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Chevrolet Beauville

The Chevrolet Beauville was originally a station wagon option for the 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air. The name was later resurrected as a full-size van option for the Chevrolet Van in 1970. Both were related to the lower trim level Chevrolet Townsman.


In 1954 Chevrolet introduced the 4-door Beauville Wagon as an option for the Bel Air Line. It came standard with a 6-cylinder engine and featured woodgrain trim around the side windows.


In 1956 the Beauville became a wagon option for the Chevrolet 210 as well.


Chevrolet Station wagons offered a wide variety of engines rated from the 140 bhp (100 kW) 6-cylinder to the 225 hp (168 kW) V8.

One base engine Chevrolet offered in 1956 was a 235.5-cubic-inch (3,859 cc) 6-cylinder engine with a cast-iron block and a compression ratio of 8.0:1. It was carbureted, with a Rochester single barrel carburetor and produced 140 brake horsepower (100 kW) power at 4200 revolutions per minute. Another base engine offered by Chevrolet in 1956 was a 265-cubic-inch (4,340 cc) V8 with a 2-barrel carburetor with 162 brake horsepower (121 kW) at 4400 rpm.

In 1956 two other 265-cubic-inch (4,340 cc) V8s were offered but both had a 9.25:1 compression ratio, 4-barrel carburetors, and a dual exhaust. The Turbo-Fire 225 engine was equipped with 2 Carter 4-barrel carburetors and produced 225 hp (168 kW) at 5200 rpm while the Turbo-Fire 205 engine had a single 4-barrel carburetor with a peak 205 hp (153 kW) at 4600 rpm.


In 1957 the Beauville station wagon was not offered in the Bel Air line, only in the 210.

In 1957 the engines offered by Chevrolet in the 210 Beauville were a 235.5-cubic-inch 6-cylinder with 140 hp (104 kW), a 265-cubic-inch V8 with 162 hp (121 kW), and a number of 283-cubic-inch V8s, the most powerful being the super turbo-fire 283 reached 283 hp (211 kW). The super turbo-fire 283 was a fuel-injected engine that was a $550 option back in 1957.



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