Buick Electra 225 Hardtop Coupé, 1962 MY 4800 4847

This automobile has a 2 door coupé body style with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels. The Buick Electra 225 Hardtop Coupé belongs to the 4800 model family from Buick. It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 6.6 litre capacity. This powerplant features overhead valve valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 325 bhp (330 PS/242 kW) of power at 4400 rpm, and maximum torque of 603 N·m (445 lb·ft/61.5 kgm) at 2800 rpm. The engine transmits power to the wheels via a 2 speed automatic transmission.

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Key facts

Buick Electra 225 Hardtop Coupé, 1962 MY 4800 4847 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5591 mm
What size engine?
6.6 litre, 6572 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
330 PS / 325 bhp / 242 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
603 Nm / 445 ft.lb / 61.5 kgm @ 2800 rpm

Buick 4800 models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6555 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6969 cm3 365 PS 360 bhp 268 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6969 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6969 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6969 cm3 365 PS 360 bhp 268 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6555 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6969 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6969 cm3 365 PS 360 bhp 268 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6555 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6969 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6969 cm3 365 PS 360 bhp 268 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6555 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6969 cm3 365 PS 360 bhp 268 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6555 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 6969 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 6572 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 2A 6572 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 2A 6572 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 2A 6572 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6387 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6387 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
4 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6387 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
4 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6387 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6387 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5928 cm3 309 PS 305 bhp 227 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6362 cm3 317 PS 313 bhp 233 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6891 cm3 358 PS 353 bhp 263 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6362 cm3 317 PS 313 bhp 233 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6891 cm3 358 PS 353 bhp 263 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6891 cm3 358 PS 353 bhp 263 kW
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6362 cm3 317 PS 313 bhp 233 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6362 cm3 317 PS 313 bhp 233 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 6891 cm3 358 PS 353 bhp 263 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6891 cm3 358 PS 353 bhp 263 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6362 cm3 317 PS 313 bhp 233 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6362 cm3 317 PS 313 bhp 233 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6362 cm3 307 PS 303 bhp 226 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6891 cm3 358 PS 353 bhp 263 kW
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6362 cm3 317 PS 313 bhp 233 kW
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1962 Buick Electra 225 Hardtop Coupé data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3200 mm 126 inches
Track/tread (front) 1577 mm 62.1 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1549 mm 61 inches
Length 5591 mm 220.1 inches
Width 1979 mm 77.9 inches
Height 1448 mm 57 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.75
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Buick
Engine code Wildcat 445
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 6.6 litre
6572 cc
(401.048 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 106.36 × 92.46 mm
4.19 × 3.64 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.15
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 330 PS (325 bhp) (242 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output 49.5 bhp/litre
0.81 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 603 Nm (445 ft·lb) (61.5 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque 91.75 Nm/litre
1.11 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.25:1
Fuel system 1 Rochester 4GC carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1153 kPa (167.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 821.5 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 6.00L x 15
Wheel size rear 6.00L x 15
Tyres front 7.60 x 15
Tyres rear 7.60 x 15
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 2 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.23
general
Carfolio.com ID341264
Production total
Model code 4847
Model family 4800
RAC rating 56.1
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1962 Buick Electra 225 Hardtop Coupé added 2013-06-24.
Last modified 2013-08-04.