Chevrolet Bel Air 1953-1957


April 30, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 29, 2015
Chevrolet Bel Air 283 (1957)
Country
USA
Top Speed (mph)
120
0-60 mph
8.0 – 9.0
BHP
283 @6200rpm
Torque lbft
290 @4400rpm
BHP per ton
193
Engine capacity CC/CU
4638/283
Engine type
V8 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
3
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Drum/Drum
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
197.5
Width (in)
73
Height (in)
59
Kerb Weight (lbs)
3230
Additional Info: In 1955 a 265cu V8 was introduced and was available with various power pack options. The 1956 265cu 210 could get to 60 in around 9 secs. In 1957 the 283cu Super Turbo Fire V8 engine with 283hp was introduced and had fuel injection. Other options include a 283 with 220hp (4 barrel carb), a 283 with 245hp (2 x 4 barrel carbs), a 283 with 270hp (2 x 4 barrel carbs + Duntov cams) and a 283 with 250hp (fuel injection).

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