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1953 - 1967 Corvette Specification Guide
(1953-1967 Engine Identification Codes)

1953

Engine Code Cubic Inches Order Code H.P. Applicable Equipment
LAY 235 L-6 Base 150 Carter YH 3x1 BC & Powerglide

1954

Engine Code Cubic Inches Order Code H.P. Applicable Equipment
YG 235 L-6 Base 150* Carter YH 3x1 BC & Powerglide

* Mid-production camshaft change increased horsepower rating to 155.

1955

Engine Code Cubic Inches Order Code H.P. Applicable Equipment
YG 235 L-6 Base 155 Carter YH 3x1 BC & Powerglide
FG 265 V-8 Base 195 Carter WCFB 1x4BC & Powerglide
GR 265 V-8 Base 195

Carter WCFB 1x4BC &

3-Speed

1956

Engine Code Cubic Inches Order Code H.P. Applicable Equipment
FK 265 Base 210  WCFB 1x4BC & Powerglide
GV 265 Base 210  WCFB 1x4BC & 3-Speed
FG 265 469 225  WCFB 2x4BC & Powerglide
GR 265 469 225 WCFB 2x4BC & 3-Speed
GU 265 449 240* RPO 469 Engine w/Hi-Lift Cam & 3-Speed

Note: WCFB carburetion manufactured by Carter.  (*) Actual horsepower of the RPO 469 engine equipped with RPO 449 hi-lift camshaft was not believed to have been published; rating of 240 is unofficial.

1957

Engine Code Cubic Inches Order Code H.P. Applicable Equipment
EF 283 Base 220  WCFB 1x4BC & Manual Transmission
FH 283 Base 220  WCFB 1x4BC & Powerglide
EH 283 469A 245  WCFB 2x4BC & Manual Transmission
FG 283 469B 245  WCFB 2x4BC & Powerglide
EM 283 579A 250 FI & Manual Transmission
FK 283 579C 250 FI & Powerglide
EG 283 469C 270  WCFB 2x4BC, Hi-Lift Cam & Manual Transmission
EL 283 579B 283 FI, Hi-Lift Cam  & Manual Transmission
EN* 283 579E 283 FI, Air Intake, Hi-Lift Cam  & Manual Transmission

Note: WCFB carburetion manufactured by Carter; FI means Rochester Fuel Injection.  (*) Existence of "EN" block is unverified; 579E equipped Corvettes may have been supplied with "EL" coded engines.

1958-1959

Engine Code Cubic Inches Order Code H.P. Applicable Equipment
CQ 283 Base 230  WCFB 1x4BC & Manual Transmission
DG 283 Base 230  WCFB 1x4BC & Powerglide
CT 283 469A 245  WCFB 2x4BC & Manual Transmission
DJ 283 469B 245  WCFB 2x4BC & Powerglide
CR 283 579A 250 FI & Manual Transmission
DH 283 579B 250 FI & Powerglide
CU* 283 469C 270  WCFB 2x4BC, Hi-Lift Cam & Manual Transmission
CS 283 579D 290 FI, Hi-Lift Cam  & Manual Transmission

Note: WCFB carburetion manufactured by Carter; FI means Rochester Fuel Injection. 

(*) Engine not available until approximately 1/20/58.

1960

Engine Code Cubic Inches Order Code H.P. Applicable Equipment
CQ 283 Base 230  WCFB 1x4BC & Manual Transmission
DG 283 Base 230  WCFB 1x4BC & Powerglide
CT 283 469A 245  WCFB 2x4BC & Manual Transmission
DJ 283 469B 245  WCFB 2x4BC & Powerglide
CR 283 579A 250 FI & Manual Transmission
CU 283 469C 270 WCFB 2x4BC, Hi-Lift Cam & Manual Transmission
CY* 283 579 275 FI, Alum. Heads  & Manual Transmission
CS 283 579D 290 FI, Hi-Lift Cam  & Manual Transmission
CZ* 283 579 315 FI, Alum. Heads, Hi-Lift Cam   & Manual Trans.

Note: WCFB carburetion manufactured by Carter; FI means Rochester Fuel Injection.  There is no recorded evidence of a 1960 "DH" engine (250 HP with fuel injection and Powerglide transmission).

* Advertised 275 and 315 horsepower engines with aluminum heads have never been verified as being delivered to a retail customer; 1959-type engines with cast iron heads ("CR" & "CS" codes) were substituted.

