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

The Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible is a rear wheel drive vehicle, with the engine positioned in the front, and a 2 door convertible/cabriolet bodyshell. It forms part of Chevrolet's 2400 range of cars. Its 6 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 3.9 litres. In this application it produces power and torque figures of 140 bhp (142 PS/104 kW) at 4200 rpm and 285 Nm (210 lbft/29.1 kgm) at 2400 rpm respectively. The engine drives the wheels through a 3 speed manual with overdrive gearbox.

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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
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

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4626 cm3 287 PS 283 bhp 211 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4344 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW 1606 kg
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 4626 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4626 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 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 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 3M 4626 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 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 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
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3OD 4626 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 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
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 7009657 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
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 0.7
Final drive ratio 4.11
general
Carfolio.com ID307934
Production total
Model code 2434; 1067D
Model family 2400
RAC rating 30.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible added 2013-02-06.
Last modified 2013-02-28.