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1955-57 Chevy VIN Decoder & Trim Tag Decoder

If you've ever seen a 1955-57 Chevy classic car and wondered what its original specifications were, there's one way to find out for certain: examine the VIN plate and the trim tag. These two pieces of metal were riveted onto the body of all Tri-Five Chevy vehicles, and each provides some valuable information on the way they looked when they left the GM assembly line back in the 1950s. Read on to learn how to use our 1955-57 Chevy VIN decoder and trim tag decoder to find out more about your own '55-57 Chevy, or one you're thinking about buying and restoring.

1958-1964 Chevy Impala / Full Size Models & Specifications

The 1958-1964 Chevy Impala and its Delray, Biscayne, and Bel Air siblings are hugely popular platforms for restoration and modification. These versatile Full Size Chevy cars were available in a wide range of configurations, from sporty 2-door hardtops and convertibles to family-friendly 4-door sedans and station wagons. As a result, it's easy to get confused about which of these vehicle series was paired with a certain model, or to mix up terminology (e.g. sedan versus hardtop). The Classic Industries R&D team has done a substantial amount of research into these details, so today we're going to share some of it with you. Read on to learn about 1958-64 Impala models and body styles.

1960-76 Mopar Production Numbers - How Many Cars Did Dodge & Plymouth Build?

The Mopar A, B, and E-body platforms of the 1960s and 1970s include many legends of the muscle car era. It's no surprise that popular models such as the Charger, Challenger, 'Cuda, and Road Runner are highly desirable today. We've developed a wide selection of restoration parts for Mopar vehicles, and this process has helped us gain some insight into the original release of these classic muscle cars. Today, we'll take a look back at Mopar history and examine the estimated production numbers, determining the approximate number of A, B, and E-body Dodge and Plymouth vehicles built each year between 1960 and 1976.

1967, 1968, & 1969 Camaro Trim Tag Decoder

Given the massive popularity of the first-generation Camaro, it's no surprise that owners of these classic cars are interested in learning more about their vehicles' origins. Some of them have been restored, some have been resto-modded, and a few have been turned into hot rods that greatly diverge from their original specs. Thankfully, it's still possible to check how each of these cars left the General Motors production line, as long as you know where to look. Our 1967-1969 Camaro trim tag decoder can help you learn important details about your Camaro's assembly plant, interior trim, exterior paint color, and more.

Buick GNX Specs - Examining the Ultimate Grand National

The year was 1987, and General Motors was preparing to phase out the popular rear-wheel-drive G-body chassis. In order to give this legendary platform a fitting send-off, Buick engineers got to work to create what some have called one of the most menacing cars to ever roll out of Detroit. The result was known as the Buick GNX, short for Grand National Experimental. A total of 547 GNXs were produced, and each began life as a fully-optioned Grand National. So, what's the difference between a Grand National and GNX? Read on as we take a detailed look at the '87 Buick GNX specs.

1967-2002 Trans Am & Firebird VIN Decoder

The Pontiac Firebird and Trans Am are among the most recognizable classic American cars of all time, alongside their GM cousin the Camaro. It's no surprise that car enthusiasts around the world are drawn to these sporty and elegant vehicles, and undertake restoration projects to bring them back to original condition. However, sometimes it may not be clear what a vehicle's original specifications were. In this case, a VIN decoder can be used to gain some insight. Read on to learn how to find your car's details using our comprehensive 1967-2002 Pontiac Trans Am & Firebird VIN decoder.

1947-2007 Chevy Truck Generations - Quick Reference Guide

Over the course of six decades from 1947 to 2007, Chevrolet trucks went through many changes. The most substantial of these changes serve as the dividing lines between Chevy truck generations. If you're a classic truck enthusiast, you're probably able to spot these body style cues and recall the corresponding model year ranges, but those who are new to classic trucks may not be so well-versed. With this in mind, we put together a clear and concise visual guide to 1947-07 Chevy truck generations.

What is a Tri Five Chevy? - 1955, 1956, & 1957 Chevrolet Identification Guide

Many who are new to the classic car world have wondered, "what is a Tri Five Chevy?" The nickname Tri Five is used to represent a specific set of classic Chevrolet vehicles, namely the iconic 1955, '56, and '57 Chevrolet cars. This includes the well-known One-Fifty, Two-Ten, Bel Air, and Nomad models, as well as lesser-known sub-models such as the Delray coupe, and Handyman, Townsman, and Beauville wagons. In this article, we'll take a detailed look back at the various configurations, paint codes, and some noteworthy optional accessories for the 1955-57 Chevy Tri Five.

1973 Mustang Convertible - The Perfect Project

Many of us have owned classic cars and have eventually been forced to sell them, only to regret that decision years or decades later. For Omar Palacios, of Orange, California, that long-lost car was a 1985 Mustang 5.0 with T-tops. Many years after selling his first Mustang, he found himself browsing used car listings on Craigslist, and stumbled upon the 1973 Mustang convertible seen here. Omar and his wife Moriah immediately drove out to see the car in person, and soon decided they had to buy and restore it.

1960-1972 Chevy Truck History & Model Year Differences

Last week, we created a visual guide to identifying 1947-1959 Chevy trucks, including some of the subtle changes and options for each model year. This week, we're continuing that theme to cover more recent 1960-1972 GM trucks. If you've ever seen one of these classic trucks and wondered what year it is, or you're curious if the restoration parts on your truck match its original specifications, read through our 1960-72 Chevy truck history guide below.