Identifies the installation of a V-8 engine. For 6 cylinders, the “V” is omitted.
E (Second Digit)
General Motors Identification Code for Chevy Corvette.
55 (Second & Third Digits)
S (Fifth Digit)
Location of the Assembly Plant. S – St. Louis, Missouri.
00XXXX (Sixth thru Eleventh Digits)
Production Sequence Numbers
The last three digits begin at 1001 and run thru 1,700, accounting for each of the 700 Corvettes built-in 1955. Each Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is unique to an individual car. For all 1955 Corvettes, the location of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is located on the driver-side doorpost. The VIN is also stamped on several locations on the Corvette frame.