Chevrolet Bel Air, 1955 MY 2400 2403; 55-1019D

The Chevrolet Bel Air is a rear wheel drive car, with its powerplant located in the front, and a 4 door saloon (sedan) body. The Bel Air forms part of Chevrolet's 2400 family of cars. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 3.9 litre, overhead valve 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This unit produces 123 bhp (125 PS/92 kW) of power at 3800 rpm, and maximum torque of 280 N·m (207 lb·ft/28.6 kgm) at 2000 rpm. The engine powers the wheels via a 3 speed manual 'box.

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Key facts

Chevrolet Bel Air, 1955 MY 2400 2403; 55-1019D information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4968 mm
What size engine?
3.9 litre, 3855 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
125 PS / 123 bhp / 92 kW @ 3800 rpm
How much torque?
280 Nm / 207 ft.lb / 28.6 kgm @ 2000 rpm

Chevrolet 2400 models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 3856 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4626 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 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 3M 4626 cm3 287 PS 283 bhp 211 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 3856 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1615 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4344 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW 1606 kg
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 4344 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 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 223 PS 220 bhp 164 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 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
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 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3OD 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 3M 3856 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1632 kg
Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad Station Wagon -
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3OD 4344 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW

Similar models

2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4315 cm3 127 PS 125 bhp 93 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4315 cm3 127 PS 125 bhp 93 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 2A 4315 cm3 132 PS 130 bhp 97 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 2A 4315 cm3 132 PS 130 bhp 97 kW
sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4351 cm3 121 PS 119 bhp 89 kW 1712 kg
sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4335 cm3 121 PS 119 bhp 89 kW 1658 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 3776 cm3 125 PS 123 bhp 92 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3776 cm3 125 PS 123 bhp 92 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3776 cm3 125 PS 123 bhp 92 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 3776 cm3 125 PS 123 bhp 92 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 2A 3776 cm3 125 PS 123 bhp 92 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 2A 3776 cm3 125 PS 123 bhp 92 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 3642 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3642 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3642 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 3642 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3642 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3642 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 3642 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3642 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3642 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3642 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 3642 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3642 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3642 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 3642 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3642 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3642 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 3642 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3642 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3642 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 3642 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3642 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3642 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 3642 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3642 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW
sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3303 cm3 116 PS 114 bhp 85 kW 1478 kg
sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3703 cm3 120 PS 118 bhp 88 kW 1531 kg
sedan/​saloon FR 3A 3703 cm3 120 PS 118 bhp 88 kW 1481 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 4138 cm3 132 PS 130 bhp 97 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4138 cm3 132 PS 130 bhp 97 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 4138 cm3 132 PS 130 bhp 97 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 4138 cm3 132 PS 130 bhp 97 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4138 cm3 132 PS 130 bhp 97 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 4138 cm3 132 PS 130 bhp 97 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4730 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW 1810 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3905 cm3 120 PS 118 bhp 88 kW 1524 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 4385 cm3 129 PS 127 bhp 95 kW 1727 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR M 4385 cm3 124 PS 122 bhp 91 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR A 4385 cm3 129 PS 127 bhp 95 kW
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
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 1577 mm 62.1 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 123
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)
125 PS (123 bhp) (92 kW)
at 3800 rpm
Specific output
(gross)
31.9 bhp/litre
0.52 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(gross)
280 Nm (207 ft·lb) (28.6 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque
(gross)
72.63 Nm/litre
0.88 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 7.5:1
Fuel system 1 Rochester 7007161 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 912.7 kPa (132.4 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 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.70
general
Carfolio.com ID442673
Production total
Model code 2403; 55-1019D
Model family 2400
RAC rating 30.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air added 2015-11-22.
Last modified 2015-11-22.