1939→1940 Packard One Twenty Model 1901


1939→1940 Packard One Twenty Model 1901

1939→1940 Packard One Twenty Model 1901

In 1941 the One Twenty line was reduced to just eight body styles which included the Business Coupe, Club Coupe, 2-Door Touring Sedan, 4-Door Touring Sedan, Convertible Coupe, Convertible Sedan, Station Wagon and Deluxe Station Wagon.

These models benefited from a 19th-series redesign that full integrated the front headlights into the fenders. Accent lines also rode behind the tires on the fenders.

The hood featured the One Twenty script for the first time and the hood louvres were reduced substantially and doubled as hood releases.

Sources & Further Reading

1. Kimes, Bevely Rae.Packard. A History of the Motor Car and the Company..Automobile Quarterly: 1978.
2. Coachbuilt.com.Darrin of Paris, 1937-1939

Story by Richard Owen

In Detail

type Series Production Car
production years 1939 – 1940
built at Detroit, Michigan, USA
predeccesor 1940 Packard One Twenty Model 1801
engine Inline-8 w/L-Cylinder Head
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
ignition Double Breaker Distibutor
block material Cast Iron w/Aluminum Cylinder Head
valvetrain Side Valves
fuel feed Downdraft Stromberg EE-16
displacement 4621 cc / 282 in³
bore 82.5 mm / 3.25 in
stroke 114.3 mm / 4.5 in
compression 6.41:1
power 89.5 kw / 120 bhp @ 3600 rpm
specific output 25.97 bhp per litre
torque 305.1 nm / 225 ft lbs @ 1800 rpm
body / frame Steel Body over Steel Ladder-Type Chassis
driven wheels RWD
wheel type 16-Inch Steel Disc
steering Worm & Roller
f suspension Parallel Arm w/Coil Springs, Delco Shock Aborbers
r suspension Solid Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs, Delco Shock Aborbers, Anti-Roll Bar
wheelbase 3226 mm / 127 in
front track 1504 mm / 59.2 in
rear track 1524 mm / 60 in
transmission 3-Speed Manual
final drive 4.09:1

Auction Sales History

1939→1940 Packard One Twenty Model 1901

1941 Packard One-Twenty Convertible Coupe 576057 – sold for $55,000 Matching-Numbers Example. Fully Restored by a Marque Expert. Presented in Very Attractive Period-Correct Colors. Deluxe Steering Wheel and Trim. Auction Source: The Amelia Island Auction by Gooding & Company