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Vehicle Identification Number
1955, 1956, 1957 Cars Decoder

Location: All 1955, 1956, 1957 Chevrolet cars have the vehicle identification number stamped on a stainless steel plate that is spot welded on the left front door hinge post.
 
Sample Vehicle Identification Number is: VC55F001001

V       V-8 (no letter "V" indicates a 6 cylinder engine)
C       Car Series (A-150, B-210, C-Bel Air, D-Sedan Delivery)
55     Last two digits of model year (55,56,57)
F      Assembly plant (A-Atlanta GA, B-Baltimore MD, F-Flint MI, J-Janesville WI, K-Kansas City MO, L-Los Angeles CA, N-Norwood OH, O-Oakland CA, S-St. Louis MO, T-Tarrytown NY)
001001     Consecutive sequence Number
 
Decoding:
  • V-8 Engine
  • Bel Air Series
  • 1955 Model year
  • Assembled in Flint, Michigan
  • The 1,001 car built
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