Key facts

1954 Buckler 90 information summary

What body style?
roadster with 2 seats
How long?
3429 mm
How heavy?
483 kg
What size engine?
1.2 litre, 1172 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
42.6 PS / 42 bhp / 31.3 kW @ 5200 rpm
How much torque?
How quick?
0-60 mph: 12.00 s
How fast?
153 km/h, 95 mph


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1954 Buckler 90 technical specifications


The Buckler 90 is a roadster-bodied car with a front located engine supplying power to the rear wheels.
The Buckler 90's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 1.2 litre, side valve 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This powerplant has an output of 42 bhp (42.6 PS/31.3 kW) of power at 5200 rpm.
The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 3 speed manual gearbox.
It weighs a claimed 483 kg at the kerb.
Top quoted speed is 153 km/h (95 mph).
1954 Buckler 90 data
1954 Buckler 90 data
Body type2 seater roadster
Number of doors
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2210 87
Track/tread (front) 1143 45
Track/tread (rear) 1143 45
Length 3429 135
Width 1232 48.5
Ground clearance 152 6
length:wheelbase ratio 1.55
Kerb weight 483 kg 1065 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 27.3 litres 6 UK Gal 7.2 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.2 litre
1172 cc
(71.52 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 63.5 × 92.5 mm
2.5 × 3.64 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.69
side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 42.6 PS (42 bhp) (31.3 kW)
at 5200 rpm
Specific output 35.8 bhp/litre
0.59 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system 2 SU carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 293 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 12.00 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 18.90 s
Standing kilometre 32.00 s
Maximum speed 153 km/h (95 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 88.17 PS/g
64.84 kW/g
86.96 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 15.42 kg/kW
25.76 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 I.TL.
Rear suspension LA.TL.
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 1.00
Final drive ratio 4.70
general ID84898
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 10.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1954 Buckler 90 added 2001-08-05.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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