1959 Chevrolet Bel Air

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Overview


The 1959 Bel Air was all new, and Chevy spared no expense at making it look like nothing else on the road. This restyle initiated the fourth-generation Bel Airs.


The 1959 Bel Air was all new, and Chevy spared no expense at making it look like nothing else on the road. This restyle initiated the fourth-generation Bel Airs. The headlights were placed as low as the law would allow, and the rear taillights resembled cat's eyes.

It had an all new frame, called GM X-Frame, and the new sheet metal featured flat, wing-shaped tail fins. The car was longer, and wider and power was increased.

Production Numbers


4-DR Sedan 525,461
4-DR Station Wagon 188,623
Sport Coupe 164,901
Sport Sedan 183,520
Convertible 72,765
Total Production 1,135,270

Performance Specs


Engine Size Carb. HP Torque
I-6 235.5ci 1x2bbl 135 217 lb-ft
V8 283ci 1x2bbl 185 275 lb-ft
V8 280ci - 230-290 275-305 lb-ft
V8 348ci 1x4bbl 250 355 lb-ft
V8 348ci 3x2bbl 280 355 lb-ft
V8 348ci 1x4bbl 300 350 lb-ft
V8 348ci 1x4bbl 320 358 lb-ft
V8 348ci 3x2bbl 335 362 lb-ft

Transmission


  • 3-Speed Manual
  • Powerglide Auto
  • Turboglide Auto
  • 4-Speed Manual

Paint & Colors


Exterior

Frost Blue
Crown Sapphire
Classic Cream
Tuxedo Black
Aspen Green
Highland Green
Harbor Blue
Gothic Gold
Roman Red
Snowcrest White
Satin Beige
Grecian Gray
Cameo Coral

Interior

Red
Dark Blue
Med. Green Metallic
Med. Gray Metallic
Copper Metallic
Med. Turquoise Metallic

OEM Brochures


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