1958 Ethyl Corporation Brief Passenger Car Data Handbook.
This is the twenty-fifth edition of the "Brief Passenger Car Data" booklet. First published in 1931, it has been brought out annually since that time with the exception of the war years of 1943-44-45. In the twenty-seven years that have elapsed, many remarkable things have transpired in the field of automotive progress.
The specifications and adjustments contained in this booklet have been compiled by the Research Laboratories of the Ethyl Corporation from information supplied by manufacturers of motor cars, ignition apparatus, spark plugs, etc. None of this information represents the results of tests at the Research Laboratories of the Ethyl Corporation.
The information covers the essential characteristics, in ready reference form, of the 1958 passenger car models. It is correct at date of publication, but changes may be made from time to time by motor car manufacturers. Data on horsepower, torque, bmep, etc., are those given by the manufacturer. Methods and technique of testing differ in various engineering departments, so these data are frequently not comparable for different makes of cars.
Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, DeSoto, Dodge, Edsel, Ford, Imperial, Lincoln, Mercury, Oldsmobile, Packard, Plymouth, Pontiac, Rambler, Studebaker
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