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Hi All,

I am writing about this classic model, the 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air.
Could you help me by providing information about this car?
I need only basic things, mostly the engine specifications. It is quite difficult to find authentic information about classic cars. So, this is the reason I am asking for your help.
I would need the following specs:

- place of production/assembly
- the time/period when the model was in production
- displacement /ccm/
- number of cylinders
- performance /HP/
- average fuel consumption
- top speed

Hope you understand my situation. You can find information on these specs on the internet but unfortunately it is difficult to find out which one refers the best to the original and authentic values.
Thank you in advance!
 

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Hi All,

I am writing about this classic model, the 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air.
Could you help me by providing information about this car?
I need only basic things, mostly the engine specifications. It is quite difficult to find authentic information about classic cars. So, this is the reason I am asking for your help.
I would need the following specs:

- place of production/assembly
- the time/period when the model was in production
- displacement /ccm/
- number of cylinders
- performance /HP/
- average fuel consumption
- top speed

Hope you understand my situation. You can find information on these specs on the internet but unfortunately it is difficult to find out which one refers the best to the original and authentic values.
Thank you in advance!
Do you own this car already or do you intend acquiring one? Because if you have one, the cowl tag on the firewall will give some guidance, however if you don't, you need to be model specific so that the experts in this Forum can help you.1955 Bel Air, has 6 Body Styles, if I am not mistaken and specifications can vary from model to model.I am no expert on this field but rest assured, forum members will comment authoritatively when they wake up.(To you and I, it is 11h40 Wednesday morning.)
Heita!

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Do you own this car already or do you intend acquiring one? Because if you have one, the cowl tag on the firewall will give some guidance, however if you don't, you need to be model specific so that the experts in this Forum can help you.1955 Bel Air, has 6 Body Styles, if I am not mistaken and specifications can vary from model to model.I am no expert on this field but rest assured, forum members will comment authoritatively when they wake up.(To you and I, it is 11h40 Wednesday morning.)
Heita!

:/=:
This might help:

For 1955, Chevrolet's full-size model received all new styling and power. It was called the "Hot One" in GM's advertising campaign. Chevrolet's styling was crisp, clean and incorporated a Ferrari-inspired grille. Bel Airs came with features found on cars in the lower models ranges plus interior carpet, chrome headliner bands on hardtops, chrome spears on front fenders, stainless steel window moldings,[1] and full wheel covers. Models were further distinguished by the Bel Air name script in gold lettering later in the year.[9] For 1955 Chevrolets gained a V8 engine option. The new 265 cu in (4,340 cc) V8 featured a modern, overhead valve high compression, long stroke design that was so good that it remained in production in various forms, for many decades. The base V8 had a two-barrel carburetor and was rated at 162 hp (121 kW), and the "Power Pack" option featured a four-barrel carburetor and other upgrades yielding 180 bhp (130 kW). Later in the year, a "Super Power Pack" option added high-compression and a further 15 bhp (11 kW). "Idiot" lights replaced gauges for the generator and oil pressure.[10]


1955 Bel Air two-door Hardtop
Motor Trend magazine gave the Bel Air top marks for handling.[10] Popular Mechanics reported acceleration for a V8 Bel Air with Powerglide as being 0-60 mph in 12.9 seconds, plus a comfortable ride, and good visibility. On the other hand, the horn ring blocked some of the speedometer, regular gasoline made the engine knock, and the first V8 engine off the line burned too much oil.[11] Front legroom was 43.1".[1] Brakes were 11" drums.[12] A new option for V8-equipped 1955 models was air conditioning, with outlets on each side of the dashboard; a heavy-duty generator was included on cars equipped with this option.
Try this link as well:

http://www.danchuk.com/images/Downloads/Catalog/2013-Catalog-32/17-Original-Specifications.pdf
 

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we would need more information to help you out. The VIN number found usually in the drivers door post would tell you which factory it was made in along with the original motor configuration. the two basic motor choices were 6 cylinder or V8. Then you have a number of V8's to choose from. This gets a little trickier since the vin does not tell you horsepower of motor. The Vin will also tell you the date of production based on the serial number of the car. By working backwards with the production date of the block which is stamped in it, you can determine with some accuracy if the engine is original. All V8 55 chevys were 265 cubic inches.
There is also a cowl tag found on the firewall which will tell you what options the car left the factory with. These can and have been changed by unscrupulous owners to trick unsuspecting buyers into thinking that the car left the factory with many options that it may not have.
 

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As others have stated the cowl & vin number is the starting point.

If you have an engine number from the front pad & a block number too.
 

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check out library area on homepage, lots of info there. :tu
 

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Seglare, First, :sign0016: to the bowtie-trifive. As you can already see there are some very knowledgeable people on this forum, plus some really nice folks. Hope you enjoy this as much as I have.
Next, I hope you are able to get all the information you are looking for. If you don't get it here you probably can't get it any where else.
Post some pictures of you car for us. Some of the younger guys drool over the pictures, and some of us older guys drool all the time, ha.
Blessings,
Larry From Tulare
 

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I hope you got what you asked for. It sounds like you don't own the car, you're just writing something up on it as in a school report. If some of the specifics aren't filled in yet from the info provided, get back to us.
 

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Hello 'Sailor'!

There is a good amount of information about these cars published in books, magazines and the Internet (including this forum).

Maybe if you get a start on that you can come back to this thread with any specific questions.

Cheers
 
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