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Corvair-95 Options and Accessories

This web page is an attempt to unite (and reconcile where necessary) information from different sources about Corvair-95 factory and dealer installed accessories and options -- sort of a one-stop shopping mart, alas, for products no longer made. The tables provide information about which accessories, options and part numbers were available for different model years.

Source Documents and Abbreviations. (hyperlinks will take you to the documents on other pages):
AI =Accessories Installation manual (e.g., "AI:61" = 1961 Accessories
Installation manual")
AM = Corvair-95 Assembly Manuals
CIP = Chevrolet (factory) Installed Options and Accessories Price Guides
CB =Greenbrier Camper Brochures
CF = Custom Features Albums (e.g.,"CF:61-63" indicates the part number was included in the 1961-1963 Custom Accessories albums)
CML = 1964 Corvair Model Lineup
CPB = Corvan and Pickup Sales Brochures
CTC = Color and Trim Combinations
DOF = Dealer Order Forms (this pdf includes factory options dealer order forms for 1961-1965
DSA = Dealer Showroom Albums
ExV = Parts Exploded View (from P&A manuals)
FTF = Finger-Tip Facts Albums
P&A = Parts and Accessories Manuals (sections indicated)
PS = Dealer Confidential Price Schedules
RRM = Radio Repair manuals
TCB = Chevy Taxi-Cab Brochure
TDB = Truck Data Book
"EF"s = Engineering Features booklets, which may be for Chevy Trucks, Passenger Cars (including the 06) and Corvair-95
VIK = GM Heritage Site Vehicle Information Kits (05,44,54 are in 1962-64 Chevy Trucks Kits; 06 is in 1961-65 Corvair Kits)
Other sources are identified where drawn upon below.
Model abbreviations:
05, 06, 44, 54 = Corvan, Greenbrier, Loadside, Rampside

The tables include hyperlinks to original GM illustrations, descriptions, installation instructions and parts lists. 'AI' hyperlinks are to installation instructions for each option part number; CF, etc, are hyperlinks are to illustrations and descriptions. 'P&A' hyperlinks open section(s) that list the option part number(s) for all years. 'PIC's are photographs of the actual part (would like to add more of these).

Thanks to Kent Sullivan for helpful discussions in sorting out some of the options, and Dave Newell for providing some additional documents. If you see any errors or have additional information, they are welcomed by the Corvanatics Webmaster.


Links to Tables



Factory Installed Options

This table lists options that were available as factory installations. Prior to 1963, FOA (Factory Optional Accessory) and RPO (Regular Production Option) numbers identified components that were factory installed in place of or in addition to standard equipment (however, sometimes these may also have been dealer installed). Some items were only dealer-installed options. The numbers given are RPO unless indicated otherwise. In 1963 a new Option Identification System was introduced consolidating FOAs as options (TDB:63). In the new system, RPO numbers consisted of a prefix letter corresponding to a general equipment group, and a part identification number between 01 - 100. This sytem did not apply to paint or Interior Trim Options, which retained a 3 digit code. The general equipment group letter suffixes are as follows:

ABCDE - Body Equipment N - Gasoline tank, Exhaust & Steering Equioment
F - Front Axle & Suspension Equipment PQRS - Wheel & Tire Equipment
GH - Rear Axle & Suspension Equipment T - Sheet Metal, Battery & Lamp Equipoment
J - Brake Equipment U - Speedometer & Misc. Electrical Equipment
KL - Engine Equipment VZ - Radiator, Bumper & Misc. Final Assembly Equipment
M - Clutch a& Transmission Equipment  
Factory Installed Options
Click here for RPO Exception Control Letters (ECLs)
  1961
AM:61idx
1962
AM:62idx
1963
AM:63idx
1964
AM:64idx
1965
AM:65idx
Air Cleaner, Pre-Oil Bath
P&A 3.402 PIC
K47
Battery; 54-plate, 40 amp-hr
345 std
Custom Chrome (chrome bumpers and hubcaps) included with Custom Deluxe option (RPO 431 / Z60) for R1206
Frt: 3777356 Rr: 3777357
393 V37
Custom (De Luxe) Features
see Custom features table below
431 Z60
Dispatch Door (the 4-day RP0)
see '1963 Cost saving changes' at bottom of table
  B78  
Doors, Double left side (05, 06) 645 E85
Floor, Level Platform
(less wood parts)
(44,54)

