Chevrolet Elcamino specs: 1959

Chevrolet Elcamino specs: 1959

The ‘batman’ Chevy Elcamino was a brand new idea for 1959, at least for Chevrolet Motor Division. Based on the Biscayne/Impala B-body architecture, technically it’s a fullsizer, but we’ll cover it for the heritage of the name. To screw with your head a little more, keep in mind they’re actually shorter than the colonnade Elky.
chevy-elcamino-1959

Platform: B-body

Trim Levels:

  • base
  • Deluxe- added right & left arm rests, right side sun visor, fender ornamentation, cigarette lighter
  • Body Styles: sedan style pickup

    Wheelbase: 119.0″

    F/R Track Width: 60.3″/59.3″

    Overall Length: 210.9″

    Overall Width: 76.5″

    Overall Height: 56.3″

    Turning Circle: 45.0′ (est.)

    Drag Coefficient: 0.47 (est.)

    Curb Weight: 3750-3800 lbs.

    Gross Vehicle Weight: 4400-4900 lbs.

    Cargo Bed Inside Length: 76.5″

    Cargo Bed Inside Width: 64.25″

    Payload: 650-1150 lbs.

    Available Engines:

  • 235 CID 1bbl I6- 135 hp
  • 283 CID 2bbl V8- 185 hp
  • 283 CID 4bbl V8- 230 hp
  • 348 CID 4bbl V8- 250 hp
  • 348 CID 3x2bbl V8- 280 hp
  • 348 CID 4bbl High-Lift Cam V8- 300 hp
  • 348 CID 3x2bbl High-Lift Cam V8- 315 hp
  • Available Transmissions:

  • 3-SPEED MANUAL
  • 3-SPEED OVERDRIVE MANUAL
  • 4-SPEED MANUAL
  • 2-SPEED POWERGLIDE AUTOMATIC
  • 3-SPEED TURBOGLIDE AUTOMATIC
  • Axle Ratio:

  • 3.36
  • 3.55
  • 3.70
  • 4.11
  • Fuel Capacity: 17.0 gallons

    Fuel Economy: 9-14 mpg

    Head Room: 36.5″

    Leg Room: 45.0″

    Shoulder Room 60.5″

    Hip Room: 66.5″

    Tires:

  • 8.00X14
  • 8.50×14
  • Wheels: 14.0″ X 6.0″

    Production Total: 22246 units

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