Buick Special Riviera Hardtop Dynaflow, 1953 MY Series 40 45R 53-4337

Buick Special Riviera Hardtop Dynaflow is an automobile that has a 2 door coupé type body with a front mounted engine driving through the rear wheels. The Special Riviera Hardtop Dynaflow forms part of Buick's Series 40 range of cars. Its 4.3 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 8 cylinder unit that produces 130 bhp (132 PS/97 kW) of power. The engine transmits power to the wheels via a 2 speed automatic transmission.

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Buick Special Riviera Hardtop Dynaflow, 1953 MY Series 40 45R 53-4337 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5230 mm
What size engine?
4.3 litre, 4315 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, Straight
How much power?
132 PS / 130 bhp / 97 kW
How much torque?
Unknown

Buick Series 40 models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4315 cm3 127 PS 125 bhp 93 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4315 cm3 127 PS 125 bhp 93 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4315 cm3 127 PS 125 bhp 93 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 2A 4315 cm3 132 PS 130 bhp 97 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 2A 4315 cm3 132 PS 130 bhp 97 kW

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1953 Buick Special Riviera Hardtop Dynaflow data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
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 5230 mm 205.9 inches
Width 2032 mm 80 inches
Height
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.69
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 Straight 8
Capacity 4.3 litre
4315 cc
(263.317 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 80.96 × 104.77 mm
3.19 × 4.12 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.77
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 132 PS (130 bhp) (97 kW)
Specific output 30.1 bhp/litre
0.49 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction cast iron block
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 7.6:1
Fuel system 1 Carter carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 539.38 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 6 x 15
Wheel size rear 6 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 2 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.60
general
Carfolio.com ID349811
Production total
Model code 45R 53-4337
Model family Series 40
RAC rating 32.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1953 Buick Special Riviera Hardtop Dynaflow added 2013-07-28.
Last modified 2013-07-28.