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  Duesenberg Model A Bender Coupe
 

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Country of origin:United States
Produced in:1921
Numbers built:500 - 650 (All Model As)
Designed by:Bender
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:September 20, 2013
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Engine
Configuration A Straight 8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block and head
Displacement 4,261 cc / 260 cu in
Bore / Stroke 73.0 mm (2.9 in) / 127.0 mm (5 in)
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, SOHC
Camshaft Shaft driven
Fuel feed Carburettor
Lubrication Wet sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 88 bhp / 66 KW @ 3,600 rpm
Torque 230 Nm / 170 ft lbs @ 1,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 21 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body aluminium
Chassis steel ladder frame
Suspension (fr/r) live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, Watson stabilator shock absorbers
Brakes hydraulic drums, all-round
Gearbox 3 speed Manual
Gear ratios 3.167:1
1.654:1
1.000:1
Clutch Single, dry plate
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 1,700 kilo / 3,748 lbs
Length / Width / Height 5,232 mm (206 in) / N/A / 1,791 mm (70.5 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 3,404 mm (134 in) / 1,422 mm (56 in) / 1,422 mm (56 in)
Fuel tank 83 Litre (21.9 Gallon US / 18.3 Gallon Imperial)
Wheels 32 x 4.5
Tyres (fr/r) 33 x 5 /

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.05 bhp / kg
Top Speed 120 km/h (75 mph)

Resources
Suggested reading
  • Duesenberg, the Pursuit of Perfection, by Fred Roe
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