Pontiac De Luxe Six Silver Streak Convertible Sedan, 1938 MY 38-26 DA 2649

This car has a 4 door convertible/cabriolet body style with a front positioned engine driving through the rear wheels. It is part of Pontiac's 38-26 DA series of cars. Its 6 cylinder, side valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a volume of 3.7 litres. In this application it produces power and torque figures of 85 bhp (86 PS/63 kW) at 3820 rpm and 221 Nm (163 lbft/22.5 kgm) at 1600 rpm respectively. The engine transmits power to the wheels through a 3 speed manual gearbox.

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Pontiac De Luxe Six Silver Streak Convertible Sedan, 1938 MY 38-26 DA 2649 information summary

What body style?
4 door convertible/cabriolet with 4/5 seats
How long?
4877 mm
What size engine?
3.7 litre, 3650 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
86 PS / 85 bhp / 63 kW @ 3820 rpm
How much torque?
221 Nm / 163 ft.lb / 22.5 kgm @ 1600 rpm

Pontiac 38-26 DA models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 3650 cm3 86 PS 85 bhp 63 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 3650 cm3 86 PS 85 bhp 63 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3650 cm3 86 PS 85 bhp 63 kW 1549 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3650 cm3 86 PS 85 bhp 63 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 3650 cm3 86 PS 85 bhp 63 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3650 cm3 86 PS 85 bhp 63 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 3650 cm3 86 PS 85 bhp 63 kW

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1938 Pontiac De Luxe Six Silver Streak Convertible Sedan data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2972 117
Track/tread (front) 1485 58.5
Track/tread (rear) 1500 59.1
Length 4877 192
Width 1816 71.5
Height
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.64
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 68.2 litres 15 UK Gal 18 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Pontiac
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 3.7 litre
3650 cc
(222.737 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 87.31 × 101.6 mm
3.44 × 4 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.86
Valve gear side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 86 PS (85 bhp) (63 kW)
at 3820 rpm
Specific output 23.3 bhp/litre
0.38 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 221 Nm (163 ft·lb) (22.5 kgm)
at 1600 rpm
Specific torque 60.55 Nm/litre
0.73 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 6.2:1
Fuel system 1 Carter W-1-4015 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 760.9 kPa (110.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 608.33 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
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 I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front 4½ x 16
Wheel size rear 4½ x 16
Tyres front 6.00 x 16
Tyres rear 6.00 x 16
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter 305 mm
Rear brake diameter 305 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 3
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.38
general
Carfolio.com ID301246
Production total
Model code 2649
Model family 38-26 DA
RAC rating 28.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1938 Pontiac De Luxe Six Silver Streak Convertible Sedan added 2012-12-22.
Last modified 2013-02-28.