1932 Chevrolet Roadster, 1932 MY

The Chevrolet Roadster is a roadster with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which delivers its power to the rear wheels. Powering the Chevrolet Roadster is a 3.2 litre naturally aspirated 6 cylinder powerplant, with 2 valves per cylinder that produces power and torque figures of 60 bhp (61 PS/45 kW) at 3000 rpm and 176 N·m (130 lb·ft/17.9 kgm) at 800-2000 rpm respectively. The engine transfers its power through to the wheels by means of a 3 speed manual transmission. Quoted kerb weight is 1143 kg.

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1932 Chevrolet Roadster, 1932 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door roadster with 2 seats
How long?
4247 mm
How heavy?
1143 kg
What size engine?
3.2 litre, 3178 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
61 PS / 60 bhp / 45 kW @ 3000 rpm
How much torque?
176 Nm / 130 ft.lb / 17.9 kgm @ 800-2000 rpm

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1932 Chevrolet Roadster data
bodywork
Body type2 seater roadster
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2769 mm 109 inches
Track/tread (front) 1462 mm 57.6 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1462 mm 57.6 inches
Length 4247 mm 167.2 inches
Width 1743 mm 68.6 inches
Height 1715 mm 67.5 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.53
Kerb weight 1143 kg 2520 lb
Weight distribution 49.2 % front
fuel tank capacity 41.7 litres 9.2 UK Gal 11 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Chevrolet
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 3.2 litre
3178 cc
(193.933 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 84.14 × 95.25 mm
3.31 × 3.75 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.88
Valve gear
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 61 PS (60 bhp) (45 kW)
at 3000 rpm
Specific output 18.9 bhp/litre
0.31 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 176 Nm (130 ft·lb) (17.9 kgm)
at 800-2000 rpm
Specific torque 55.38 Nm/litre
0.67 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 5.2:1
Fuel system 1 Carter carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 3
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 529.67 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 53.22 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
39.14 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
52.49 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 25.55 kg/kW
42.67 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 2.600
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 3 x 20
Wheel size rear 3 x 20
Tyres front 5.25-18 4 ply
Tyres rear 5.25-18 4 ply
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter 292 mm
Rear brake diameter 292 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.10
general
Carfolio.com ID234487
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 26.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1932 Chevrolet Roadster added 2011-02-21.
Last modified 2013-02-28.