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1970 Chevrolet Chevelle
With features such as rocker panel trim, made the Impala popular with consumers.

1970 Chevrolet Impala

The 1970 Impala was still a step up from the Bel Air and a step below the Caprice. It had bright rocker panel trim and the body side scripts were had the Impala name. Standard equipment was basically the same as the Bel Air.

 

 

 

 

 

1970 Chevrolet Impala Production Numbers

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Impala Series 63 - Six-Cyl
63 69 4 dr Sedan - 6P $3,021 3,655 lbs 6,500 Total
63 37 2 dr Hardtop Sport Coupe - 6P $3,038 3,641 lbs
Impala Series 64 - V-8
64 69 4 dr Sedan - 6P $3,132 3,602 lbs 606,300 Total
9,562 Convertibles
64 37 2 dr Hardtop Sport Coupe - 6P $3,149 3,788 lbs
64 39 4 dr Hardtop Sport Sedan - 6P $3,203 3,871 lbs
64 47 2 dr Custom Coupe - 6P $3,266 3,801 lbs
64 67 2 dr Convertible - 6P $3,377 3,643 lbs
Kingswood Series 64 - V-8
64 45 4 dr Kingwood Wagon - 6P $3,589 4,321 lbs 162,600 Total
64 35 4 dr Kingwood Wagon - 9P $3,477 4,269 lbs

Model Series Identification

Impala - 16300-16400 Impala (Sport Coupe) - 16337-16437
Impala (4-Dr. Sedan) - 16369-16469 Impala (Custom) - 16447
Impala (4-Dr. Sport Sedan) - 16339-16439 Impala (Convertible) - 16467

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Chevrolet 119 in 216 in 80 in 62.5 in 62.4 in F78 x 15B(six-cylinder)G78 x15 (V-8)
Chevrolet Convertible 119 in 216 in 80 in 62.5 in 62.4 in G78 x15
Chevrolet Station Wagon 119 in 217 in 80 in 62.5 in 62.4 in H78 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
0 = 1970
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

Options & Accessories

Description Description
Comfort-On Air Conditioning Powerglide Transmission
Deflector (station wagon) Positraction Rear Axle
Power Drum Brakes Heavy-Duty Battery
Power Front Disc Brakes Dual Exhaust
Carpeted Load Floor (station wagon) 63-Amp Generator
Electro-Clear Rear Defroster Engine Block Heater
Standard Rear Defroster Heavy-Duty Radiator
Power Door Locks Six-Way Power Seat
Tinted Glass Power Strato-Bucket Seat
Headlight Delay System Rear Fender Skirts
Vigilante Light Monitoring System Power Steering
AM Push Button Radio Comfort-Tilt Steering Wheel
AM/FM Push Button Radio Wheel Covers
AM/FM Radio w/ FM Stereo Special Wheel Covers
Vinyl Top Rally-Styled Wheels
Turbo Hydra-Matic Transmission Fingertip Windshield Wiper Control

Engine Data

Location Of Engine Code: 6-Cyl. Corvair-- Stamped on top of the block ahead of generator oil filter adapter. 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
CCG (p) (t) 6-250 155 235 Manual 3-Speed 1 BC
CCH 6-250 155 235 Manual 3-Speed 1 BC
CCK (p) (t) 6-250 155 235 Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 1 BC
CCL (p) (t) 6-250 155 235 Manual 3-Speed 1 BC
CCM 6-250 155 235 Powerglide 1 BC
CCZ 6-250 155 235 Manual 3-Speed 1 BC
CGR 8-400 265 400 Manual 3-Speed 2 BC
CGS (p) 8-454 345 500 Manual 3-Speed 4 BC
CGT (p) 8-454 390 + 500 Manual 3-Speed 4 BC
CGU 8-454 390 + 500 Manual 3-Speed 4 BC
CGV 8-454 345 500 Manual 3-Speed 4 BC
CND 8-350 250 345 Manual 3-Speed 2 BC
CNO 8-350 250 345 Not Available 2 BC
CNP (p) (t) 8-350 250 345 Manual 3-Speed 2 BC
CNQ 8-350 300 380 Manual 3-Speed 4 BC
CNR 8-350 300 380 Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 4 BC
CNS (p) 8-350 300 380 Powerglide 4 BC
CNT (p) 8-350 300 380 Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 4 BC
CNU 8-350 250 345 Powerglide 2 BC
CNV 8-350 250 345 Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 2 BC
CNW (p) (t) 8-350 250 345 Powerglide 2 BC
CNX (p) (t) 8-350 250 345 Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 2 BC
CRF 6-250 155 235 Manual 3-Speed 1 BC
CRG 6-250 155 235 Manual 3-Speed 1 BC

NOTES:

  • (p) Police
  • (t) Taxi
  • + High Performance

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
CDA, CES CDG, CET 3.08
CDD, CDE, CWY CDH, CGH, CWZ 3.31
CDZ, CEZ, CGK. CNZ, CE3 CDX, CDY, CGM, CLK 2.73
CEA, CFW, CMY CED, CFX, CLJ 2.56
CEM, CEN, CND, CWK CDF, CGW, CLN, CWP 3.07
CEV CGU 3.36
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 - Classic White
Lucite® Code - 5040L
Dulux® Code - 5040D

48 - Forest Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5116L
Dulux® Code - 5116D

14 - Cortez Silver Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5032L
Dulux® Code - 5032D

50 - Gobi Beige
Lucite® Code - 5121L
Dulux® Code - 5121D

17 - Shadow Gray Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5113L
Dulux® Code - 5113D

53 - Camaro Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5073LH
Dulux® Code - 5073D

19 - Tuxedo Black
Lucite® Code - 99L
Dulux® Code - 93-005

55 - Champagne Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5120L
Dulux® Code - 5120D

25 - Astro Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5123L
Dulux® Code - 5123D

58 - Autumn Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5117L
Dulux® Code - 5117D

26 - Mulsanne Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5190L
Dulux® Code - 5190D

63 - Desert Sand Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5125L
Dulux® Code - 5125D

28 - Fathom Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5124L
Dulux® Code - 5124D

67 - Classic Copper Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5076LH
Dulux® Code - 5076DH

34 - Misty Turquoise Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5119L
Dulux® Code - 5119D

75 - Cranberry Red
Lucite® Code - 5118LH
Dulux® Code - 5118DM
43 - Citrus Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5126L
Dulux® Code - 5126D
78 - Black Cherry Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5063LH
Dulux® Code - 5063DH
45 - Green Mist Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5122L
Dulux® Code - 5122D
 
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

Ivory
Lucite® Code - 9715L (semi-gloss)

Dark Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9708LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9697LH (flat)

Medium Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9707LH (semi-gloss)

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

Dark Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9705LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9698LH (flat)

Dark Turquoise Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9719LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9700LH (flat)

Medium Sandlewood
Lucite® Code - 9716L (semi-gloss)

Medium Bright Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9540L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9696L (flat)

Dark Sandlewood
Lucite® Code - 9727L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9704L (flat)

Medium Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9711L (semi-gloss)

Medium Saddle
Lucite® Code - 9714L (semi-gloss)

Dark Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9712LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9701LH (flat)

Dark Saddle
Lucite® Code - 9726L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9703L (flat)

Medium Red
Lucite® Code - 9709LH (semi-gloss)

Dark Brown
Lucite® Code - 9713L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9702L (flat)

Dark Red
Lucite® Code - 9706LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9699LH (flat)

Lime Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9718LH (semi-gloss)

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

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.

 

Trunk Colors (spatter finish)

Black - Gray - Aqua 389 - 259


 

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