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1965 Chevrolet Corvair
One of the most affordable Chevrolet's for 1965 was the Corvair.

1965 Chevrolet Corvair

The 1965 Corvair received more than a face lift from the previous year, it was equipped with more power and more room and hardtop styling. A new 140 hp Turbo-Air engine is available for all models and standard on the Corsa while a 180 hp Turbo Charged engine was also available. The Corvair also features a unitized Body by Fisher, 4-wheel independent suspension, and an air-cooled rear engine.

Unfortunately for the Corvair, is was beginning to build a reputation as being unsafe. Along with the fact that it hadn't changed much over the years and the Chevy II was gaining popularity, Corvair sales began to drop.

1965 Chevrolet Corvair Specifications

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Corvair Series 500 - Six-Cyl
01 39 4 dr Hardtop Sport Sedan - 5P $2,096 2,405 lbs 17,560
01 37 2 dr Sport Coupe - 4P $2,022 2,365 lbs 36,747
Corvair Corsa Series - Six-Cyl
07 37 2 dr Hardtop Sport Coupe - 4P $2,465 2,475 lbs 20,291

07

67 2 dr Convertible - 4P $2,608 2,710 lbs 8,353
Monza Series - Six-Cyl
05 39 4 dr Hardtop Sport Sedan - 6P $2,370 2,465 lbs 37,157

05

37 2 dr Hardtop Sport Coupe - 4P $2,297 2,440 lbs 88,954
05 67 2 dr Convertible - 4P $2,440 2,675 lbs 26,466

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Corvair 108 in 183.3 in 55 in 56.6 in 6.50 x 13

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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