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Frazer Nash Continental


type 2S FHC
doors 2

Engine information

Bore × stroke 72.00 mm × 75.00 mm 2.83 in × 2.95 in
Cylinders V-8
Displace 2.4 litre 2430 cc (148.288 cu in)
Engine type OHV
Valves 2 valves per cylinder | 16 valves in total
Engine construction
Compression ratio 8.00:1
Fuel system 2 SU carbs
Maximum power 121.7 PS (120.0 bhp) (89.5 kW) @ 5500 rpm
0-50 mph
0-60 mph
0-100 mph
0-100 km/h
80 - 120 km/h
402 m (Quarter mile)
Standing km
Top speed
Fuel consumption
CO2 emissions
Power to weight ratio 134.83 bhp/ton
Specific output
Maximum torque
Specific torque
Maximum rpm
Main bearings
Coolant Water
Bore / stroke ratio 0.96
Unitary capacity 303.75 cc/cylinder
Aspiration Normal
Compressor type N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N

Dimensions and weight

wheelbase 2438 mm
wheelbase 96 in
Length (milimeters) 3962 mm
Length (inches) 156 in
Width (milimeters) 1575 mm
Width (inches) 62 in
Height (milimeters) 914 mm
Height (inches) 36 in
L:W ratio 1.63
Ground clearance (milimeters) 178 mm
Ground clearance (inches) 7 in
Kerb weight (kilograms) 890 kg
Kerb weight (pounds) 1962 lb
Weight distribuiton
Fuel capacity (litres) 77.3 litre
Fuel capacity (UK Ga) 17 UK Gal
Fuel capacity (US Gal) 20.4 US Gal


Drag coefficient
Frontal area


Engine location Front
Engine alignment Longitudinal
Drive RWD
Steering rack & pinion
Turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 8.50 m
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Brake ∅
Braked area
Transmission 4M
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 3.50

General information

RAC rating 25.7
Number made
Model code
Model family
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available

Manual Download

Download 1956 Frazer Nash Continental PDF Manual
Designer Pininfarina
Year 1956

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