Chevrolet Bel Air, 1956 MY 2400 2403; 56-1019D

The Chevrolet Bel Air is a rear wheel drive vehicle, with the engine placed in the front, and a 4 door saloon (sedan) body. The Chevrolet Bel Air is one of the 2400 model family from Chevrolet. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 3.9 litre, overhead valve 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 140 bhp (142 PS/104 kW) of power at 4200 rpm, and maximum torque of 285 N·m (210 lb·ft/29.1 kgm) at 2400 rpm. A 3 speed manual with overdrive 'box transfers the power to the wheels. It weighs a claimed 1539 kg at the kerb.

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Chevrolet Bel Air, 1956 MY 2400 2403; 56-1019D information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5017 mm
How heavy?
1539 kg
What size engine?
3.9 litre, 3856 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
142 PS / 140 bhp / 104 kW @ 4200 rpm
How much torque?
285 Nm / 210 ft.lb / 29.1 kgm @ 2400 rpm

Chevrolet 2400 models

Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4626 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4626 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 3856 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 3856 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1615 kg
Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4626 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4626 cm3 274 PS 270 bhp 201 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4344 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4626 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4626 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4626 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4344 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW 1606 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4626 cm3 287 PS 283 bhp 211 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 3856 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1656 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4626 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4626 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW 1657 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4626 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4626 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 4626 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW 1615 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 4626 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 4626 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 4626 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 4626 cm3 287 PS 283 bhp 211 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 4626 cm3 274 PS 270 bhp 201 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 4626 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad Station Wagon -
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3OD 4626 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 4626 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad Station Wagon -
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3OD 4344 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 4626 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 3856 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1632 kg
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3OD 4626 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW

Similar models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3990 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1778 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 3990 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 2019 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4MP 3468 cm3 139 PS 137 bhp 102 kW 1880 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3468 cm3 139 PS 137 bhp 102 kW 1857 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3955 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1554 kg
sedan/​saloon FR 4M 3703 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4138 cm3 132 PS 130 bhp 97 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4138 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 4138 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 4138 cm3 132 PS 130 bhp 97 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 4138 cm3 132 PS 130 bhp 97 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 4138 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4138 cm3 132 PS 130 bhp 97 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 4138 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4138 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 4138 cm3 132 PS 130 bhp 97 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 4138 cm3 132 PS 130 bhp 97 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 4138 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4276 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1461 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3666 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 3666 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3666 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 3666 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3666 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3666 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3666 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3666 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 3666 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
1956 Chevrolet Bel Air data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2921 mm 115 inches
Track/tread (front) 1473 mm 58 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1492 mm 58.7 inches
Length 5017 mm 197.5 inches
Width 1854 mm 73 inches
Height 1575 mm 62 inches
Ground clearance 203 mm 8 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.72
Kerb weight 1539 kg 3393 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 60.6 litres 13.3 UK Gal 16 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 3.9 litre
3856 cc
(235.308 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 90.42 × 100.08 mm
3.56 × 3.94 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.9
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(gross)
142 PS (140 bhp) (104 kW)
at 4200 rpm
Specific output
(gross)
36.3 bhp/litre
0.59 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(gross)
285 Nm (210 ft·lb) (29.1 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque
(gross)
73.91 Nm/litre
0.89 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system 1 Rochester 7009255 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 928.8 kPa (134.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 642.67 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 92.23 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
67.83 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
90.97 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 14.74 kg/kW
24.62 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock 5.400
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front 5K x 15
Wheel size rear 5K x 15
Tyres front 6.70-15-4
Tyres rear 6.70-15-14
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter 279 mm
Rear brake diameter 279 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.7
Final drive ratio 4.11
general
Carfolio.com ID257334
Production total
Model code 2403; 56-1019D
Model family 2400
RAC rating 30.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1956 Chevrolet Bel Air added 2011-10-21.
Last modified 2013-02-28.