Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Sedan, 1959 MY 11-1639

This car has a 4 door sedan/saloon type body with a front mounted engine that delivers power to the rear wheels. The 4.6 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 8 cylinder that develops 250 bhp (253 PS/186 kW) of power at 5000 rpm, and maximum torque of 414 N·m (305 lb·ft/42.2 kgm) at 3800 rpm. The power is transferred to the wheels by means of a 3 speed manual gearbox.

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Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Sedan, 1959 MY 11-1639 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 5/6 seats
How long?
5357 mm
What size engine?
4.6 litre, 4636 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
253 PS / 250 bhp / 186 kW @ 5000 rpm
How much torque?
414 Nm / 305 ft.lb / 42.2 kgm @ 3800 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

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sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4920 cm3 233 PS 230 bhp 172 kW
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sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5766 cm3 243 PS 240 bhp 179 kW 1676 kg
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1959 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Sedan data
bodywork
Body type5/6 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
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 Ramjet Fuel Injection
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 4.6 litre
4636 cc
(282.906 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 98.4 × 76.2 mm
3.87 × 3 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.29
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(gross)
253 PS (250 bhp) (186 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output
(gross)
53.9 bhp/litre
0.88 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(gross)
414 Nm (305 ft·lb) (42.2 kgm)
at 3800 rpm
Specific torque
(gross)
89.3 Nm/litre
1.08 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1122.2 kPa (162.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 579.5 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 1
Final drive ratio 3.55
general
Carfolio.com ID405889
Production total
Model code 11-1639
Model family
RAC rating 48.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1959 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Sedan added 2015-03-07.
Last modified 2015-03-08.