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Rambler Classic 550 Sedan

(1963 model)

Brief specs of 1963 Rambler Classic 550 Sedan

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3205 cm3 / 195.6 cu in / 195.6 cu in, 94.7 kW / 127.0 hp / 127.0 hp @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, 244.0 N·m / 180.0 lb·ft / 180.0 lb·ft @ 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)RamblerIssued from1963
ModelClassic 550 SedanIssued until
SerieClassicNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerRamblerCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4796 mm / 188.8 in / 188.8 inTotal (curb) weight1202 kg / 2650 lb / 2650 lb
Width1811 mm / 71.3 in / 71.3 inDry weight
Height1387 mm / 54.6 in / 54.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2845 mm / 112.0 in / 112.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1478 mm / 58.2 in / 58.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1458 mm / 57.4 in / 57.4 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity72 l / 15.8 UK gal / 19.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.14 m2 / 23.0 sq ft / 23.0 sq ft (est.)
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 ManufacturerHudsonValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore79.4 mm / 3.12 in / 3.12 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke108.0 mm / 4.25 in / 4.25 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.73
Fuel supplyEngine displacement3205 cm3 / 195.6 cu in / 195.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity534.17 cm3/cylinder / 32.597 cu in/cylinder / 32.597 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.7 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power94.7 kW / 127.0 hp / 127.0 hp at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque244.0 N·m / 180.0 lb·ft / 180.0 lb·ft at 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)37.9 kW / 50.8 hp / 50.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output29.6 kW/l / 0.649 bhp/cu in / 0.649 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque76.1 N·m/l / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio105.7 kW/ton / 80.1 bhp/ton / 80.1 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 time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front6.50 x 14Tyres rear6.50 x 14
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Rambler Classic 550 Sedan

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