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1937 Packard 1508 Twelve Specifications

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These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Shaft drive
Production Years for Series : 1937
Coach Work : LeBaron, Rollston & Company
Price : $3,900-$5,923
Weight : 5625 lbs | 2551.457 kg

Power

V 12
Displacement : 7751 cc | 473.0 cu in. | 7.8 L.
Power : 175 BHP (128.8 KW) @ 3200 RPM
Bore : 3.4 in | 87 mm.
Stroke : 4.3 in | 108 mm.
Compression : 6.00:1
Main Bearings : 4
Valvetrain : 24 SV (2 valves per cylinder)
Transmission:
3 Selective Sliding Synchromesh. Floor shift controls , 3 Manual

Production Figures

Total Packard Production for 1937 : 122,593
Total 1937 1508 Twelve production : 1,300
1937 Packard 1508 Twelve
Art Carved Hearse : 3
Convertible Sedan 4 dr. 5 P : 40

Dimensions

Touring Sedan
Seating Capacity : 7
Exterior
Wheelbase : 144.3 in | 3664 mm.

Flower Car
Body Designer : Miller
Exterior
Wheelbase : 165.0 in | 4191 mm.

Art Carved Hearse
Body Designer : Miller
Exterior
Wheelbase : 176.3 in | 4477 mm.

Convertible Sedan
Body Designer : Dietrich
Price : $4,700
Weight : 5700 lbs | 2585.477 kg
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Wheelbase : 144.3 in | 3664 mm.

Touring Limousine
Price : $4,100
Weight : 5700 lbs | 2585.477 kg
Seating Capacity : 7
Doors : 4
Exterior
Wheelbase : 144.3 in | 3664 mm.

All Weather Town Car
Coach Work : LeBaron
Price : $5,923
Weight : 5800 lbs | 2630.836 kg
Seating Capacity : 7
Doors : 4
Exterior
Wheelbase : 144.3 in | 3664 mm.

Convertible Victoria
Coach Work : Rollston & Company
Seating Capacity : 4
Doors : 2
Exterior
Wheelbase : 144.3 in | 3664 mm.

Handling

Suspension
Front : Independent coil springs

Rear : Live axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs

Tires / Wheels
Tires : 8.25 x 16
Wheels : Steel disc

1937 Averages
Avg. Car Cost : $760
Avg. Household Income : $1,780
Avg. Home : $4,100
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.10

The 1937 Packard 1508 Twelve has a wheelbase size of 144.25 inches.