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1968 Chevrolet Chevelle
The '68 Chevelle was completely restyled and had a 3-inch shortened wheelbase and more shortened rear deck.

1968 Chevrolet Chevelle

In 1968, Chevrolet redesigned the Chevelle with a three inch shortened wheelbase and all new styling that included a rakish front end design with bold sweeping back lines that extended from bumper to bumper, as well as a stretched out hood and more shortened rear deck. The recessed rear window was converted into a fastback look and the rear side windows were given a "V" look.

 

 

 

 

1968 Chevrolet Chevelle Specifications

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 $2,341 2,988 lbs 9,700
(rounded off)
31 69 4 Dr Sedan - 6P $2,625 2,350 lbs
Chevelle 300 Series 32 - V-8
32 11 2 Dr Sedan - 6P $2,447 3,124 lbs 2,900
(rounded off)
32 69 4 Dr Sedan - 6P $2,731 3,483 lbs
Chevelle 300 Deluxe Series 33 - Six-Cyl
33 11 2 Dr Sedan - 6P $2,415 3,005 lbs 25,500
(rounded off)
33 69 4 Dr Sedan - 6P $2,445 3,071 lbs
33 37 2 Dr Sport Coupe $2,479 3,036 lbs
33 35 4 Dr Station Wagon - 6P $2,736 3,409 lbs Note 2
Chevelle 300 Deluxe Series 34 - V-8
34 11 2 Dr Sedan - 6P $2,521 3,141 lbs 17,700
(rounded off)
34 69 4 Dr Sedan - 6P $2,550 3,207 lbs
34 37 2 Dr Sport Coupe $2,584 3,171 lbs
34 35 4 Dr Station Wagon - 6P $2,841 3,543 lbs Note 2
Chevelle Malibu Series 35 - Six-Cyl
35 69 4 Dr Sedan - 6P $2,524 3,090 lbs 33,100
(rounded off)
35 39 4 Dr Sport Coupe - 6P $2,629 3,165 lbs
35 37 2 Dr Sport Coupe - 6P $2,558 3,037 lbs
35 67 2 Dr Convertible - 6P $2,757 3,115 lbs
35 35 4 Dr Station Wagon - 6P $2,846 3,421 lbs Note 2
Chevelle Malibu Series 36 - V-8
36 69 4 Dr Sedan - 6P $2,629 3,223 lbs 233,200
(rounded off)
36 39 4 Dr Sport Coupe - 6P $2,735 3,298 lbs
36 37 2 Dr Sport Coupe - 6P $2,663 3,170 lbs
36 67 2 Dr Convertible - 6P $2,863 3,245 lbs
36 35 4 Dr Station Wagon - 6P $2,951 3,554 lbs Note 2
Concours Custom Series 37 - Six-Cyl
37 35 4 Dr Station Wagon - 6P $2,978 3,426 lbs Note 2
Concours Custom Series 38 - V-8
38 35 4 Dr Station Wagon - 6P $3,083 3,561 lbs Note 2
Chevelle Malibu SS 396 Series 38 - V-8
38 17 2 Dr Sport Coupe - 6P $2,899 3,475 lbs 62,785
(Note 3)
38 67 2 Dr Convertible - 6P $3,102 3,551 lbs

Notes:

  • 422,893 Chevelles were produced
  • Wagons Six-Cyl = 10,700 (rounded off) and V-8 = 34,800 (rounded off)
  • No more than 2,000 SS 396 Convertibles were produced

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Chevelle (2 Dr) 112 in 202 in 76 in 59 in 59 in 7.35 x 14
Chevelle (4 Dr) 116 in 202 in 76 in 59 in 59 in 7.35 x 14
Chevelle Station Wagon 116 in 208 in 76 in 59 in 59 in 7.75 x 14
Chevelle SS 396 112 in 202 in 76 in 59 in 59 in F70 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. Also the serial number was on the top of the dash, left side, visible thru windshield.
First Symbol - Manufacturer
1 = Chevrolet
Second & Third Symbol - Series
01 = Corvair 500 six-cylinder 33 = Chevelle 300 Deluxe/Std. El Camino/Custom Nomad six-cylinder
05 = Corvair Monza six-cylinder 34 = Chevelle 300 Deluxe/Std. El Camino/Custom Nomad V-8
07 = Corvair Corsa six-cylinder 35 = Chevelle Malibu/Custom El Camino six-cylinder
11 = Chevy II four-cylinder 36 = Chevelle Malibu/Custom El Camino V-8
R12 = Corvir Forward Control six-cylinder 37 = Chevelle Concours six-cylinder
13 = Chevy II Nova six-cylinder 38 = Chevelle Concours/Super Sport/El Camino SS V-8
14 = Chevy II Nova 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 67 = Impala Super Sport six-cylinder
26 = Deluxe Camaro 68 = Impala Super Sport V-8
31 = Chevelle 300/Std. Nomad six-cylinder 94 = Corvette
32 = Chevelle 300/Std. Nomad 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
8 = 1968
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
 

