Buick Convertible Phaeton, 1932 MY 32-60 32-68C

The Convertible Phaeton is an automobile from Buick, with rear wheel drive, a front mounted engine and a 4 door tourer body style. The Convertible Phaeton forms part of Buick's 32-60 series of cars. The 4.5 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 8 cylinder unit that has an output of 96 bhp (97 PS/72 kW) of power at 3200 rpm. The engine supplies its power through to the wheels via a 3 speed manual transmission.


Key facts

Buick Convertible Phaeton, 1932 MY 32-60 32-68C information summary

What body style?
4 door tourer with 4/5 seats
What size engine?
4.5 litre, 4468 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, Straight
How much power?
97 PS / 96 bhp / 72 kW @ 3200 rpm
How much torque?

Buick 32-60 models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4468 cm3 97 PS 96 bhp 72 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4468 cm3 97 PS 96 bhp 72 kW
sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4468 cm3 97 PS 96 bhp 72 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4468 cm3 97 PS 96 bhp 72 kW
tourer FR 3M 4468 cm3 97 PS 96 bhp 72 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4468 cm3 97 PS 96 bhp 72 kW
1932 Buick Convertible Phaeton data
Body type4/5 seater tourer
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2997 mm 118 inches
Track/tread (front) 1464 mm 57.6 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1492 mm 58.7 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Buick
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 8
Capacity 4.5 litre
4468 cc
(272.654 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 77.8 × 117.48 mm
3.06 × 4.63 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.66
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 97 PS (96 bhp) (72 kW)
at 3200 rpm
Specific output 21.5 bhp/litre
0.35 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 5.03:1
Fuel system 1 Marvel carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 6
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 558.5 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
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
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 6.00 x 18 4 ply
Tyres rear 6.00 x 18 4 ply
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio
Carfolio.com ID327415
Production total
Model code 32-68C
Model family 32-60
RAC rating 30.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1932 Buick Convertible Phaeton added 2013-04-02.
Last modified 2013-04-02.