FOA 134

E82
Generator: 35-amp, low cut-in
P&A 2.275 ExV 1105135
(stock was 1961-63 30 amp 1102227; 1964 35 amp 1102336; 1965 37 amp 1100639)
650 K71
Generator: 47-amp Delcotron (06)
P&A 2.275 1100698 (stock was 37 amp 1100639)
K84
Glass, Laminated: Front door windows
P&A 16.180 (44, 45 - 3789883)
370 A09
Rear Door Glass Equipment: P&A 16.180 (05)
See notes at bottom of table. (3773812)
  A12
Hazard Flasher Switch (3843700)   V74
Heater & Defroster: Gasoline operated
FOA 128 C45
Heater & Defroster: Direct air
FOA 138 C40
Mirror, Outside, round
See notes at bottom of table.
210
8" arm PIC
Mirror head PIC PIC
D32
3.75" arm PIC
Mirror, Outside (West Coast) 6" x 11", left and right sides See notes at bottom of table D29
Paint, Exterior: solid colors or two-tone combinations
Click here for paint colors and codes and here for decoding of cowl plate paint codes.
Powertrain
Axle: Positraction Rear (see notes below) 481 G81
Engine: 145 cu-in, 80 HP std
Engine: 145 cu-in, 102 hp (see notes below) 9552  
Engine: 164 cu-in, 95 hp   std
Engine: 164 cu-in, 110 hp   L62
Transmission: 3-speed synchromesh Std
Transmission: 4-speed synchromesh 652 M20
Transmission: Powerglide, automatic 667 M35
Radio: Manual control
FOA 123 U60
Seats* P&A 16.720 (seat back) P&A 16.715 (seat base) ExV
Third seat (mounted in rear seat position)(06) 269 A59
Auxiliary front passenger (05)
264 A57
Full-width front (05) 482 A54
Seat belts, DeLuxe (06) see addional info in seat belt table   148 A37 A37/A49 A49
Shock Absorbers: Heavy-duty; front
P&A 7.354 (05,44,54)
213 F51
Springs,Front: Heavy-duty; Includes HD front shock absorbers (06) 255 F60
Taxi Cab Equipment - see Taxi Cab table below (06) 420 420  
Tires
7.00-14/4 PR, Reg Highway bw std std
7.00-14/4 PR, Reg Highway ww 647 R20
7.00-14/6 PR, Reg Highway bw 648 R21
7.00-14/6 PR Reg Highway ww 674 R22
7.00-14/6 PR, 45 psi, truck-type, bw   R24
7.00-14/8 PR, 60 psi, truck-type, bw R25
Ventilation, Special Crankcase (for CA only)
see note below
243
Wheel Covers
P&A 5.871 / 8.858 (see wheel cover table)
FOA 132 P01
Windows, Side Door and Quarter Panel (05)
See notes at bottom of table.
COPO 2003j
Windshield Washer
P&A 16.064 (AM:61)
FOA 130  
Windshield Wiper, 2-speed; P&A 16.064
See notes at bottom of table.
355 C14
Options for exported vehicles (AM:61-65)
Speedometer, metric 268 U18
Headlamp 342 T70
Tires, not included 640 P38
Owner Service Policy Booklet 308 D50
Engine, Low compression 225 L90

*Prototype FC folding rear seat: see CorvanAntics 1985 13:5 pg38 and pic here.
Concerning the following two items, also see the article by Dave Newell in CorvanAntics 2006 vol34(2) pg 4, the "Stock Is..." article by Larry Claypool in Corsa Communique, April 1989, pg21, and his letter to CorvanAntics 1996, vol24(2) pg 2.
Round Mirrors (D32): The factory-installed FC round mirror was unusual for the off center mounting to the bracket. For 1961, CIP:61 identifies RPO 210 with an 8" long fixed arm; however, the mirror in AM:61 (part number 3765480) has a shorter 3.75" arm. It's seems the switch to a shorter arm was made very early in 1961, as no vehicles with the 8" arm appear in any sales brochures. Beginning in July 1963 the part number for this style mirror became 3938535 and was the RPO D32 style used through 1965. From 1961-65, the mirror head itself appears to be identical. According to the TDBs, the brackets of RPO mirrors were painted the main body color, and the mirror head was black, although when provided as a Dealer installed accessory, the mirror head was cameo-white.
West-Coast Jr Mirrors (D29): Compared to the dealer-installed full-size West Coast style mirror (see Dealer-Installed Option Table below), this was a smaller, less accident-prone version. It was less ruggedly constructed, with no diagonal brace. It was available as either a factory-installed RPO D29 or a dealer-installed accessory (see table below). D29 came with a Cameo White bracket and mirror (TEF:63), although, like the bumpers and hub caps, they probably were painted Pure White for FCs with Pure White Exteriors. Kent Sullivan reported finding original 'junior' size mirrors that are black (PIC), although these are likely to be the dealer-installed version.
1963 Cost saving changes: Beginning in 1963 three items were removed as standard equipment from 05 vehicles as cost-saving measures. The rear door windows was eliminated and became RPO A12 option; as a result, the inside rear view mirror became superfluous (and was also removed). In leue of the IRVM, the round ORVM became standard for 05 models; unless the RPO A12 rear window was ordered in which case the ORVM remainned an option (TEF:63). The engine rear grille was eliminated (for 05 & 54 )and was included with Z60 RPO Deluxe equipment for 1964-5 (C95EF:64). (AM:63-65 identifies the rear grille as Z60 equipment for 06 vehicles, but this seems to be erroneous). The glovebox (dispatch) door was eliminated from both 05 and 54 models (TEF:63; the glovebox was similar to the original but with the provisions for the door stop and hinges removed). The door became RPO B78, but 4 days later was reinstated as standard equipment over dealers' complaints.
Windshield washer & wiper: Only in 1961 were the washer (5055204, FOA 130) and 2-speed wiper (4909108, PIC, AM:61, RPO 355) distinct options and the larger, horizontally-mounted wiper motor was used. From 1962 onward, the 2-speed wiper RPOs included the wiper motor (PIC) and washer (AM:62-65). The wiper motor and washer units were the same as for the car, although the electrical and plumbing connections were different. The single speed wiper units were standard items, onto which could be added the dealer-installed washer options listed below.
Special Crankcase Ventilation: this option is present in the Options and Accessories when Installed by Chevrolet document dated 10/1/60, missing in the 9/29/61 version, included again in the 1/2/62 and 3/1/62 editions, and gone for good in 9/4/62 release. Was its absence in the 9/29/61 version intentional or an accident?
102HP option: This engine was available for a brief period in 1963 as described in a Corsa Communique article (2017: 39-9) by Dave Newell. It was offered as a special order COPO (Central Office Production Order).
Rear Axle: In 1961 a 3:27 ratio axle was initially scheduled for the 4-speed transmission, but was replaced with the 3:89 (TEF:62), and from that point the 3:89 gear ratio was the only axle available for FCs through 63. This was replaced with a 3:55 ratio axle in 1964 TEF:64. The positraction option available each year (62-65).
Two options that never made it into production - see CA 20:1-4 (1992):
FAO 136 - air conditioning.
RPO 650 - "Panoramic Cab Back Window", a larger rear window for the pickup.
COPO 2003j: The Central Office Production Order (COPO) 2003j was used to order a Corvan, normally a panel van, with 6 rear windows (roll-down on doors) similar to a Greenbrier. This special order option was sometimes used for conversion vehicles.




