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1953 Cunningham C3 Specifications

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

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Body / Chassis : Aluminum body on tubular steel frame
Production Years for Series : 1951 - 1954
Body Designer : Alfredo Vignale
Coach Work : Michelotti, Vignale

Power

V 8 90-degree | Chrysler Hemi Firepower
Displacement : 5424 cc | 331.0 cu in. | 5.4 L.
Power : 235 HP (172.96 KW) @ 4400 RPM
Torque :300 Ft-Lbs (407 NM) @ 4000 RPM
Bore : 96.8 mm | 3.811 in.
Stroke : 92.1 mm | 3.626 in.
Valvetrain : 16 OHV (2 valves per cylinder)
Transmission:
4 Automatic , 3 Manual

Production Figures

C3 Continental Vignale Coupe Production (1951-1954) : 27
1953 Cunningham C3
Cabriolet 2 dr. 4 P (by Vignale) : 4

Dimensions

Coupe
Seating Capacity : 2+2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Wheelbase : 107.0 in | 2718 mm.

Cabriolet
Coach Work : Vignale
Seating Capacity : 2+2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Wheelbase : 107.0 in | 2718 mm.

Continental Coupe
Coach Work : Vignale
Seating Capacity : 2+2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Wheelbase : 107.0 in | 2718 mm.

Handling

Suspension
Front : Unequal length A-arms, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers

Rear : Live axle, parallel trailing arms, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers

Steering
Worm and Roller

1953 Averages
Avg. Car Cost : $1,650
Avg. Household Income : $4,000
Avg. Home : $9,550
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.20

The 1953 Cunningham C3 has a wheelbase size of 107.01 inches.