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1953 Buick Super


1953 Buick Super Specifications
The 1953 Buick Super featured the brand-new overhead-valve V-8 engine.
The 1953 Buick Super featured the brand-new overhead-valve V-8 engine.
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The 1953 Buick Super featured Buick's first-ever V-8, which would serve the division (with modifications) well into the next decade.

Specifications

Engine: ohv V-8, 322 cid (4.00 × 3.20), 164/170 bhp

Transmission: 3-speed manual; 2-speed Dynaflow automatic optional

Suspension, front: upper and lower A-arms, coil springs

Suspension, rear: live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs

Brakes: front/rear drums

Wheelbase (in.): 121.5; Riviera sedan: 125.5

Weight (lbs): 3,845-4,150

Top speed (mph): 100

0-60 (sec): 14.5

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