Dealer Installed Options and Accessories

This table shows the options (and part numbers) available for different years . The options included were all produced specifically for the Corvair-95 or were identified in at least one document as an FC accessory. Needless to say, there are some discrepancies among the documents concerning some part numbers and years available; these are resolved as best possible, or as noted. Some options were also available as factory installations.

Dealer Installed Accessories Accessories Installation Manuals
Click here for Dealer Installed Accessories Installation Manuals
  1961 1962 1963 1964 1965
Accelerator Pedal Cover
P&A 9.645
985260
(listed as an Corvair-95 option in P&A but not elsewhere)
Antenna
P&A 9.645
988329
AI:61-62 CF:62
PS:62 PIC PIC
985444
AI:63-65 CF:63 PS:63-65
Arm rest - front right side door
(06 only) P&A 16.155
Arm rests beginning late 64 or in 65 were longer (requiring a different adapter plate) with an integrated pad and base. Std rests were silver pad on charcoal base (61), fawn on white base (62-64) or fawn base (65)
988390 985231
AI:62-64 CF:62,64
PS:63 PIC PIC
988410 -adapter
985629
CF:64
988410 -adapter
986303
DSA:65 PIC
986304 -adapter
Bumper Guards
P&A 7.828
Painted: 985070 (PIC) Chrome: 988373
AI:61-65 CB:61 CF:62-64 PS:61-65
Cap - gas tank - locking
P&A 3.028 PS:61-65
988277
CF:62 PIC
985893
Clock - Instrument panel
P&A 9.772 PS:61-64
985007
3784308
AI:61 PIC PIC PIC
985329
AI:62-63 CF:62
PIC PIC PIC
985865
AI:64 PIC
CF:64 PIC
 
Compass 985002
CF:62 PS:61-64
PIC PIC PIC
 
Directional Signal Conversion
(Class 'A' to ICC)
P&A 2.880 PS:63-64
    985398
AI:63
985978
AI:64
CA-64
 
Fire Extinguisher
P&A 9.990 PS:61-64
    985592(2 3/4 lb) CB:64-65
PIC PIC
986276 (5 lb) CB:65
985593 (recharge) CB:64
Floor, Level Platform
(less wood parts)
(44,54) ExV
P&A 17.400 PS:61-64
985078
AI:61
TEF:61
985079-adapter
985305
AI:62-63 CF:62
985306-adapter
Harness - Accessories Wiring
P&A 2.480 PS:61-65
988350
AI:61-65 PIC
Hazard Flasher Switch
P&A 2.880 PS:62-65 (became RPO V74 in 65 - see Factory-iinstalled table; factory #s 62-63 3815614; 63 3838120; 64-65 3843700 & 3864198)
  985327
CF:62
985600
AI:63
985886
AI:64
CF:64
986294
986293 AI:65
PIC PIC
Heater & Defroster - Direct air
P&A 8.845 ExV PS:61-65
(errors appear to be 985088 listed in CB:61 and 985349 in CF:62)
985089
AI:61
CB:61
985340
AI:62
985504
AI:63
CF:63
985698
AI:64-65 CB:64-65
CF:64 FTF:64
Heater & Defroster - Gasoline
P&A 8.845 ExV PS:61-65
988367
AI:61
CB:61
985344
AI:62
CF:62
985648
AI:63-65 CF:63-64
Kit- Emergency and Safety
3 Flares, fusees and flags P&A 2.575
988020
CF:63 PS:61,62 PIC PIC
   
