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Decoding my 1958 strato chief


So I Have my new 58 at home and now want to find out what I can about it. 

I am thinking I don't have the 261 engine as it is blue and not green. I haven't taken a thorough look but I don't see the captains bars. The numbers I seen on the engine are; on the passenger side is W9 299189. On the drivers side is 3836848. I can't find either of these numbers on any Chevy look up list. 

Also is there a site to decode the serial number etc to see what colour the car was  and what engine should be in there

 

serial 875494463

engine w137977

style 7549

body no 744928

paint 2011

trim 903



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From Pontiac 1958-1961 Parts Catalogue................

 

1958 Strato Chief-01.jpg

1958 Strato Chief-02.jpg



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Ok great thanks. that verifies it should have been a 261 car. Now to find out if I have the right paint and interior. And find out what engine is in there now. I assume a 235.


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Ok so it does have the captains bars, and is therefore thankfully a 261. It is painted blue and not green which is odd, which can be addressed later  

now I just want to find out whether the exterior paint and interior are the original colours. 



-- Edited by juuraslahti on Wednesday 12th of October 2016 02:32:29 PM

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