Chevrolet Bel Air, 1959 MY 11-1511

Chevrolet Bel Air is an automobile that has a 2 door saloon (sedan) body style with a front positioned engine powering the rear wheels. Powering the Chevrolet Bel Air is an overhead valve, 3.9 litre naturally aspirated 6 cylinder powerplant, with 2 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 135 bhp (137 PS/101 kW) at 4000 rpm and 294 N·m (217 lb·ft/30 kgm) at 2000-2400 rpm respectively. The power is transferred to the wheels through a 3 speed manual gearbox. Stated weight at the kerb is 1674 kg.

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Chevrolet Bel Air, 1959 MY 11-1511 information summary

What body style?
2 door sedan/saloon with 5/6 seats
How long?
5357 mm
How heavy?
1674 kg
What size engine?
3.9 litre, 3855 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
137 PS / 135 bhp / 101 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
294 Nm / 217 ft.lb / 30 kgm @ 2000-2400 rpm

Chevrolet Bel models

2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4636 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4636 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4636 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4636 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 4636 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4636 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5697 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4636 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 4636 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 4636 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 5697 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 4636 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 5697 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5697 cm3 284 PS 280 bhp 209 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 5697 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5697 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 4636 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 4636 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 5697 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5697 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5697 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 5697 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 5697 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 5697 cm3 284 PS 280 bhp 209 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5697 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5697 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5697 cm3 284 PS 280 bhp 209 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 5697 cm3 284 PS 280 bhp 209 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 4636 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 4636 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW

Similar models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3990 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1778 kg
sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4276 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1461 kg
1959 Chevrolet Bel Air data
bodywork
Body type5/6 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3023 mm 119 inches
Track/tread (front) 1532 mm 60.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1506 mm 59.3 inches
Length 5357 mm 210.9 inches
Width 2029 mm 79.9 inches
Height 1476 mm 58.1 inches
Ground clearance 152 mm 6 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.77
Kerb weight 1674 kg 3691 lb
Weight distribution 50.9 % front
fuel tank capacity 75.8 litres 16.7 UK Gal 20 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Chevrolet
Engine code Hi-Thrift
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 3.9 litre
3855 cc
(235.247 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 90.4 × 100.1 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)
137 PS (135 bhp) (101 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output
(gross)
35 bhp/litre
0.57 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(gross)
294 Nm (217 ft·lb) (30 kgm)
at 2000-2400 rpm
Specific torque
(gross)
76.26 Nm/litre
0.92 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.25:1
Fuel system 1 Rochester 7013003 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 958.4 kPa (139 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 642.5 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 81.77 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
60.14 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
80.65 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.63 kg/kW
27.78 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 x 14
Tyres rear 7.50 x 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 ID404085
Production total
Model code 11-1511
Model family
RAC rating 30.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1959 Chevrolet Bel Air added 2015-03-07.
Last modified 2015-03-08.