Chrysler Custom Imperial, 1937 MY

The Custom Imperial is a road car from Chrysler, with rear wheel drive, a front located engine and a 4 door saloon (sedan) body style. It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 5.3 litre capacity. This unit features side valve valve gear, 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 138 bhp (140 PS/103 kW) of power at 3400 rpm, and maximum torque of 359 N·m (265 lb·ft/36.6 kgm) at 1600 rpm. A 3 speed manual with overdrive gearbox delivers the power to the driven wheels.

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Chrysler Custom Imperial, 1937 MY information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 6/7 seats
How long?
5671 mm
What size engine?
5.3 litre, 5301 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, Straight
How much power?
140 PS / 138 bhp / 103 kW @ 3400 rpm
How much torque?
359 Nm / 265 ft.lb / 36.6 kgm @ 1600 rpm

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1937 Chrysler Custom Imperial data
bodywork
Body type6/7 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3556 mm 140 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 5671 mm 223.3 inches
Width
Height
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.59
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 75.8 litres 16.7 UK Gal 20 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 140 PS (138 bhp) (103 kW)
at 3400 rpm
Specific output 26 bhp/litre
0.43 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 359 Nm (265 ft·lb) (36.6 kgm)
at 1600 rpm
Specific torque 67.72 Nm/litre
0.82 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 6.5:1
Fuel system 1 Stromberg AAOV-1 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 851 kPa (123.4 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 ID432432
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 33.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1937 Chrysler Custom Imperial added 2015-08-29.
Last modified 2015-08-29.