Chrysler Airflow Coupé, 1937 MY C-17

The Chrysler Airflow Coupé is a rear wheel drive road car, with its engine mounted in the front, and a 2 door coupé bodyshell. The Chrysler Airflow Coupé is one of the C-17 range of cars from Chrysler. The 5.3 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, side valve, 8 cylinder unit that develops 130 bhp (132 PS/97 kW) of power at 3400 rpm, and maximum torque of 339 N·m (250 lb·ft/34.6 kgm) at 1600 rpm. Power is supplied to the wheels via a 3 speed manual with overdrive gearbox.

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Chrysler Airflow Coupé, 1937 MY C-17 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5413 mm
What size engine?
5.3 litre, 5301 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, Straight
How much power?
132 PS / 130 bhp / 97 kW @ 3400 rpm
How much torque?
339 Nm / 250 ft.lb / 34.6 kgm @ 1600 rpm

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4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 5301 cm3 132 PS 130 bhp 97 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3OD 5301 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW

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1937 Chrysler Airflow Coupé data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3251 mm 128 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 5413 mm 213.1 inches
Width
Height
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.67
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 79.6 litres 17.5 UK Gal 21 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Chrysler
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 8
Capacity 5.3 litre
5301 cc
(323.487 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 82.55 × 123.8 mm
3.25 × 4.87 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.67
Valve gear side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 132 PS (130 bhp) (97 kW)
at 3400 rpm
Specific output 24.5 bhp/litre
0.4 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 339 Nm (250 ft·lb) (34.6 kgm)
at 1600 rpm
Specific torque 63.95 Nm/litre
0.77 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction aluminum head; cast iron block
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 6.2:1
Fuel system 1 Stromberg AAOV-1 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 803.6 kPa (116.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 6
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 662.63 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
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 7.50 x 16
Tyres rear 7.50 x 16
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID432399
Production total
Model code
Model family C-17
RAC rating 33.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1937 Chrysler Airflow Coupé added 2015-08-26.
Last modified 2015-08-29.