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1916-1923 Packard Twin Six


1916 Packard Twin Six Specifications
The Packard Twin Six limo carried a single spare tire upright at the rear; the vertical tubes seen at both the front and rear were vibration dampers.
The Packard Twin Six limo carried a single spare tire upright at the rear; the vertical tubes seen at both the front and rear were vibration dampers.
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When Cadillac introduced its V-8 for 1915, Packard responded by one-upping Cadillac with its 1916 Twin Six. Find specifications for the 1916 Packard Twin Six below:

Engine: L-head V-12, cast in 2 blocks, 424.1 cubic inches (3.00 × 5.00-inch bore × stroke), solid valve lifters, 3 main bearings, 85 horsepower @ 2,600 rpm

Transmission: 3-speed manual, selective sliding gear; multi-disc clutch

Suspension, front and rear: Solid axle, longitudinal semi-elliptic leaf springs

Frame: 6-inch-deep channel section pressed steel

Brakes: Mechanical, internal expanding, external contracting, rear wheels only, 262-square-inch swept area

Wheelbase (in.): 125.0 and 135.0

Track (in.): 56

Weight (pounds): 3,910-4,715

Top speed: 70-75 mph

Production: 7,746 (model year)

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