1961

Engine Code Cubic Inches Order Code H.P. Applicable Equipment
CQ 283 Base 230  WCFB 1x4BC & Manual Transmission
DG 283 Base 230  WCFB 1x4BC & Powerglide
CT 283 469A 245  WCFB 2x4BC & Manual Transmission
DJ 283 469B 245  WCFB 2x4BC & Powerglide
CR* 283 353 275 FI & Manual Transmission
CU 283 468 270 WCFB 2x4BC, Hi-Lift Cam & Manual Transmission
CS* 283 354 315 FI, Hi-Lift Cam  & Manual Transmission

Note:  (*) "CR" and "CS" coded engines were equipped with cast-iron cylinder heads.

1962

Engine Code Cubic Inches Order Code H.P. Applicable Equipment
RC 327 Base 250  WCFB 1x4BC & Manual Transmission
RD 327 583 300  AFB 1x4BC & Manual Transmission
RE 327 396 340  AFB 1x4BC, Hi-Lift Cam & Manual Transmission
RF 327 582 360 FI, Hi-Lift Cam  & Manual Transmission

SC

327

Base

250

 WCFB 1x4BC & Powerglide

 

SD 327 583 300  AFB 1x4BC & Powerglide

Note:  WCFB and AFB carburetion manufactured by Carter; FI means Rochester Fuel Injection.

1963

Engine Code Cubic Inches Order Code H.P. Applicable Equipment
RC 327 Base 250  WCFB 1x4BC & Manual Transmission
RD 327 L75 300  AFB 1x4BC & Manual Transmission
RE 327 L76 340  AFB 1x4BC, Hi-Lift Cam & Manual Transmission
RF 327 L84 360 FI, Hi-Lift Cam  & Manual Transmission

SC

327

Base

250

 WCFB 1x4BC & Powerglide

 

SD 327 L75 300  AFB 1x4BC & Powerglide

Note:  WCFB and AFB four-barrel carburetors manufactured by Carter; FI means Rochester Fuel Injection.

1964

Engine Code Cubic Inches Order Code H.P. Applicable Equipment
RC 327 Base 250  WCFB 1x4BC & Manual Transmission
RD 327 L75 300  AFB 1x4BC & Manual Transmission
RE 327 L76 365 Holley 1x4BC, Hi-Lift Cam & Manual Transmission
RF 327 L84 375 FI, Hi-Lift Cam  & Manual Transmission

RP

327

Base

250

 WCFB 1x4BC, A/C  & Manual Transmission

 

RQ 327 L75 300  AFB 1x4BC, A/C  & Manual Transmission

 

RR 327 L76 365 Holley 1x4BC, Hi-Lift Cam, A/C  & Manual Transmission
RT 327 L76 365 Holley 1x4BC, Hi-Lift Cam, T/I & Manual Transmission
RU 327 L76 365 Holley 1x4BC, Hi-Lift Cam, A/C, T/I & Man. Trans.
RX 327 L84 375 FI, Hi-Lift Cam, T/I  & Manual Transmission

SC

327

Base

250

 WCFB 1x4BC & Powerglide

 

SD 327 L75 300  AFB 1x4BC & Powerglide

SK

327

Base

250

 WCFB 1x4BC, A/C & Powerglide

 

SL 327 L75 300  AFB 1x4BC, A/C & Powerglide

Note:  WCFB and AFB four-barrel carburetors manufactured by Carter; FI means Rochester Fuel Injection; A/C means Air Conditioning (C60); T/I means Transistor Ignition (K66).

1965

Engine Code Cubic Inches Order Code H.P. Applicable Equipment
HE 327 Base 250  WCFB 1x4BC & Manual Transmission
HF 327 L75 300  AFB 1x4BC & Manual Transmission
HG 327 L84 375 FI, Hi-Lift Cam  & 4-Speed
HH 327 L76 365 Holley 1x4BC, Mech. Lifters, & 4-Speed
HI 327 Base 250 WCFB 1x4BC, A/C & Manual Transmission
HJ 327 L75 300 AFB 1x4BC, A/C & Manual Transmission
HK 327 L76 365 Holley 1x4BC, Mech. Lifters, A/C & 4-Speed
HL 327 L76 365 Holley 1x4BC, Mech. Lifters, T/I & 4-Speed
HM 327 L76 365 Holley 1x4BC, Mech. Lifters, A/C, T/I & 4-Speed
HN 327 L84 375 FI, Hi-Lift Cam, T/I & 4-Speed
HO 327 Base 250 WCFB 1x4BC & Powerglide
HP 327 L75 300 AFB 1x4BC & Powerglide
HQ 327 Base 250

WCFB 1x4BC, A/C & Powerglide

HR 327 L75 300

AFB 1x4BC, A/C & Powerglide

HT 327 L79 350 Holley 1x4BC, Hyd. Lifters,  & 4-Speed
HU 327 L79 350 Holley 1x4BC, Hyd. Lifters, A/C & 4-Speed
HV 327 L79 350 Holley 1x4BC, Hyd. Lifters, T/I & 4-Speed
HW 327 L79 350 Holley 1x4BC, Hyd. Lifters, A/C, T/I & 4-Speed
IF* 396 L78 425 Holley 1x4BC, T/I & 4-Speed

Note:  WCFB and AFB four-barrel carburetion manufactured by Carter; FI means Rochester Fuel Injection; A/C means Air Conditioning (C60); T/I means Transistor Ignition (K66).  (*) The 396 engine entered Corvette production approximately February of 1965.

