Key facts

Pontiac De Luxe Eight Silver Streak Sedan, 1938 MY 38-28 DA 2809 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4994 mm
How heavy?
1613 kg
What size engine?
4.1 litre, 4078 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, Straight
How much power?
101 PS / 100 bhp / 75 kW @ 3800 rpm
How much torque?
233 Nm / 172 / 23.8 kgm @ 1600 rpm


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1938 Pontiac De Luxe Eight Silver Streak Sedan technical specifications


The Pontiac De Luxe Eight Silver Streak Sedan is a rear wheel drive road car, with its powerplant positioned in the front, and a 4 door saloon (sedan) bodyshell.
The Pontiac De Luxe Eight Silver Streak Sedan belongs to the 38-28 DA range of cars from Pontiac.
The Pontiac De Luxe Eight Silver Streak Sedan's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 4.1 litre, side valve 8 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. In this application it produces 100 bhp (101 PS/75 kW) of power at 3800 rpm, and maximum torque of 233 N·m (172 lb·ft/23.8 kgm) at 1600 rpm.
A 3 speed manual 'box transmits the power to the driven wheels.
Stated kerb weight is 1613 kg.
1938 Pontiac De Luxe Eight Silver Streak Sedan data
Pontiac De Luxe Eight Silver Streak Sedan, 1938 MY 38-28 DA 2809 data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 3099 122
Track/tread (front) 1485 58.5
Track/tread (rear) 1500 59.1
Length 4994 196.6
Width 1816 71.5
Height 1702 67
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.61
Kerb weight 1613 kg 3556 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 68.2 litres 15 UK Gal 18 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Pontiac
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 8
Capacity 4.1 litre
4078 cc
(248.855 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 82.55 × 95.25 mm
3.25 × 3.75 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.87
side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 101 PS (100 bhp) (75 kW)
at 3800 rpm
Specific output 24.5 bhp/litre
0.4 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 233 Nm (172 ft·lb) (23.8 kgm)
at 1600 rpm
Specific torque 57.14 Nm/litre
0.69 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 6.2:1
Fuel system 1 Carter W-1-400S carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 718 kPa (104.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 509.75 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 62.86 PS/g
46.23 kW/g
62 bhp/ton
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 21.63 kg/kW
36.13 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
Steering worm & roller
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 6.50 x 16
Tyres rear 6.50 x 16
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter 305 mm
Rear brake diameter 305 mm
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.38
general ID301301
Production total
Model code 2809
Model family 38-28 DA
RAC rating 33.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1938 Pontiac De Luxe Eight Silver Streak Sedan added 2012-12-22.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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