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1958 Chevrolet Corvette
With new body design, Corvette sales continued to rise.

1958 Chevrolet Corvette

In 1958 the Corvette received new body designs with quad headlamps, a washboard hood featuring simulated louvers, twin decklid chrome strips and simulated front fender air scoops. Adding 2 inches to the width and 10 in length, amazingly the Corvette was little changed in weight with the base model weighing in at 2,793lbs. Engine options continued to improve for 1958 as the fuel injected 283 now produced up to 290 hp. As did performance, sales continued to rise also with 9,168 Corvettes produced in 1958.




1958 Chevrolet Corvette Production Numbers

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
J 67 2 Dr Convertible $3,591 2,781 lbs 9,168

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Lenght Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Corvette 102 in 177.2 in 72.8 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 - Model & Series
A - Del Ray/Yeoman 1100 Series (6-Cyl.) F - Bel Air/Impala/Nomad 1800 Series (V-8)
B - Del Ray/Yeoman 1200 Series (V-8) G - Delivery Sedan (6-Cyl.)
C - Biscayne/Brookwood 1500 Series (6-Cyl.) H - Delivery Sedan (V-8)
D - Biscayne/Brookwood 1600 Series (V-8) J - Corvette
E - Bel Air/Impala/Nomad 1700 Series (6-Cyl.)  
Second & Third Symbol - Model Year
58 - 1958
Fourth Symbol - Assembly Plant
(A) Atlanta, Georgia (N) Norwood, Ohio
(B) Baltimore, Maryland (O) Oakland, California
(F) Flint, Michigan (S) St. Louis, Missouri
(J) Janesville, Wisconsin (T) Tarrytown, New York
(K) Kansas City, Missouri (W) Willow Run, Michigan
(L) Los Angeles, California  
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Started at 1001

1958 Chevrolet Corvette Options

Code Description Price
101 Heater $96.85
102 Signal Seeking AM Radio $144.45
107 Parking Brake Alarm $5.40
108 Courtesy Lights $6.50
109 Windshield Washers $16.15
276 15 x 5.5 Wheels No Charge
290 6.70 x 15 White Sidewall Tires $31.55
685 4-Speed Manual Transmission $215.20
313 Powerglide Transmission $188.30
419 Auxiliary Hardtop $215.20
426 Power Windows $59.20
440 Two-Tone Paint $16.15
473 Power Operated Folding Top $139.90
677 3.70 Positraction Rear Axle $48.45
678 4.11 Positraction Rear Axle $48.45
679 4.56 Positraction Rear Axle $45.10
684 Heavy-Duty Brakes & Suspension $780.10
469 283-cid/245-hp V-8 $150.65
469C 283-cid/270-hp V-8 $182.95
579 283-cid/250-hp V-8 $484.20
579D 283-cid/290-hp V-8 $484.20

1958 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
CQ 8-283 230 300 3-Speed Manual 4 BC
CR 8-283 250 305 3-Speed Manual Fuel Injection
CS 8-283 290 290 3-Speed Manual Fuel Injection
CT 8-283 245 300 3-Speed Manual 2 - 4 BC
CU 8-283 270 285 3-Speed Manual Fuel Injection
DG 8-283 230 300 Powerglide 4 BC
DH 8-283 250 305 Powerglide Fuel Injection
DJ 8-283 245 300 Powerglide 2 - 4 BC

Transmission Codes

Transmission Location
3-Speed Manual Stamped on rear face of upper right corner
3-Speed Manual (close-ratio) Stamped on rear face of upper right corner
4-Speed Manual Stamped on boss on lower left side of case just below side cover.
Powerglide Stamped on the bottom of oil pan
Corvette 2-Speed Powerglide Not Available
Plant and Type Designation Prefix Plant Transmission Type
W Warner Gear 4-Speed
S Saginaw 3-Speed, Overdrive*
C Cleveland Powerglide

*Overdrive distinguished from 3-Speed by physical appearance only. The above transmissions will carry a production code number such as: S304 (S = Saginaw 3-Speed, 3 = March, 04 = 4th.)

1958 Chevrolet Corvette Exterior Paint Codes

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image
512B - Inca Silver Metallic
Lucite® Code - 2436L
500A - Charcoal Metallic
Lucite® Code - 2703L
Not Available
502A - Silver Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 2696L
Not Available 506A - Signet Red
Lucite® Code - 2704LH
Not Available
504A -Regal Turquoise Metallic
Lucite® Code - 2702L
Not Available 508A - Panama Yellow
Lucite® Code - 2705LH
Not Available
510A - Snowcrest White
Lucite® Code - 2697L
Dulux® Code - 93-91249
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).

1958 Chevrolet Corvette Cove Colors

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image
512B - Inca Silver Metallic See Code 512B 510A - Snowcrest White See Code 510A

1958 Chevrolet Corvette Interior Paint Codes

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

Silver Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 2696L

Not Available Signet Red
Lucite® Code - 2704LH
Not Available
Charcoal Metallic
Lucite® Code - 2703L
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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