Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupé Powerglide, 1955 MY 2400 2454; 55-1037D

The Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupé Powerglide is a coupé with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which transmits the power through the rear wheels. The Bel Air Sport Coupé Powerglide is part of Chevrolet's 2400 range of cars. The Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupé Powerglide's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 3.9 litre, overhead valve 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 136 bhp (138 PS/101 kW) of power at 4200 rpm, and maximum torque of 283 N·m (209 lb·ft/28.9 kgm) at 2200 rpm. A 2 speed automatic gearbox supplies the power to the wheels.

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Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupé Powerglide, 1955 MY 2400 2454; 55-1037D information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
4968 mm
What size engine?
3.9 litre, 3855 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
138 PS / 136 bhp / 101 kW @ 4200 rpm
How much torque?
283 Nm / 209 ft.lb / 28.9 kgm @ 2200 rpm

Chevrolet 2400 models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4626 cm3 287 PS 283 bhp 211 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4626 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4344 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW 1606 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4344 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 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 4626 cm3 274 PS 270 bhp 201 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 3856 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4626 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 3856 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1615 kg
Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4626 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 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
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 248 PS 245 bhp 183 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 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 3OD 4626 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3OD 4138 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4138 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4138 cm3 132 PS 130 bhp 97 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 4138 cm3 132 PS 130 bhp 97 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 4138 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 3666 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
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1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupé Powerglide data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
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 1534 mm 60.4 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 Blue Flame 136
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)
138 PS (136 bhp) (101 kW)
at 4200 rpm
Specific output
(gross)
35.3 bhp/litre
0.58 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(gross)
283 Nm (209 ft·lb) (28.9 kgm)
at 2200 rpm
Specific torque
(gross)
73.41 Nm/litre
0.89 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 7.5:1
Fuel system 1 Rochester carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 922.5 kPa (133.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
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 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 ID442563
Production total
Model code 2454; 55-1037D
Model family 2400
RAC rating 30.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupé Powerglide added 2015-11-22.
Last modified 2015-11-22.