Packard Model 30 (UD) Touring

The Packard Model 30 (UD) Touring (1911) had a water-cooled, four-cylinder, T-head engine delivering 30 hp (NACC) at 650 rpm. displacing 431.9 cubic inches (7078 cubic centimeters) with a bore 5 in (127 mm) and a stroke of 5.5 in (139.7 mm).


A plate clutch was blocked with the engine. Power was transmitted by a long shaft with universal joints to the three-speed sliding-gear manual gearbox with reverse. This was located in a housing at the rear axle which also contained the differential. The car used shaft drive from the beginning, although many other high-powered cars at this time relied on double-chain drive.

The ladder-type frame used semielliptical leaf springs front and rear. Steering included now ball bearings instead of roller types, and featured a Pitman arm in front of the front axle.

Brakes were mechanical on the rear wheels only, working either by pedal (external contracting) or lever (internal expanding). Following the owner’s manual, either was sufficient for stopping under normal conditions.

Standard equipment included oil lamps, a tool kit, and two extra demountable rims. The closed cars also included speaking tubes, adjustable ventilators, and a dome light that had a separate battery. There was a speedometer and an air-pressure gauge. Wheelbase was 123 1/2″ for the standard chassis.

1,865 Packard was manufactured with the 30(UD) chassis at a factory price of $4,200.

Photo: Unknown illustrator [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Packard (1911)

Chassis / Model

18 (NC) / Runabout
18 (NC) / Touring
18 (NC) / Limousine
18 (NC) / Landau
18 (NC) / Close-Coupled Town Car
18 (NC) / Coupe
30 (UD) / Touring
30 (UD) / Limousine
30 (UD) / Close-Coupled Town Car
30 (UD) / Brougham
30 (UD) / Phaeton
30 (UD) / Coupe
30 (UD) / Brougham
30 (UDS) / Runabout


POWER - CONTROL - PERFOMANCE
- $4,200 (1911) - water-cooled, 4 cylinder, T-head engine delivering - 431.9 cubic inches
- Normal - 30 hp (NACC) at 650 rpm
- -
- - Three-gear manual gearbox with reverse gear.
- -
- 1911 - Wheelbase: 123 1/2"
- Mechanical on the rear wheels. -
- 6 x 4.5 - +6
- Semielliptical leaf springs front and rear.

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