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This article is about the 1955-57 station wagon. For the 1970-1995 van, see Chevrolet Van.

The Chevrolet Beauville was originally a station wagon option for the 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air. The name was later resurrected as a full-size van option for the Chevrolet Van in 1970.


In 1955 Chevrolet introduced the 4 door Beauville Wagon as an option for the Bel Air line. The Beauville wagon came standard with a 6 cylinder engine or a V8 mated to a manual transmission.

Type of Beauville Number made Standard price
1955 4 door Bel Air Beauville Wagon 24,313 6 cylinder= $2,262 V8= $2,361


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

Type of Beauville Number made Standard Price Seating capacity
1956 4 door 210 Beauville Wagon 17,988 6 cylinder= $2,348 V8= $2447 9 passengers
1956 4 door Bel Air Beauville Wagon 13,279 6 cylinder= $2,482 V8= $2581 9 passengers


Chevrolet Station wagons offered a wide variety of engines rated from the 140 hp (104 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.

Type of Beauville Number sold Standard Price Seating capacity
1957 4 door 210 Beauville wagon 21,803 6 cylinder= $2,563 V8= $2663 9 passengers

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.<ref>Template:Citation/core{{#if:|}}</ref><ref>Template:Citation/core{{#if:|}}</ref>

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