Packard Twelve Tenth Series

Packard 1707 Twelve
1939 Packard 1707 Twelve
Produced: 446
Original Price: $4,140 - $6,730
Average Auction Sale: $153,450
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Packard 1708 Twelve
1939 Packard 1708 Twelve
Produced: 446
Original Price: $4,500 - $8,400
Average Auction Sale: $137,259
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Packard Twelve Tenth Series

Packard 1607 Twelve
1938 Packard 1607 Twelve
Produced: 566
Original Price: $4,100 - $6,700
Average Auction Sale: $188,691
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Packard 1608 Twelve
1938 Packard 1608 Twelve
Produced: 566
Original Price: $4,370 - $9,500
Average Auction Sale: $170,424
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Packard Twelve Tenth Series

Packard 1507 Twelve
1937 Packard 1507 Twelve
Produced: 1,300
Original Price: $3,400 - $5,725
Average Auction Sale: $193,550
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Packard 1508 Twelve
1937 Packard 1508 Twelve
Produced: 1,300
Original Price: $3,900 - $5,923
Average Auction Sale: $108,664
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Packard Twelve Tenth Series

Packard Model 1407 Twelve
1936 Packard Model 1407 Twelve
Produced: 682
Original Price: $3,800 - $6,300
Average Auction Sale: $243,417
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Packard Model 1408
1936 Packard Model 1408
Produced: 682
Original Price: $4,300 - $6,400
Average Auction Sale: $203,500
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Packard Twelve
1936 Packard Twelve
Produced: 682
Original Price: $3,800 - $6,400
Average Auction Sale: $170,500
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Packard Model 1406
1936 Packard Model 1406
Original Price: $4,490
Average Auction Sale: $151,050
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Packard Twelve Tenth Series

Packard Twelve
1935 Packard Twelve
Original Price: $3,800 - $6,400
Average Auction Sale: $205,081
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Packard Twelve Tenth Series

Packard 1006 Twelve
1933 Packard 1006 Twelve
Produced: 276
Original Price: $4,085 - $7,034
Average Auction Sale: $1,064,800
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Packard 1005 Twelve
1933 Packard 1005 Twelve
Produced: 244
Original Price: $3,700 - $4,700
Average Auction Sale: $316,539
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Packard Twelve Tenth Series

Packard Twelve
1934 Packard Twelve
Original Price: $4,590 - $6,800
Average Auction Sale: $812,900
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Packard 1106 Twelve
1934 Packard 1106 Twelve
Produced: 960
Original Price: $7,750 - $7,800
Average Auction Sale: $1,464,750
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Packard 1108 Twelve
1934 Packard 1108 Twelve
Produced: 960
Original Price: $4,200 - $14,000
Average Auction Sale: $1,119,802
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Packard 1107 Twelve
1934 Packard 1107 Twelve
Produced: 960
Original Price: $3,800 - $4,800
Average Auction Sale: $330,871
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Packard Twelve Tenth Series

Packard Model 906 Twin Six
1932 Packard Model 906 Twin Six
Produced: 236
Original Price: $4,000 - $4,200
Average Auction Sale: $691,214
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Packard Model 905 Twin Six
1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six
Produced: 311
Original Price: $3,665 - $4,400
Average Auction Sale: $530,483
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Packard Twelve Tenth Series

Packard Twin-Six 3-35
1920 Packard Twin-Six 3-35
Original Price: $5,500 - $8,000
Average Auction Sale: $181,500
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Packard Twin Six
1918 Packard Twin Six
Produced: 2,739
Original Price: $3,455 - $5,656
Average Auction Sale: $121,340
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Packard Twin-Six
1917 Packard Twin-Six
Original Price: $2,865 - $4,915
Average Auction Sale: $231,000
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Packard 2-25 Twin Six
1916 Packard 2-25 Twin Six
Original Price: $2,865
Average Auction Sale: $155,100
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Packard Twin Six
1916 Packard Twin Six
Produced: 3,606
Original Price: $2,650 - $4,860
Average Auction Sale: $71,555
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Packard Model 1-25
1915 Packard Model 1-25
Original Price: $2,600 - $4,050
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The Packard Twin Six was produced from 1915 - 1923. The name 'Twin Six' would be revived years later eventually becoming known as the Packard 'Twelve'.

There were 7,746 examples of the Packard Twin Six sold in 1916, its introductory year, with figures increasing to 8,899 in 1917. This was an amazing accomplishment considering the relatively high starting price of $2,600 that these luxury cars demanded.

The V-12 engine was comprised of two six-cylinder cars-iron blocks set at a 60-degree angle and rested atop an aluminum crankcase. It was a side-valve design that displaced a total of 424 cubic-inches and produced 88 horsepower. The pistons were made from lightweight aluminum alloy and there was full pressure lubrication which aided in the engines longevity.

The engine, clutch, and gearbox were a single unit and replaced Packard's earlier design of having the transaxle mounted on the rear axle. Packard was one of the first to use this type of drivelines. This setup reduced unsprung weight of the rear axle, improved ride and handling, and provided more reliability and rigidity.

The technological improvements continued for 1917 with Packard introducing a redesigned Twin Six with separate cylinder block and head castings. The aluminum pistons now had two compression rings and an oil scraper. Also, the intake and exhaust manifolds were redesigned. Even with these improvements, the horsepower rated remained at 88, although the rated RPM figure droped from 3000 to 2600.
By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2008

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Twelve Tenth Series History

The Packard Twelve was produced from 1933 to 1939 with over 35,000 examples produced. It is considered by many to be one of the finest automobiles produced by Packard and one of the most significant creations of the classic car era. The long and flowing front hood hid a 445 cubic-inch side-valve twelve cylinder engine that was refined, powerful, smooth, and quiet.

The engine was originally destined for a front wheel drive project which eventually proved to have weaknesses. That and the anticipated development cost were too much to be practical so Packard decided to scrap the idea. Cadillac had introduced their 16-cylinder engine and other marques such as Pierce-Arrow were improving the performance of their offerings. Packard was feeling the pressure and decided to place the engine into the Deluxe Eight Chassis and dubbed it the Twin Six. The name was in honor of Packard's achievement fifteen years earlier when the introduced their first 12-cylinder engine. By 1933 the name was changed to Twelve to be inline with the rest of the Packard models.

Most of the Packard production Twelve's received factory bodies. Only a handful received custom coachwork by such greats as LeBaron and Dietrich.

In 1935 Packard introduced more horsepower and mechanical improvements. The suspension became more plush and comfortable while the steering became easier to operate. The cars were designed and built as one unit including the fenders, running boards, hood and body.

1936 the final year for 17 inch wire wheels and the double blade bumpers with hydraulic dampers.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2008
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