1968 Chevrolet Chevelle 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
BA 6-230 140 220 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
BB 6-230 140 220 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
BC 6-230 140 220 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
BD 6-230 140 220 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
BF 6-230 140 220 Powerglide 1 BC
BH 6-230 140 220 Powerglide 1 BC
CM 6-250 155 235 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
CN 6-250 155 235 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
VQ 6-250 155 235 Powerglide 1 BC
CR 6-250 155 235 Powerglide 1 BC
DA 8-307 200 300 3-Speed Manual 2 BC
DB 8-307 200 300 4-Speed Manual 2 BC
DE 8-307 200 300 Powerglide 2 BC
DN 8-307 200 300 3 & 4-Speed Manual 2 BC
EA 8-327 * 275 355 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
ED 8-396 325 410 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
EE 8-327 * 275 355 Powerglide 4 BC
EF 8-396 * 350 415 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
EG 8-396 # 375 415 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
EH 8-327 250 325 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
EI 8-327 250 325 Powerglide 4 BC
EJ 8-327 250 325 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
EK 8-396 325 410 Powerglide 4 BC
EL 8-396 * 350 415 Powerglide 4 BC
EO 8-327 * 275 355 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
EP 8-327 # 325 410 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
ES 8-327 # 325 410 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
ET 8-396 325 410 Turbo Hydra-Matic 4 BC
EU 8-396 * 350 415 Turbo Hydra-Matic 4 BC

Notes:

  • # Special High Performance
  • * High Perfomance

1968 Chevrolet Chevelle Options

Description Description
Four-Season Air Conditioning Ash Tray Light
Rear Window Air Deflector (station wagon) Courtesy Light
Air Injection Reactor Glove Box Light
Rear Antenna Luggage Light
Positraction Rear Axle Under Hood Light
Optional Rear Axle Ratio Luggage Rack (station wagon)
Heavy-Duty Battery Front & Rear Floor Mats
Center Rear Seat Belt Left Outside Remote Control Mirror
Front & Rear Custom Deluxe Seat Belts Side Window Moldings
Center Rear Custom Deluxe Seat Belt Rear Window Moldings
Custom Deluxe Shoulder Belts Two-Tone Paint
Front Disc Brakes Power Brakes
Sintered Metal Brake Linings 4-Way Power Front Seat
Front Bumper Guards Power Steering
Rear Bumper Guards Power Tailgate Window (station wagon)
Electric Clock Power Convertible Top
Heavy-Duty Clutch Power Windows
Rear Window Defroster Heavy-Duty Radiator
Door Edge Guards AM/FM Push Button Radio w/ Front Antenna
250-cid/155-hp 6-Cyl AM/FM Push Button Radio w/ Front Antenna & Rear Speaker
327-cid/325-hp V-8 Rear Seat Speaker
327-cid/275-hp V-8 Vinyl Roof Cover
396-cid/350-hp V-8 Thick Front Foam Seat Cushion
396-cid/375-hp V-8 Strato-Bucket Seats
Temperature Controlled Fan Super-Lift Rear Shock Absorbers
42-amp Delcotron Generator Speed & Cruise Control
61-amp Delcotron Generator Speed Warning Indicator
Tinted Windows (all glass) Deluxe Steering Wheel
Tinted Windshield Comfortilt Steering Wheel
Strato-Ease Headrests Sport Styled Steering Wheel
Heater & Defroster Deletion Stereo Tape System
Tri-Volume Horn Heavy-Duty Front & Rear Suspension
Special Instrumentation Tachometer
7.35 x 14 White Sidewall Tires 4-Speed Manual Transmission (close-ratio)
7.35 x 14 Black Sidewall Tires 4-Speed Manual Transmission (wide-ratio)
7.75 x 14 Black Sidewall Tires Turbo Hydra-Matic Transmission
7.75 x14 White Sidewall Tires Powerglide Transmission
F70 x 14 Red Stripe Tires Overdrive Transmission
F70 x 14 White Stripe Tires Vinyl Interior Trim
Deluxe Cloth Interior Trim Positive Crankcase Ventilation
Mag-Styled Wheel Covers Simulated Wire Wheel Covers
Appearance Group Auxiliary Lighting Group
Foundation Group Convenience Group

