Buick Skylark Custom Hardtop, 1971 MY 44400

The Skylark Custom Hardtop is a rear wheel drive saloon (sedan) motor car with a front mounted engine, manufactured by Buick. It is part of Buick's 44400 series. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 5.7 litre, overhead valve 90 degree V 8 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 260 bhp (264 PS/194 kW) of power at 4600 rpm, and maximum torque of 488 N·m (360 lb·ft/49.8 kgm) at 2800 rpm. The engine supplies its power through to the wheels via a 3 speed manual 'box.

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Key facts

Buick Skylark Custom Hardtop, 1971 MY 44400 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5263 mm
What size engine?
5.7 litre, 5722 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
264 PS / 260 bhp / 194 kW @ 4600 rpm
How much torque?
488 Nm / 360 ft.lb / 49.8 kgm @ 2800 rpm

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sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5724 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 1646 kg
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estate/​station wagon FR 3M 5724 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 1874 kg
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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 5722 cm3 264 PS 260 bhp 194 kW 1586 kg
sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5724 cm3 264 PS 260 bhp 194 kW 1656 kg

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1971 Buick Skylark Custom Hardtop data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2946 mm 116 inches
Track/tread (front) 1500 mm 59.1 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1500 mm 59.1 inches
Length 5263 mm 207.2 inches
Width 1963 mm 77.3 inches
Height 1379 mm 54.3 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.79
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 78 litres 17.2 UK Gal 20.6 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Buick
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5.7 litre
5722 cc
(349.178 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 96.5 × 97.8 mm
3.8 × 3.85 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.99
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAE)
264 PS (260 bhp) (194 kW)
at 4600 rpm
Specific output
(SAE)
45.4 bhp/litre
0.74 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE)
488 Nm (360 ft·lb) (49.8 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE)
85.28 Nm/litre
1.03 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system 1 4 barrel Rochester carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1071.7 kPa (155.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 715.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter
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
Weight-to-power ratio
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 G78 x 14
Tyres rear G78 x 14
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.08
general
Carfolio.com ID234751
Production total
Model code
Model family 44400
RAC rating 46.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1971 Buick Skylark Custom Hardtop added 2011-02-21.
Last modified 2013-02-28.