Chevrolet Corvair Station Wagon, 1962 MY 700 Series 727

The Corvair Station Wagon is a motor vehicle from Chevrolet, with rear wheel drive, a rear mounted engine and a 5 door estate/station wagon body style. The Chevrolet Corvair Station Wagon belongs to the 700 Series model family from Chevrolet. The 2.4 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 6 cylinder unit that develops 80 bhp (81 PS/60 kW) of power at 4400 rpm, and maximum torque of 174 N·m (128 lb·ft/17.7 kgm) at 2300 rpm. A 3 speed manual 'box delivers the power to the wheels. Its claimed weight at the kerb is 1104 kg.

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Chevrolet Corvair Station Wagon, 1962 MY 700 Series 727 information summary

What body style?
5 door estate/station wagon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4572 mm
How heavy?
1104 kg
What size engine?
2.4 litre, 2370 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Flat
How much power?
81 PS / 80 bhp / 60 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
174 Nm / 128 ft.lb / 17.7 kgm @ 2300 rpm

Chevrolet Corvair models

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
2 door fixed-head coupé RR 3M 2370 cm3 81 PS 80 bhp 60 kW 1104 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé RR 4M 2370 cm3 81 PS 80 bhp 60 kW 1104 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé RR 4M 2370 cm3 103 PS 102 bhp 76 kW 1104 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé RR 2A 2370 cm3 81 PS 80 bhp 60 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé RR 2A 2370 cm3 103 PS 102 bhp 76 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon RR 4M 2370 cm3 81 PS 80 bhp 60 kW 1132 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon RR 4M 2370 cm3 103 PS 102 bhp 76 kW 1132 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon RR 3M 2370 cm3 103 PS 102 bhp 76 kW 1132 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon RR 3M 2370 cm3 81 PS 80 bhp 60 kW 1132 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon RR 2A 2370 cm3 81 PS 80 bhp 60 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon RR 2A 2370 cm3 103 PS 102 bhp 76 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon RR 4M 2370 cm3 103 PS 102 bhp 76 kW 1104 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon RR 4M 2370 cm3 81 PS 80 bhp 60 kW 1104 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon RR 3M 2370 cm3 103 PS 102 bhp 76 kW 1104 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon RR 2A 2370 cm3 103 PS 102 bhp 76 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon RR 2A 2370 cm3 81 PS 80 bhp 60 kW
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
1962 Chevrolet Corvair Station Wagon data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater estate/station wagon
Number of doors5
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2743 mm 108 inches
Track/tread (front) 1384 mm 54.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1384 mm 54.5 inches
Length 4572 mm 180 inches
Width 1702 mm 67 inches
Height 1359 mm 53.5 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.67
Kerb weight 1104 kg 2434 lb
Weight distribution 35.3 % 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 2.4 litre
2370 cc
(144.626 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 87.3 × 66 mm
3.44 × 2.6 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.32
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAE gross)
81 PS (80 bhp) (60 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output
(SAE gross)
33.8 bhp/litre
0.55 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE gross)
174 Nm (128 ft·lb) (17.7 kgm)
at 2300 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE gross)
73.42 Nm/litre
0.89 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system 2 Rochester carburettors
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 922.6 kPa (133.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Air
Unitary capacity 395 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 73.47 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
54.04 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
72.46 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 18.51 kg/kW
30.91 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
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 5½J x 13
Wheel size rear 5½J x 13
Tyres front 6.50 x 13-4PR
Tyres rear 6.50 x 13-4PR
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter 229 mm
Rear brake diameter 229 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.55
general
Carfolio.com ID364276
Production total
Model code 727
Model family 700 Series
RAC rating 28.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1962 Chevrolet Corvair Station Wagon added 2014-03-01.
Last modified 2014-03-02.