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  Devin SS Chevrolet
 

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Built in:El Monte, California
Produced in:1959
Numbers built:15
Price new:$5,950
Designed by:Bill Devin
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:January 04, 2016
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Engine
Configuration Chevrolet 283 90º V8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block, aluminium head
Displacement 4,639 cc / 283.1 cu in
Bore / Stroke 98.6 mm (3.9 in) / 76.2 mm (3 in)
Compression 9.5:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed Carburettor
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 220 bhp / 164 KW @ 4,800 rpm
Torque 407 Nm / 300 ft lbs @ 3,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 47 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body fibreglass
Chassis steel tubular frame
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over shock absorbers
Rear suspension DeDion axle, four trailing arms, coil springs over dampers
Steering rack-and-pinion
Front Brakes Girling discs, 305mm (12 in)
Rear brakes Girling discs, in-board, 279mm (11 in)
Gearbox Borg Warner 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 985 kilo / 2,172 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,166 mm (164 in) / 1,600 mm (63 in) / 1,118 mm (44 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,337 mm (92 in) / 1,321 mm (52 in) / 1,270 mm (50 in)
Wheels Dunlop 4.5 x 15
Tyres Dunlop 6.5 x 15

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.22 bhp / kg
Weight distribution 47% front / 53% rear
0-60 mph 5.7 s

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  • Vintage American Road Racing Cars (1950-1970), by Harold W. Pace and Mark R. Brinker
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