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1928 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Sport James Young 6C 1500 information summary

What body style?
convertible/cabriolet with 4/5 seats
How long?
4230 mm
How heavy?
960 kg
What size engine?
1.5 litre, 1487 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
55 PS / 54 bhp / 40 kW @ 4500 rpm
How much torque?
How fast?
125 km/h, 78 mph

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1928 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Sport James Young technical specifications


Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Sport James Young is a car that has a 2 door convertible/cabriolet body style designed by James Young with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels.
The Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Sport James Young is one of the 6C 1500 model family from Alfa Romeo.
The Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Sport James Young's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 1.5 litre, overhead valve 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This unit has an output of 54 bhp (55 PS/40 kW) of power at 4500 rpm.
A 4 speed manual gearbox delivers the power to the driven wheels.
The quoted weight at the kerb is 960 kg.
Top quoted speed is 125 km/h, or 78 mph.
1928 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Sport James Young data
1928 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Sport James Young 6C 1500 data
Body type4/5 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
DesignerJames Young
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2920 115
Track/tread (front) 1380 54.3
Track/tread (rear) 1380 54.3
Length 4230 166.5
Width 1830 72
Height 1670 65.7
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.45
Kerb weight 960 kg 2116 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Alfa Romeo
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 1.5 litre
1487 cc
(90.742 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 62 × 82 mm
2.44 × 3.23 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.76
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 55 PS (54 bhp) (40 kW)
at 4500 rpm
Specific output 36.3 bhp/litre
0.6 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction cast iron block
compression ratio 6:1
Fuel system 1 Ze carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 247.83 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) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 125 km/h (78 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 57.03 PS/g
41.95 kW/g
56.25 bhp/ton
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 23.84 kg/kW
39.82 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
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 LA.LS.
Rear suspension LA.LS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 28 x 5.25
Tyres rear 28 x 5.25
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio
general ID51425
Production total 171
Model code
Model family 6C 1500
RAC rating 14.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1928 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Sport James Young added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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