Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible Powerglide, 1955 MY 2400 2434; 55-1067DTX

Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible Powerglide is an automobile that has a 2 door convertible/cabriolet body style with a front located engine powering the rear wheels. It forms part of Chevrolet's 2400 model series. The Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible Powerglide's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 4.3 litre, overhead valve 90 degree V 8 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This powerplant develops 180 bhp (183 PS/134 kW) of power at 4600 rpm, and maximum torque of 353 N·m (260 lb·ft/36 kgm) at 2800 rpm. The power is transferred to the wheels through a 2 speed automatic gearbox.

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Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible Powerglide, 1955 MY 2400 2434; 55-1067DTX information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 4/5 seats
How long?
4968 mm
What size engine?
4.3 litre, 4344 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
183 PS / 180 bhp / 134 kW @ 4600 rpm
How much torque?
353 Nm / 260 ft.lb / 36 kgm @ 2800 rpm

Chevrolet 2400 models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4626 cm3 287 PS 283 bhp 211 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 3856 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4626 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4626 cm3 274 PS 270 bhp 201 kW
Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4626 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4344 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4626 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4626 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4626 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4344 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW 1606 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 3856 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1615 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4626 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 3856 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1656 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4626 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4626 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW 1657 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4626 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4626 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 4626 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 4626 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 4626 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 4626 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW 1615 kg
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3OD 3856 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 4626 cm3 287 PS 283 bhp 211 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 4626 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad Station Wagon -
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 4344 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW 1632 kg
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 4626 cm3 274 PS 270 bhp 201 kW
Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad Station Wagon -
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3OD 4626 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 4626 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 4626 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3OD 4626 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW

Similar models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 5230 cm3 191 PS 188 bhp 140 kW
Buick Roadmaster Skylark -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 5230 cm3 191 PS 188 bhp 140 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 5230 cm3 191 PS 188 bhp 140 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4417 cm3 186 PS 183 bhp 136 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4417 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4417 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4417 cm3 186 PS 183 bhp 136 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4417 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4417 cm3 186 PS 183 bhp 136 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4417 cm3 196 PS 193 bhp 144 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4417 cm3 196 PS 193 bhp 144 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4417 cm3 196 PS 193 bhp 144 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4977 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4977 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5311 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4977 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 5311 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4977 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible Powerglide data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2921 mm 115 inches
Track/tread (front) 1473 mm 58 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1494 mm 58.8 inches
Length 4968 mm 195.6 inches
Width 1880 mm 74 inches
Height 1410 mm 55.5 inches
Ground clearance 165 mm 6.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.7
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Chevrolet
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 4.3 litre
4344 cc
(265.087 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 95.25 × 76.2 mm
3.75 × 3 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.25
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(gross)
183 PS (180 bhp) (134 kW)
at 4600 rpm
Specific output
(gross)
41.4 bhp/litre
0.68 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(gross)
353 Nm (260 ft·lb) (36 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque
(gross)
81.26 Nm/litre
0.98 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system 1 Carter WCFB 2351 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1021.2 kPa (148.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 543 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 5K x 15
Wheel size rear 5K x 15
Tyres front 6.70-15-4
Tyres rear 6.70-15-4
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter 279 mm
Rear brake diameter 279 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 2 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.55
general
Carfolio.com ID441969
Production total
Model code 2434; 55-1067DTX
Model family 2400
RAC rating 45.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible Powerglide added 2015-11-22.
Last modified 2015-11-22.