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1953 - 1962 Corvette Identification Serial Numbers

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Model Year Starting Ending
1953 E53F001001 E53F001300
1954 E54S001001 E54S004640
1955 VE55S001001 VE55S001700
1956 E56S001001 E56S004467
1957 E57S100001 E57S106339
1958 J58S100001 J58S109168
1959 J59S100001 J59S109670
1960 00867S100001 00867S110261
1961 10867S100001 10867S110939
1962 20867S100001 20867S114531

Corvette Vehicle Identification Serial Numbers

1953-1959:  "E" (1953-1957) or "J" (1958-59) prefix character indicates Corvette model; "V" (1955 only) prefix indicates V-8 engine.  The prefix was followed by a two-digit model year; "F" (Flint, 1953) or "S" (St. Louis) assembly plant code; and a six-digit build sequence number.

1960-1964:  First digit indicates last digit of model year.  (1963-64) Fourth digit "6" indicates coupe, "3" indicates convertible; "S" (sixth character) indicates St. Louis assembly plant; followed by a six-digit build sequence number.

Summary of 1953 - 1962 Corvette Production Quantities

Year Convertibles Coupes Total
1953 300 - 300
1954 3,640 - 3,640
1955 700 - 700
1956 3,467 - 3,467
1957 6,339 - 6,339
1958 9,168 - 9,168
1959 9,670 - 9,670
1960 10,261 - 10,261
1961 10,939 - 10,939
1962 14,531 - 14,531

1953-1962 Final Monthly Serial Numbers

The following serial numbers, taken from official Chevrolet records, represent the final monthly Corvette serial number reaching final assembly at the St. Louis Corvette plant.  Not all serial numbers for each year are currently available.  (*) indicates a serial number obtained from service bulletin information.

1953

June '53 001002
December '53 001300

1954

May 18th* 002628

1955

January '55 001027
February 001110
March 001150
April 001200
May 001300
June 001389
July 001489
August 001555
September 001599
October 001634
November 001688
December '55 001700

1956

August 8th* 003844

1957

October '56 100580
November 101070
December   -
January '57 -
February -
March 29th* 103098
April 9th* 103268
May 104331
June 104924
July 105584
August 106229
September '57 (final) 106339

1958

October '57 100486
November 101443
December   102511
January '58 103677
February 104789
March 105779
April 106544
May 107489
June 108192
July 108840
August '58 (final) 109168

1959

September '58 100409
October 100632
November 101587
December 102641
January '59 103962
February 104921
March 106033
April 107144
May 107934
June 108702
July 109437
August '59 (final) 109670

1960

October '59 101168
November 101454
December 102059
January '60 103158
February 104360
March 105711
April 107011
May 108167
June 109149
July 109846
August '60 (final) 110261

1961

September '60 101052
October 102301
November 103355
December 104306
January '61 105203
February 105966
March 106889
April 107804
May 108960
June 110160
July '61(final) 110939

1962

August '61 100443
September 100827
October 102065
November 103465
December 104766
January '62 106234
February 107585
March 109116
April 110519
May 112035
June 113459
July 114520
August '62 (final) 114531

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