1976


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1976 Chevelle Malibu - Owner: Ryan Marchi
1976 Chevelle Malibu - Owner: Ryan Marchi






Available Models.
Following is a listing of the available models in the 1976 Chevelle line-up, 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. I was surprised at the ultra-low production figure for the L6 Landau coupe. Obviously, the old saying, "There's no replacement for displacement" held true for some even during the gas crunch.

Chevelles Production   Wagons Production
Malibu sedan 4 door L6 13,116 Malibu 5 door 3 seat 2,984
Malibu sedan 4 door V8 25,353 Malibu 5 door 2 seat 13,581
Malibu coupe L6 12,616 Malibu Classic 5 door 3 seat 11,617
Malibu coupe V8 17,975 Malibu Classic 5 door 2 seat 24,635
Malibu Classic sedan 4 door L6 4,253 Malibu Classic Estate 5 door 3 seat 6,386
Malibu Classic sedan 4 door V8 73,307 Malibu Classic Estate 5 door 2 seat 5,518
Malibu Classic coupe L6 5,791  
Malibu Classic coupe V8 76,843
Malibu Classic Landau coupe L6 672
Malibu Classic Landau coupe V8 29,495







Engine Options.
This chart shows engine and transmission options plus the horsepower ratings which were available in the Chevelle for 1976. These figures came from Chevrolet documentation and I assume them to be accurate.

Engine
Option Code
Transmission Options
Horsepower
250/1bbl L6 (1)
L22
3-Speed Manual (2) (standard)
Turbo Hydramatic* (optional)
105 h.p.
305/2bbl V8 (2)
LG3
Turbo Hydramatic (standard)
140 h.p.
350/2bbl V8 (2)
L65
Turbo Hydramatic (standard)
145 h.p.
350/4bbl V8 (3)
LM1
Turbo Hydramatic (standard)
165 h.p.
400/4bbl V8 (1)
LT4
Turbo Hydramatic (standard)
175 h.p.
Notes: *Required with Malibu Classic Sedan. (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.
An interior and exterior selection chart for color combinations, codes and availability for 1976 Chevelle Malibu and Malibu Classic Coupes and Sedans. This information comes from the Chevrolet 1976 Dealer Order Guide - Revised: January 7, 1976.

PLEASE NOTE: The exterior and interior combinations shown in the chart below and designated as recommended (R), represent the ideal combinations. Those that are shown as acceptable (A), are attractive, but less desirable than the recommended combinations. Order for additional comninations may be submitted, provided the dealer initials the appropriate order form box (ZP2), as verification that the requested combination is definitely desired. CAUTION: Please utilize available color samples when ordering, especially when adding a third color element (Vinyl Top, Exterior Color, Interior Trim) in order to avoid undesireable combinations. Vinyl Roof Selection (No Substitutes Allowed)
Vinyl Roof Color Code Exterior Color Availability
Black BB All
Blue, Dark (Met) DD 11, 13, 28 or 35 only
Buckskin, Light UU All except 13, 28, 40 or 57
Firethorn, Dark (Met) FF 11, 13, 36, 37 or 65 only
Mahogany (Met) YY 11, 13, 36, 37, 50, 65 or 72 only
Silver (Met) QQ 11, 13, 19, 35, 36, 37 or 72 only
White WW All

Color and Trim Selection
Seat, Headliner and Door Trim Color Black Blue
Dark
Buckskin
Light
Mahogany
Dark
White White White White
Instrument Panel Pad Color Black Blue
Dark
Saddle
Dark
Mahogany
Dark
Black Blue
Dark
Lime
Dark
Mahogany
Dark
Carpet Color Black Blue
Dark
Saddle
Dark
Mahogany
Dark
Black Blue
Dark
Lime
Dark
Mahogany
Dark
Model Seat Type  
Malibu Coupe Sport Cloth Bench JBB1   JUS1          
Knit Vinyl Bench NBB1 NDD1 NUS1 NYY1 NWB1   NWZ1 NWY1
Malibu Sedan Sport Cloth Bench JBB1   JUS1          
Knit Vinyl Bench NBB1 NDD1 NUS1          
 
Malibu Classic Coupe Knit Cloth Notchback Bench PBB5 PDD5 PUS5 PYY5        
Knit Cloth Bucket     PUS2 PYY2        
Vinyl Notchback Bench VBB5 VDD5 VUS5 VYY5 VWB5 VWD5 VWZ5 VWY5
Vinyl Bucket VBB2 VDD2 VUS2 VYY2 VWB2 VWD2 VWZ2 VWY2
Malibu Classic Sedan Knit Cloth Notchback Bench PBB5 PDD5   PYY5        
Vinyl Notchback Bench   VDD5 VUS5          
Exterior Paint Color Color Code  
  Lower Upper Two-Tone  
Black 19 19 13 R A R R R A   R
Blue, Dark (Met) 35 35 28 A R A   A R    
Blue, Light (Met) 28 28 ~ R R     R R    
Buckskin 65 65 50 R   R R R     R
Cream 50 50 ~ R A R A R A   A
Cream-Gold 57 57 11 R       R      
Firethorn (Met) 36 36 37 A   R R A     R
Green, Dark (Met) 49 49 11 A   R   A   R  
Green, Lime (Met) 40 40 11 A   A   A   R  
Mahogany (Met) 37 37 36 A   R R A     R
Red, Medium 72 72 11 A   R R A     R
Saddle, Medium (Met) 67 67 50 A   R   A      
Silver 13 13 ~ R A A R R A   R
White, Antique 11 11 ~ R R R R R R R R
                       