Kit- Tool
(even includes hammer-of-last-resort) P&A 8.821
988032
CF:62-64 PS:61-65 PIC
Lamp-Courtesy
P&A 16.494 PS:61-65
According to the P&A manuals, the correct door jamb switch for 61-65 1206 was 1998748 (PIC), which was superceded post-65 with 4826444 (PIC). Although latter AI manuals show the smaller tube-like door switch 4891633 (PIC) and this was commonly used, P&A manuals state that for FCs this switch only was "used w/ 985574" in 1963, for reasons unknown. NOS switches have "MB" stamped on the head. Might this in any way relate to the absence of 985574 from AI:63? Were the lamp brackets for the FC ever provided with the 'flat' design shown in the AI61-64?
988476
AI:61
PIC
985298
AI:62
PIC
985574
CF:63
PIC
985899
AI:64
CF:64
PIC
986287
Lamp - Rear dome
P&A 16.494 PS:61-65
Interestingly, installation instuctions for 1961 and the 62-64 custom features albums placed a switch (1998748) in the left rear door jamb, but 62-65 installation instructions specify, more logically, the jamb of the right rear door (which opens first). The second switch went in the jamb of the front left side intermediate door.
988346
AI:61, AI:62 -65 CF:62-64 CB:61-65 PIC PIC
Lamp and Switch, Glove Compartment
P&A 16.100 The switch units included wires, clips and fuses, ect. The actual switch assembly in 1961 was #1998161 (PIC) and the more compact design #3794425 (PIC) beginning in 1962. The 1965 986288 unit included an integral fuse.
988456
AI:61
PS:61
PIC PIC
985273
AI:62-63
PS:62-63
985898
AI:64
986288
PS:65 PIC
Lighter - Cigarette (with lamp)
P&A 9.709 PS:61-65
(985979 in CF:64 appears to be a typo)
988416
AI:61
985237
AI:62
CF:62
985609
AI:63
985975
AI:64
986344
Litter container (instrument panel)
Mounts to dash where radio would mount.
988421: Instl'n sheet (6/27/60,#3782457) PIC PIC PIC
985482: Instl'n sheet (4/20/61,#3799852) PIC PIC
988421
AI:61
P&A 8.891 PS:61-64
985276
AI:62
985482
AI:63
P&A 8.891 PS:61-64
   
Litter container (saddle-like)
P&A 8.891
  985822 (black)
(listed as 985482 in CF:62 and as 985276 in CF:63)
PS:63-6 & 64ML shows 3 additional colors in 64-65:
985740 Red, 985741 blue, 985742 fawn
Luggage rack (roof carrier) CF:63index says for 05 and 06 P&A 17.070 PS:61-65 988398
AI:61,63-65 CB:61,64-65 PIC
Luggage rack cover
P&A 12.815 (does not list as FC unit)
  985314
AI:62-63 CF:63
PS:62 (says use with 985056)
   
Mirrors P&A 16.068
Inside Rear view, nonglare, day/night mechanism
See notes at bottom of table
987701 (10")
AM:61
CF:62
PS:61
PIC PIC
62: 987701 & 985152 (8")
PIC PIC PIC
63: 985152 & 985567(8")
985657
PIC PIC PIC
CA:64
PS:63-65
Outside rear view, round (see addditional details about round mirrors above in factory options table)
988471
AM:61
PIC PIC
985169
AI:62
PS:62
985434
AI:63
PS:63
985878
PS:64
986046
PS:65
Outside rear view, ("Junior West Coast")
7½" x 10½" (see additional details about rectangular mirrors at the bottom of this table)
988355
AI:61
CB:61
PS:61
PIC
985285
(mirror head only
985286)
AI:62-63
CF:62
 
Outside rear view, ("Junior West Coast")
6" x 11" (PS:62-65)
 

985410(head only: 985411)
AI:63 PIC
AM:63

985771
AI:64-65 CB:65
CF:64
Radio & antenna
P&A 9.650 PS:61-65
Note: radio units have separate numbers. Antenna part numbers are given above in antenna section
988334 (radio: 988336)
AI:61
CB:61
RRM:61
985202 (radio: 985203)
AI:62
CB:62
CF:62
RRM:62
985442
AI:63
CB:63
RRM:63

985814 (radio: 985815)
CF:64
CB:64
RRM:64
986340 (radio: 986338)
CB:65
RRM:65
Seat Belts (see seat belt table) PS:61-65
(all belts were dealer installed until 1964 when front belts for 06 became standard)
RPO 148
fr- 988375
AI:61
CB:61
RPO 148
06-fr=
985357
AI:62
CF:62

06-rr, FC-fr= 985180

RPO A37
06-fr =
985511
AI:63
CML:64

06-rr, FC-fr= 985541
see
seat belt
table
Side Rails - pickup cargo
P&A 17.515
    988257
AI:63
   
Spare Bulb Container   988019
CF:62
     
Sporting Equipment - Greenbrier P&A 9.675 see also article by Russ Long in CorvanAntics 1975 vol3(2), and Larry Claypool's "Stock is..." article in Corsa Communique August 1991, pg 6.
Camper unit 985103
CF:62 CB:61
p61-62
985654
PIC PIC
CF:63-CF:64 CML-p22
CB:63-64 PS:63-64
986324
PS:65
Child bed
  985359
AI:62-63 CF:62
CB:62-63 PS:62 -63
   
Cargo netting
985104
AI:63 CF:62-63 CB:61-63 PS:61-63
 
Drawer unit
985105
CF:62 CB:61-63 PS:61-63
 
Shelter unit, versatile canopy
(Breezeway)

