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1969 Chevrolet Malibu
The 1969 Chevrolet Malibu Sports Coupe

1969 Chevrolet Malibu

One of America’s most recognized Muscle Car Icons, the 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle was produced with only minor styling changes, including new taillamps. With another record climbing sales year the Chevelle was on the rise and the SS 396 became an option package on all Chevelles. Now making it possible to order the SS 396 package on everything from the popular sales leading Malibu to the Chevelle 300-series and the Chevrolet El Camino pick up. The 396 engine option was offered again with 325, 350, and 375hp and in late model year, the 396 was bored out to 402 cubic engines, reportedly to meet new emission standards. Chevrolet produced a limited number of COPO Chevelles, specially ordered from the factory by specific dealers and a few select customers. Stocked standard with the L72 427 V8 rated at 425hp. An estimated 323 Chevelle COPO 427s were built.

 

1969 Chevrolet Malibu Specifications

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Chevelle Malibu Series 35 - Six-Cyl
35 69 4 Dr Sedan - 6P $2,567 3,130 lbs 23,500
(rounded off)
35 39 4 Dr Sport Coupe - 6P $2,672 3,205 lbs
35 39 4 Dr Sport Sedan - 6P $2,804 3,215 lbs
35 37 2 Dr Sport Coupe - 6P $2,601 3,095 lbs
35 67 2 Dr Convertible - 6P $2,800 3,175 lbs
35 46 4 Dr Concours - 9P $3,044 3,625 lbs Note 3
35 36 4 Dr Concours - 6P $2,931 3,545 lbs
Chevelle Malibu Series 36 - V-8
36 69 4 Dr Sedan - 6P $2,657 3,265 lbs 343,600
(rounded off)
36 39 4 Dr Sport Coupe - 6P $2,762 3,340 lbs
36 39 4 Dr Sport Sedan - 6P $2,894 3,350 lbs
36 37 2 Dr Sport Coupe - 6P $2,690 3,230 lbs
36 67 2 Dr Convertible - 6P $2,889 3,300 lbs
36 46 4 Dr Concours - 9P $3,134 3,755 lbs Note 3
36 36 4 Dr Concours - 6P $3,021 3,685 lbs
Malibu Concours Estate Series 38 - V-8
38 46 4 Dr Station Wagon - 9P $3,266 3,730 lbs Note 3
38 35 4 Dr Station Wagon - 6P $3,153 3,680 lbs
Chevelle 300 Deluxe Series 34 - V8 + RPO Z25 Super Sport 396 Option Package
34 37 2 Dr Sport Coupe - 6P $2,743 Not Available Note 4
34 11 2 Dr Coupe - 6P $2,680 Not Available
Chevelle Malibu SS 396 Series 38 - V-8 + RPO Z25 Super Sport 396 Option Package
38 37 2 Dr Sport Coupe - 6P $2,822 Not Available Note 4
38 67 2 Dr Convertible - 6P $3,021 Not Available

NOTES:

  1. 439,611 Chevelles were produced
  2. 47,900 (rounded off) 6-Cyl and 391,700 (rounded off) V-8
  3. Wagons Six-Cyl = 7,400 (rounded off) and V-8 = 38,500 (rounded off)
  4. 86,307 had the RPO Z25 Option

