1955 Chevrolet

1955 Chevrolets built in the U.S. - 1,776,702 - 1955 Chevrolet Model ID

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BEL AIR SERIES (24xx-10xx) TWO-TEN SERIES (21xx-10xx) ONE-FIFTY SERIES )15xx-12xx)
2-door Sedan
4-door Sedan
Sport Coupe
Convertible
4-door station wagon
Nomad
2-door Sedan
4-door Sedan
Del Ray Club Coupe
2-door station wagon
4-door station wagon
2-door Sedan
4-door Sedan
Utility Sedan
2-door station wagon

 

Serial Numbers  
  xx55x000001 to x55xnnnnnn
  The first 'xx' is the series, the second 'x' is the assembly plant, the nnnnnn is the sequence number for that plant.
Series (6-cylinder) A - One-Fifty except 1508
B - Two-Ten
C - Bel Air
D - Sedan Delivery
Series (8-cylinder) VA - One-Fifty except 1508
VB - Two-Ten
VC - Bel Air
Assembly Plants A (or AG) - Atlanta
CL - Cleveland (station wagon, sedan delivery)
F - Flint
J - Janesville (also hardtop coupe)_
K - Kansas City
L - Lansing (cabriolet, hardtop coupe)
M - Baltimore
N - Norwood
O - Oakland
S - St. Louis (also hardtop coupe, station wagon)
T - Tarrytown
VN - Van Nuys

Engine Serial Number

Position Character(s) Description
1-6 Unit Number 001001-001xxx
7 F Engine assembly plant
8-9 55 Model year
Z Size/HP/Carburetion/Transmission Z - Regular engine (6-cylinder)
ZC - RPO 227 or RPO 330
ZH - RPO 219A
ZJ - RPO 219B (219A w/HD clutch)
Y - RPO 313

V8 engines
F - RPO 223 162hp
FB - RPO 410 180hp w/Powerglide transmission
FC - RPO 450 162hp w/Powerglide transmission
FD - RPO 410 180hp w/Powerglide transmission & air conditioning

FD - 195hp w/Powerglide transmission (Corvette)
GR - 195hp w/manual transmission (Corvette)

G - RPO 221 162hp w/manual transmission
GC - RPO 222 162hp w/overdrive transmission
GD - RPO 410 180hp w/manual transmission
GE - RPO 410 180hp w/overdrive transmission & dual exhaust
GF - RPO 450 162hp w/manual transmission
* GG - RPO 410 180hp w/manual transmission & air conditioning
GJ - RPO 227 162hp w/manual transmission & HD clutch
GK - RPO 450 162hp w/manual transmission & HD clutch
GL - RPO 410 180hp 180hp w/manual transmission, & HD clutch (1)
GL - RPO 410 180hp 180hp w/manual transmission, dual exhaust, & HD clutch (2)
GM - RPO 410 180hp 180hp w/overdrive transmission, & air conditioning (1)
GM - RPO 410 180hp 180hp w/manual transmission, dual exhaust, HD clutch & air conditioning (2)
* GL - RPO 410 & 411 180hp w/overdrive transmission (1)
* GM - RPO 410 & 411 180hp w/overdrive transmission & air conditioning (1)
GN - RPO 410 & 411 180hp w/overdrive transmission, dual exhaust, HD Clutch, & air conditioning (2)
* GQ - RPO 450 162hp w/overdrive transmission (1)
GQ - RPO 450 162hp w/overdrive transmission & air conditioning (2)

Starting unit number (6 & 8 cylinder engines are numbered separately) starting with 001001 and up at each plant.br /> 10/29/54. Revised 6/10/55 *- new data added

Caveat: ** Multiple sources were used to obtain engine codes and several did not agree.
(1) - GM Restoration Kit
(2) - Alan Colvin's "...by the numbers"

Engine Specifications - 235

Bore 3.56
Stroke 3.94
Cubic inch displacement 235.5 cid
Compression ratio 7.5:1
Horsepower 123 hp @ 3800 RPM - Blue Flame 123
136 hp @ 4200 RPM - Blue Flame 136
Torque 207 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM - Flue Flame 123
209 lb-ft @ 2200 RPM - Blue Flame 136

GM Heritage PDF file of specifications/options/etc.