1968-1972 Chevrolet A-Body Production Totals


ERRATA

1970:

The Muncie M20 4-speed and L78 396 combination has been verified.
The Muncie M21 4-speed was available with the LS5 454 (El Camino and probably Chevelle).
The VIN prefix listed for the 1970 SS-454 Convertible (with Cowl Induction) should be "13667", not "13637".

Recent data from GM of Canada indicate that, most likely, no 1970 LS6 coupes were built there. The poster suggests that as many as 288 LS6 coupes were imported from Canada. The poster totals for all 1970 LS6 coupes should be decreased by 7%, and the totals for all other (non-LS6) 1970 V8 coupes should be increased by 0.1% (negligible).

1972:

Some or all of the M20 4-speeds used with the L48 4-bbl 350 may have been the iron-case Saginaw, not the aluminum case Muncie.

RPO F41
Records show that there were 24,946 1972 RPO Z15 "SS" options and 19,595 1972 RPO F41 "heavy duty suspension" options. All indications are that F41 was a standard part of the SS package on Chevelle (from 1970-1972), but it was not available on any El Camino or Monte Carlo. The F41 option was apparently available (from 1970-1972) on any 2-door or 4-door V8 Chevelle coupe, convertible, or sedan (very few non-SS Chevelles came with F41, and if any were built they may have been for police/taxi applications).

If true, then there must have been at least 5,351 1972 SS El Caminos (24,946 - 19,595 = 5,351).

The print shows 4,780. So the 1972 SS El Camino totals should be increased by about 571 units, or12.0% across the board. This will affect some of the other estimates. The non-SS Custom El Camino totals should be reduced by approximately 571 units, or about 1.3%. The SS coupe totals should be reduced by approximately 571 units, or about 3.0%. The non-SS Malibu coupe totals should be increased by approximately 571 units, or about 0.3%.

Drawing the same conclusions for 1970 and 1971 shows that there were at least 6,321 1970 SS El Caminos and at least 2,862 1971 SS El Caminos. The totals shown on the print for 1970 and 1971 are appropriate, based upon this information. The 1971 F41 production total was 16,431 units and for1970 the F41 production total was 56,051 units

For the 1969 model year, the F41 suspension was not a standard part of the SS package, even on Chevelles. Records show that for 1969, F41 was available on ANY vehicle in the Chevelle line, including wagons and El Caminos. So, the 1969 F41 total can not be used as a guide in determining how many 1969 SS El Caminos were built. The 1969 F41 total was only 722 units, only a small fraction of the total number of 1969 SS coupes built. F41 was not available prior to the 1969 model year.


TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS

1968:

The total shown for the L79 327 Malibu Sport 2-door coupe (without RPO ZK7) is "2213". It should be "2,213".


ADDITIONAL DATA

Venezuela Production
This table shows the number of Chevelles built each calendar year at the GM Caracas, Venezuela plant. The exact body styles and model year production totals are not known. No Monte Carlos were built there during 1968-1972.

Calendar Year:

1968

1969

1970

1971

1972

Chevelle Grand Totals:

1,656

2,291

3,527

3,393

2,746

 

South Africa Production
This table shows the number of Chevelles & Beaumonts built at the GM Port Elizabeth, South Africa plant. The exact body styles are not known. All were built during January to March, 1968. According to available records, no Chevrolet A-bodies were built there after March, 1968. It is not known how many (or if any) of these were Chevelles and how many (or if any) were Beaumonts.

Calendar Year:

1968

1969

1970

1971

1972

Chevelle / Beaumont Grand Totals:

363

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