1911 Buick Model 38

The Buick Model 38 is a roadster style car with a front located engine driving through the rear wheels. It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 5.2 litre capacity. This powerplant features side valve valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 48.2 bhp (48.9 PS/35.9 kW) of power. Power is transmitted to the wheels by means of a 3 speed manual gearbox. The stated kerb weight is 1202 kg.

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Key facts

1911 Buick Model 38 information summary

What body style?
0 door roadster with 2 seats
How heavy?
1202 kg
What size engine?
5.2 litre, 5212 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
48.9 PS / 48.2 bhp / 35.9 kW
How much torque?
Unknown

Buick Model models

3 door tourer FR 3M 5212 cm3 32.9 PS 32.4 bhp 24.2 kW 1524 kg
Buick Model 39 -
4 door tourer FR 3M 5212 cm3 48.9 PS 48.2 bhp 35.9 kW 1463 kg
Buick Model 41 -
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5212 cm3 48.9 PS 48.2 bhp 35.9 kW 1542 kg

Similar models

2 door roadster FR 3M 6597 cm3 51 PS 50 bhp 37 kW
2 door roadster FR 3M 5430 cm3 44.6 PS 44 bhp 32.8 kW
roadster FR 3M 5114 cm3 48.7 PS 48 bhp 35.8 kW 1565 kg
0 door roadster FR 3M 5212 cm3
2 door roadster FR 3M 5734 cm3
roadster FR 4M 5473 cm3 1383 kg
2 door roadster FR 3M 5212 cm3
2 door roadster FR 3M 5212 cm3
roadster FR 3M 7820 cm3 48.7 PS 48 bhp 35.8 kW
2 door roadster FR 3M 4952 cm3
2 door roadster FR 3M 5212 cm3
0 door roadster FR 3M 5212 cm3
0 door roadster FR 3M 5734 cm3
1911 Buick Model 38 data
bodywork
Body type2 seater roadster
Number of doors0
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2946 mm 116 inches
Track/tread (front) 1422 mm 56 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1422 mm 56 inches
Length
Width
Height
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio
Kerb weight 1202 kg 2650 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 102.3 litres 22.5 UK Gal 27 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Buick
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 5.2 litre
5212 cc
(318.056 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 114.3 × 127 mm
4.5 × 5 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.9
Valve gear side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 48.9 PS (48.2 bhp) (35.9 kW)
Specific output 9.2 bhp/litre
0.15 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction cast iron block
sump
compression ratio
Fuel system 1 Stromberg carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 1303 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
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 40.66 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
29.9 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
40.1 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 33.44 kg/kW
55.86 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension LA.SE.
Rear suspension LA.3QE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 36 x 4
Tyres rear 36 x 4
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID111463
Production total 153
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 32.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1911 Buick Model 38 added 2003-07-08.
Last modified 2013-02-28.