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1966 Chevrolet Chevelle
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1966 Chevrolet Chevelle

The 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle promised to be leaner and hungrier than ever before. Touting new styling and a range of performance options the Chevelle remained the viable choice for many. Packed with both style and performance, the ’66 Chevelle was offered in four series, including: “SS” Super Sport 396, Malibu, Chevelle 300 Deluxe and Chevelle 300 models that included; convertibles, sport coupes and sedans, wagons, and 2 and 4-door sedans. The all new styling boasted big new looks with a broad new grille and bumper, a more raked roof line, chrome accents, and a curved side window. Two simulated scoops, which would become a SS signature, were also introduced this year. Depending on the model, most Chevelles packed a 120hp 194 Six or a 195hp 283 V8 as standard, although you could get up to 275hp with a 327 V8. Super Sport 396 models included a 325hp 396 V8 as standard, and a 360hp 396 V8 could be ordered.

 

 

1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Production Numbers

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Chevelle 300 Series 31 - Six-Cyl
31 11 2 Dr Sedan - 6P $2,165 2,695 lbs 22,300
(rounded off)
31 69 4 Dr Sedan - 6P $2,202 2,935 lbs
Chevelle 300 Series 32 - V-8
32 11 2 Dr Sedan - 6P $2,271 3,040 lbs 5,300
(rounded off)
32 69 4 Dr Sedan - 6P $2,398 3,080 lbs
Chevelle 300 Deluxe Series 33 - Six-Cyl
33 11 2 Dr Sedan - 6P $2,239 2,910 lbs 27,100
(rounded off)
33 69 4 Dr Sedan - 6P $2,276 2,945 lbs
33 35 4 Dr Station Wagon - 6P $2,575 3,210 lbs Note 3
Chevelle 300 Deluxe Series 34 - V-8
34 11 2 Dr Sedan - 6P $2,345 3,060 lbs 10,500
(rounded off)
34 69 4 Dr Sedan - 6P $2,362 3,095 lbs
34 35 4 Dr Station Wagon - 6P $2,661 3,350 lbs Note 3
Chevelle Malibu Series 35 - Six-Cyl
35 69 4 Dr Sedan - 6P $2,352 2,960 lbs 52,300
(rounded off)
35 39 4 Dr Sport Coupe - 6P $2,458 3,035 lbs
35 17 2 Dr Sport Coupe - 6P $2,378 2,935 lbs
35 67 2 Dr Convertible - 6P $2,586 3,030 lbs
35 35 4 Dr Station Wagon - 6P $2,651 3,651 lbs Note 3
Chevelle Malibu Series 36 - V-8
36 69 4 Dr Sedan - 6P $2,458 3,110 lbs 189,300
(rounded off)
36 39 4 Dr Sport Coupe - 6P $2,564 3,180 lbs
36 17 2 Dr Sport Coupe - 6P $2,484 3,075 lbs
36 67 2 Dr Convertible - 6P $2,693 3,175 lbs
36 35 4 Dr Station Wagon - 6P $2,756 3,375 lbs Note 3
Chevelle Malibu SS 396 Series 38 - V-8
38 17 2 Dr Sport Coupe - 6P $2,776 3,375 lbs 72,272
38 67 2 Dr Convertible - 6P Not Available Not Available

Notes:

  1. 412,155 Chevelles were produced
  2. 117,700 had 6-cyl and 300,500 had V-8
  3. Wagons Six-Cyl = 8,900 (rounded off) and V-8 = 22,000 (rounded off)

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Chevelle 115 in 197 in 74.6 in 58 in 58 in 6.95 x 14
Chevelle Station Wagon 115 in 197.6 in 74.6 in 58 in 58 in 7.35 x 14
Chevelle SS 396 115 in 197 in 74.6 in 58 in 58 in 7.75 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

