Key facts

Pontiac Silver Streak, 1949 MY information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5340 mm
How heavy?
1702 kg
What size engine?
3.9 litre, 3921 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
91 PS / 90 bhp / 67 kW @ 3200 rpm
How much torque?


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1949 Pontiac Silver Streak technical specifications


The Silver Streak is a rear wheel drive saloon (sedan) road car with a front placed engine, from Pontiac.
The Pontiac Silver Streak's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 3.9 litre, side valve 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. In this application it develops 90 bhp (91 PS/67 kW) of power at 3200 rpm.
A 3 speed manual gearbox delivers the power to the wheels.
Claimed kerb weight is 1702 kg.
1949 Pontiac Silver Streak data
Pontiac Silver Streak, 1949 MY data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 3100 122
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 5340 210.2
Width 1981 78
Ground clearance 191 7.5
length:wheelbase ratio 1.72
Kerb weight 1702 kg 3752 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 77.3 litres 17 UK Gal 20.4 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Pontiac
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 3.9 litre
3921 cc
(239.274 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 90.5 × 101.6 mm
3.56 × 4 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.89
side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 91 PS (90 bhp) (67 kW)
at 3200 rpm
Specific output 23 bhp/litre
0.38 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
compression ratio 6.5:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 653.5 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 53.61 PS/g
39.43 kW/g
52.88 bhp/ton
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 25.36 kg/kW
42.36 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 13.10 m
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.30
general ID65472
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 30.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1949 Pontiac Silver Streak added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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