Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupé, 1959 MY 17-1737

The Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupé is a rear wheel drive vehicle, with its engine mounted in the front, and a 2 door coupé bodyshell. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 3.9 litre, overhead valve 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. In this application it develops 135 bhp (137 PS/101 kW) of power at 4000 rpm, and maximum torque of 294 N·m (217 lb·ft/30 kgm) at 2000-2400 rpm. A 3 speed manual with overdrive transmission delivers the power to the wheels.

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Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupé, 1959 MY 17-1737 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 5/6 seats
How long?
5357 mm
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

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sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4073 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1755 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6490 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW 1969 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6999 cm3 390 PS 385 bhp 287 kW 1740 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6999 cm3 390 PS 385 bhp 287 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3770 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1746 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5360 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW 1837 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4640 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW 1741 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 2A 5697 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW 1742 kg
Porsche 911 GT3 RS -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 5697 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5697 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3855 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW 1706 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 4636 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5697 cm3 284 PS 280 bhp 209 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 4636 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4636 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4636 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 4636 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5697 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 5697 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
4 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
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 4636 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5697 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4636 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4636 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 3855 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5697 cm3 284 PS 280 bhp 209 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5697 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5697 cm3 284 PS 280 bhp 209 kW
1959 Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupé data
bodywork
Body type5/6 seater fixed-head coupé
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
Weight distribution
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
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
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 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 0.7
Final drive ratio 3.70
general
Carfolio.com ID404228
Production total
Model code 17-1737
Model family
RAC rating 30.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1959 Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupé added 2015-03-07.
Last modified 2015-03-08.