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

typeSeries Production Car
production years1939 – 1940
built atDetroit, Michigan, USA
predeccesor1940 Packard One Twenty Model 1801
engineInline-8 w/L-Cylinder Head
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
ignitionDouble Breaker Distibutor
block materialCast Iron w/Aluminum Cylinder Head
valvetrainSide Valves
fuel feedDowndraft Stromberg EE-16
displacement4621 cc / 282 in³
bore82.5 mm / 3.25 in
stroke114.3 mm / 4.5 in
compression6.41:1
power89.5 kw / 120 bhp @ 3600 rpm
specific output25.97 bhp per litre
torque305.1 nm / 225 ft lbs @ 1800 rpm
body / frameSteel Body over Steel Ladder-Type Chassis
driven wheelsRWD
wheel type16-Inch Steel Disc
steeringWorm & Roller
f suspensionParallel Arm w/Coil Springs, Delco Shock Aborbers
r suspensionSolid Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs, Delco Shock Aborbers, Anti-Roll Bar
wheelbase3226 mm / 127 in
front track1504 mm / 59.2 in
rear track1524 mm / 60 in
transmission3-Speed Manual
final drive4.09:1

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