1955, 1956, 1957 Gaylord


1955, 1956, 1957 Gaylord Specifications

The 1955-1957 Gaylord was a beautiful car, but couldn't overcome the many production problems that plagued it.
The 1955-1957 Gaylord was a beautiful car, but couldn't overcome the many production problems that plagued it.
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Despite major buzz at the Paris Auto Salon and pre-orders from celebrities and royalty, production problems and Jim Gaylord's personal problems led to the cessation of the line before it even started. Check out the specifications of the 1955-1957 Gaylord below to see what could have been.

Specifications

Engine: ohv V-8, 365.0 cid (4.00 × 3.63), 305 bhp

Transmission: modified 4-speed Hydra-Matic with anti-creep feature

Suspension, front: independent, coil springs, tube shocks

Suspension, rear: live axle, leaf springs, tube shocks

Brakes: front/rear drums

Wheelbase (in.): 100

Weight (lbs): 3,985

Top speed (mph): 125

0-60 mph (sec): 9.0

Production: 2, plus one prototype

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