985106
CF:62 CB:61-63 PS:61-63
 
Sleeper unit, car top ('Campster')
985102
CF:62-64 CB:61-65 p61-65
Table
985107
AI:63 CF:62-64 CB:61-65 PS:61-65
Tent, pop-up
985101
CF:62-64 CB:61-64 PS:61-65
Window screen
985100
AI:63 CF:62-64 CB:61-65 PS:61-65
Spotlight (Safetylight)
P&A 9.773 PS:61-65
988335
AI:61-62,64 CF:62-64 CB:61-65
985932
AI:65 PIC PIC PIC
Spotlamp, portable
P&A 9.773
987112
CF:62 PS:61-64 PIC PIC PIC PIC
 
Tissue Dispenser & litter container
P&A 8.891 PIC PIC PIC PIC
  985275
AI:62
PS:62
     
Ventshades (rain deflectors) for front doors
P&A 9.964 PS:61-65
The ventishades were stamped with the name of the manufacturer, "Auto Ventshade Co Chandlee CA" and "G63LF" on the driver side unit or "G63RF" on the passenger side unit.
985025
CF:62-64 CB:61
AI:62,64 PIC PIC PIC PIC
Visor (sunshade), right side
P&A 16.070 PS:61-65
988352
(Silver)
AI:61
CB:61
985238
(Fawn)
AI:62-63
CF:62
985900
(Fawn)
AI:64-65
CF:64 PIC PIC
Wheel Covers
P&A 5.871 / 8.858
(See wheel cover table)
988466 985142 985433 985828
985669
986077
985699

Windshield washer
P&A 8.798 / 16.065 ExV PS:61-65
See additional information about washers and wipers at the bottom of the Factory-Installed Pptions table.
988332
CB:61
AI:61
985304
CF:62
AI:62
985513
AI:63
985756
985756
AI:64
CF:64
986180
AI:65
For additional info on outside mirrors see Kent Sullivan's page here.
Inside Rear View Mirrors. (Chrome) 987701 is a 10" wide mirror with a flip-type day/night lever. It was probably used principally with Chevy trucks and pickups and made available for the FC in '61 (PS:61). This was phased out in '62 ( it is only listed for the Corvair-95 in CF:62) and replaced with an 8" 985152 mirror, which is listed for the Corvair-95 in PS:62 and 62:FTF, and for all corvairs in the 62 P&A Manual. In '63, 985152 was listed for the Corvair-95 in CF:63 (although shown with a twist-type mechanism) and for all corvairs in 63:FTF. The 985657 8" mirror with a twist day/night mechanism, was introduced in '63, and is listed for Corvair-95 in PS:63. In 64 and 65, 985657 is listed for the Corvair 95 in PS:64, PS:65 and CF:64. The P&A manuals are very weak on IRVMs but generally agree with this. Chevy apparently intended day/night mirrors principally for the pickups, with their larger rear window. Indeed, CF:63 describes 985152 for truck cabs, and CML:64 lists 985657 as "except for Greenbrier".
It is likely that 988173 is the chrome bracket since it is frequently paired with the chrome mirrors in CF:62, & 64 & AI:61.
Outside West Coast Junior mirrors. The 7½" x 10½" mirror was only available as a dealer-installed accessory from 1961 - 63, and was painted gloss black in 1961 and cameo white in later years. The mirror face itself was used with other C10 - C30 trucks (such as in part number 988246), the black and white mirrors were identicle, both had 6 rivets and a pair of mounting brackets on the back side. Beginning in 1963, the 6" x 11" mirror became available as either a dealer or factory installed option (RPO D29). See the Factory-Installed Options Table above for more about the D29 mirrors. Chrome West Coast Junior mirrors were not a GM option but were available from aftermarket sources. Probable error: some sources list mirror unit 986014 as the 7½" x 10½" mirror for 1964; however, the instruction sheet identifies 986014 for the C-series Chevy pickups, and the mounting bracket xdoes not fit the Corvair 95.





Custom (DeLuxe) Equipment

This table shows which options and accessories were available with RPO 431 and RPO Z60. The 'X's indicate which accessories were included with the DeLuxe trim package each year. A comparison of standard and DeLuxe interior cab features for 1961 was in TEF:61. See above tables for links to resources about the options. If no model number is given, the custom feature was available for all models. Certain interior trim features of Deluxe FCs were encoded in the letters (Exception Control Letters) that were appended to the trim codes found on the cowl plate (e.g., "431N" or "5Z60LA").

DeLuxe Accessories
Click here for Trim Code Exception Control Letters (ECLs)
  RPO 431 RPO Z60
Links to Assembly Manual lists of deluxe accessories --> 1961 manual 1962 manual 1963 manual 1964 manual 1965 manual
The following items were included for all FC models R1205/06/44/54 R1205/06/54 R1206
  1961 1962 1963 1964 1965
Windshield reveal (trim) molding (stainless steel) X X X X X
 
Rear Door cove reflectors, red X X X X X
 
Seat Upholstery, nylon/vinyl (for appearance of seat coverings, see illustrations of Interior Panels below) X X X X X
 
Seat Padding, thick X X X X X
 
Instrument Panel, Two tone X  
It appears that 2-tone instrument panel became standard in 1962
Steering Wheel, two-tone   X X X X
 
Sun-visor, right side P&A16.070
[std has left-side only]
X X X X X
06 - White (61-63), Cameo white (64-65)
05,54,55 - Silver (61), Fawn (63-65)
Cigarette Lighter X X X X  
 
