Vauxhall Wyvern EIX

A 1952 Vauxhall Wyvern

A 1952 Vauxhall Wyvern

Vauxhall Wyvern EIX - key facts

  • Following it’s introduction in 1951, the Vauxhall Wyvern EIX continued in production until 1952.
  • 50mph was reached in 31.4 seconds.
  • The maximum speed of the Vauxhall Wyvern EIX was 64 mph.
  • A total of 107,588 units were manufactured ((All EIX models)).
Vauxhall Wyvern EIX Specifications
Production 107,588
(All EIX models)
From 1951
Until 1952
Body StyleSaloon
Length14ft 4in4m
Width5ft 6in1.7m
Wheelbase8ft 6in2.62m
Front Track4ft 61/2in1.38m
Rear Track4ft 61/2in1.38m
Kerb Weight2206lb/0.985ton1001kg
Engine displacement1442cc88cu in
Cylinder LayoutInline
Valve operationOverhead valve
Compression ratio6.4:1
Power Output33bhp @ 3400rpm33PS @ 3400rpm
Specific Output23bhp/litre0.38bhp/cu in
Torque Output68lbft @ 1800rpm92Nm @ 1800rpm
Specific Torque64Nm/litre
Fuel TypePetrol
Fuel systemSingle Carburettor
Carburettor makeZenith
Power to weight34bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-50mph31.4 seconds
Top speed64mph103km/h
Fuel consumption27mpg11km/l
Engine locationFront
Engine alignmentLongitudinal
Driven wheelsRear
Front SuspensionIndependent Coil Spring
Rear SuspensionBeam axle half eliptic leaf
BrakesDrums front and rear
Gearbox type3 speed Manual
Number of gears3
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