Chevrolet El Camino, 1964 MY 55-5600 5580

The El Camino is a rear wheel drive light delivery vehicle/ute/bakkie passenger car with a front positioned engine, from Chevrolet. It is part of Chevrolet's 55-5600 model range. The 6 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 3.8 litres. In this application it produces power and torque figures of 155 bhp (157 PS/116 kW) at 4400 rpm and 292 Nm (215 lbft/29.8 kgm) at 2000 rpm respectively. A 3 speed manual with overdrive transmission transfers the power to the driven wheels.

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Chevrolet El Camino, 1964 MY 55-5600 5580 information summary

What body style?
2 door light delivery vehicle/ute/bakkie with 2/3 seats
How long?
5050 mm
What size engine?
3.8 litre, 3767 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
157 PS / 155 bhp / 116 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
292 Nm / 215 ft.lb / 29.8 kgm @ 2000 rpm

Chevrolet 55-5600 models

2 door light delivery vehicle/​ute/bakkie FR 3OD 4636 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
2 door light delivery vehicle/​ute/bakkie FR 3M 3186 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW
2 door light delivery vehicle/​ute/bakkie FR 3M 4636 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW
2 door light delivery vehicle/​ute/bakkie FR 4M 5354 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door light delivery vehicle/​ute/bakkie FR 3M 3767 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door light delivery vehicle/​ute/bakkie FR 4M 4636 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW
2 door light delivery vehicle/​ute/bakkie FR 3M 4636 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
2 door light delivery vehicle/​ute/bakkie FR 3M 5354 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door light delivery vehicle/​ute/bakkie FR 4M 5354 cm3 370 PS 365 bhp 272 kW
2 door light delivery vehicle/​ute/bakkie FR 4M 5354 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door light delivery vehicle/​ute/bakkie FR 3OD 3186 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW
2 door light delivery vehicle/​ute/bakkie FR 3OD 4636 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW
2 door light delivery vehicle/​ute/bakkie FR 2A 4636 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW
2 door light delivery vehicle/​ute/bakkie FR 2A 5354 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door light delivery vehicle/​ute/bakkie FR 2A 4636 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
2 door light delivery vehicle/​ute/bakkie FR 2A 3186 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW
2 door light delivery vehicle/​ute/bakkie FR 2A 3767 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door light delivery vehicle/​ute/bakkie FR 2A 5354 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 4636 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 4636 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 4636 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4636 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4636 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 5354 cm3 370 PS 365 bhp 272 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 5354 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 4636 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 5354 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5354 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3767 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 3767 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
1964 Chevrolet El Camino data
bodywork
Body type2/3 seater light delivery vehicle/ute/bakkie
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2921 mm 115 inches
Track/tread (front) 1473 mm 58 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1473 mm 58 inches
Length 5050 mm 198.8 inches
Width 1895 mm 74.6 inches
Height 1374 mm 54.1 inches
Ground clearance 152 mm 6 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.73
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 Turbo-Thrift 230
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 3.8 litre
3767 cc
(229.876 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 98.4 × 82.55 mm
3.87 × 3.25 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.19
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(gross)
157 PS (155 bhp) (116 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output
(gross)
41.1 bhp/litre
0.67 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(gross)
292 Nm (215 ft·lb) (29.8 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque
(gross)
77.52 Nm/litre
0.94 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system 1 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 974.1 kPa (141.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 627.83 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 5.480
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 5.0J x 14
Wheel size rear 5.0J x 14
Tyres front 6.50 x 14
Tyres rear 6.50 x 14
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter 241 mm
Rear brake diameter 241 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.7
Final drive ratio 3.70
general
Carfolio.com ID409101
Production total
Model code 5580
Model family 55-5600
RAC rating 36.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1964 Chevrolet El Camino added 2015-03-13.
Last modified 2015-03-22.