Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad, 1956 MY 2400 2429

This vehicle has a 3 door estate/station wagon type body with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels. It is part of Chevrolet's 2400 series of cars. The Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad's 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 gearbox transmits the power to the driven wheels.

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Key facts

Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad, 1956 MY 2400 2429 information summary

What body style?
3 door estate/station wagon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5100 mm
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

3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3OD 3666 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 3666 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 3666 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater estate/station wagon
Number of doors3
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2921 mm 115 inches
Track/tread (front) 1473 mm 58 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1496 mm 58.9 inches
Length 5100 mm 200.8 inches
Width 1872 mm 73.7 inches
Height 1544 mm 60.8 inches
Ground clearance 165 mm 6.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.75
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 64.4 litres 14.2 UK Gal 17 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
Weight-to-power ratio
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 0.71
Final drive ratio 4.11
general
Carfolio.com ID288585
Production total
Model code 2429
Model family 2400
RAC rating 30.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad added 2012-11-01.
Last modified 2013-02-28.