1928 Buick Model 26S Master Six Special Coupé, 1929 MY

This car has a 2 door coupé body style with a front mounted engine supplying power to the rear wheels. The 6 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 3.9 litres. In this application it develops power and torque figures of 74 bhp (75 PS/55 kW) at 2800 rpm and 233 Nm (172 lbft/23.8 kgm) at 1200 rpm respectively. Power is supplied to the wheels via a 3 speed manual transmission. The Buick Model 26S Master Six Special Coupé weighs a claimed 1597 kg at the kerb.

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1928 Buick Model 26S Master Six Special Coupé, 1929 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4 seats
How heavy?
1597 kg
What size engine?
3.9 litre, 3916 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
75 PS / 74 bhp / 55 kW @ 2800 rpm
How much torque?
233 Nm / 172 ft.lb / 23.8 kgm @ 1200 rpm

Buick Model models

2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3916 cm3 75 PS 74 bhp 55 kW 1599 kg
4 door tourer FR 3M 3916 cm3 75 PS 74 bhp 55 kW 1510 kg
Buick Model 26 Master Six Business Coupé -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 3916 cm3 75 PS 74 bhp 55 kW 1572 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3916 cm3 75 PS 74 bhp 55 kW 1647 kg

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1928 Buick Model 26S Master Six Special Coupé data
bodywork
Body type4 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2940 mm 115.7 inches
Track/tread (front) 1422 mm 56 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1473 mm 58 inches
Length
Width
Height
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio
Kerb weight 1597 kg 3521 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 60.6 litres 13.3 UK Gal 16 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Buick
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 3.9 litre
3916 cc
(238.969 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 84.1 × 117.5 mm
3.31 × 4.63 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.72
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 75 PS (74 bhp) (55 kW)
at 2800 rpm
Specific output 18.9 bhp/litre
0.31 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 233 Nm (172 ft·lb) (23.8 kgm)
at 1200 rpm
Specific torque 59.5 Nm/litre
0.72 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 4.3:1
Fuel system 1 Marvel T3-10-704 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 747.7 kPa (108.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 652.67 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 46.98 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
34.55 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
46.34 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 28.94 kg/kW
48.34 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
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 30 x 5.50
Tyres rear 30 x 5.50
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 1742 cm2
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.63
general
Carfolio.com ID203753
Production total 10308
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 26.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1928 Buick Model 26S Master Six Special Coupé added 2009-09-17.
Last modified 2013-02-28.