1938 Cadillac 60

The 60 is a rear wheel drive saloon (sedan) motor vehicle with a front mounted engine, produced by Cadillac. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 5.7 litre, side valve 8 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This unit has an output of 135 bhp (137 PS/101 kW) of power at 3400 rpm. Power is supplied to the wheels via a 3 speed manual gearbox. Its quoted kerb weight is 1930 kg. The Cadillac 60 is claimed to attain a maxiumum speed of 145 km/h or 90 mph.

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1938 Cadillac 60 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5448 mm
How heavy?
1930 kg
What size engine?
5.7 litre, 5676 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
137 PS / 135 bhp / 101 kW @ 3400 rpm
How much torque?
Unknown
How fast?
145 km/h, 90 mph

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1938 Cadillac 60 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3226 mm 127 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 5448 mm 214.5 inches
Width 1915 mm 75.4 inches
Height
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.69
Kerb weight 1930 kg 4255 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 5.7 litre
5676 cc
(346.371 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 88.9 × 114.3 mm
3.5 × 4.5 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.78
Valve gear side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 137 PS (135 bhp) (101 kW)
at 3400 rpm
Specific output 23.8 bhp/litre
0.39 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 709.5 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) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 145 km/h (90 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 70.92 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
52.16 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
69.95 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 19.17 kg/kW
32.02 lb/bhp
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.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.92
general
Carfolio.com ID44693
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 39.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1938 Cadillac 60 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.