Packard (1899 – 1958) - USA
Packard was founded in 1899, and the company quickly rose to prominence in what was then a crowded field of automotive manufacturers prior to the first World War. From its earliest years, Packard's focus was on luxury cars, and they went on to become one of the three "P"s of American luxury car manufacturers, along with Pierce-Arrow and Peerless.
Their 3,500,000 square foot Packard plant was located on an area encompassing over 40 acres in Detroit. When it was opened in 1903, it was considered the most modern automotive manufacturing facility in the world.
Five Model A Packards were built, with construction on all of them having begun by the end of 1899. All of these cars … Read more “
There were 7,746 examples of the Packard Twin Six sold in 1916, its introductory year, with figures increasing to 8,899 in 1917. This … Read more “
Responsible for lifting Packard out of the post–World War 1 depression, the ‘Six’ range was current between 1921 and 1928. Engineered to the … Read more “
The 1926 Third Series was Packard’s six-cylinder line and was offered on two wheelbase lengths – the Model 326 (126-inches) and the Model … Read more “
The Fourth Series six-cylinder Packard, now called simply “Six,” was introduced in August 1926. The engine benefited from a new “Turbo-Head” with redesigned … Read more “
The Eight Sedan-Limousine is a road car from Packard, with rear wheel drive, a front positioned engine and a 4 door saloon body … Read more “
The Packard Deluxe Eight Sport Phaeton is one of the most desirable of the open Classic Age Packards and possibly one of the … Read more “
The Packard De Luxe Eight Roadster is a 2 door roadster-bodied car with a front positioned engine powering the rear wheels. It forms … Read more “
Engineering changes for the Standard Eight were used on the larger eights, its horsepower now up to 120. The former “Custom” designation was … Read more “
The Light Eight was Packard’s first attempt to actually offer a more economical model. The car didn’t, for reasons beyond his control, and … Read more “
This 1933 Packard Twelve Coupe Roadster has a two-door convertible/cabriolet body with a front-mounted engine that delivers power to the rear wheels.
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The Packard Super Eight Convertible Victoria is an automobile that has a 2 door convertible/cabriolet type body with a front located engine delivering … Read more “
788 units of model 1207 corresponding to the series 12 of 1935 were manufactured.
The Packard Twelve Coupe Roadster – 839 was put on … Read more “
After saving Company from near-oblivion, the One Twenty series was upgraded in 1936 to 120-B specification and continued to sell in record numbers.
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A station wagon was a new for One Twenty line, but so also were three body styles (touring coupe, club sedan, touring sedan) … Read more “
Model 1607. 175 bhp, 473 cu. in. V-12, three-speed manual transmission, front coil, independent suspension and rear longitudinal leaf springs, four-wheel hydraulic drum … Read more “
Packard’s Seventeenth Series models, introduced during September of 1939, returned along the Six, Eight, Super Eight, and Twelve model lines.
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The Packard One-Eighty Super Eighty Custom Darrin Convertible Sedan is a 120 model from late 1939 in the convertible definition engineered by Darrin.
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100 HP, 245 cu. in. L-head inline six-cylinder engine, three-speed manual transmission, coil spring independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf … Read more “
Packard Super Eight One-Sixty Convertible Coupe – 1579 (1942) with 5.833 cm3 and 165 hp engine – 8-cylinder L-head, 3-speed manual transmission with … Read more “
The Packard Clipper Six Touring Sedan – 1682 (1946) has a 6-cylinder 4.014 cm3 105 bhp engine, RWD (rear-wheel drive), 3-speed manual gearbox … Read more “
The Packard Custom Super Clipper Eight Club Sedan – 2125 (1947) has an inline 8-cylinder 5834 cm3 and 165 hp @ 3600 rpm, … Read more “
The Packard Super Eight Victoria Convertible Coupe – 2279 (1948) has an inline 8-cylinder engine of 5.358 cm3 and 145 hp @ 3600 … Read more “
The Packard Super Eight Victoria Convertible Coupe – 2279-9 (1949) has an in-line 8-cylinder engine of 5361 cm3 and 145 hp @ 3600 … Read more “
The Packard Deluxe Eight Touring Sedan – 2362-5 (1950) has an inline 8-cylinder engine of 4.730 cm3 and 135 hp, RWD (rear-wheel drive), … Read more “
The Packard 300 Touring Sedan – 2472 (1951) has an inline 8-cylinder engine of 5361 cm3 and 150 hp, RWD (rear-wheel drive), 3-speed … Read more “
The Packard 200 Touring Sedan – 2592 (1952) has an inline 8-cylinder engine of 4730 cm3 and 135 bhp, RWD (rear-wheel drive), 3-speed … Read more “
The Packard Convertible Coupe – 2679 (1953) has an in-line 8-cylinder engine of 5361 cm3 and 180 hp, RWD (rear-wheel drive), 3-speed manual … Read more “