Transmission Codes

Transmission Location
Powerglide (Corvair) On top of the case in the rear at 11 o'clock.
Powerglide Passenger (exc. Corvair) Immediately behind right hand machining lug with the bottom of the sticker parallel to mold flash.
Powerglide All models stamped on the right side of transmission oil pan.
Turbo Hydra-Matic Right hand vertical surface of transmission case
3-Speed Corvair and fully synchronized Passenger (exc. Warner Gear) transmissions stamped on square boss on left side below and rear of cover
4-Speed Passenger models (exc. Corvair) stamped on right side of case ahead of the extension.
4-Speed (Corvair) Stamped on boss on lower left side of case just below side cover.
 
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 Inspection Cover
CA, CJ CE, FK 3.08 10 Bolt
CB, FL CG, FM 3.36 10 Bolt
CC, K4 CI, CU, K5 3.73 12 Bolt
CX, CY CD, KX 3.07 12 Bolt
CW, KZ CF, KY 3.31 12 Bolt
CP, CZ, FH, KD, KW CH, FI, KC 2.73 10 Bolt
CV, FP CR, FO 3.70 12 Bolt
FN, K2, KA, KJ FO, K3, KB, KF 3.55 12 Bolt
  KK, K6 4.10 12 Bolt
  KM, K7 4.56 12 Bolt
  KO, K8 4.88 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 - 88L
Dulux® Code - 93-005

L - Teal Blue (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 4893L
Dulux® Code - 4893D

C - Ermine White
Lucite® Code - 4024L
Dulux® Code - 93-37774

N - Cordovan Maroon (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 4915LH
Dulux® Code - 4915DM

D - Grotto Blue (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 4892L
Dulux® Code - 4892D

P - Seafrost Green (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 4897L
Dulux® Code - 4897D

E - Fathom Blue (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 4899L
Dulux® Code - 4899D

R - Matador Red
Lucite® Code - 4948LH
Dulux® Code - 4948DH

F - Island Teal (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 4901L
Dulux® Code - 4901D

T - Palomino Ivory
Lucite® Code - 4895L
Dulux® Code - 4895D

G - Ash Gold (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 4896L
Dulux® Code - 4896D

V - Sequoia Green (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 4898L
Dulux® Code - 4898D

H - Grecian Green (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 4902L
Dulux® Code - 4902D

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

K - Tripoli Turquoise (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 4900L
Dulux® Code - 4900D

 
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 RA on a Chevrolet would indicate the body finished in Matador Red and the roof area in Tuxedo Black.) 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 cross-rail in the engine compartment. Corvette paint code plate is on the instrument panel brace, below the glove compartment.
 

Paint Codes - Interior Colors

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

Medium Gold (metallic) (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9478L

Dark Gray/Green (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 9485L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9457L (flat)

Dark Gold (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 9480L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9456L (flat

Medium Turquoise (metallic) (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9469LH

Dark Turquoise (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 9471LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9454LH (flat)

Midnight Gold (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 9489L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9459L (flat)

Medium Blue (metallic) (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9461LH

Medium Saddle (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9475L

Dark Blue (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 9463LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9452LH (flat)

Dark Saddle (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 9488L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9458L (flat)

Red (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 4688LH

Medium Teal (metallic) (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9465L

Dark Red
Lucite® Code - 9385LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9201LM (flat)

Dark Teal (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 9467LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9453LH (flat)

Black
Lucite® Code - 88L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 4428L (flat)

Medium Gray/Green (metallic) (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9483L

NOTE: Unpolished LUCITE® will generally produce a gloss comparable to original interior semi-gloss finishes. If lower gloss is required, use 1/2 oz. DuPont #4528 flattening compound to a pint of unreduced color.

 

Striping Colors

Striping Colors Station Wagon Wood Grain Touch-Up Colors

Black
Lucite® Code - 88

Dark Tan
Lucite® Code - 9427L

White/Ivory
Lucite® Code - 4024L

Light Tan
Lucite® Code - 9548L

 

Trunk Colors (spatter finish)

Black - Gray - Aqua 389 - 259

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