Glovebox door trim plate (anodized)
X X X X X
1963: horizontal ribs were added, coordinated with instrument panel trim PIC DSA:63
The following items were included for Corvan and pickups only R1205/44/54 only R1205/54 only  
  1961 1962 1963 1964 1965
Arm Rest, Left Side (all with white base, color-keyed vinyl in 63 - 64)
P&A 16.155 TDB:64 [std has no armrests]
X X X X  
1961: silver pad 1962: fawn (?)
1963-64: vinyl is red on vehicles with red, gray or white exterior; vinyl is fawn with other exteror colors.
Color-keyed interior -seat and arm rest vinyl only; no interior panels; interior metal surfaces not color-keyed (See table below about Interior Colors & Fabrics)   X X X
 
Doors, Two-tone paint X X X X  
 
Grille, Engine - 05,54 (see notes under Factory Options table)   X X  
 
The following items were included for Greenbriers only R1206 only
  1961 1962 1963 1964 1965
Ash trays, rear compartment X X X X
62 - 63 two trays, on R & L side door panel.
64 - 65 one tray, on back of front seat PIC
(compare AM:63 & AM:64) PIC PIC PIC
Bumpers, chrome (for 05 & 54, only included if RP0 V37 was also ordered) X X X X X
 
Door, side, extension - 06 (AM:64) X X
This appears to be the same as the door extension previously only available as a taxi-cab equipment (see taxi-cab table)
Dome light in rear compartment X X X X
 
Floor Covering (mats), Color-keyed vinyl-coated rubber [std is charcoal]
P&A16.800
X X X X X
color-keyed for cab floor, front wheel housing panels, rear floor, and engine compartment floor panel
Headlining, white vinyl covered jute, between roof bows
[std had fawn headliner]
X X X X X
 
Hubcaps, Chrome(for 05 & 54, only included if RP0 V37 was also ordered) X X X X X
 
Color-keyed Interior - includes color-keyed vinyl panels, seat and arm rest vinyl, and interior painted surfaces. X X X X X
(See table below about Interior Colors, Fabrics and Panels)
Rear Corner Insert, press-board color coordinated with interior color
Arm Rests, both front doors, and rear left and right sides when optional third seat (RPO 269/A59) is ordered with Custom Equipment
P&A 16.155 (see notes in dealer-installed options table)
X X X X X
1961-64 colors: interior color on white base
1965 colors: intrior color on integrated base of same color
Roof Bow (Rail) Filler (3788983) - 06 AM63 X X X X X
PIC PIC
Roof Panel paint, Special
X X
 
Spare tire cover, vinyl X X X X X
color-keyed in early 1961, charcoal thereafter - P&A 17.110, also see Kirkwood article pic
Steering Wheel, two-tone with horn ring
64CML-p20 (see steering wheel table)
X X
 
Ventishades X
 

 

Interior Colors, Fabrics, Vinyl Panels
and other Construction Materials

The interior color theme for all Corvair 95s with standard trim was Fawn (Gray in 1961). From 1961 - 65 color-keyed interiors were available for Deluxe Greenbriers, and the available colors were Fawn (Gray in 1961), Turquoise (Blue in 1961), Red and Green. Beginning in 1962, Deluxe Corvans and pickups had two color-keyed interior options, Fawn and red. See FTF:61-64 and CTC, for exterior and interior color combinations and codes. Color-keyed interior side panels were only available for Deluxe Greenbriers and located on the front and side doors (panels were not provided for the rear doors), left side intermediate panel for 6-door models, and rear-quarter panels. Also color-keyed for Greenbriers were the armrest vinyl tops (and bases in 1965), seat vinyl, rubber floor mats¤, and for a while in 1961, the spare tire cover. In Deluxe Corvans and pickups, color-keying of the interior only included the vinyl of the front seat and armrests.

  1961 1962 1963 1964 1965
Colors and Fabrics (from Dealer Sales Albums) C&F
C&F C&F C&F C&F
Construction Materials (from Truck Data/Engineering Features Books) Std/Dlx R10 Std/Dlx R10
Dlx R1206
Std/Dlx R10
Std/Dlx R1206
Std/Dlx R10
Std/Dlx R1206
 
Corvan & Pickup Interior
Artist Renderings (from Truck Data/Engineering Features Books) Dlx R1254
Std Seat
Dlx R1205
Std R1205
Dlx R1205
Std R1205¥
Dlx R1254
Std R1205¥
Std R1205¥
Dlx R1205
NA
Standard Gray (61)/Fawn (62-65)* Seat R1254
Seat R1205
Seat R1254
  Seat R1254  NA
Deluxe Gray (61)/Fawn (62-65)* Seat R1254
Door
  Seat
  NA
Deluxe Red*   Seat R1254 Seat
Split Seat
Door
R1205 NA
Greenbrier Interior
Artist Renderings (from Dealer Sales Albums) Std Dlx Std Dlx Std Dlx Std Dlx Std Dlx
Standard Gray (61)/Fawn (62-65)* Seat
Seat
Seat
Interior
Seat
Seat Seat
Seat
Deluxe Gray (61)/Fawn (62-65)*   Interior
Seat
Interior Seat Cab
Seat
Deluxe Blue (61)/Turquoise§ (62-5) Interior   Cab
Seat
Panel
Seat
Cab
Interior
Deluxe Red*   cab
Seat
Cab Panel
Mats
front
wheel well
rear
Cab
Interior
Deluxe Green Interior Cab Panels (not seats) Seat Seat

