Chrysler Imperial Custom Eight Convertible Roadster, 1932 MY CL

The Imperial Custom Eight Convertible Roadster is a rear wheel drive roadster passenger car with a front mounted engine, from Chrysler. The Chrysler Imperial Custom Eight Convertible Roadster is one of the CL model family from Chrysler. The Chrysler Imperial Custom Eight Convertible Roadster's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 6.3 litre, side valve 8 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This powerplant produces 125 bhp (127 PS/93 kW) of power at 3200 rpm. A 4 speed manual gearbox transmits the power to the wheels.

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Chrysler Imperial Custom Eight Convertible Roadster, 1932 MY CL information summary

What body style?
2 door roadster with 2/4 seats
How long?
5399 mm
What size engine?
6.3 litre, 6306 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, Straight
How much power?
127 PS / 125 bhp / 93 kW @ 3200 rpm
How much torque?
Unknown

Chrysler CL models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 6306 cm3 127 PS 125 bhp 93 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 6306 cm3 127 PS 125 bhp 93 kW
4 door tourer FR 4M 6306 cm3 127 PS 125 bhp 93 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 6306 cm3 127 PS 125 bhp 93 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 6306 cm3 127 PS 125 bhp 93 kW

Similar models

2 door roadster FR 3M 5787 cm3 132 PS 130 bhp 97 kW
2 door roadster FR 4M 6306 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW
2 door roadster FR 4M 6306 cm3 122 PS 120 bhp 89 kW
1932 Chrysler Imperial Custom Eight Convertible Roadster data
bodywork
Body type2/4 seater roadster
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3708 mm 146 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 5399 mm 212.6 inches
Width
Height
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.46
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 81.5 litres 17.9 UK Gal 21.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Chrysler
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 8
Capacity 6.3 litre
6306 cc
(384.816 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 88.9 × 127 mm
3.5 × 5 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.7
Valve gear side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 127 PS (125 bhp) (93 kW)
at 3200 rpm
Specific output 19.8 bhp/litre
0.32 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio
Fuel system 1 Stromberg DD-3 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 9
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 788.25 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
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 4.19 x 17
Wheel size rear 4.19 x 17
Tyres front 7.50 x 17
Tyres rear 7.50 x 17
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.82
general
Carfolio.com ID327668
Production total 28
Model code
Model family CL
RAC rating 39.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1932 Chrysler Imperial Custom Eight Convertible Roadster added 2013-04-03.
Last modified 2013-04-03.