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1938 SS Cars SS 100 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 : Steel frame
Production Years for Series : 1936 - 1940
Coach Work : Hermann Graber
Price : $1,925
Weight : 2575 lbs | 1168 kg

Performance

Top Speed : 100 mph | 160.9 km/h

Power

Inline 6
Displacement : 3500 cc | 213.6 cu in. | 3.5 L.
Power : 125 BHP (92 KW) @ 4250 RPM
Bore : 3.2 in | 81 mm.
Stroke : 4.3 in | 109 mm.
Compression : 7.20:1
Valvetrain : 12 OHV (2 valves per cylinder)
Construction : Cast-iron block and head
2 SU carburetors
Inline 4
Displacement : 1776 cc | 108.4 cu in. | 1.8 L.
Power : 65 BHP (47.84 KW) @ 4500 RPM
Compression : 7.5:1
Main Bearings : 3
Construction : Cast-iron block and head
1 SU carburetor
Straight 6
Displacement : 2500 cc | 152.6 cu in. | 2.5 L.
Power : 102 HP (75.072 KW) @ 4600 RPM
Torque :184 Ft-Lbs (249 NM) @ 2000 RPM
Bore : 2.9 in | 73 mm.
Stroke : 4.2 in | 106 mm.
Compression : 7.6:1
Construction : Cast-iron block and head
2 SU carburetors
Transmission:
4 Manual

Production Figures

SS 100 Production (1936-1940) : 308
1938 SS Cars SS 100

Dimensions

Roadster
Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 153.0 in | 3886 mm.
Width : 63.0 in | 1600 mm.
Height : 54.0 in | 1372 mm.
Wheelbase : 104.0 in | 2642 mm.
Front Track : 54.0 in | 1372 mm.
Rear Track : 54.0 in | 1372 mm.

Sports Saloon
Weight : 2600 lbs | 1179.34 kg
Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 153.0 in | 3886 mm.
Width : 63.0 in | 1600 mm.
Height : 54.0 in | 1372 mm.
Wheelbase : 104.0 in | 2642 mm.
Front Track : 54.0 in | 1372 mm.
Rear Track : 54.0 in | 1372 mm.

Coupe
Body Designer : Graber
Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 153.0 in | 3886 mm.
Width : 63.0 in | 1600 mm.
Height : 54.0 in | 1372 mm.
Wheelbase : 104.0 in | 2642 mm.
Front Track : 54.0 in | 1372 mm.
Rear Track : 54.0 in | 1372 mm.

Drophead Coupe
Seating Capacity : 4
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 153.0 in | 3886 mm.
Width : 63.0 in | 1600 mm.
Height : 54.0 in | 1372 mm.
Wheelbase : 104.0 in | 2642 mm.
Front Track : 54.0 in | 1372 mm.
Rear Track : 54.0 in | 1372 mm.

Coupe
Coach Work : Hermann Graber
Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 153.0 in | 3886 mm.
Width : 63.0 in | 1600 mm.
Height : 54.0 in | 1372 mm.
Wheelbase : 104.0 in | 2642 mm.
Front Track : 54.0 in | 1372 mm.
Rear Track : 54.0 in | 1372 mm.

Handling

Suspension
Front : Rigid axle, half-elliptic springs, Luvax damper

Rear : Rigid axle, half-elliptic springs, Luvax damper

Steering
Worm and Nut

1938 Averages
Avg. Car Cost : $763
Avg. Household Income : $1,730
Avg. Home : $3,900
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.10

The 1938 SS Cars SS 100 measures 63.00 inches in width, The 1938 SS Cars SS 100 measures 153.00 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 104.00 inches.

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