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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.

1933 Packard Twelve Model 1005 Gallery

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In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
built at USA
production 244
price $ $ 7,950
engine 67 Degree, Cast Iron, V12 w/Modified L-Head
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain 2 Horizonal Valves per Cyl w/Zero Lash Valve Silencers
fuel feed Downdraft Stromberg EE-3 Carburetor
displacement 7292 cc / 445 in³
bore 87.12 mm / 3.43 in
stroke 101.6 mm / 4.00 in
compression 6.0:1
power 119.3 kw / 160 bhp @ 3200 rpm
specific output 21.94 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 64.13 bhp per tonne
torque 436.57 nm / 322 ft lbs @ 1400 rpm
redline 4200
body / frame Steel Body over Press Steel Ladder-Type Frame w/X Center Brace
driven wheels RWD, Hotchkiss Final Drive
wheel type Wire or Wood Spoked
front brakes Cable Operated Bendex Drums w/Bragg-Klierath Vacuum Assist, Perrot Control
rear brakes Cable Operated Bendex Drums w/Bragg-Klierath Vacuum Assist
front wheels F 43.2 x 19.1 cm / 17 x 7.5 in
rear wheels R 43.2 x 19.1 cm / 17 x 7.5 in
steering Gemmer Worm & Roller
f suspension Solid Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs
r suspension Live Axle
curb weight 2495 kg / 5500 lbs
wheelbase 3606.8 mm / 142 in
front track 1505 mm / 59.25 in
rear track 1505 mm / 59.25 in
transmission 3-Speed Synchromesh w/Free Wheeling Clutch
tran clutch 12inch Single Dry Plate,
final drive 4.69:1
top speed ~162.5 kph / 101 mph