Malibu Classic Landau only
Exterior Paint Color Color Code  
  Lower Upper  
Black 19 VINYL
ROOF
REQUIRED

SEE
VINYL
ROOF
SELECTOR
BELOW
R A R R R A   R
Blue, Dark (Met) 35 A R A   A R    
Blue, Light (Met) 28 R R     R R    
Buckskin 65 R   R R R     R
Cream 50 R A R A R A   A
Cream-Gold 57 R       R      
Firethorn (Met) 36 A   R R A     R
Green, Dark (Met) 49 A   R   A   R  
Green, Lime (Met) 40 A   A   A   R  
Mahogany (Met) 37 A   R R A     R
Red, Medium 72 A   R R A     R
Saddle, Medium (Met) 67 A   R   A      
Silver 13 R A A R R A   R
White, Antique 11 R R R R R R R R

Malibu Classic Landau Vinyl Roof Selection (No Substitutes Allowed)
Vinyl Roof Color Code Exterior Color Availability Pin Stripe Color
Black BB 49 or 67 only White
35 only Blue, Bright
19, 36 or 37 only Red
All except 19, 35, 36, 37, 49 or 67 Black
Blue, Dark (Met) DD 11, 13, 28 or 35 only Blue, Bright
Buckskin, Light UU All except 13, 28, 40 or 57 Orange, Yellow
Firethorn, Dark (Met) FF 11, 13, 36, 37 or 65 only Red
Mahogany (Met) YY 13 only White
11, 36, 37, 50, 65 or 72 only Red
Silver (Met) QQ 11 only Black
19 or 72 only White
35 only Blue, Bright
13, 36 or 37 only Red
White WW 50 or 57 only Black
All except 11, 50 or 57 White
11 only Red






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 1976. 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 Tinted Glass, all windows LT4 V-8 Engine, 400 cu. in. (4 bbl .carb.)
A02 Tinted Glass, windshield M15 3-Speed Transmission
A20 Swing Out Glass, window M38 3-Speed Automatic Transmission (THM350)
A31 Windows, electric control N31 Custom Steering Wheel
A42 Power Seat Adjuster, 6-way N33 Steering Wheel, tilt type
A65 Front Bench Seat, split back N41 Hydraulic Steering Variable Ratio
A90 Electric Release Lock N65 Stowaway Spare Wheel and Tire
AK1 Deluxe Seat Belts and Shoulder Harness N95 Simulated Wire Wheel Trim Cover
AN7 Front Bucket Seat, Swivel P01 Deluxe Wheel Trim Cover
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 QCX GR70-15-B S/B Radial w/Stripe
B48 Deluxe Luggage Comp. Trim QCY GR70-15-B S/B Radial w/Letter
B80 Roof Drip Moulding QDR GR78-15-B S/B Radial w/Stripe
B84 Body Side Mouldings QDU HR78-15-B S/B Radial w/wall
B93 Door Edge Guards QEL HR78-15-B S/B Radial w/Stripe
B96 Mouldings Wheel Opening QGK G78-14-B B/B Blackwall
BX8 Mouldings uses w/Two-Tone Paint 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, manual control U05 Dual Horn
CD4 Pulse Type W/S Wiper U35 Electric Clock
D24 Litter Container U58 AM-FM Sterephonic
D33 Outside Rear View Mirror LH Remote Control U63 AM Radio, push-button
D34 Visor Vanity Mirror U69 Radio, AM-FM, push-button
D35 Outside Rear View Mirror, LH, Custom Remote Control U76 Windshield Antenna
D55 Front Compartment Floor Console U80 Auxiliary Speaker
D64 Visor Mirror UA1 Heavy Duty Battery
D68 Dual Sport Mirrors UF7 Gauge Package
D73 Hand Rail Pickup Box UM1 AM Pushbutton Radio and Tape Player
D91 Paint Two-Tone Special UM2 AM-FM Stereo Pushbutton Radio and Tape Player
F40 Heavy Duty Front and Rear Suspension V01 Heavy Duty Radiator
FE8 Radial Tuned Suspension V30 Bumper Guards, front and rear
G80 Rear Axle, Positraction V55 Roof Luggage Carrier
G92 Rear Axle, 3.08 Ratio V78 Less Certificate of Compliance Plate
G95 Rear Axle, economy VE5 Bumper Impact Strip, front and rear
J50 Vacuum Power Brake YF5 California Emissions Equipment and Testing
K05 Engine Block Heater YJ9 Exterior Decor Package
K30 Speed and Cruise Control Z03 Landau Equipment
K76 61 Amp. Generator, Delcotron Z15 SS Package (El Camino Only)
L22 L-6 Engine, 250 cu. in. Z49 Mandatory Canadian Base Equipment Mod.
L65 V-8 Engine, 350 cu. in. (2 bbl. carb.) ZJ7 Special Wheel, Hub Cap and Trim Ring
LG3 V-8 Engine, 305 cu. in. (2 bbl. carb.) ZJ9 Auxiliary Lighting Group
LM1 V-8 Engine, 350 cu. in. (4 bbl. carb, regular fuel)    





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