1933 Packard Twelve Model 1006
The flagship Packard in 1933 was the Twelve Model 1006 which had the longest wheelbase of the entire range and the most exclusive bodies by Dietrich. Among 17 factory bodystyles prices ranged from $4085 for a Sedan to $7000 for the Dietrich Sport Sedan.
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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|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|type||Series Production Car|
|engine||67 Degree, Cast Iron, V12 w/Modified L-Head|
|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|
|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|
|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||3733.8 mm / 147 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,|
|top speed||~162.5 kph / 101 mph|
Auction Sales History
Auction Source: Arizona 2015 by RM Auctions
1933 Packard Twelve 1006 Convertible Coupe – sold for $385,000
his example was purchased in the early 1990s by well-known Oklahoma collector Jim Bradley and was subsequently acquired by another prominent collector from western Michigan. Mr. Bradley purchased the car from collector Robert Schill, of New Hampshire, and it is believed that Mr. Schill purchased the car at Hershey sometime in the 1970s, as an original, running, driving car. Since being acquired by the owner in the early-2000s, it was given a thorough cosmetic restoration, which included disassembly for an excellent repaint, new upholstery, as well as a tune-up and addressing of any mechanical needs. Finished in green with complementing light green leather interior, the example offered here is well known within the Classic Car Club of America, and with the extensive, recent cosmetic freshening and mechanical servicing, it is ready to provide its new owner with many miles and years of enjoyment.
Auction Source: 2012 St John’s by RM Auctions
Auction Source: RM Auctions’ 2010 Sports & Classics of Monterey