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1954 Chevrolet Corvette
More than 3/4s of the 1954 Corvettes were white.

1954 Chevrolet Corvette

In 1954 Chevrolet continued with the sporty Corvette. While not much had changed from the previous year, new additions for ’54 was the option of exterior color choices with the addition of black, blue and red to the previous year of just white only. A new beige interior was also available. The Powerglide two-speed automatic transmission was still the only transmission available, even though it was technically listed as a $178 option. Sales were on the rise and peaked to 3,640 produced in 1954, up from just 300 in it’s previous first year run.


1954 Chevrolet Corvette Production Numbers

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Corvette - Six-Cyl
E 2934 2 Dr Roadster $2,774 2,705 lbs 3,640

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Lenght Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Corvette 102 in 167 in 70.5 in 57 in 58.8 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

1954 Chevrolet Corvette Options

Code Description Price
100 Directional Signals $16.75
101A Heater $91.40
102A Signal Seeking AM Radio $145.15
290B 6.70 x 15 White Sidewall Tires $27.00
313M Powerglide Transmission $178.35
420A Parking Brake Alarm $5.65
421A Courtesy Lights $4.05
422A Windshield Washer $11.85

1954 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
F54YG 6-235.5 155 223 Powerglide 3 - 1 BC


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