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Country of origin:United States
Produced from:1953 - 1955
Numbers built:30 - 35 (Including kits)
Designed by:Frank Kurtis
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:April 18, 2012
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Configuration Chrysler Firepower 392 90º V8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Displacement 6,391 cc / 390 cu in
Bore / Stroke 101.6 mm (4 in) / 99.2 mm (3.9 in)
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed 2 Holley 4-barrel Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 450 bhp / 336 KW
BHP/Liter 70 bhp / liter

Body aluminium panels
Chassis steel ladder frame
Front suspension solid axle, trailing arms, transverse torsion bar springs
Rear suspension live axle, trailing arms, torsion bar springs
Brakes hydraulic discs, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Weight 1,035 kilo / 2,282 lbs

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.43 bhp / kg

Past sales

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  • Vintage American Road Racing Cars (1950-1970), by Harold W. Pace and Mark R. Brinker
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