Chevrolet Corvair 500 Coupé, 1969 MY 10100 10137

The Chevrolet Corvair 500 Coupé is a rear wheel drive automobile, with its engine located in the rear, and a 2 door coupé bodyshell. The Corvair 500 Coupé is part of Chevrolet's 10100 series. Powering the Chevrolet Corvair 500 Coupé is an overhead valve, 2.7 litre naturally aspirated 6 cylinder engine, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 95 bhp (96 PS/71 kW) at 3600 rpm and 209 N·m (154 lb·ft/21.3 kgm) at 2400 rpm respectively. A 3 speed manual gearbox supplies the power to the driven wheels. Claimed kerb weight is 1173 kg.

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Chevrolet Corvair 500 Coupé, 1969 MY 10100 10137 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4648 mm
How heavy?
1173 kg
What size engine?
2.7 litre, 2683 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Flat
How much power?
96 PS / 95 bhp / 71 kW @ 3600 rpm
How much torque?
209 Nm / 154 ft.lb / 21.3 kgm @ 2400 rpm

Chevrolet 10100 models

2 door fixed-head coupé RR 4M 2683 cm3 96 PS 95 bhp 71 kW 1173 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé RR 2A 2683 cm3 96 PS 95 bhp 71 kW 1173 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé RR 4M 2683 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW 1159 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet RR 3M 2683 cm3 96 PS 95 bhp 71 kW 1213 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé RR 3M 2375 cm3 103 PS 102 bhp 76 kW 1134 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon RR 3M 2296 cm3 81 PS 80 bhp 60 kW 1095 kg
sedan/​saloon RR 3M 2687 cm3 96 PS 95 bhp 71 kW 1111 kg
1969 Chevrolet Corvair 500 Coupé data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2743 mm 108 inches
Track/tread (front) 1397 mm 55 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1438 mm 56.6 inches
Length 4648 mm 183 inches
Width 1778 mm 70 inches
Height 1300 mm 51.2 inches
Ground clearance 165 mm 6.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.69
Kerb weight 1173 kg 2586 lb
Weight distribution 35.6 % front
fuel tank capacity 53 litres 11.7 UK Gal 14 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Chevrolet
Engine code
Cylinders Flat 6
Capacity 2.7 litre
2683 cc
(163.727 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 87.3 × 74.7 mm
3.44 × 2.94 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.17
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAE gross)
96 PS (95 bhp) (71 kW)
at 3600 rpm
Specific output
(SAE gross)
35.4 bhp/litre
0.58 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE gross)
209 Nm (154 ft·lb) (21.3 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE gross)
77.9 Nm/litre
0.94 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.25:1
Fuel system 2 Rochester carburettors
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 978.9 kPa (142 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Air
Unitary capacity 447.17 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 82.11 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
60.39 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
80.99 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.56 kg/kW
27.66 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 rear
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock 4.500
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 5½J x 13
Wheel size rear 5½J x 13
Tyres front 7.00 x 13
Tyres rear 7.00 x 13
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter 241 mm
Rear brake diameter 241 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.55
general
Carfolio.com ID364166
Production total
Model code 10137
Model family 10100
RAC rating 28.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1969 Chevrolet Corvair 500 Coupé added 2014-03-01.
Last modified 2014-03-01.