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Chevrolet Bel Air Eight


type 4/5S SAL
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Engine information

Bore × stroke 98.40 mm × 76.20 mm 3.87 in × 3 in
Cylinders V-8
Displace 4.6 litre 4640 cc (283.15 cu in)
Engine type OHV
Valves 2 valves per cylinder | 16 valves in total
Engine construction
Compression ratio 8.50:1
Fuel system 1 Ro carb
Maximum power
0-50 mph
0-60 mph
0-100 mph
0-100 km/h
80 - 120 km/h
402 m (Quarter mile)
Standing km
Top speed
Fuel consumption
CO2 emissions
Power to weight ratio 139.99 bhp/ton
Specific output
Maximum torque
Specific torque
Maximum rpm
Main bearings
Coolant Water
Bore / stroke ratio 1.29
Unitary capacity 580 cc/cylinder
Aspiration Normal
Compressor type N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N

Dimensions and weight

wheelbase 2985 mm
wheelbase 117.5 in
Length (milimeters) 5309 mm
Length (inches) 209 in
Width (milimeters) 1975 mm
Width (inches) 77.8 in
Height (milimeters) 1448 mm
Height (inches) 57 in
L:W ratio 1.78
Ground clearance (milimeters) 175 mm
Ground clearance (inches) 6.9 in
Kerb weight (kilograms) 1643 kg
Kerb weight (pounds) 3622 lb
Weight distribuiton
Fuel capacity (litres) 79.6 litre
Fuel capacity (UK Ga) 17.5 UK Ga
Fuel capacity (US Gal) 21 US Gal


Drag coefficient
Frontal area


Engine location Front
Engine alignment Longitudinal
Drive RWD
Turns lock-to-lock 5.300
Turning circle 11.40 m
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Brake ∅
Braked area
Transmission 3M
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 3.55

General information

RAC rating 48.0
Number made
Model code
Model family
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available

Manual Download

Download 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air Eight PDF Manual
Designer unknown
Year 1959

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