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1953 - 1967 Corvette Specification Guide
(
1953-1967 Corvette Identification Serial Numbers)

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
1963 30867S100001 30867S121513
1964 40867S100001 40867S122229
1965 194675S100001 194675S123564
1966 194676S100001 194676S127720
1967 194677S100001 194677S122940

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.

1965-1967:  "1" indicates Chevrolet Motor Division; "9" indicates Corvette model; "4" indicates V-8 engine; "67" or "37" indicates convertible or coupe respectively.  The sixth digit indicates the last digit of the model year; "S" indicates St. Louis assembly; followed by a six-digit build sequence number.

1953-1967 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
1963 10,919 10,594 21,513
1964 13,925 8,304 22,229
1965 15,378 8,186 23,564
1966 17,762 9,958 27,720
1967 14,436 8,504 22,940

* Official Chevrolet production figures for 1965 originally indicated a total of 23,562 Corvettes produced.  However, in March of 1991, records were corrected to indicate 23,564 Corvettes produced in 1965.  The last two cars (the only two cars built during the month of August 1965) were both convertible models.

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