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1965 Chevrolet Nova
The 1965 Chevrolet Nova now came equipped with a 327 V8 with up to 300 horsepower.

1965 Chevrolet Nova

The Chevy II's Nova changed little for 1965, the most exciting news was again under the hood as the Nova could now be factory optioned with a 327 in V8 with up to 300 hp, an increasingly popular option among performance seekers, considering the Nova was light in weight.

 

 

 

 

1965 Chevrolet Nova Production Numbers

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Chevy II 100 Series 11 - Four-Cyl
11 69 4 Dr Sedan $2,005 2,520 lbs Note 1
11 11 2 Dr Sedan $1,966 2,505 lbs
Chevy II 100 Series 13 - Six-Cyl
13 69 4 Dr Sedan $2,070 2,620 lbs Note 1
13 11 2 Dr Sedan $2,033 2,605 lbs
13 35 2 Dr Station Wagon $2,362 2,875 lbs Note 2
Chevy II Nova Series 15 - Six-Cyl
15 69 4 Dr Sedan $2,195 2,645 lbs Note 1
15 37 2 Dr Hardtop $2,222 2,645 lbs
15 35 4 Dr Station Wagon $2,456 2,680 lbs Note 2
Chevy II Nova Super Sport Series 17 - Six-Cyl
17 37 2 Dr Hardtop $2,381 2,690 lbs Note 1

Notes:

  1. Total production, rounded off to the nearest 100, was: Chevy II 100 - 40,500 and Chevy II Nova - 51,700
  2. Chevy II Station Wagons, rounded off to the nearest 100, totaled 21,500

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Chevy II 110 in 162.9 in 69.9 in 56.6 in 56.3 in 6.00 x 13
Chevy II Station Wagon 110 in 187.6 in 69.9 in 56.6 in 56.3 in 7.00 x 13
Chevy II Nova 110 in 162.9 in 69.9 in 56.6 in 56.3 in 6.50 x 13
Chevy II Nova SS 110 in 162.9 in 69.9 in 56.6 in 56.3 in 6.95 x 14

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

1965 Chevrolet Nova Options & Accessories

Description Description
Power Brakes Push-Button AM/FM Radio
Power Steering Divided Second Seat (station wagon)
Air Conditioning Tachometer
Rear Antenna Super Sport Wire Wheel Covers
Rear Armrests Simulated Wire Wheel Covers
Custom Deluxe Retractable Seat Belts (front) Wheel Covers (for 14-inch wheels)
Tinted Windows (all glass) Wheel Covers (for 13-inch wheels)
Tinted Windshield 3-Speed Manual Transmission
Grille Guard Powerglide Transmission
Rear Bumper Guard 4-Speed Manual Transmission
Tri-Volume Horn 230-cid/140-hp 6-Cyl
Padded Instrument Panel 283-cid/220-hp V-8
Roof Luggage Rack (station wagon) 327-cid/250-hp V-8
Two-Tone Paint 327-cid/300-hp V-8
Power Tailgate Window (station wagon) Positraction Rear Axle
Push-Button Radio w/ Front Speaker Heavy-Duty Clutch
Manual Radio Optional Rear Axle Ratio (3.08, 3.55, 3.36, 3.07)
Push-Button Radio w/ Front & Rear Speaker  

