Chevrolet Bel Air Beauville, 1955 MY 2400 2409; 55-1062DF

This car has a 5 door estate/station wagon type body with a front mounted engine supplying power to the rear wheels. The Chevrolet Bel Air Beauville is one of the 2400 range of cars from Chevrolet. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 4.3 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 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 engine supplies its power through to the wheels by means of a 3 speed manual with overdrive gearbox.

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Chevrolet Bel Air Beauville, 1955 MY 2400 2409; 55-1062DF information summary

What body style?
5 door estate/station wagon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5006 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 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4626 cm3 287 PS 283 bhp 211 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4344 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW 1606 kg
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 3M 3856 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1615 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4344 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4626 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4626 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 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 253 PS 250 bhp 186 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 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4626 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 4626 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW 1615 kg
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
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 4626 cm3 287 PS 283 bhp 211 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 4626 cm3 274 PS 270 bhp 201 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 3OD 4626 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 4626 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad Station Wagon -
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3OD 4344 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 4626 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 3856 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1632 kg
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3OD 4626 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW

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5 door estate/​station wagon FR 2A 5230 cm3 191 PS 188 bhp 140 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 2A 5230 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3OD 4417 cm3 186 PS 183 bhp 136 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 4417 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3OD 4417 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 4417 cm3 186 PS 183 bhp 136 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 2A 4417 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 2A 4417 cm3 186 PS 183 bhp 136 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3OD 4417 cm3 196 PS 193 bhp 144 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 4417 cm3 196 PS 193 bhp 144 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 2A 4417 cm3 196 PS 193 bhp 144 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3OD 4417 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 4417 cm3 186 PS 183 bhp 136 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 4417 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3OD 4417 cm3 186 PS 183 bhp 136 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 2A 4417 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 2A 4417 cm3 186 PS 183 bhp 136 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 4417 cm3 196 PS 193 bhp 144 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3OD 4417 cm3 196 PS 193 bhp 144 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 2A 4417 cm3 196 PS 193 bhp 144 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 4239 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3OD 4239 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 4239 cm3 185 PS 182 bhp 136 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 4208 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 4208 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3OD 4208 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3OD 4208 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 4208 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 4208 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3OD 4750 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 4750 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 4750 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Beauville data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater estate/station wagon
Number of doors5
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 5006 mm 197.1 inches
Width 1880 mm 74 inches
Height 1577 mm 62.1 inches
Ground clearance 165 mm 6.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.71
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 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.7
Final drive ratio 4.11
general
Carfolio.com ID442222
Production total
Model code 2409; 55-1062DF
Model family 2400
RAC rating 45.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Beauville added 2015-11-22.
Last modified 2015-11-22.