1957 Chevrolet

1957 Chevrolets built in the U.S. - 1,776,702 - 1957 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  
  xx57x100001 to x57xnnnnnn
  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 - 1500 except 1508
B - 2100
C - 2400
D - 1500
Series (8-cylinder) VA - 1500 except 1508
VB - 2100
VC - 2400
VD - 1500
Assembly Plants AG - Atlanta
CL - Cleveland (station wagon, sedan delivery)
F - Flint
J - Janesville
K - Kansas City
L - Lansing (cabriolet, hardtop coupe)
M- Baltimore
N - Norwood
O - Oakland
S - St. Louis
T - Tarrytown

* All plants built hardtop coupes and all plants except Oakland built four-door hardtop sedans (sport sedans)

Engine Serial Number

Position Character(s) Description
1-2 Series xx - Single letter is 6-cylinder, two-letter is 8-cylinder
3-4 57 Model year
9 F Assembly Plant
Z Size/HP/Carburetion/Transmission 265 cid engine
C - 162hp w/manual transmission
CD - 162hp w/overdrive transmission
CE - 162hp w/manual transmission, H.D. clutch

283 cid engine
E - 220hp w/4-bbl
EA - 245hp w/manual & 2x4-bbl
EB - 270hp w/manual, 2x4-bbl, & special camshaft
EC - 220hp w/overdrive & 4-bbl
EJ - 250hp w/fuel injection
EK - 283hp w/fuel injections & special camshaft

F - 185hp w/Powerglide & 2-bbl
FA - 185hp w/Powerglide, 2-bbl, & A/C
FC - 220hp w/Powerglide & 4-bbl
FD - 245hp w/Powerglide & 2x4-bbl
FE - 220hp w/Powerglide, A/C, & 4-bbl
FJ - 250hp w/Powerglide & fuel injection

G - 185hp w/Turboglide & 2-bbl
GC - 220hp w/Turboglide & 4-bbl
GD - 245hp w/Turboglide & 2x4-bbl
GF - 250hp w/Turboglide & fuel injection

Starting unit number (6 & 8 cylinder engines are numbered separately) at each plant.
10/29/56. Revised 5/15/57 *- new data added

Engine Specifications - 235

Bore 3.56
Stroke 3.94
Cubic inch displacement 235.5 cid
Compression ratio 8.0:1
Horsepower 140 hp @ 4200 RPM
Torque 210 lb-ft @ 2400 RPM

GM Heritage PDF file of specifications/options/etc.