Installation instructions for the Deluxe Greenbrier interior panels can be found in the Assembly manuals: Front (Cab) Door Panels: AM:61; Intermediate Door Panels (L & R): AM:61 (no ashtray) AM:63 (w/ ashtray) AM:64 (AM64-65 show rear door panel); Left Side Panel AM:61; Rear Panel AM:61.
*The "standard Fawn", "Deluxe Fawn" and "Deluxe Red" seat fabrics and designs were shared among all models each production year.
¥The artistic renderings of the standard R1205/54 seats in the 1963 & 1964 Truck Data Books are erroneous, and may have been early conceptions.
§ Turquoise is called "aqua" in the 1962 and 1963 Passenger Car Engineering Features booklets.
¤ To leveled the surface of the engine comartment lid, the engine compartment pad was underlain with 4 rubber pads that were cemented in place (64AM).



Seat Belt Colors and Part Numbers

This table shows part numbers for seat belts available each year. Seat belts are in P&A manuals, sections P&A 16.714 & 14.875. An article by Rick Loving describing the car seat belt production history appeared in the April 2013 Corsa Communique and has some information pertinent to the FC. Also see the article by Kent Sullivan (CorvanAntics, 2000, Vol 28 #3) describing the 1964 transition in seat belt options for the Greenbrier. See bottom of table for additional information.

  1961 1962 1963 1964 1965

Factory installed RPO seat belts
Factory belt part number (dealer equivalent part number). See notes at bottom of table.

Black 148 = 3814638 (985357)
pic pic
A37 =
3826837 (985511)
pic pic pic
A20/std=
3856010 (986081)
A37= 3841290 (985835)
A49= 3841289 ()
A49 =
3870578 (986368)
Dealer installed standard accessory seat belts
fr = front; rr= rear; ctr=center front or rear seat. See notes at bottom of table.
Gray 06-fr = 988375(148)
Black 06-rr, 05/54-fr 985180
06-rr, 05/54-fr 985541 pic
05/54-fr, 06-rr & ctr=
985842
ctr= 986189 (3858258)
rr= 986306 (3841307)
Dealer installed color-keyed front seat belts
See notes at bottom of table.
Fawn 985509 -F
985618 -R
985837 -F
985843 -R

?
Red   985498 -F
985620 -R

985840 -F
985845 -R
?
Green   985510 -F
985621 -R

985838 -F
985846 -R

?
Blue   985499 -F
985622 -R

985841 -F
985847 -R

?
All FC (and other corvair) seat belts were made by the Irving Air Chute Company, Lexington, Kentucky, with a polished silver lift-to-release buckle
Factory RPO belts: Front belts became a factory installed Greenbrier option (RPO) in 1962. RPOs 148/A37 and A49 included a rubber boot that coverered the floor mounting hardware and about 8 inches of the belt fabric, and A49 added retractors. A20 lacked boots.
1962 belts: Although FTF:62 says that 985180 was not for Corvair-95, AI:62 and numerous P&A 34 catalogs report that it was.
1963 belts: The belts were made with fabric having three equal sized bands. The belt buckles are stamped "IC 5000", and having a round emblem with a blue "Bowtie" emblem on a white background.
1964 & 65 belts: Kent Sullivan's seat belt history for 1964 describes the transition from the RPO A37 to RPO A49 options for front seat belts. Initially, RPO A37 was replaced by the less expensive RPO A20; but RPO A20 was cancelled (AM:64b) in January '64 when this belt was made standard equipment. In its stead entered RPO A49- a belt with an added retractor (9776227; AM:64c). In late 1964 and 1965, RPO A62 became the delete option for the standard front seat belts, since these were not required in all states.
Dealer installed standard accesssory belts: In 1961, there was no RPO seat belt, although a gray dealer-installed front seat belt was an accessory. Likewise, in later years, seat belts for Greenbrier rear seats and front seat center passenger, as well as Rampside and Corvan front seats, were only available only as dealer installed accessories. These standard belts were all black and did not include rubber boots.
Dealer installed color-keyed seat belts: These are the colored seat belts listed for the Greenbrier in the 1963 (CF:63index) and '64 Accessories Installation manuals for the front and rear FC seats. Only the standard black seat belts are listed in the 1962 manual, and no part numbers are included in the 1965 manual. Color-keyed seat belts were not part of the Custom Equipment (RPO 431/Z60) package, and the interior illustrations of 1965 Dealer Showroom album (DSA:65) show black belts in both standard and DeLuxe Greenbriers. But if requested, dealers could install the car seat belts in FCs. The front seat belts listed here are essentially equivalent to the A37/A49 factory belts plus the necessary installation hardware. Like usual, the Parts and Accessory Catalogs are contradictory. For example, some list only black seat belts, P & A 34 Oct 1963 identifies black and fawn belts, and P & A 34 Oct 1962 lists belts in all four interior colors, but for Greenbrier rear seats only. By contrast, FTF:63 (pg 45), state that only Greenbrier front seats received color-keyed belts.



