Chrysler Custom Imperial Limousine, 1937 MY C-15

This automobile has a 4 door limousine type body with a front located engine driving through the rear wheels. It is part of Chrysler's C-15 range of cars. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 5.3 litre, side valve 8 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 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. The engine drives the wheels through a 3 speed manual with overdrive gearbox.


Key facts

Chrysler Custom Imperial Limousine, 1937 MY C-15 information summary

What body style?
4 door limousine with 6/7 seats
How long?
5671 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 / 34.6 kgm @ 1600 rpm

Chrysler Custom models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 5301 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 5301 cm3 132 PS 130 bhp 97 kW
4 door limousine FR 3OD 5301 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW

Similar models

4 door limousine FR 3M 5235 cm3 132 PS 130 bhp 97 kW 2295 kg
4 door limousine FR 3M 6306 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
1937 Chrysler Custom Imperial Limousine data
Body type6/7 seater limousine
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 3556 mm 140 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 5671 mm 223.3 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.59
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 75.8 litres 16.7 UK Gal 20 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
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
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)
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
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 ID432410
Production total
Model code
Model family C-15
RAC rating 33.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1937 Chrysler Custom Imperial Limousine added 2015-08-26.
Last modified 2015-08-29.