1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Options

Description Description
220-hp V-8 Power Brakes
275-hp V-8 Power Steering
325-hp V-8 Power Windows
350-hp V-8 Cruise & Speed Control
360-hp V-8 Vinyl Roof
375-hp V-8 Power Front Seats
Dual Exhaust Astro Bucket Seats
3-Speed Manual (Heavy-Duty) Four-Season Air Conditioning
Powerglide Transmission Comfort & Convenience Group
4-Speed Manual (wide-ratio) Tinted Windows (all glass)
4-Speed Manual (close-ratio) Tinted Windshield
Positraction Rear Axle Front Bumper Guards
Sintered Metal Brake Linings Rear Bumper Guards
Superlift Rear Air Shocks Instrument Panel Gauges
Heavy-Duty Front & Rear Suspension Comfortilt Steering Wheel
Center Console AM Push-Button Radio
Tachometer AM/FM Push-Button Radio
Hazard Lights Rear Seat Speaker

1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Engine Data

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
AA 6-194 120 177 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
AC 6-194 120 177 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
AG 6-194 120 177 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
AH 6-194 120 177 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
AK (t) 6-194 120 177 Not Available 1 BC
AL 6-194 120 177 Powerglide 1 BC
AN (t) 6-194 120 177 Powerglide 1 BC
AR 6-194 120 177 Powerglide 1 BC
AS 6-194 120 177 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
AT 6-194 120 177 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
AU 6-194 120 177 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
AV (t) 6-194 120 177 Not Available 1 BC
AW 6-194 120 177 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
AX 6-194 120 177 Powerglide 1 BC
AY 6-194 120 177 Powerglide 1 BC
AZ (t) 6-194 120 177 Powerglide 1 BC
BL 6-230 140 220 Powerglide 1 BC
BM 6-230 140 220 Powerglide 1 BC
BN 6-230 140 220 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
BO 6-230 140 220 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
CA 6-230 140 220 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
CB 6-230 140 220 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
CC 6-230 140 220 Powerglide 1 BC
CD 6-230 140 220 Powerglide 1 BC
DA 8-283 195 285 3-Speed Manual 2 BC
DB 8-283 195 285 4-Speed Manual 2 BC
DE 8-283 195 285 Powerglide 2 BC
DG 8-283 220 295 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
DH 8-283 220 295 Powerglide 4 BC
DI 8-283 195 285 3-Speed Manual 2 BC
DJ 8-283 195 285 Powerglide 2 BC
DK 8-283 195 285 4-Speed Manual 2 BC
DL 8-283 220 295 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
DM 8-283 220 295 Powerglide 4 BC
EA 8-327 275 355 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
EB 8-327 275 355 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
EC 8-327 275 355 Powerglide 4 BC
ED 8-396 325 410 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
EE 8-327 275 355 Powerglide 4 BC
EF 8-396 * 360 420 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
EG 8-396 # 375 415 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
EH 8-396 325 410 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
EJ 8-396 * 360 420 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
EK 8-396 325 410 Powerglide 4 BC
EL 8-396 * 360 420 Powerglide 4 BC
EM 8-396 325 410 Powerglide 4 BC
EN 8-396 * 360 420 Powerglide 4 BC

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: 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
KI   2.73 (std. lining) 10 Bolt
CX CD 3.07 (std. lining) 12 Bolt
CJ CK 3.07 (metallic lining 12 Bolt
CA CE 3.08 (std. lining) 10 Bolt
CL CM 3.08 (metallic lining) 10 Bolt
CW CF 3.31 (std. lining) 12 Bolt
CN CO 3.31 (metallic lining 12 Bolt
CB CG 3.36 (std. lining) 10 Bolt
CP CQ 3.36 (metallic lining) 10 Bolt
KJ KH 3.55 (std. lining) 12 Bolt
KF KG 3.55 (metallic lining) 12 Bolt
  CR 3.70 (std. lining) 10 Bolt
CH CS 3.70 (metallic lining) 10 Bolt
CC, CV CI 3.73 (std. lining) 12 Bolt
CT CU 3.73 (metallic lining) 12 Bolt
  KK 4.10 (std. lining) 10 Bolt
KL   4.10 (metallic lining) 10 Bolt
  KM 4.56 (std. lining) 12 Bolt
KN   4.56 (metallic lining) 12 Bolt
KP KO 4.88 (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  

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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