Chevrolet Bel Air

For 1961, Chevrolet again had a totally new body, not just new sheetmetal. Its wheelbase remained 119 in, but its length was now reduced slightly to 209.3 in. All engines options of the previous year remained in effect with the standard engines being the 235.5 CID Six of 135 hp or the 283 CID V8 of 170 hp. The V8 cost $110 more than the six and weighed 5lb less.

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.

Source: Wikipedia, 2013

For 1961, Chevrolet again had a totally new body, not just new sheetmetal. Its wheelbase remained 119 in, but its length was now reduced slightly to 209.3 in. All engines options of the previous year remained in effect with the standard engines being the 235.5 CID Six of 135 hp or the 283 CID V8 of 170 hp. The V8 cost $110 more than the six and weighed 5lb less.

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.

Source: Wikipedia, 2013

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