1975


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1975 Chevelle Malibu - Owner: Carl McDonald
1975 Chevelle Malibu - Owner: Carl McDonald






Available Models.
Following is a listing of the available models in the 1975 Chevelle Malibu lineup, including the body model code for each. An "N/A" means that vehicle configuration was not available.


Coupes
Code
Sedans
Code
Wagons
Code
Malibu 1AC37 Malibu 1AC29 Malibu 1AC35
Malibu Classic 1AD37 Malibu Classic 1AD29 Malibu Classic
Malibu Classic Estate
1AD35
1AG35
Malibu Classic Landau 1AD37 N/A N/A N/A N/A







Production.
These breakdowns were obtained from "Chevrolet: The Complete History" by The Auto Editors of Consumer Guide. Notice there was only one L6 Malibu Classic four door sedan produced. I wonder where that car is?

Chevelles Production   Wagons Production
Malibu sedan 4 door L6 12,873 Malibu 5 door 3 seat 2,377
Malibu sedan 4 door V8 24,989 Malibu 5 door 2 seat 11,600
Malibu coupe L6 13,292 Malibu Classic 5 door 3 seat 6,394
Malibu coupe V8 23,708 Malibu Classic 5 door 2 seat 15,974
Malibu Classic sedan 4 door L6 1 Malibu Classic Estate 5 door 3 seat 4,600
Malibu Classic sedan 4 door V8 51,070 Malibu Classic Estate 5 door 2 seat 4,637
Malibu Classic coupe L6 4,330  
Malibu Classic coupe V8 76,607
Malibu Classic Landau coupe L6 378
Malibu Classic Landau coupe V8 22,691







Engine Options.
This chart shows engine and transmission options plus the horsepower ratings which were available in the Chevelle for 1975. All figures come directly from Chevrolet documentation and I assume them to be accurate.


Engine
Option Code
Transmission Options
Horsepower
250/1bbl L6 (1)
L22
3-Speed Manual (standard)
Turbo Hydramatic (optional)
105 h.p.
350/2bbl V8 (2)
L65
3-Speed Manual (standard)
Turbo Hydramatic (optional)
145 h.p.
350/4bbl V8 (3)
LM1
3-Speed Manual (standard)
Turbo Hydramatic (optional)
155 h.p.
400/4bbl V8 (1)
LT4
Turbo Hydramatic
175 h.p.
454/4bbl V8 (2)
LS4
Turbo Hydramatic
215 h.p.
Notes: (1) California Emission Equipment required in State of California. (2) Not available in California. (3) Available only for sale and / or registration in California.







Color Options.
Color chart for interior, exterior and vinyl roof colors. I am working on a more comprehensive chart for 1975 which will include color codes as well, but this chart gives a general idea.


Exterior
Interior
Two-Tone or Stripes
Vinyl Roof
Malibu Classic and Malibu:
Black
Bright Blue Metallic
Dark Red Metallic
Medium Orange Metallic
Silver
Antique White
Cream Beige
Medium Blue
Midnight Blue Metallic
Sandstone
Medium Green
Dark Green Metallic
Light Gray
Medium Red
Dark Brown Metallic
Light Saddle Metallic
Malibu Classic:
Ribbed cloth in Black, Blue, Green Graystone, Red
All vinyl in Black, Blue, Sandstone, Saddle

Swivel Bucket Seats (1)
Cloth in Black, Red
All vinyl in Black, Blue, Sandstone, Saddle

Malibu:
Pattern cloth in Black, Blue
All vinyl in Black, Green, Sandstone, Blue

Swivel Bucket Seats (1)
All vinyl in Black, Sandstone
Malibu Classic and Malibu:
Antique White upper, plus
Medium Blue
Midnight Blue Metallic
Bright Blue Metallic
Sandstone
Dark Green Metallic
Medium Green
Dark Brown Metallic
Medium Orange Metallic
Dark Red Metallic
Malibu Classic and Malibu:
Black
White
Dark Blue
Medium Green
Dark Red
Dark Brown
Silver Metallic
Sandstone
Red
1975 Notes: (1) Swivel Bucket Seats available on coupe only.






RPO Option Codes.
RPO, or Regular Production Order, options are a list of options that are available at the time that an order is placed for a vehicle. These are the items the dealer checks off on the order sheet. I believe this list is fairly complete and is comprised of the options that were available for Chevelles, Wagons and El Caminos for 1975. If you know of any other RPO codes and don't see them listed, please email me and I will add them to the list.

