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Paramount 1½-Litre

(1955 model)

Brief specs of 1955 Paramount 1½-Litre

2-door 5-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1508 cm3 / 92.0 cu in / 92.0 cu in, 35.0 kW / 46.9 hp / 46.9 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, 100.0 N·m / 73.8 lb·ft / 73.8 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 117 km/h / 73 mph / 73 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ParamountIssued from1955
Model1½-LitreIssued until
Serie1.5-LitreNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerParamountCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4318 mm / 170.0 in / 170.0 inTotal (curb) weight990 kg / 2183 lb / 2183 lb
Width1676 mm / 66.0 in / 66.0 inDry weight
Height1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2590 mm / 102.0 in / 102.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.67  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.03 m2 / 21.8 sq ft / 21.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore79.4 mm / 3.12 in / 3.12 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.04
Fuel supply1 Ze carbEngine displacement1508 cm3 / 92.0 cu in / 92.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity377.00 cm3/cylinder / 23.006 cu in/cylinder / 23.006 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio6.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power35.0 kW / 46.9 hp / 46.9 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque100.0 N·m / 73.8 lb·ft / 73.8 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)8.1 kW / 10.8 hp / 10.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output23.2 kW/l / 0.510 bhp/cu in / 0.510 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque66.3 N·m/l / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.88

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)19.30 s / 19.30 s / 19.30 sTop (maximal) speed117 km/h / 73 mph / 73 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)31.20 s / 31.20 s / 31.20 sPower-to-weight ratio47.5 kW/ton / 36.0 bhp/ton / 36.0 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 alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Transverse leaf springSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontLTBrakes rearLT
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsGHMBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Paramount 1½-Litre

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