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1955-1957 CHEVROLET Bel Air Convertible specifications


As ever, it’s the soft-top in the range that brings in the big money. Added to that, all the convertibles were sold in range-topping Bel Air trim. Out of the three years – which has led to devotees referring to these cars as ‘Tri-Chevys’ – the 1957 incarnation is the most popular, and therefore expensive. Not only do you get more chrome and bigger fins, but there was a larger capacity V8, with tuning options all the way up to fuel injection, as used in the Corvette. Though never officially marketed in the UK, plenty have found their way here over the years.

Production

  • Price (excellent)
    £30,000
  • Price (good):
    £25,000
  • Price (average):
    £18,000
  • Price (project):
    £10,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    9.7secs
  • Top speed:
    106.0mph
  • Power:
    180.0bhp
  • Torque:
    260.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    17.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V8
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Three-speed automatic

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4978mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2921mm
  • Width:
    1905mm
  • Height:
    1648mm
  • Weight:
    1550kgs

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