Buick Wildcat, 1964 MY

Buick Wildcat is an automobile that has a convertible/cabriolet type body with a front positioned engine powering the rear wheels. The 6.6 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 8 cylinder unit that has an output of 325 bhp (330 PS/242 kW) of power at 4400 rpm, and maximum torque of 583 N·m (430 lb·ft/59.5 kgm) at 2800 rpm. A 3 speed automatic gearbox supplies the power to the wheels. Quoted kerb weight is 1872 kg.

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Key facts

Buick Wildcat, 1964 MY information summary

What body style?
convertible/cabriolet with 4/5 seats
How long?
5556 mm
How heavy?
1872 kg
What size engine?
6.6 litre, 6555 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
330 PS / 325 bhp / 242 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
583 Nm / 430 ft.lb / 59.5 kgm @ 2800 rpm

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1964 Buick Wildcat data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3124 mm 123 inches
Track/tread (front) 1575 mm 62 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1549 mm 61 inches
Length 5556 mm 218.7 inches
Width 1981 mm 78 inches
Height 1435 mm 56.5 inches
Ground clearance 152 mm 6 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight 1872 kg 4127 lb
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 GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 6.6 litre
6555 cc
(400.011 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 106.2 × 92.5 mm
4.18 × 3.64 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.15
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(gross)
330 PS (325 bhp) (242 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output
(gross)
49.6 bhp/litre
0.81 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(gross)
583 Nm (430 ft·lb) (59.5 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque
(gross)
88.94 Nm/litre
1.07 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 10.25:1
Fuel system 1 Ca carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1117.6 kPa (162.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 819.38 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 176.02 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
129.46 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
173.61 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.08 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 7.72 kg/kW
12.9 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.CS.
Rear suspension LA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.42
general
Carfolio.com ID44792
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 55.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1964 Buick Wildcat added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.