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1965 Chevrolet Biscayne
The 1965 Chevrolet Biscayne received all received all new styling for 1965.

1965 Chevrolet Biscayne

Chevrolet's full sized Impala, Bel Air and Biscayne received all new styling for 1965. Chevy's new big car was both elegant and sporty by design. All GM full sized cars switched from the 50's-style X-member frames to the so-called "full-perimeter" frame, which provided superior structural strength and better supported the large new bodies providing a more quiet and comfortable ride. Engine choices remained wide with up to 10 options including the ever famous "409". Among the top of the model production remained the Impala SS with a base price of just over $2,800 for the hardtop coupe. At mid-year 1965, Chevy decided to try the "luxury Impala" idea and added a $200 Caprice option for the Super Sport Sedan which included a more luxurious interior, special trim and a more heavy-duty frame. Chevrolet had done it again and sold more cars than ever before with more than 2.4 million cars sold making 1965 the best yet of the decade, and the 1965 Chevrolet Impala set an all-time industry sales record of more than a million units.

1965 Chevrolet Biscayne Production Numbers

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Biscayne Series 53 - Six-Cyl
53 69 4 dr Sedan - 6P $2,417 3,365 lbs 107,700 Total
53 11 2 dr Sedan - 6P $2,363 3,305 lbs
53 35 4 dr Station Wagon - 6P $2,417 3,765 lbs
Biscayne Series 54 - V-8
54 69 4 dr Sedan - 6P $2,524 3,515 lbs 37,600 Total
54 11 2 dr Sedan - 6P $2,470 3,455 lbs
54 35 4 dr Station Wagon - 6P $2,671 3,900 lbs

Note: Total Station Wagons produced for the year was 29,400 6-cylinders and 155,000 V8's

VIN Numbers

Serial Numbers were stamped on a plate on the left front door hinge pillar (center pillar on Corvair). The Fisher Body number plate on the right-hand side of the cowl gives additional information such as the body style number, the production sequence number, the trim (upholstery) number code and the paint number code.
First Symbol - Manufacturer
1 = Chevrolet
Second & Third Symbol - Series
01 = Corvair 500 six-cylinder 33 = Chevelle 300 Deluxe/Std. El Camino six-cylinder
05 = Corvair Monza six-cylinder 34 = Chevelle 300 Deluxe/Std. El Camino V-8
07 = Corvair Corsa six-cylinder 35 = Chevelle Malibu/Custom El Camino six-cylinder
11 = Chevy II 100 four-cylinder 36 = Chevelle Malibu/Custom El Camino V-8
R12 = Corvir Forward Control six-cylinder 37 = Chevelle Concours six-cylinder
13 = Chevy II 100 six-cylinder 38 = Chevelle Concours/Super Sport V-8
14 = Chevy II 100 V-8 53 = Biscayne six-cylinder
15 = Chevy II Nova exc. Super Sport six-cylinder 54 = Biscayne V-8
16 = Chevy II Nova exc. Super Sport V-8 55 = Bel Air six cylinder
17 = Chevy II Nova Super Sport 56 = Bel Air V-8
18 = Chevy II Nova Super Sport 63 = Impala six-cylinder
23 = Camaro six-cylinder 64 = Impala V-8
24 = Camaro V-8 66 = Caprice
25 = Deluxe Camaro six-cylinder 67 = Impala Super Sport six-cylinder
26 = Deluxe Camaro V-8 68 = Impala Super Sport V-8
31 = Chevelle 300 six-cylinder 94 = Corvette
32 = Chevelle 300 V-8  
Fourth & Fifth Symbol - Body Style
11 = two-door sedan 39 = four-door hardtop or sport sedan
15 = two-door station wagon 6p 45 = four-door station wagon 9p
17 = two-door hardtop 47 = two-door hardtop
27 = two-door sedan 67 = convertible
35 = four-door station wagon 6p 69 = four-door sedan
37 = two-door hardtop or sport coupe 87 = two-door hardtop
Sixth Symbol - Last Digit Of The Model Year
5 = 1965
Seventh Symbol - Assembly Plant
(A) Atlanta, Georgia (P) Pontiac, Michigan
(B) Baltimore, Maryland (R) Arlington, Texas
(C) Southgate, California (S) St. Louis, Missouri
(D) Doraville, Wisconsin (T) Tarrytown, New York
(F) Flint, Michigan (U) Lordstown, Ohio
(G) Framingham, Massachusetts (W) Willow Run, Michigan
(J) Janesville, Wisconsin (Y) Wilmington, Delaware
(K) Kansas City, Missouri (Z) Fremont, California
(L) Los Angeles, California (1) Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
(N) Norwood, Ohio (2) St. Therese, Quebec, Canada
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Started at 100001

