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1934 Packard 1106 Twelve

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Packard introduced their first 12-cylinder model, the Twin Six, in 1916. It had its two-cylinder banks at a 60-degree angle and a displacement of 424.1 cubic-inches, offering 88 horsepower, and giving the 6,000-pound vehicles a top speed of 70 mph. The Twin Six remained in produced until 1923. Eight-cylinder engines remained favorable until Cadillac introduced new twelve- and sixteen-cylinder models in the early 1930s. Packard responded in1 932 with the introduction of another V12, again called the Twin Six. Although it had the same name, it was an entirely new design with a 67-degree vee angle and a 445.5 cubic-inch displacement offering 160 horsepower. Displacement grew by 24.4 cubic-inches and horsepower increased by 82-percent. Packard soon realized that a new name was needed to distinguish it from the past model, changing its name to the Packard Twelve. The Packard Twelve was produced from 1933 to 1939.

The Packard Twelve was the top-of-the-line offering from one of America's leading manufacturer of fine cars. The Eleventh Series Packard 1106 was powered by a 445 cubic-inch engine with Stromberg downdraft carburetion and delivered 160 horsepower. The engine was mated to a three-speed synchromesh transmission and there were four-wheel adjustable vacuum-assisted brakes and a wheelbase that measured 135 inches.

The Packard Twelve line consisted of the 1106, 1107, and 1108. The 1107 had a 142-inch wheelbase and 11 production body styles while the Model 1108 was the long 147-inch wheelbase offered in seven-passenger production bodies. The 1106 body styles included the Sport Coupe and the LeBaron Runabout Speedster.

1934 changes included modifications to the engine and a redesigned interior, with a radio being offered as optional equipment.


by Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2019

Related Reading : Packard Twelve 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....
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1934 Vehicle Profiles

1934 Packard 1106 Twelve vehicle information
Aero Sport Coupe
Coachwork: LeBaron
1934 Packard 1106 Twelve vehicle information
Runabout Speedster
Coachwork: LeBaron
1934 Packard 1106 Twelve vehicle information
Aero Sport Coupe
Coachwork: LeBaron

Chassis Num: 783 4
Engine Num: 901601

1934 Packard 1106 Twelve vehicle information
Aero Sport Coupe
Coachwork: LeBaron

Chassis Num: 1106-783-15

1934 Packard 1106 Twelve vehicle information
Aero Sport Coupe
Coachwork: LeBaron
1934 Packard 1106 Twelve vehicle information
Aero Sport Coupe
Coachwork: LeBaron

Chassis Num: 902-380

1934 Packard 1106 Twelve vehicle information
Runabout Speedster
Coachwork: LeBaron
1934 Packard 1106 Twelve vehicle information
Runabout Speedster
Coachwork: LeBaron
1934 Packard 1106 Twelve vehicle information
Aero Sport Coupe
Coachwork: LeBaron
1934 Packard 1106 Twelve vehicle information
Runabout Speedster
Coachwork: LeBaron

Performance and Specification Comparison

Price Comparison

$160-$7,750
1934 1106 Twelve
$7,800-$14,000
1934 Packard 1106 Twelve Price Range: $7,750 - $7,800

Other 1934 Packard Models
$4,200 - $14,000
$4,590 - $6,800

Twelve Eleventh Series

Year
Production
Wheelbase
Engine
Prices
960
147.00 in.
12 cyl., 445.50 CID., 160.00hp
$4,200 - $14,000
960
135.00 in.
12 cyl., 445.50 CID., 160.00hp
$7,750 - $7,800
135.00 in., 142.00 in.
12 cyl., 445.50 CID., 160.00hp
$4,590 - $6,800
960
142.00 in., 142.50 in., 148.00 in.
12 cyl., 445.50 CID., 160.00hp
$3,800 - $4,800

Industry Production

#1#2#3Packard
1939Chevrolet (577,278)Ford (487,031)Plymouth (423,850)46,405
1938Chevrolet (465,158)Ford (410,263)Plymouth (285,704)55,718
1937Chevrolet (815,375)Ford (765,933)Plymouth (566,128)122,593
1936Ford (930,778)Chevrolet (918,278)Plymouth (520,025)61,027
1935Ford (820,253)Chevrolet (548,215)Plymouth (350,884)31,956
1934Ford (563,921)Chevrolet (551,191)Plymouth (321,171)
1933Chevrolet (486,261)Ford (334,969)Plymouth (298,557)4,800
1932Chevrolet (313,404)Ford (210,824)Miller (210,824)16,064
1931Chevrolet (619,554)Ford (615,455)Buick (138,965)15,450
1930Ford (1,140,710)Chevrolet (640,980)Buick (181,743)7,989
1929Ford (1,507,132)Chevrolet (1,328,605)Buick (196,104)55,062

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