1949 Chevrolet ID Numbers

Location:
Serial numbers are on a plate on the right front door hinge pillar.
Engine numbers: 6 cylinder on crankcase to rear of distributor. Engine numbers were GA-1001 to GA-1031807
Numerical prefix in serial indicates assembly plant as follows:
1 Flint, Michigan
2 Tarrytown, New York
3 St. Louis, Missouri
5 Kansas City, Missouri
6 Oakland, California
8 Atlanta, Georgia
9 Norwood, Ohio
14 Baltimore, Maryland
21 Janesville, Wisconsin

Series designations were determined by trim level, not body style. Each line had a Styleline (notchback) and a Fleetline (fastback) sub-series. Serial numbers: 2 digit letter prefix (GJ & GK) indicate year and model, followed by a dash and 4 numbers indicating body type. These 4 numbers could also have a Letter suffix indicating trim or equipment options. Serial numbers for Special Series were GJ-1001 to GJ-47213, Serial numbers for Deluxe Series were GK-1001 to GK-128201.
GJ = Stylemaster (incl. Fleetline Sub-Series – fastback)
GK =  Fleetmaster (incl. Fleetline Sub-Series – fastback)
Special Series Body Style Numbers
Model Number Body/Style Number Styleline Sub Series
1503 49-1269 4 Door Sedan
1502 49-1211 2 Door Sedan
1524 49-1277 2 Door Sport Coupe
1504 49-1227B 2 Door Business Coupe

Model Number Body/Style Number Fleetline Sub Series
1553 49-1208 4 Door Sedan
1552 49-1207 2 Door Sedan

Deluxe Series Body Style Numbers
Model Number Body/Style Number Styleline Sub Series
2103 49-1069 4 Door Sedan
2102 49-1011 2 Door Sedan
2124 49-1027 2 Door Sport Coupe
2134 49-1067 2 Door Convertible
2109 49-1061 4 Door Wood Wagon
2119 49-1062 4 Door Steel Wagon

Model Number Body/Style Number Fleetline Sub Series
2153 50-1008 4 Door Sedan
2152 50-1007 2 Door Sedan

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