1938 Buick Series 60 Century Technical Specifications and Dimensions

These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Shaft drive
Production Years for Series : 1930 - 1942
Coach Work : Wilanger
Price : $1,226-$1,713
Weight : 3780 lbs | 1714.579 kg

Power

Straight 8 | Marvel or Stromberg carburetors
Displacement : 5247 cc | 320.2 cu in. | 5.2 L.
Power : 141 BHP (103.776 KW) @ 3600 RPM
Torque :204 Ft-Lbs (277 NM) @ 2000 RPM
Bore : 3.4 in | 87 mm.
Stroke : 4.3 in | 109 mm.
Compression : 6.35:1
Main Bearings : 5
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Marvel carburetor
Transmission:
3 Selective Sliding Floor shift controls.

Production Figures

Total Buick Production for 1938 : 168,689
Total 1938 Series 60 Century production : 18,100
1938 Buick Series 60 Century
2-Door Touring Sedans : 1,380
Convertible Coupes : 642
Convertible Phaetons : 208
Sport Coupes : 1,991
Sport Sedans : 1,515
Touring Sedans : 12,364

Dimensions

Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Wheelbase : 126.0 in | 3200 mm.
Convertible Phaeton
Price : $1,713
Weight : 3950 lbs | 1791.69 kg
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Wheelbase : 126.0 in | 3200 mm.
Convertible Coupe
Price : $1,359
Weight : 3815 lbs | 1730.455 kg
Seating Capacity : 4
Doors : 2
Exterior
Wheelbase : 126.0 in | 3200 mm.
Sport Coupe
Price : $1,226
Weight : 3690 lbs | 1673.756 kg
Seating Capacity : 4
Doors : 2
Exterior
Wheelbase : 126.0 in | 3200 mm.
Sport Sedan
Price : $1,272
Weight : 3780 lbs | 1714.579 kg
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Wheelbase : 126.0 in | 3200 mm.
2-Door Touring Sedan
Price : $1,256
Weight : 3760 lbs | 1705.507 kg
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 2
Exterior
Wheelbase : 126.0 in | 3200 mm.
Estate Wagon
Coach Work : Wilanger
Price : $1,299
Weight : 3780 lbs | 1714.579 kg
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Wheelbase : 126.0 in | 3200 mm.

Handling

Suspension
Rear : Semi-floating axle;

Tires / Wheels
Wheels : Pressed-steel

1938 Averages

Avg. Car Cost : $763
Avg. Household Income : $1,730
Avg. Home : $3,900
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.10

The 1938 Buick Series 60 Century measures 126.00 inches in its wheelbase.

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