• Argyll 12/40 Two-Seater Fast Tourer

    Argyll 12/40 Two-Seater Fast Tourer -

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Key facts

Argyll 12/40 Two-Seater Fast Tourer, 1926 MY information summary

What body style?
tourer with 2 seats
How long?
3962 mm
How heavy?
1041 kg
What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1631 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
42.6 PS / 42 bhp / 31.3 kW @ 3200 rpm
How much torque?


Manufacturer data not found

Argyll Motors Limited

1926 Argyll 12/40 Two-Seater Fast Tourer technical specifications


This automobile has a 2 door tourer type body with a front mounted engine driving through the rear wheels.
Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 1.6 litre, sleeve valve 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This unit has an output of 42 bhp (42.6 PS/31.3 kW) of power at 3200 rpm.
A 4 speed manual transmission transmits the power to the driven wheels.
The quoted weight at the kerb is 1041 kg.
1926 Argyll 12/40 Two-Seater Fast Tourer data
Argyll 12/40 Two-Seater Fast Tourer, 1926 MY data
Body type2 seater tourer
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2819 111
Track/tread (front) 1219 48
Track/tread (rear) 1219 48
Length 3962 156
Width 1524 60
Height 1778 70
Ground clearance 203 8
length:wheelbase ratio 1.41
Kerb weight 1041 kg 2295 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 29.5 litres 6.5 UK Gal 7.8 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Argyll
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.6 litre
1631 cc
(99.53 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 71 × 103 mm
2.8 × 4.06 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.69
sleeve valve (Sl)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 42.6 PS (42 bhp) (31.3 kW)
at 3200 rpm
Specific output 25.8 bhp/litre
0.42 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction cast iron block & head
compression ratio 5.5:1
Fuel system 1 Solex carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 407.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
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 40.91 PS/g
30.09 kW/g
40.35 bhp/ton
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 33.24 kg/kW
55.52 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
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 28 x 4.95
Tyres rear 28 x 4.95
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.50
general ID294844
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 12.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1926 Argyll 12/40 Two-Seater Fast Tourer added 2012-11-20.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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