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1956 Chevrolet Corvette
An all new design helped Corvette in 1956.

1956 Chevrolet Corvette

Brought back from near extinction, the 1956 Corvette was restyled with stunning new designs including an all-new body featuring "concave" sides with a two-tone option, outside door handles, roll-up windows and an optional removable hardtop. The 6 cylinder engine was dropped and the Turbo-Fire 265 V8 was now standard, and when coupled with the close ratio 3-speed manual transmission it offered a great package for Sports Car Enthusiasts.


1956 Chevrolet Corvette Production Numbers

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Corvette
E 2934 2 Dr Convertible $2,900 2,730 lbs 3,467

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Lenght Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Corvette 102 in 168 in 70.5 in 57 in 59 in 6.70 x 15

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

1956 Chevrolet Corvette Options

Code Description Price
101 Heater $124.00
102 Signal Seeking AM Radio $199.00
107 Parking Brake Alarm $5.00
108 Courtesy Lights $9.00
109 Windshield Washers $12.00
290 6.70 x 15 White Sidewall Tires $32.00
313 Powerglide Transmission $189.00
419 Auxiliary Hardtop $215.00
426 Power Windows $65.00
440 Two-Tone Paint $19.00
449 Special High-Lift Camshaft $188.00
469 265-cid/225-hp V-8 $172.00
471 3.27 Rear Axle Ratio Not Available
473 Power Operated Folding Top $108.00

1956 Chevrolet Corvette Engine Options

Location Of Engine Code: Stamped on the block in front of the right hand cylinder head.

Letter Code Engine Horsepower Torque Transmission Carburetor
FG 8-265 225 270 Powerglide 2 - 4 BC
FK 8-265 210 270 Powerglide 4 BC
GR 8-265 225 270 3-Speed Manual 2 - 4 BC
GU 8-265 240 270 3-Speed Manual 2 - 4 BC
GV 8-265 210 270 3-Speed Manual 4 BC

1956 Chevrolet Corvette Exterior Paint Codes

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image
709 - Shoreline Beige
Lucite® Code - 1726
Not Available 704 - Silver
Lucite® Code - 2080
Not Available
712 - Dark Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 1693
Not Available 709 - Aztec Copper
Lucite® Code - 2414
Not Available
718 - Polo White
Lucite® Code - 1783H
Not Available 714 - Venetian Red
Lucite® Code - 2415H
Not Available
713 - Arctic Blue
Lucite® Code - 2413
Not Available 712, 758 - Cascade Green
Lucite® Code - 2416
Not Available
NOTES: Color Combination Numbers are on a plate on the right side of the dash panel, under the hood, immediately below the heater water control valve (Ranco Valve).

1956 Chevrolet Corvette Cove Colors

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image
Not Available - Imperial Ivory Not Available 709 - Shoreline Beige See Code 709
704 - Silver See Code 704  

1956 Chevrolet Corvette Interior Paint Codes

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

Beige
Lucite® Code - Not Available

Not Available Red
Lucite® Code - Not Available
Not Available

Axle Codes

Location Of Axle Codes: The axles for Chevrolet will be built by Chevrolet Buffalo, Chevrolet Gear and Axle, Buick, Oldsmobile, and McKinnon. Divisional Manufacturer code letters will be metal stamped on the axle tube adjacent to the carrier for identification. Metal stamp on left rear axle tube on the rear side, letters and numerals 3/16 in. high, 3 in. outboard of carrier.

Codes - Non-Locking Codes - Locking Ratio Inspection Cover
AD   3.27 12 Bolt
AE   3.36 12 Bolt
AH AN 3.70 12 Bolt
AJ AP 4.11 12 Bolt
  AQ 4.56 12 Bolt
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