Chassis Specifications

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Chevelle (2 Dr) 112 in 197 in 76 in 59 in 59 in 7.35 x 14
Chevelle (4 Dr) 116 in 201 in 76 in 59 in 59 in 7.35 x 14
Chevelle Station Wagon 116 in 206 in 76 in 59 in 59 in 7.75 x 14
Chevelle SS 396 112 in 197 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 35 = Chevelle Malibu/Concours six-cylinder
05 = Corvair Monza six-cylinder 36 = Chevelle Malibu/Concours V-8
11 = Nova four-cylinder 38 = Chevelle Concours Estate V-8
13 = Nova six-cylinder 53 = Biscayne/Brookwood six-cylinder
14 = Nova V-8 54 = Biscayne/Brookwood V-8
23 = Camaro six-cylinder 55 = Bel Air/Townsman six cylinder
24 = Camaro V-8 56 = Bel Air/Townsman V-8
31 = Chevelle Nomad six-cylinder 63 = Impala six-cylinder
32 = Chevelle Nomad V-8 64 = Impala/Kingswood V-8
33 = Chevelle/Greenbriar 300 Deluxe six-cylinder 66 = Caprice/Kingswood Estate V-8
34 = Chevelle/Greenbriar 300 Deluxe V-8 94 = Corvette
Fourth & Fifth Symbol - Body Style
11 = two-door sedan 45 = four-door nine-passenger station wagon
27 = two-door pillared sport coupe 46 = four-door three-seat station wagon
35 = four-door six-passenger station wagon 47 = Impala Custom or Caprice sport coupe
36 = four-door two-seat station wagon with dual -action tailgate 67 = two-door convertible
37 = two-door hardtop or sport coupe 69 = four-door sedan
39 = four-door hardtop or sport sedan 87 = Impala two-door sport coupe
Sixth Symbol - Last Digit Of The Model Year
9 = 1969
Seventh Symbol - Assembly Plant
(A) Atlanta, Georgia (N) Norwood, Ohio
(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 (2) St. Therese, Quebec, Canada
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Started at 100001

1969 Chevrolet Malibu 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


Photo Gallery - 21 Pictures

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1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu 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
AM 6-230 140 220 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
AN 6-230 140 220 Powerglide & Torque Drive 1 BC
AO 6-230 140 220 Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 1 BC
AP % 6-230 140 220 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
AQ % 6-230 140 220 Powerglide & Torque Drive 1 BC
AR % 6-230 140 220 Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 1 BC
BB 6-250 155 235 Powerglide & Torque Drive 1 BC
BC % 6-250 155 235 Powerglide & Torque Drive 1 BC
BD 6-250 155 235 Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 1 BC
BE 6-250 155 235 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
BF % 6-250 155 235 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
BH % 6-250 155 235 Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 1 BC
DA 8-307 200 300 3-Speed Manual 2 BC
DC 8-307 200 300 Powerglide 2 BC
DD 8-307 200 300 Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 2 BC
DE 8-307 200 300 4-Speed Manual 2 BC
HA 8-350 300 380 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
HB 8-350 300 380 Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 4 BC
HC 8-350 250 345 3 & 4-Speed Manual 2 BC
HD 8-350 250 345 Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 2 BC
HE 8-350 300 380 Powerglide 4 BC
HF 8-350 250 345 Powerglide 2 BC
HP 8-350 300 380 Manual w/ Heavy-Duty Clutch 4 BC
HQ 8-350 255 365 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
HR 8-350 255 365 Powerglide 4 BC
HS 8-350 255 365 Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 4 BC
JA (E) 8-396 325 410 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
JC (E) 8-396 * 350 415 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
JD (E) 8-396 # 375 415 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
JE (E) 8-396 * 350 415 Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 4 BC
JK (E) 8-396 325 410 Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 4 BC
JV (E) 8-396 325 410 Manual w/ Heavy-Duty Clutch 4 BC
KB (E) 8-396 * 350 415 Manual w/ Heavy-Duty Clutch 4 BC
KD (E) 8-396 # 375 415 Manual w/ Heavy-Duty Clutch 4 BC
KF (E) 8-396 # 375 415 Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 4 BC
KG (A.H.) 8-396 375 415 Manual 4 BC
KH (A.H.) 8-396 375 415 Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 4 BC
KI (A.H.) 8-396 375 415 Manual w/ Heavy-Duty Clutch 4 BC
CJA (L) 8-396 325 410 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
CJC (L) 8-396 * 350 415 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
CJD (L) 8-396 # 375 415 3 & 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
CJE (L) 8-396 * 350 415 Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 4 BC
CJF (L) 8-396 # 375 415 Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 4 BC
CJK (L) 8-396 325 410 Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 4 BC
CJV (L) 8-396 325 410 Manual w/ Heavy-Duty Clutch 4 BC

