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Healey Alvis

(1951 model)

Brief specs of 1951 Healey Alvis

2-door 3-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2993 cm3 / 182.6 cu in / 182.6 cu in, 79.0 kW / 105.9 hp / 105.9 hp @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, 190.0 N·m / 140.1 lb·ft / 140.1 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 161 km/h / 100 mph / 100 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)HealeyIssued from1951
ModelAlvisIssued until
SerieAlvisNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerHealeyCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats3
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4420 mm / 174.0 in / 174.0 inTotal (curb) weight1270 kg / 2800 lb / 2800 lb
Width1651 mm / 65.0 in / 65.0 inDry weight
Height1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2590 mm / 102.0 in / 102.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1346 mm / 53.0 in / 53.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1397 mm / 55.0 in / 55.0 inWeight distribution (front)51.5 % / 51.5 % / 51.5 %
Ground clearance178 mm / 7.0 in / 7.0 inFuel capacity73 l / 16.0 UK gal / 19.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.07 m2 / 22.3 sq ft / 22.3 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerAlvisValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.93
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement2993 cm3 / 182.6 cu in / 182.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity498.83 cm3/cylinder / 30.440 cu in/cylinder / 30.440 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power79.0 kW / 105.9 hp / 105.9 hp at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque190.0 N·m / 140.1 lb·ft / 140.1 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)40.3 kW / 54.1 hp / 54.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output26.4 kW/l / 0.580 bhp/cu in / 0.580 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque63.5 N·m/l / 0.56 lb·ft/cu in / 0.56 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.77

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)9.70 s / 9.70 s / 9.70 sTop (maximal) speed161 km/h / 100 mph / 100 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)13.50 s / 13.50 s / 13.50 sPower-to-weight ratio83.5 kW/ton / 63.2 bhp/ton / 63.2 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
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.5Turning circle10.4 m / 34.1 ft / 34.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs,Tr Links, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Coil springs,Tr Links
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front6.40-15Tyres rear6.40-15
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Healey Alvis

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