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1954 Chevrolet 150 Handyan Station Wagon
The 1955 Chevrolet 150 "Handyman" wagon.

1955 Chevrolet 150

The “all new” ’55 Chevy was offered with “Motoramic” styling, improved handling and a new V8 that sizzled. New from the ground up, the ’55 Chevy was much inspired by Clare Mackichan, Harry Barr and Edward Cole. Touting a “Turbo Fire” V8 block with new state of the art features that included a new innovative block casting technique, tougher forged steel crankshaft, lightweight aluminum pistons, lightweight independent rocker arms and short-stroke cylinder dimensions, all available with dual exhausts and four barrel carburetors to boost the hp even more. Chevrolet matched smooth handling with it’s new performance by modifying the chassis to be longer, and added wider rear springs riding outside the frame rails, diagonally mounted shock absorbers to match, and an improved “Glide Ride” suspension with coil springs, unequal-length a-arms, and new “spherical joint” (ball joint) geometry. Boasting all this, new beauty and much more, America went wild for the new 1955 Chevrolet 150, 210 and Bel Air.


1955 Chevrolet 150 Production Numbers

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
150 Series - 6-cyl
1503 55-1219 4 dr Sedan - 6P $1,726 3,165 lbs 29,898*
1502 55-1211 2 dr Sedan - 6P $1,685 3,110 lbs 66,416*
1512 55-1211B 2 dr Sedan - 3P $1,593 3,065 lbs 11,196*
1519 55-1263F 2 dr Station Wagon - 6P $2,030 3,290 lbs 17,936*
150 Series - V8
1503 55-1219 4 dr Sedan - 6P $1,827 3,135 lbs 29,898*
1502 55-1211 2 dr Sedan - 6P $1,784 3,080 lbs 66,416*
1512 55-1211B 2 dr Sedan - 3P $1,692 3,055 lbs 11,196*
1519 55-1263F 2 dr Station Wagon - 6P $2,129 3,260 lbs 17,936*

* Total production includes both 6-cylinder and V8 combined

VIN Numbers

Serial Numbers were stamped on a plate on the left front door hinge pillar (center pillar on Corvair and on the driver-side door post on Corvette). The Fisher Body number plate on the right-hand side of the cowl gives additional information such as the body style number, the production sequence number, the trim (upholstery) number code and the paint number code.

First Symbol - Engine Type
V - V-8 Six Cylinder Vehicles Did Not Have A Letter
Second Symbol - Model
A - 150 D - Sedan Delivery
B - 210 E - Corvette
C - Bel Air  
Third & Fourth Symbol - Model Year
53 - 1953 54 - 1954 55 - 1955 56 - 1956
Fifth Symbol - Assembly Plant
(A) Atlanta, Georgia (L) Los Angeles, California
(B) Baltimore, Maryland (N) Norwood, Ohio
(F) Flint, Michigan (O) Oakland, California
(J) Janesville, Wisconsin (S) St. Louis, Missouri
(K) Kansas City, Missouri (T) Tarrytown, New York
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Started at 1001

 

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