1966

Engine Code Cubic Inches Order Code H.P. Applicable Equipment
HE 327 Base 300  Manual Transmission
HH 327 Base 300  K19 & Manual Transmission
HO 327 Base 300 Powerglide
HR 327 Base 300 K19 & Powerglide
HT 327 L79 350 Hi-Lift Cam  & 4-Speed
HD 327 L79 350 Hi-Lift Cam, K19 & 4-Speed
HP 327 L79 350 Hi-Lift Cam, A/C, P/S & 4-Speed
KH 327 L79 350 Hi-Lift Cam, K19, A/C, P/S & 4-Speed
IL 427 L36 390 Special Cam, Hyd. Lifters, & 4-Speed
IM 427 L36 390 Special Cam, Hyd. Lifters, K19 & 4-Speed
IQ 427 L36 390 Special Cam, Hyd. Lifters, & Powerglide*
IR 427 L36 390 Special Cam, Hyd. Lifters, K19  & Powerglide*
IP 427 L72 425 Special Cam, Mech. Lifters   & 4-Speed
IK 427 L72 425 Special Cam, Mech. Lifters   & M22 4-Speed

Note:  L79 engines have hydraulic lifters.  K19 is Air Injection Reactor equipment; A/C means Air Conditioning(C6);  P/S means Power Steering (N40); M22 is Heavy-Duty Four-Speed Transmission.  All engines use Holley four-barrel carburetion.  Unlisted 1966 engine codes "IT" (heavy-duty 425 HP engine) and "IU" (425 HP with aluminum heads) were also assigned during the model year.  (*) 390 horsepower engine with Powerglide combination was added during the 1966 model year.

1967

Engine Code Cubic Inches Order Code H.P. Applicable Equipment
HE 327 Base 300 1x4BC & Manual Transmission
HH 327 Base 300  1x4BC, K19 & Manual Transmission
HO 327 Base 300 1x4BC & Powerglide
HR 327 Base 300 1x4BC, K19 & Powerglide
HP 327 Base 300 1x4BC, P/S & Manual Transmission
HT 327 L79 350 1x4BC, Hi-Lift Cam & 4-Speed
HD 327 L79 350 1x4BC, Hi-Lift Cam, K19 & 4-Speed
HP 327 L79 350 1x4BC, Hi-Lift Cam,  A/C, P/S & 4-Speed
KH 327 L79 350 1x4BC, Hi-Lift Cam, K19,  A/C, P/S & 4-Speed
IL 427 L36 390 1x4BC, Spec.Cam, Hyd. Lifters & 4-Speed
IM 427 L36 390 1x4BC, Spec.Cam, Hyd. Lifters, K19 & 4-Speed
IQ 427 L36 390 1x4BC, Spec.Cam, Hyd. Lifters & Powerglide
IR 427 L36 390 1x4BC, Spec.Cam, Hyd. Lifters, K19 & Powerglide
JC 427 L68 400 L36 Engine w/3x2BC &      4-Speed
JF 427 L68 400 L36 Engine w/3x2BC, K19 & 4-Speed
JD 427 L68 400 L36 Engine w/3x2BC & Powerglide
JG 427 L68 400 L36 Engine w/3x2BC, K19 & Powerglide
JE 427 L71 435 3x2BC, Mech. Lifters &     4-Speed
JA 427 L71 435 3x2BC, Mech. Lifters, K19 &     4-Speed
IU 427 L89 435 3x2BC, L71 Engine w/Alum. Heads & 4-Speed
JH 427 L89 435 3x2BC, L71 w/Alum. Heads, K19 & 4-Speed
IT 427 L88 430* 1x4BC, Heavy-Duty Engine  & M22 4-Speed

Note:  All carburetion is Holley; either single four-barrel (1x4) or three two-barrels (3x2).  M22 is Heavy-Duty Four-Speed Transmission.  (*) The true 1967 L88 horsepower rating was never publicly disclosed; the horsepower figure was released for 1968.

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