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1966 Chevrolet Biscayne
Chevrolet's full sized models received a new tai light design.

1966 Chevrolet Biscayne

The full-sized Chevrolet Impala, Bel Air and Biscayne took a step down as the Caprice became the new top of the line Chevrolet full sized model. Thus taking over the Impala's luxury image. 1966 Chevy full-sized styling changes included the loss of the famous signature round taillights, which had been an Impala trademark since 1958. New large rectangular ones replaced them along with a more massively styled front end.

 

 

1966 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 $2,431 3,375 lbs 83,200 Total
53 11 2 dr Sedan - 6P $2,379 3,310 lbs
53 35 4 dr Station Wagon - 6P $2,772 3,770 lbs
Biscayne Series 54 - V-8
54 69 4 dr Sedan - 6P $2,537 3,510 lbs 39,200 Total
54 11 2 dr Sedan - 6P $2,484 3,445 lbs
54 35 4 dr Station Wagon - 6P $2,677 3,895 lbs

Note: Total Station Wagons produced for the year was 18,100 6-cylinders and 167,400 V8's

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Chevrolet 119 in 213.2 in 79.6 in 61.5 in 62.4 in 7.35 x 14/8.55 x14
Chevrolet Convertible 119 in 213.2 in 79.6 in 61.5 in 62.4 in 7.75 x 14
Chevrolet Station Wagon 119 in 212.4 in 79.6 in 63.5 in 63.4 in 8.25 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
6 = 1966
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

Engine Codes

Letter Code Engine Horsepower Torque Transmission Carburetor
FA 6-250 155 235 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
FE 6-250 155 235 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
FF 6-250 155 235 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
FK (t) 6-250 155 235 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
FL 6-250 155 235 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
FP (t) 6-250 155 235 Powerglide 1 BC
FR 6-250 155 235 Powerglide 1 BC
FV 6-250 155 235 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
FW 6-250 155 235 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
FX 6-250 155 235 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
FY 6-250 155 235 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
FZ (t) 6-250 155 235 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
GA 8-283 195 285 3-Speed Manual 2 BC
GC 8-283 195 285 4-Speed Manual 2 BC
GF 8-283 195 285 Powerglide 2 BC
GK 8-283 195 285 3-Speed Manual 2 BC
GL 8-283 220 295 Powerglide 4 BC
GP 6-250 155 235 Powerglide 1 BC
GQ 6-250 155 235 Powerglide 1 BC
GR (t) 6-250 155 235 Powerglide 1 BC
GS 8-283 195 285 4-Speed Manual 2 BC
GT 8-283 195 285 Powerglide 2 BC
GW 8-283 220 295 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
GX 8-283 220 295 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
GZ 8-283 220 295 Powerglide 4 BC
HA 8-327 275 355 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
HB 8-327 275 355 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
HC 8-327 275 355 Powerglide 4 BC
HF 8-327 275 355 Powerglide 4 BC
IA 8-396 325 410 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
IB 8-396 325 410 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
IC 8-396 325 410 Powerglide 4 BC
ID 8-427 425 # 460 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
IG 8-396 325 410 Powerglide 4 BC
IH 8-427 390 460 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
II 8-427 390 460 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
IJ 8-427 390 460 Turbo Hydra-Matic 4 BC
IN 8-396 325 410 Turbo Hydra-Matic 4 BC
IO 8-427 425 # 460 Turbo Hydra-Matic 4 BC
IV 8-396 325 410 Turbo Hydra-Matic 4 BC

Notes:
  • # Special High Performance
  • (t) Taxi

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 suface 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).

Axle Codes

Location Of Axle Codes: Stamped on differential carrier (along with date of manufacture) or on the axle tube near carrier.
Codes - Non-Locking Codes - Locking Ratio
WP EQ, ER 2.73 (std. lining)
  ES 2.73 (metallic lining)
DA, GQ DG, GR 3.08 (std. lining)
DT, GS DU, GT 3.08 (metallic lining)
DB DI, GU 3.36 (std. lining)
DX, GV DY, GW 3.36 (metallic lining)
DC, DQ, EO, GP DJ, DK, GX 3.55 (std. lining)
DZ, EB, GY EA, EC, GZ 3.55 (metallic lining)
DD, EU, GI DH, GJ 3.31 (std. lining)
DV, GN DW, GO 3.31 (metallic lining)
EM, EN. GA DF, GF 3.07 (std. lining)
DR, GG, GL DS 3.07 (metallic lining)
EK, EX DL, EY 3.70 (std. lining)
ED, EZ EE, EW 3.70 (metallic lining)
EL DM 3.73 (std. lining)
EF EG 3.73 (metallic lining)
  DN 4.10 (std. lining)
EH   4.10 (metallic lining)
  DO 4.56 (std. lining)
EI   4.56 (metallic lining)
  DP 4.88 (std. lining)
EJ   4.88 (metallic lining)
 
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  

Paint Codes - Exterior Colors

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

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

M - Aztec Bronze
Lucite® Code - 4707LM
Dulux® Code - 181-97592M

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

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

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

T - Sandlewood Tan
Lucite® Code -4706L
Dulux® Code - 181-97591
F - Marina Blue
Lucite® Code - 4704L
Dulux® Code - 181-97589

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

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

W - Chateau Slate
Lucite® Code - 4708L
Dulux® Code - 181-97593

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

Y - Lemonwood Yellow
Lucite® Code - 4709L
Dulux® Code - 93-97594

L - Tropic Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 4703L
Dulux® Code - 181-97561H
 
NOTES:The first letter of a two-letter paint code identifies the body color. The second letter identifies the roof color. (For example, the combination VC on a Chevrolet would indicate the body finished in Cameo Beige and the roof area in Ermine White.) 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

Light Fawn
Lucite® Code - 9170L (semi-gloss)

Medium Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 4628L (semi-gloss)

Medium Fawn
Lucite® Code - 9274LH (semi-gloss)

Dark Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 9273LH (semi-gloss)

Dark Fawn
Lucite® Code - 9275L (semi-gloss)

Dark Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 9287LH (flat)

Dark Fawn
Lucite® Code - 9288LH (flat)

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

Medium Saddle
Lucite® Code - 9278 (semi-gloss)

Dark Blue
Lucite® Code - 9284LH (flat)

Dark Saddle
Lucite® Code - 9279LH (semi-gloss)

Medium Bright Blue
Lucite® Code - 9271LH (semi-gloss)

Dark Saddle
Lucite® Code - 9291LH (flat)

Dark Bright Blue
Lucite® Code - 9272LH (semi-gloss)

Medium Bronze
Lucite® Code - 9276LH (semi-gloss)
Dark Bright Blue
Lucite® Code - 9286LH (flat)
Medium Bronze
Lucite® Code - 9289LH (flat)
Medium Red
Lucite® Code - 4625LH (semi-gloss)
Dark Bronze
Lucite® Code - 9277LH (semi-gloss)
Dark Red
Lucite® Code - 9181LM (semi-gloss)
Dark Bronze
Lucite® Code - 9290LH (flat)
Dark Red
Lucite® Code - 9201LM (flat)

Medium Green
Lucite® Code - 4633L (semi-gloss)

Black
Lucite® Code - 88 (semi-gloss)
Dark Green
Lucite® Code - 9292LH (flat)

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 Black 389-259

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