Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible, 1957 MY 2400 2434; 1067D

The Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible is a rear wheel drive motor car, with the motor mounted in the front, and a 2 door convertible/cabriolet bodyshell. It forms part of Chevrolet's 2400 model range. The Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 4.3 litre, overhead valve 90 degree V 8 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This powerplant produces 162 bhp (164 PS/121 kW) of power at 4200 rpm, and maximum torque of 348 N·m (257 lb·ft/35.5 kgm) at 2400 rpm. The engine transfers its power through to the wheels via a 3 speed manual transmission. The Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible weighs a quoted 1606 kg at the kerb.

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Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible, 1957 MY 2400 2434; 1067D information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 4/5 seats
How long?
5080 mm
How heavy?
1606 kg
What size engine?
4.3 litre, 4344 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
164 PS / 162 bhp / 121 kW @ 4200 rpm
How much torque?
348 Nm / 257 ft.lb / 35.5 kgm @ 2400 rpm

Chevrolet 2400 models

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

Similar models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4417 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4417 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4417 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4452 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4452 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 4452 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2921 mm 115 inches
Track/tread (front) 1473 mm 58 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1494 mm 58.8 inches
Length 5080 mm 200 inches
Width 1876 mm 73.9 inches
Height 1521 mm 59.9 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.74
Kerb weight 1606 kg 3541 lb
Weight distribution 52.1 % front
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 V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 4.3 litre
4344 cc
(265.087 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 95.25 × 76.2 mm
3.75 × 3 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.25
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(gross)
164 PS (162 bhp) (121 kW)
at 4200 rpm
Specific output
(gross)
37.3 bhp/litre
0.61 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(gross)
348 Nm (257 ft·lb) (35.5 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque
(gross)
80.11 Nm/litre
0.97 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system 1 Rochester 7010647 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1006.7 kPa (146 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 543 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 102.27 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
75.22 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
100.87 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 13.29 kg/kW
22.21 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
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 5J x 14
Wheel size rear 5J x 14
Tyres front 7.50-14
Tyres rear 7.50-14
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter 279 mm
Rear brake diameter 279 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.55
general
Carfolio.com ID307549
Production total
Model code 2434; 1067D
Model family 2400
RAC rating 45.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible added 2013-02-06.
Last modified 2013-02-28.