1954 Chevrolet 210 club coupe ad Overview Also called Chevrolet 210 Delray Chevrolet Delray Club Coupe 210 club coupe Body and chassis 2-door Powertrain 235.5 cu in (3.9 L) I6 3-speed 2-speed Dimensions 115 in (2,900 mm) Length 197.5 in (5,020 mm) (1950–1952); 196.5'(1954) 3,345 lb (1,517 kg) Chronology Predecessor 1953 Chevrolet 210 Deluxe club coupe The first year for Delray was the final year for the 1949-1954 style Chevys. For 1954 the 210 series was shortened considerably, losing its hardtop coupe and convertible but adding the Del Ray club coupe. 1954 [ ] The chassis and mechanical parts were common with the rest of the passenger car range, and the overall appearance was the same as the rest of the range. 6400 John Deere Manual on this page. Front suspension was independent, named 'knee-action'. This year marked the end of the 'Blue Flame' as the top engine before the introduction of the small block V8 in 1955; and 1954 was also the last year for six-volt electrical systems in Chevrolet vehicles.
1958 Chevrolet Yeoman 2-door station wagon. 1958 Chevrolet Delray. 3-speed (close-ratio) manual 3-speed overdrive manual Turboglide auto.
Engines [ ] Two engines were used in the 1954 model year, with the more powerful Blue Flame unit used with the Powerglide. All 210s had a three-speed as standard, with two optional transmissions. All engines were of an overhead valve (OHV) design. They are commonly referred to as 'stovebolt sixes' because of the large slotted-head screws used to fasten the valve cover and pushrod covers to the block. • 235 in³ 'Blue Flame' rated at 115 hp (86 kW) on manual transmission equipped cars. • 235 in³ 'Blue Flame' I6 rated at 125 hp (93 kW) on automatic transmission equipped cars. Transmissions [ ] • Three-speed Synchromesh manual • Three-speed Synchromesh manual with overdrive unit • Two-speed automatic.
1958 Chevrolet Delray 4-door sedan Overview 1958 Body and chassis 2-door 4-door sedan 2-door Related 1958 1958 1958 1958 1958 Powertrain 235 cu in (3.9 L) 283 cu in (4.6 L) 348 cu in (5.7 L) V8 3-speed (close-ratio) 3-speed manual 2-speed auto. (Corvette-type) Dimensions 120.5 in (3,060 mm) Length 209.1 in (5,310 mm) Width 77.7 in (1,970 mm) Height 57 in (1,400 mm) Chronology Predecessor In 1958, the Delray became a distinct series of its own, taking the place of the. The Delray was Chevrolet's price-leading, no-frills model, with the more expensive models being the, and (the last being a sub-model of the Bel Air for 1958). It now had GM's X-frame. It came in a utility coupe, a two-door coupe, a four-door sedan. The Delray's 1958 only four-door or two-door station wagon counterpart was the.
1958 [ ] For 1958, Chevrolet models were redesigned longer, lower, and heavier than their 1957 predecessors. The first production Chevrolet big block V8, the, was now an option. Chevrolet's design for the year fared better than its other offerings [ ], and lacked the abundance of chrome found on Pontiacs, Oldsmobiles, Buicks and Cadillacs. Complementing Chevrolet's front design was a broad grille and quad headlights that helped portray a 'baby Cadillac'; the wagon's tail received a fan-shaped alcove on both side panels, similar to the sedan's, but wagons housed single tail lights instead of dual (triple on Impalas) to accommodate the tailgate.
Despite being a recession year, consumers made Chevrolet the top make of automobile (beating Ford, which held the title in 1957) and the Bel Air was at the core of Chevrolet's popularity. With its wide variety of body styles and models, Bel Airs could be optioned with almost every conceivable luxury within the Chevrolet line. The Nomad station wagon name also reappeared in 1958 when the vehicle bowed as the premium four-door Chevrolet, lacking the unique styling of the 1955-1957 Nomads. Most Chevrolet station wagon models had two tail lights housed in abbreviated alcoves, which were made smaller to accommodate the rear gate. A new dash was used. The value of a drag coefficient for 1958 Chevy wagons as estimated by a-c, is 0.6. 1958 Chevrolet Delray 2-door sedan delivery Befitting its bottom-end status, the Delray had minimal interior and exterior trim and limited options.
As such, this model was popular with fleet buyers such as police departments and businesses. However, private customers could also buy a Delray if low price, economy and basic all-around transportation with the convenience of a full-size automobile were the primary goals. Engines [ ] Buyers could order any engine and transmission choice, including the new 348 (1958 was the first year for Chevrolet's 'big block' V8) and the 283 V8 engines. • 235 cu in (3.9 L) straight-six • 283 cu in (4.6 L) 195 bhp (145 kW; 198 PS) to 220 bhp (164 kW; 223 PS) small block V8 • 348 cu in (5.7 L) 250 bhp (186 kW; 253 PS) to 350 bhp (261 kW; 355 PS) big block V8 Transmissions [ ] • Three-speed (close-ratio) • Three-speed manual • • Two-speed auto (Corvette-type) Safety [ ] Like the rest of Chevrolet's 1958 full size car line up, the Yeoman featured Chevrolet's new 'Safety-Girder' cruciform frame. Similar in layout to the frame adopted for the 1957 Cadillac, it featured box-section side rails and a boxed front cross member that bowed under the engine, these 'x-frames' were used on other 1958 to 1964 Chevys, as well as Cadillac. The rear was tied together by a channel-section cross member.
This design was later criticized as providing less protection in the event of a side impact collision, but would persevere until 1965. • ^ Flory, Jr., J. 'Kelly' (2008). American Cars, 1946–1959 Every Model Every Year.
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Retrieved 2011-11-20. Retrieved 2011-11-20. Retrieved 2011-11-20. • Further reading [ ] • Gunnell, John, Editor (1987). The Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946–1975. Kraus Publications.. CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list () CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list () • (2005),, Collectible Automobile, 21 (6): 8–23.