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Buckler Mk53

Brief specs of Buckler Mk53

2-seater roadster, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 1172 cm3 / 71.5 cu in / 71.5 cu in, 31.3 kW / 42.0 hp / 42.0 hp @ 7200 rpm / 7200 rpm / 7200 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BucklerIssued from
ModelMk53Issued until
SerieMkNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation


Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeroadsterNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

LengthTotal (curb) weight508 kg / 1120 lb / 1120 lb
WidthDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase2134 mm / 84.0 in / 84.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1143 mm / 45.0 in / 45.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1143 mm / 45.0 in / 45.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio  


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)


Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore63.5 mm / 2.50 in / 2.50 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke92.5 mm / 3.64 in / 3.64 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.69
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement1172 cm3 / 71.5 cu in / 71.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity293.00 cm3/cylinder / 17.880 cu in/cylinder / 17.880 cu in/cylinder
Cam Designside valves (flathead, L-block, L-head)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power31.3 kW / 42.0 hp / 42.0 hp at 7200 rpm / 7200 rpm / 7200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)12.5 kW / 16.8 hp / 16.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output26.7 kW/l / 0.587 bhp/cu in / 0.587 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque


Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio5.5


Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio82.7 kW/ton / 62.6 bhp/ton / 62.6 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions


Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Transverse leaf springSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Buckler Mk53


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