Key facts

Pontiac De Luxe Six Silver Streak Sedan, 1938 MY 38-26 DA 2609 information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4877 mm
How heavy?
1549 kg
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 / 22.5 kgm @ 1600 rpm


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1938 Pontiac De Luxe Six Silver Streak Sedan technical specifications


This automobile has a 4 door saloon (sedan) body style with a front positioned engine that delivers power to the rear wheels.
The Pontiac De Luxe Six Silver Streak Sedan is one of the 38-26 DA range of cars from Pontiac.
The 6 cylinder, side valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement 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.
This power is transmitted to the wheels through a 3 speed manual gearbox.
The Pontiac De Luxe Six Silver Streak Sedan weighs a claimed 1549 kg at the kerb.
1938 Pontiac De Luxe Six Silver Streak Sedan data
Pontiac De Luxe Six Silver Streak Sedan, 1938 MY 38-26 DA 2609 data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
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 1695 66.7
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.64
Kerb weight 1549 kg 3415 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 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
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
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 55.64 PS/g
40.92 kW/g
54.87 bhp/ton
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 24.44 kg/kW
40.82 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 6.00 x 16
Tyres rear 6.00 x 16
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter 305 mm
Rear brake diameter 305 mm
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 4.38
general ID301356
Production total
Model code 2609
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 Sedan added 2012-12-22.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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