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Buick Special

(1960 model)

Brief specs of 1960 Buick Special

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3531 cm3 / 215.5 cu in / 215.5 cu in, 111.9 kW / 150.1 hp / 150.1 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, 298.0 N·m / 219.8 lb·ft / 219.8 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 169 km/h / 105 mph / 105 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BuickIssued from1960
ModelSpecialIssued until
SerieSpecialNumber made18339
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBuickCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4785 mm / 188.4 in / 188.4 inTotal (curb) weight1247 kg / 2749 lb / 2749 lb
Width1811 mm / 71.3 in / 71.3 inDry weight
Height1334 mm / 52.5 in / 52.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2845 mm / 112.0 in / 112.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inWeight distribution (front)53.0 % / 53.0 % / 53.0 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity59 l / 13.0 UK gal / 15.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.05 m2 / 22.1 sq ft / 22.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerBuickValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore88.9 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke71.1 mm / 2.80 in / 2.80 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.25
Fuel supply1 Ro carbEngine displacement3531 cm3 / 215.5 cu in / 215.5 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity441.38 cm3/cylinder / 26.935 cu in/cylinder / 26.935 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power111.9 kW / 150.1 hp / 150.1 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque298.0 N·m / 219.8 lb·ft / 219.8 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)38.3 kW / 51.4 hp / 51.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output31.7 kW/l / 0.696 bhp/cu in / 0.696 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque84.4 N·m/l / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.36

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)8.50 s / 8.50 s / 8.50 sTop (maximal) speed169 km/h / 105 mph / 105 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)11.20 s / 11.20 s / 11.20 sPower-to-weight ratio120.3 kW/ton / 91.1 bhp/ton / 91.1 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 time17.70 s / 17.70 s / 17.70 s (top 73 km/h / 45 mph / 45 mph)Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock6.2Turning circle11.3 m / 37.1 ft / 37.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front6.50-13Tyres rear6.50-13
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Buick Special

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