Code Option Code Option
A01 Body Glass, Tinted LM1 V-8 Engine, 350 cu. in. (4 bbl. carb, regular fuel)
A02 Windshield Glass LS4 V-8 Engine, 454 cu. in. (4 bbl .carb.)
A20 Swing Out Rear Quarter Window LT4 V-8 Engine, 400 cu. in. (4 bbl .carb.)
A31 Window Electric Control M15 3-Speed Transmission
A42 Front Seat Electric Control, 6-way M38 3-Speed Automatic Transmission
A52 Front Bench Seat M40 3-Speed Automatic Transmission
A65 Front Bench Seat, split seat belt N31 Sport Styled Steering Wheel
A90 Rear Compartment Lid Release Electric Control N33 Steering Wheel, tilt type
AG7 Power Front Seat LH 6-way N41 Hydraulic Steering Variable Ratio
AK1 Deluxe Seat Belts and Shoulder Harness N95 Simulated Wire Wheel Trim Cover
AN7 Front Seat, Swivel P01 Wheel Trim Cover
AQ4 Station Wagon 3rd Seat PA3 Special Wheel Trim Cover
AT8 Front Bench Seat 50-50 PE2 15x7 Wheel Custom
AU3 Power Door Lock QBW FR78-15-B S/B Radial w/Stripe
AU6 Electric Liftgate Lock Release QBU FR78-15-B S/B Radial blackwall
AV3 Pickup Box Tie Downs QBX GR70-15-B S/B Radial blackwall
B37 Floor Mats QCF GR78-15-B S/B Radial blackwall
B44 Loose Load Floor Carpet QCN HR70-15-B S/B Radial w/Stripe
B48 Deluxe Luggage Comp. Trim QCP HR70-15-B S/B Radial blackwall
B80 Roof Drip Moulding QCV HR70-15-B S/B Radial w/Letter
B84 Body Side Mouldings QCX GR70-15-B S/B Radial w/Stripe
B93 Door Edge Guards QCY GR70-15-B S/B Radial w/Letter
B96 Mouldings Wheel Opening QDR GR78-15-B S/B Radial w/Stripe
BW2 Exterior Ornamentation QDU HR78-15-B S/B Radial w/wall
BX8 Mouldings uses w/Two-Tone Paint QEL HR78-15-B S/B Radial w/Stripe
C08 Exterior Soft Trim Roof Cover QGK G78-14-B B/B Blackwall
C09 Vinyl Roof QGL G78-14-B B/B w/Stripe
C50 Rear Window Defroster and Defogging QHE HR78-14-B B/B Blackwall
C51 Rear Window Air Deflector QHF HR78-14-B B/B w/Stripe
C60 Air Conditioning, all weather QRM GR70-15, Steel Belt Radial W
CA1 Sun Roof Electric U05 Dual Horn
CB1 Exterior Soft Trim Cover U14 Instrument Panel Gauges
CB4 Landau Top U18 Speedometer, export
CB7 Forward Vinyl Roof Cover U35 Electric Clock
CD4 Pulse Type W/S Wiper U58 AM-FM Sterephonic
D24 Litter Container U63 Radio, push-button
D33 Outside Rear View Mirror LH Remote Control U69 Radio, AM-FM, push-button
D34 Visor Vanity Mirror U76 Windshield Antenna
D35 Outside Rear View Mirror, LH, Custom Remote Control U80 Auxiliary Speaker
D55 Front Compartment Floor Console UA1 Heavy Duty Battery
D68 Dual Sport Mirrors UF7 Gauge Package
D91 Front End Paint Stripe UM1 AM Pushbutton Radio and Tape Player
D99 Special Two-Tone Paint UM2 AM-FM Pushbutton Radio and Tape Player
DF3 RH Rear View Mirror, remote control V01 Heavy Duty Radiator
F40 Heavy Duty Front and Rear Suspension V30 Bumper Guards
FE8 Radial Tuned Suspension V55 Roof Luggage Carrier
G80 Rear Axle, Positraction VE5 Bumper Impact Strip
G92 Rear Axle, 3.08 Ratio YA2 Estate Model
G95 Differential Carrier, 3.55 Ratio YB5 General Processing Option
J50 Vacuum Power Brake YF5 California Emission Certification
K05 Engine Block Heater YJ9 Exterior Decor
K30 Speed and Cruise Control Z03 Super Sport*
K72 Emission Control, delete exp. Z15 SS 454 (El Camino only)
K75 Emission Control, delete exp. Z95 Regular Fuel Engine Equipment
K76 61 Amp. Generator, Delcotron ZJ7 Special Wheel, Hub Cap and Trim Ring
L22 L-6 Engine, 250 cu. in. ZJ9 Auxiliary Lighting Group
L65 V-8 Engine, 350 cu. in. (2 bbl. carb.)    




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