Hubcaps and Wheel Covers - Designs and Part Numbers

This table shows inormation about hubcaps and wheel covers available each year. These items are covered in P&A manuals, sections P&A 8.858 & 8.871. Six-digit part numbers were dealer accessory numbers for a set of 4 units; the 7-digit factory part numbers represented a single unit. See bottom of table for additional information.

  1961 1962 1963 1964 1965
Standard Hub Cap
White enamel
3780114 PIC 3839978 PIC
Custom Chrome
Chrome hubcap
RPO 393
3780115 PIC
RPO V37
3839983 PIC
DeLuxe
RPOs 431 & Z60
Chrome hubcap for 06, standard white hubcap for other FCs
Wheel Covers
RPOs 132 & P01
988466
3783336
AI:61
PIC
985142
3819934

AI:62 PS:62
PIC
985433
3821121
PS:63
PIC
985828 PIC
3840980

wire (dealer only)
985669 PIC
3834904 Illust
AI:64 PS:64
986077 PIC
3860204

wire (dealer only)
985669
3834904
PS:65
Hubcaps: All documents (CPS, CIP, DSA, FTF) indicate that white (poverty) hubcaps were factory-installed standard equipment for all Corvair-95s and that chrome hubcaps were included with the DeLuxe RPO 431/Z60 option only for R1206. The chrome hubcaps were available for all models through the Custom Chrome RPO 393/V37 option. Redesign of the hubcaps for 1964 -1965 was reflected with new part numbers.
Wheel Covers: RPO 132/P01 provided factory installed full-size chrome wheel covers, which were also used with other Chevy models, including the Impala, Bel Air and Biscayne. The cost of the Custom Chrome RPO 393/V37 option was discounted (see CIP) when ordered with wheel covers (RPO 132/P01) since the chrome hubcaps were retained by the factory. Wheel covers were also available as a dealer installed accessory. and in 1964 and 1965 a wire wheel cover was also available from the dealer (see P&A, PS:64 and PS:65 and an article here by Dave Newell from CorvanAntics 1982, vol 10:3 pg 19).



Steering Wheel Colors and Part Numbers

This table shows colors and part numbers for steering wheels available each year. Steering wheels are in P&A manuals, section P&A 6.513.

  1961 1962 1963 1964 1965
standard Charcoal
766466
C95B:61
White - 768181
C95B:63 PIC
Fawn - 9742209
The color-keyed steering wheels below were available for Custom DeLuxe models
06 white & red - 768182 PIC
white & green - 768183
white & turquose - 768184
All 16" dia
white & red 9740732
DSA:64
white & green
9740733
white & turquois
9740734 PIC
white & red
9743956
DSA:65 PIC
white & green 9743957
white & turquoise 9743958
all white and med fawn - 768185
C95B:62
white & fawn 9740735
white & fawn
9743959
1964: An article by Kent Sullivan (Covanatics, 2000, Vol 28 #3) described the 1964 steering wheel options. In this article Kent explains that the standard steering wheels in 1964 were 17 inch diameter, solid white. The Deluxe Corvan/Rampside wheeel was two-tone fawn and white. However, the Deluxe Greenbrier had a 16 inch diameter, color-keyed, "deep dish" wheel (more concave), with a half circle horn-ring. This was the same as the 1963 Monza steering wheel and button.
1965: The standard steering wheel was unchanged from 1964. The steering wheel for the Greenbrier Deluxe was again the flatter 17" Diameter design, but with a full circle horn ring and different button.



Greenbrier Taxi-Cab Equipment

Information sources include FTF:61, FTF:62, TCB:61 and VIK:61.

  1961 1962 1963 1964 1965
1961 -1962
Standard RPO 420 Equipment
Battery, Heavy Duty, 40 Amp, 54 plate ➜ ➜ ➜
Door Striker Cover (In normal
taxicab service, only forward door of each pair is
used by passenger. To protect his clothes, cover is supplied for striker on rear door of each pair. FTF:61)
➜ ➜ ➜
Floor Covering, Driver Compartment, Asphalt impregnated paper ➜ ➜ ➜
Floor Covering, mats, driver and passenger Compartments, charcoal colored ➜ ➜ ➜
Hazard Flasher Switch ➜ ➜ ➜
Interior trim, all vinyl seat upholstery,
1961 - two-tone, silver and gray
1962- fawn P&A:16.720 P&A:16.715
➜ ➜ ➜
Lubrication fittings, U-joints ➜ ➜ ➜
Seat, passenger seat in forward position ➜ ➜ ➜
Shock Absorbers, Front, HD P&A: 7.354
3186754 PIC
➜ ➜ ➜
Spare Tire cover, vinyl ➜ ➜ ➜
Open door warning light; switches on right side, and left side on 8-door models ➜ ➜ ➜
Factory Installed Options
4-spee syncro-mesh transmission RPO 652
Heater-Defroster, Forced air FOA 138
Heater-Defroster, Gasoline (Air-craft type) FOA 129
Windshield Washer, 2-speed RPO 335
Rear (Third) Seat RPO 269
Left-side doors RPO 645
Custom Feature Accessories and Special order equipment "In addition to factory·installed optional equipment, Chevrolet offers a complete line of dealer installed Custom Feature accessories -many particularly suited for taxicab use. Special order equipment to meet the demands of specialized operation is also available." (TCB:61)