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 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 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 18.9 s
Standing kilometre 32 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
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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