Discover Your Corvette’s Birthday

Have you ever wondered when your Corvette rolled off the assembly line? Our new tool can tell you with a great degree of accuracy.

By cross referencing the model, year and identification VIN # from your vehicle, the calculator is able to determine your C1 (53-62), C2 (63-67) or C3 (68-82) Corvette’s “born on” date.

Using the tool is simple. Just select your year from the drop down option list, then enter the last five digits of your vehicle’s VIN, and press the Calculate button. Instantaneously, the screen will update to show you the approximate date your Corvette was introduced to the world. If you’re lucky enough to own two Corvettes, simply reload the page in your browser to reset the calculator.


When you know the build date of your Corvette, you can find the proper dated parts, such as engine, generators, alternators, soft top, and hardtop. All glass is date-coded as well. Typically these items were manufactured 1-6 months before your car was assembled.

It’s also kind of fun to know the assembly date, or to possibly find out your Corvette has the same birthday as you!

Now that you know when your Corvette was born, feel free to celebrate! Bake it a cake…or at least take it for a spin around the block. Be sure to share your car’s birthday on Facebook and Twitter, too. You never know when a long lost relative might send a greeting card.

The Corvette Birthday Calculator script is courtesy Rob Musquetier of IT·CAP & NCRS

7 thoughts to “Discover Your Corvette’s Birthday”

  1. I like to look online for pictures of 81 vettes with trim tags and build sheets. I found one with a tag 08A
    (August, 1st week) #5103957 – and the build sheet has a date of 8/4/81. Build sheet matches trim tag.
    My SN is 34 built after this one. I believe mine was built the next day, 8/5/81. Also I’m guessing about 40 cars came off the line per day at the new Bowling Green plant that first year.
    Haven’t heard the body, chassis mating story as you mentioned but not sure why GM would go to the trouble to make a shinny trim tag with the month and week stamped on it if they could be that far off.
    Thanks for the info I will keep that in mind but going to stick with my research on it being built on 8/5/81.
    Did I mention that 8/5 is my birthday?!

    1. The body, chassis mating story is actually information right out of the NCRS Judging guide. It is a good resource for things such as this. Our part number is 113045.

    1. This calculator is based on serial number and the days that they rolled off of the line as complete cars. You are listing your body build date. When the body and trim plates were installed, the body was not yet mated to the chassis and could have remained on the assembly line for some time depending on the assembly schedule.

  2. You can usually call Chevrolet or the Corvette Museum to get this info also. I called and found out my 2005 was produced August 22 2006 and it is a 2005, that explains the 2006 color on my 2005 Corvette. Chevrolet said they no longer make 1/2 year cars but if they did, mine would be considered a 2005 1/2 due to it have a few 2005 only options and a few 2006 only options. I am still trying to find out exactly how many twins mine has. As in same color, same options such as transmission, rear gears, interior color, DVD Navigation, etc. Both the transmission and rear gears on mine were an option so there is a chance it could be more rare than it already is, just the color alone makes it 1 of 359, so add the trans and gear options and interior and DVD Nav it could be 1 in a lot less than 359. I am hoping they can research it for me, would love to know if anyone out there has or can get me this information.

  3. Thank You Corvette Central for this great tool. I was able to find the date for all three: 1964, 1969 and 1977. We always talk about “Correct Numbers”; now they truly have meaning.

  4. Instructions on how to refurbish 65 glove box. Paint recommended, take apart glove box stainless from frame and reassembly.

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