1965 Chevrolet Nova Engine Options

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

Letter Code Engine Horsepower Torque Transmission Carburetor
OK 6-194 120 177 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
OM 6-194 120 177 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
OQ (t) 6-194 120 177 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
OR 6-194 120 177 Powerglide 1 BC
OT (t) 6-194 120 177 Powerglide 1 BC
PB 8-283 220 295 Powerglide 4 BC
PD 8-283 195 285 3-Speed Manual 2 BC
PE 8-283 220 295 3-Speed Manual 4 BC
PF 8-283 195 285 3-Speed Manual 2 BC
PG 8-283 220 295 3-Speed Manual 4 BC
PK 8-283 220 295 Powerglide 4 BC
PL 8-283 195 285 4-Speed Manual 2 BC
PM 8-283 195 285 4-Speed Manual 2 BC
PN 8-283 195 285 Powerglide 2 BC
PO 8-283 220 295 Powerglide 4 BC
PP 8-283 195 285 Powerglide 2 BC
PQ 8-283 220 295 Powerglide 4 BC
ZA 8-327 250 350 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
ZB 8-327 * 300 360 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
ZE 8-327 250 350 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
ZF 8-327 * 300 360 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
ZK 8-327 250 350 Powerglide 4 BC
ZL 8-327 * 300 360 Powerglide 4 BC
ZM 8-327 250 350 Powerglide 4 BC
ZN 8-327 * 300 360 Powerglide 4 BC

Notes:

  • (t) = Taxi
  • * = High Performance

Transmission Codes


Transmission Location
3-Speed Manual Stamped on rear face of upper right corner
4-Speed Manual On the top right flat of the case assembly
3 & 4-Speed (Corvair) Stamped on boss on lower left side of case just below side cover, on the flat on the top of the transmission assembly.
Turbo Hydra-Matic Right hand vertical surface of transmission case
Powerglide (Corvair) On top of the case in the rear at 11 o'clock.
Powerglide Stamped on the bottom of oil pan, immediately behind right hand machining lug with the bottom of the sticker parallel to mold flash, stamped on right side of transmission oil pan
Plant and Type Designation Prefix Plant Transmission Type
N Muncie 4-Speed
W Warner Gear 3 and 4-Speed
P Muncie 4-Speed
R Saginaw 4-Speed
S Saginaw 3-Speed
M Muncie 3-Speed, Overdrive*
C Cleveland Powerglide
T Toledo Powerglide
CA Hydra-Matic 3-Speed, Automatic Turbo Hydra-Matic
D Saginaw Overdrive
K McKinnon 3-Speed
E McKinnon Powerglide
O Saginaw Overdrive
X Cleveland Turbo Hydra-Matic 350
B Cleveland Turbo Hydra-Matic 350
Y Toledo Turbo Hydra-Matic 350
A Cleveland 2-Speed, Manual Powerglide
 

*Overdrive distinguished from 3-Speed by physical appearance only. The above transmissions (exc. Warner Gear) will carry a production code number such as: C1116N (C = Cleveland Powerglide, 11 = November, 16 = 16th, N = Night Shift). The Warner Gear transmissions will carry a production code number such as: WG1031 (W = Warner Gear 4-Spd., G = July, 10 = 10th, 7 = 1967, 1 = First Shift).

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

Axle Codes

Location Of Axle Codes: The axles for Chevrolet will be built by Chevrolet Buffalo, Chevrolet Gear and Axle, Buick, Oldsmobile, and McKinnon. Divisional Manufacturer code letters will be metal stamped on the axle tube adjacent to the carrier for identification. Metal stamp on left rear axle tube on the rear side, letters and numerals 3/16 in. high, 3 in. outboard of carrier.
Codes - Non-Locking Codes - Locking Ratio Inspection Cover
BX   2.73 (std. lining) 12 Bolt
BZ BY, FD 2.73 (metallic lining) 12 Bolt
BA BE 3.08 (std. lining) 10 Bolt
BJ BK 3.08 (metallic lining) 10 Bolt
BC BF 3.36 (std. lining) 10 Bolt
BL BM 3.36 (metallic lining) 10 Bolt
  BG 3.55 (std. lining) 12 Bolt
BN BO 3.55 (metallic lining) 12 Bolt
 
Manufacturer Identity
B - Buick C - Chevrolet Buffalo
O - Oldsmobile K - GM of Canada, St. Catharines
P - Pontiac M - GM of Canada
G - Chevrolet Gear & Axle  

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