1903 Cadillac 6.5 hp Runabout

This car has a buggy body style with a mid mounted engine powering the rear wheels. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 1.6 litre, 1 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. A 2 speed manual gearbox delivers the power to the driven wheels. The claimed kerb weight is 621 kg.


Cadillac 6.5 hp -
Cadillac 6.5 hp
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Key facts

1903 Cadillac 6.5 hp Runabout information summary

What body style?
0 door buggy with 2 seats
How long?
2819 mm
How heavy?
621 kg
What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1609 cm3
How many cylinders?
How much power?
How much torque?

Cadillac 6.5 models

0 door tourer MR 2M 1609 cm3 658 kg
1903 Cadillac 6.5 hp Runabout data
Body type2 seater buggy
Number of doors0
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 1829 mm 72 inches
Track/tread (front) 1384 mm 54.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1384 mm 54.5 inches
Length 2819 mm 111 inches
Height 1524 mm 60 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.54
Kerb weight 621 kg 1369 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Leland & Faulconer
Engine code
Cylinders 1
Capacity 1.6 litre
1609 cc
(98.187 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 127 × 127 mm
5 × 5 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1
Valve gear
2 valves per cylinder
2 valves in total
maximum power output
Specific output
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
compression ratio
Fuel system 1 Cadillac carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 2
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 1609 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position mid
Engine layout unknown
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension LA.SE.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 28 x 3
Tyres rear 28 x 3
Brakes F/R Rear wheel contraction type
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 2 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio
Carfolio.com ID103939
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 10.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1903 Cadillac 6.5 hp Runabout added 2002-11-28.
Last modified 2013-02-28.