• Buick Skyhawk

    Buick Skyhawk -

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  • Buick Skyhawk

    Buick Skyhawk -

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Key facts

1974 Buick Skyhawk, 1975 MY information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4555 mm
How heavy?
1325 kg
What size engine?
3.8 litre, 3791 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
112 PS / 110 bhp / 82 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
237 Nm / 175 / 24.2 kgm @ 2000 rpm


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1974 Buick Skyhawk technical specifications


The Buick Skyhawk is a rear wheel drive motor vehicle, with the engine mounted in the front, and a 2 door coupé body.
The Buick Skyhawk's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 3.8 litre, overhead valve 90 degree V 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 110 bhp (112 PS/82 kW) of power at 4000 rpm, and maximum torque of 237 N·m (175 lb·ft/24.2 kgm) at 2000 rpm.
This power is supplied to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox.
It weighs a quoted 1325 kg at the kerb.
1974 Buick Skyhawk data
1974 Buick Skyhawk, 1975 MY data
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2465 97
Track/tread (front) 1390 54.7
Track/tread (rear) 1360 53.5
Length 4555 179.3
Width 1660 65.4
Height 1270 50
Ground clearance 130 5.1
length:wheelbase ratio 1.85
Kerb weight 1325 kg 2921 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 70 litres 15.4 UK Gal 18.5 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 6 in 90° vee
Capacity 3.8 litre
3791 cc
(231.341 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 96.52 × 86.36 mm
3.8 × 3.4 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.12
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
112 PS (110 bhp) (82 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output
29 bhp/litre
0.48 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
237 Nm (175 ft·lb) (24.2 kgm)
at 2000 rpm
Specific torque
62.52 Nm/litre
0.76 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system 1 Rochester carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 785.6 kPa (113.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 631.83 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
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 84.17 PS/g
61.91 kW/g
83.02 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.15 kg/kW
26.98 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 6 x 13
Wheel size rear 6 x 13
Tyres front BR78-13
Tyres rear BR78-13
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter 251 mm
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.56
general ID292523
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 34.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1974 Buick Skyhawk added 2012-11-15.
Last modified 2013-06-22.

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