Buick Super Riviera Convertible Coupé, 1953 MY Series 50 56C 53-4567X

Buick Super Riviera Convertible Coupé is a car that has a 2 door convertible/cabriolet body style with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels. The Buick Super Riviera Convertible Coupé belongs to the Series 50 model family from Buick. Its 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 5.2 litres. This unit musters power and torque figures of 164 bhp (166 PS/122 kW) at 4000 rpm and 388 Nm (286 lbft/39.6 kgm) at 2200 rpm respectively. Power is transmitted to the wheels via a 3 speed manual gearbox.

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Buick Super Riviera Convertible Coupé, 1953 MY Series 50 56C 53-4567X information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 4/5 seats
How long?
5273 mm
What size engine?
5.2 litre, 5230 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
166 PS / 164 bhp / 122 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
388 Nm / 286 ft.lb / 39.6 kgm @ 2200 rpm

Buick Series 50 models

5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 5230 cm3 166 PS 164 bhp 122 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 2A 5230 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 5230 cm3 166 PS 164 bhp 122 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5230 cm3 166 PS 164 bhp 122 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 2A 5230 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW

Similar models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4344 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4344 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4344 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4452 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4452 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 4452 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4977 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4977 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4977 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4977 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
1953 Buick Super Riviera Convertible Coupé data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3086 mm 121.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1524 mm 60 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1575 mm 62 inches
Length 5273 mm 207.6 inches
Width 2032 mm 80 inches
Height
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.71
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 75 litres 16.5 UK Gal 19.8 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Buick
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5.2 litre
5230 cc
(319.154 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 81.3 mm
4 × 3.2 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.25
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 166 PS (164 bhp) (122 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output 31.4 bhp/litre
0.51 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 388 Nm (286 ft·lb) (39.6 kgm)
at 2200 rpm
Specific torque 74.19 Nm/litre
0.9 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system 1 Carter carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 932.3 kPa (135.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 653.75 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 I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.CS.
Wheel size front 6½ x 15
Wheel size rear 6½ x 15
Tyres front 7.60-15 4 ply
Tyres rear 7.60-15 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 3.60
general
Carfolio.com ID349734
Production total
Model code 56C 53-4567X
Model family Series 50
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1953 Buick Super Riviera Convertible Coupé added 2013-07-28.
Last modified 2013-07-28.