1961 Chevrolet Bel Air

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Overview


The 1961 Bel Air ushered in yet another generation and was all new. It offered new slimmer, cleaner lines without the excessive fins promising to be easier to park, garage, etc.


The 1961 Bel Air ushered in yet another generation and was all new. It offered new slimmer, cleaner lines without the excessive fins promising to be easier to park, garage, etc.

The wheelbase remained the same, but overall length was shortened ever so slightly. The engine options remained the same with the 283ci V8 costing $110 more, and weighed 5 lbs less than the I-6.

The Bel Air 2-door sedan used squared-off roof styling and large wrap-around rear window as opposed to the hardtop's swept-back design. The Bel Air 4-door Sport Hardtop still used a different roof line than did the 4-door sedan.

Production Numbers


4-DR Sedan 452,251
Sport Coupe 177,969
Sport Sedan 174,141
4-DR Station Wagon 168,935
2-DR Sedan 153,988
Convertible 64,624
Total Production 1,919,908

Performance Specs


Engine Size Carb. HP Torque
I-6 235.5ci 1x2bbl 135 217 lb-ft
V8 283ci 1x2bbl 170 275 lb-ft
V8 283ci 1x4bbl 230 300 lb-ft
V8 348ci 1x4bbl 250 -
V8 348ci 2x3bbl 350 -

Transmission


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

Paint & Colors


Exterior

Tuxedo Black
Seafoam Green
Arbor Green
Jewel Blue
Midnight Blue
Twilight Tuquoise
Seamist Turquoise
Fawn Beige
Roman Red
Cobonna Cream
Ermine White
Almond Beige
Sateen Silver
Shadow Gray
Honduras Maroon

Interior

Red
Black
Dark Gray
Inca Silver
Blue
Fawn
Green
Turquoise

OEM Brochures


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