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1956 VIN/Options
THE C1 CORVETTE - VIN/OPTIONS
1956 CORVETTE VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS (VIN)
E56S001001 - E56S004467

E (First Digit) - General Motors Identification Code for Chevy Corvette.
56 (Second & Third Digit) - Model Year.
S (Fourth Digit) - Location of the Assembly Plant.  S - St. Louis, Missouri.
00XXXX (Fifth thru Tenth Digits) - Production Sequence Numbers. 

For all 1956 Corvettes, the location of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is located on the driver side door post.
Image of Actual VIN Door Tag from a 1953 Corvette (Production Unit Number 3)
1956 CORVETTE FACTORY OPTIONS
CODE:   DESCRIPTION: QUANTITY:      RETAIL PRICE:

2934
101
102
107
108
109
290
313
419
426
440
449
469
470
471
473

B
Base Corvette Convertible
Heater
AM Radio, signal seeking
Parking Brake Alarm
Courtesy Lights
Windshield Washers
Whitewall Tires, 6.70 x 15
Powerglide Automatic Transmission
Auxillary Hardtop
Power Windows
Two-Tone Paint Combination
Special High-Lift Camshaft
265 Cubic Inch, 225 Horsepower Engine (2x4 Carbs.)
Soft Top Color Substitution
Rear Axle, 3.27:1 Ratio
Power Operated Folding Top
3,467
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2,717
2,685
2,775
2,815
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2,076
547
1,259
111
3,080
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2,682
$3,120.00
$123.65
$198.90
$5.40
$8.65
$11.85
$32.30
$188.50
$215.20
$64.60
$19.40
$188.30
$172.20
$0.00
$0.00
$107.60
Base Corvette Roadster (2934) -  The base price of the 1956 Chevrolet Corvette without any optional equipment.

Heater (101) - An interior space/.cockpit heater.

AM Radio, signal seeking (102) - A standard Delco, signal seeking AM radio with conventional volume and tuning dials.

Parking Brake Alarm (107) - A warning light that illuminates/ indicates when the parking brake is applied.

Courtesy Lights (108) - Interior lights mounted on the interior of the car to aid in visibility when outside lighting is unavailable.

Windshield Washers (109) - A washer pump and dispensing nozzle mechanism that dispenses cleaner onto the windshield.

Whitewall Tires (290) -  Original tires were either U.S. Royal Air Ride, B.G. Goodrich  Silvertown or Firestone Deluxe Champion.

Powerglide Automatic Transmission (313) -  An "optional" two-speed automatic transmission developed by GM.

Auxiliary Hardtop (419) -  An optional hard-top that replaced the standard convertible top.

Power Windows (426) - Electronically controlled windows which could be raised or lowered during vehicle operation.

Two-Tone Paint Combination (440) - A second, optional paint color that was used to highlight the bodyside coves.

Special High-Lift Camshaft (449)- A special, "racing only" camshaft that increased engine output (unofficially) to 240 HP.

265 CI, 225 HP Engine (469) - A "high output" version of the standard 265 cubic inch engine.

Soft Top Color Conversion (470) - Substitution of a beige or white soft top in place of the standard black convertible soft top.

Rear Axle, 3.27:1 Ratio (471) -  An optional rear axle gear ratio designed for quicker acceleration.

Power Operated Folding Top (473) - Electronically controlled convertible top that could automatically raised/lowered.

NOTE:Several of the options shown, including the Parking Brake Alarm, Courtesy Lights, Windshield Washers, RPO 469 Engines, and Power Operated Folding Tops were mandatory options  early in the production year.
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