Notes:

  • * = High Performance
  • # = Special High Performance
  • (A.H.) = Aluminum Heads
  • (E) = 1st Design, 396 cu. in.
  • (L) = 2nd Design, 402 cu. in.
  • % = Used w/ Air Conditioning

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: 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
  CE, FK, KH 3.08 10 Bolt
  CG, FM, KL 3.36 10 Bolt
CC CI 3.73 12 Bolt
CX CD, KX 3.07 12 Bolt
CW CF 3.31 12 Bolt
CP, CT, FH, KD CH, FI, KC, KD, KE 2.73 10 Bolt
CJ. CL, CN, CQ CK, CM, CO, CS 2.56 12 Bolt
FN, KA, KJ, KN FO, KB, KF, KP 3.55 12 Bolt
  KK 4.10 12 Bolt
  KM 4.56 12 Bolt
  KO 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

10 - Tuxedo Black
Lucite® Code - 88L
Dulux® Code - 93-005

61 - Burnished Brown (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 5011L
Dulux® Code - 5011D

40 - Butternut Yellow
Lucite® Code - 5036L
Dulux® Code - 5036D

63 - Champagne (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 5046L
Dulux® Code - 5046D

50 - Dover White
Lucite® Code - 5033L
Dulux® Code - 5033D

65 - Olympic Gold (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 5010L
Dulux® Code - 5010D

51 - Dusk Blue (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 5016L
Dulux® Code - 5016D

67 - Burgundy (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 5036LH
Dulux® Code - 5036DH

52 - Garnet Red
Lucite® Code - 5009LH
Dulux® Code - 5009DM

69 - Cortez Silver (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 5032L
Dulux® Code - 5032D

53 - Glacier Blue (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 5015L
Dulux® Code - 5015D

71 - LeMans Blue (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 5030L
Dulux® Code - 5030D

55 - Azure Turquoise (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 5014L
Dulux® Code - 5014D

72 - Hugger Orange
Lucite® Code - 5021LM
Dulux® Code - 5021DH

57 - Fathom Green (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 5013L
Dulux® Code - 5013D

76 - Daytona Yellow
Lucite® Code - 5026LH
Dulux® Code - 5026D

59 - Frost Green (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 5012L
Dulux® Code - 5012D

79 - Rallye Green (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 5070L
Dulux® Code - 5070DH

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 51-50 on a Chevrolet would indicate the body finished in Dusk Blue and the roof area in Dover 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 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 (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9594L

Medium Turquoise (metallic) (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9587LH

Dark Gold
Lucite® Code - 9590L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9583L (flat)

Dark Turquoise (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 9588LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9579LH (flat)

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

Medium Blue (metallic) (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9585LH

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

Dark Blue (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 9586LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9578LH (flat)

Medium Green (metallic) (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9591LH

Medium Red (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9528LH

Dark Green (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 9592LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9581LH (flat)

Dark Red
Lucite® Code - 9429LM (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9580LM (flat)

Midnight Green (metallic)
Lucite® Code - 9593LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9582LH (flat)

Black
Lucite® Code - 88L (semi-gloss)
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 1/2 oz. DuPont #4528 flattening compound to a pint of unreduced color.

 

Striping Colors

Black
Lucite® Code - 88L

Red
Lucite® Code - 5027LH

White
Lucite® Code - 5033L

Gold
Lucite® Code - 9669L

Light Blue
Lucite® Code - 9670L

Light Green
Lucite® Code - 9671L

Bright Blue
Lucite® Code - 9672L

 

 

Trunk Colors (spatter finish)

Black - Gray - Aqua 389 - 259

 

GM Roof Moldings Colors (Matched To Vinyl Roof Colors)

Fisher W Code Roof Color Code Color Lucite® Code Aprox. Amount Of 5528S To Be Added For Correct Gloss
848 B Black 9333L 2 oz.
3943 E Parchment 9680L 1 oz.

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