Paint Codes - Exterior Colors

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

A - Tuxedo Black
Lucite® Code - 88
Dulux® Code - 93-005

N - Madeira Maroon
Lucite® Code - 4624LH
Dulux® Code - 181-97213M

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

P - Evening Orchid
Lucite® Code - 4632L
Dulux® Code - 181-97221

D - Mist Blue
Lucite® Code - 4630L
Dulux® Code - 181-972219

R - Regal Red
Lucite® Code - 4625LH
Dulux® Code - 93-97540H

E - Danube Blue
Lucite® Code - 4631L
Dulux® Code - 181-97220

S - Sierra Tan
Lucite® Code - 4626L
Dulux® Code - 181-97215

H - Willow Green
Lucite® Code - 4633L
Dulux® Code - 181-97223

V - Cameo Beige
Lucite® Code - 4401L
Dulux® Code - 93-96261

J - Cypress Green
Lucite® Code - 4634L
Dulux® Code - 181-97224

W - Glacier Gray
Lucite® Code - 4623L
Dulux® Code - 181-97212

K - Artesian Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 4628L
Dulux® Code - 181-97217

Y - Goldwood Yellow
Lucite® Code - 4620L
Dulux® Code - 93-96908

L - Tahitian Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 4629L
Dulux® Code - 181-97218
 
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 under the dash, below the glove compartment.
 

Paint Codes - Interior Colors

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

White
Lucite® Code - 4024L (semi-gloss)

Dark Green
Lucite® Code - 9225LH (flat)

Light Fawn
Lucite® Code - 9170 (semi-gloss)
Midnight Green
Lucite® Code - 9193LH (flat)
Medium Fawn
Lucite® Code - 9171LH (semi-gloss)
Medium Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 4628L (semi-gloss)
Medium Dark Fawn
Lucite® Code - 9182L (semi-gloss)
Dark Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 9176LM (semi-gloss)
Medium Dark Fawn
Lucite® Code - 9202LH (flat)
Dark Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 9197LH (flat)

Medium Saddle
Lucite® Code - 4626L (semi-gloss)

Medium Blue
Lucite® Code - 4630L (semi-gloss)

Dark Saddle
Lucite® Code - 9178LH (semi-gloss)

Dark Blue
Lucite® Code - 9172LH (semi-gloss)

Dark Saddle
Lucite® Code - 9199LH (flat)

Dark Blue
Lucite® Code - 9194LH (flat)

Medium Slate
Lucite® Code - 4623L (semi-gloss)
Red
Lucite® Code - 9183LM (semi-gloss)
Dark Slate
Lucite® Code - 9175LH (semi-gloss)
Medium Red
Lucite® Code - 4625LH (semi-gloss)
Dark Slate
Lucite® Code - 9196LH (flat)
Dark Red
Lucite® Code - 9201LM (flat)
Gunmetal
Lucite® Code - 9191LH (flat)
Black
Lucite® Code - 88 (semi-gloss)
Medium Green
Lucite® Code - 4633L (semi-gloss)

Black
Lucite® Code - 4428L (flat)

NOTE: Unpolished LUCITE® will generally produce a gloss comparable to original interior semi-gloss finishes. If lower gloss is required, use DuPont #4528 flattening compound to reduce gloss.

 

Trunk Colors (spatter finish)

Gray 389-195

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