Chevrolet Special Deluxe Cabriolet, 1940 MY 2134

The Chevrolet Special Deluxe Cabriolet is a 2 door convertible/cabriolet style car with a front positioned engine powering the rear wheels. The 6 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 3.5 litres. For this model it produces power and torque figures of 85 bhp (86 PS/63 kW) at 3400 rpm and 230 Nm (170 lbft/23.5 kgm) at 1200 rpm respectively. A 3 speed manual 'box transmits the power to the wheels. Stated weight at the kerb is 1490 kg.

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Chevrolet Special Deluxe Cabriolet, 1940 MY 2134 information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 4/5 seats
How long?
4882 mm
How heavy?
1490 kg
What size engine?
3.5 litre, 3548 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
86 PS / 85 bhp / 63 kW @ 3400 rpm
How much torque?
230 Nm / 170 ft.lb / 23.5 kgm @ 1200 rpm

Chevrolet Special models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 3548 cm3 86 PS 85 bhp 63 kW 1393 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 3548 cm3 86 PS 85 bhp 63 kW 1393 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3548 cm3 86 PS 85 bhp 63 kW 1422 kg
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 3548 cm3 86 PS 85 bhp 63 kW 1454 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3548 cm3 86 PS 85 bhp 63 kW 1408 kg

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2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 3622 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 3650 cm3 86 PS 85 bhp 63 kW
4 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 3650 cm3 86 PS 85 bhp 63 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 3475 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW 1372 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 3609 cm3 80 PS 79 bhp 59 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 3609 cm3 80 PS 79 bhp 59 kW
1940 Chevrolet Special Deluxe Cabriolet data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2870 mm 113 inches
Track/tread (front) 1464 mm 57.6 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1499 mm 59 inches
Length 4882 mm 192.2 inches
Width 1849 mm 72.8 inches
Height 1699 mm 66.9 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.7
Kerb weight 1490 kg 3285 lb
Weight distribution 50.7 % front
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 Chevrolet
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 3.5 litre
3548 cc
(216.512 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 88.9 × 95.25 mm
3.5 × 3.75 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.93
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(gross)
86 PS (85 bhp) (63 kW)
at 3400 rpm
Specific output
(gross)
24 bhp/litre
0.39 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(gross)
230 Nm (170 ft·lb) (23.5 kgm)
at 1200 rpm
Specific torque
(gross)
64.83 Nm/litre
0.78 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 6.25:1
Fuel system 1 Carter W1-420S carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 814.6 kPa (118.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 591.33 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 57.84 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
42.54 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
57.05 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 23.51 kg/kW
39.27 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 4.00E x 16
Wheel size rear 4.00E x 16
Tyres front 6.00-16-4PLY
Tyres rear 6.00-16-4PLY
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter 279 mm
Rear brake diameter 279 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.11
general
Carfolio.com ID290939
Production total
Model code 2134
Model family
RAC rating 29.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1940 Chevrolet Special Deluxe Cabriolet added 2012-11-09.
Last modified 2013-02-28.