 2dr Sedan
15 = 2 dr Station Wagon (6P) 45 = 4dr Station Wagon (9P)
19 = 4dr Sedan 47 = 2dr Sport Coupe
27 = 2dr Sedan 49 = 4dr Sedan
35 = 4dr Station Wagon (6P) 67 = 2dr Convertible
37 = 2dr Hardtop or Sport Coupe 69 = 4dr Sedan
39 = 4dr Hardtop or Sport Sedan 70 = Sedan Delivery
Sixth Symbol - Assembly Plant
(A) Atlanta, Georgia (L) Los Angeles, California
(B) Baltimore, Maryland (N) Norwood, Ohio
(F) Flint, Michigan (O) Oakland, California
(G) Framingham, Massachusetts (S) St. Louis, Missouri
(J) Janesville, Wisconsin (T) Tarrytown, New York
(K) Kansas City, Missouri (W) Willow Run, Michigan
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Started at 100001

Transmission Codes

Transmission Location
3-Speed Manual Stamped on rear face of upper right corner
4-Speed Stamped on boss on lower left side of case just below side cover.
Powerglide (Corvair) On top of the case in the rear at 11 o'clock.
Powerglide Stamped on the bottom of oil pan
Plant and Type Designation Prefix Plant Transmission Type
W Warner Gear 4-Speed
S Saginaw 3-Speed, Overdrive*
C Cleveland Powerglide
B Toledo Powerglide (Corvair)

*Overdrive distinguished from 3-Speed by physical appearance only. The above transmissions will carry a production code number such as: S304 (S = Saginaw 3-Speed, 3 = March, 04 = 4th.)

Axle Codes

Codes - Non-Locking Codes - Locking Ratio Inspection Cover
AA, BA AK, BK 3.55 (std. lining) 12 Bolt
AB, BB AM, BM 3.36 (std. lining) 10 Bolt
AC, BC AH 3.70 (std. lining) -
AE AN 3.55 (metal lining) 12 Bolt
AF AP 3.70 (metal lining) -
AG AQ 3.36 (metal lining) 10 Bolt
AJ AR 3.08 (metal lining) 10 Bolt
  AL 4.11 (std. lining) -
  AS 4.56 (std. lining 12 Bolt
  AT 4.11 (metal lining) -
  AU 4.56 (metal lining) 12 Bolt
AW, BW AX, BX 3.08 (std. lining) 10 Bolt

Paint Codes Exterior

923 - Roman Red
Lucite® Code - 2931LH
Dulux® Code - 93-93037H

900 - Tuxedo Black
Lucite® Code - 88L
Dulux® Code - 93-005

936 - Ermine White
Lucite® Code - 4024L
Dulux® Code - 93-93774

918 - Twilight Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4253LH
Dulux® Code - 181-95183H

948 - Honduras Maroon Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4034LH
Dulux® Code - 181-17182H

903 - Surf Green
Lucite® Code - 4254L
Dulux® Code - 93-95184

925 - Coronna Cream
Lucite® Code - 4151L
Dulux® Code - 93-94079

905 - Laurel Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4255L
Dulux® Code - 181-95185

940 - Satin Silver Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4247L
Dulux® Code - 181-95176

938 - Adobe Beige
Lucite® Code - 4256L
Dulux® Code - 93-95186

912 - Silver Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4250LH
Dulux® Code - 181-95180H

920 - Autumn Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4257L
Dulux® Code - 181-95187

914 - Nassau Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4251LH
Dulux® Code - 181-95181H

927 - Anniversary Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4344L
Dulux® Code - 181-95742

917 - Twilight Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 4252LH
Dulux® Code - 181-95182H

 

 

NOTES: General Motors paint code plate for all models except Corvair and Corvette is located under the hood at the top of the firewall on the left or right of the upper shroud. Corvair paint code plate is on the left rear wheel housing. Corvette paint code plate is not shown on car.

Paint Codes Interior

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

Black
Duco® Code - #44

Not Available Dark Fawn Metallic
Duco® Code - 95561
Not Available
Dark Red
Duco® Code - 95472H
Not Available Dark Gold
Duco® Code - 95807
Not Available
Light Gold
Duco® Code - 95477
Not Available Medium Red Metallic
Duco® Code - 4066H
Not Available
Dark Blue Metallic
Duco® Code - 95555
Not Available Medium Fawn Metallic
Duco® Code - 95478
Not Available
Dark Green Metallic
Duco® Code - 95556
Not Available Medium Aqua Metallic
Duco® Code - 95479
Not Available
Dark Aqua Metallic
Duco® Code - 95559
Not Available Medium Blue Metallic
Duco® Code - 95480
Not Available

 

 

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