1933 Packard Twelve Model 1005


1933 Packard Twelve Model 1005

1933 Packard Twelve Model 1005

The Model 1005 Packard shared eleven different body styles with the Super Eight which had the same length. For Customer’s wanting more, Packard prepared their custom Twelves on the longer Model 1006 chassis.

In January of 1933 Packard launched the 10th series Packards and with it the Twin Six from 1932 became the Twelve. The shorter Twelve of 1933 had a 142 inch wheelbase and was available with 11 different body styles.

Numerous design details were new for the 10th series Packards of 1933 including a new front grill which was uniform across the entire range. Bullet headlights and 17 inch wire wheels also standard.

Inside the 10th series cars had increased insulation. The closed cars had a more raked front windscreen and tilting door windows on closed models which were dropped one year later.

The 10th series chassis was redesigned to sit lower which let the Packard designers raise the beltline on the doors and have smaller windows. This gave the 1933 cars a sleek appearance.

Specific upgrades to the V12 engine included an automatic choke with fast idle, a 10 gallon radiator tank and a 12-inch single dry plate clutch with optional free-wheeling system.

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In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
built atUSA
production244
price $$ 7,950
engine67 Degree, Cast Iron, V12 w/Modified L-Head
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
valvetrain2 Horizonal Valves per Cyl w/Zero Lash Valve Silencers
fuel feedDowndraft Stromberg EE-3 Carburetor
displacement7292 cc / 445 in³
bore87.12 mm / 3.43 in
stroke101.6 mm / 4.00 in
compression6.0:1
power119.3 kw / 160 bhp @ 3200 rpm
specific output21.94 bhp per litre
bhp/weight64.13 bhp per tonne
torque436.57 nm / 322 ft lbs @ 1400 rpm
redline4200
body / frameSteel Body over Press Steel Ladder-Type Frame w/X Center Brace
driven wheelsRWD, Hotchkiss Final Drive
wheel typeWire or Wood Spoked
front brakesCable Operated Bendex Drums w/Bragg-Klierath Vacuum Assist, Perrot Control
rear brakesCable Operated Bendex Drums w/Bragg-Klierath Vacuum Assist
front wheelsF 43.2 x 19.1 cm / 17 x 7.5 in
rear wheelsR 43.2 x 19.1 cm / 17 x 7.5 in
steeringGemmer Worm & Roller
f suspensionSolid Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs
r suspensionLive Axle
curb weight2495 kg / 5500 lbs
wheelbase3606.8 mm / 142 in
front track1505 mm / 59.25 in
rear track1505 mm / 59.25 in
transmission3-Speed Synchromesh w/Free Wheeling Clutch
tran clutch12inch Single Dry Plate,
final drive4.69:1
top speed~162.5 kph / 101 mph