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1937-1947 Packard Six


Packard Six Specifications

The Packard Six was the right car for its time when it debuted in 1937. Here are specifications for that successful model.

1937 Packard Six: Selected Specifications

General
Wheelbase (in.)
115.0
Overall length (in.)
192.1
Overall height (in.)
67.3
Overall width (in.)
72.0
Tread, front/rear (in.)
59.0/60.0
Fuel tank (gal)
17.0
Construction
Layout
front engine, rear drive
Type
body on frame
Frame double-drop pressed steel with I-beam X-member
Body
material composite steel and wood
Engine
Engine type
inline L-head six-cylinder
Material
cast-iron block, aluminum head
Bore stroke (in.)
3.44X4.25
Displacement (cid)
237
Horsepower @ rpm
100 @ 3,600
Torque (lb-ft) @ rpm
200 @ 2,000
Compression ratio
6.3:1*
Crankshaft
drop-forged steel
Main bearings 5
Carburetor
1-bbl Chandler-Groves downdraft
Valve lifters
mechanical
Lubrication
full-pressure
Electrical system
6-volt
Ignition
single-breaker distributor
Clutch
Type
semicentrifugal, single dry plate
Diameter (in.)
9.5
Actuation
mechanical, foot pedal
Driveline
Transmission 3-speed manual, synchromesh on second and third gears, floor-mounted shifter
Differential
hypoid gears, semifloating axles
Final-drive ratio
4.36:1**
Suspension
Front
independent coil spring
Rear
semielliptic leaf spring
Steering
Type
worm and roller
Ratio
18.41:1
Turning circle (ft)
19.17
Brakes
Type
4-wheel hydraulic, internal expanding
Drum diameter (in.)
11
Total swept area (sq in.)
168
Tires and Wheels
Tire size
6.50X16
Wheels
4.5X16 steel disc***

*Standard; 7.0:1 optional. **Standard, 4.54:1 optional. ***Standard; steel artillery-type optional.

1937-1947 Packard Six Models, Prices, and Production

1937 Six (wb 115)
Weight Price Production
4-door wagon 3,380
1,295
--
4-door touring sedan 3,310
910
--
4-door sedan 3,265
895
--
2-door touring sedan 3,235
860
--
sport coupe, 2/4P 3,215
840
--
4-door club sedan 3,275
900
--
business coupe, 2P 3,140
795
--
convertible coupe 3,285
910
--
Total 1937 Packard Six

65,400
1938 Six (wb 122) Weight Price Production
4-door touring sedan 3,525
1,175 --
2-door touring sedan 3,475
1,145
--
club coupe, 2/4P 3,425
1,120
--
business coupe, 2P 3,450
1,075
--
convertible coupe 3,500
1,235
--
Total 1938 Packard Six

30,050
1939 Six (wb 122) Weight Price Production
4-door touring sedan 3,400
1,095
--
4-door wagon 3,652
1,404
--
2-door touring sedan 3,390
1,065
--
club coupe, 2/4P 3,365
1,045
--
business coupe, 2P 3,295
1,000
--
convertible coupe 3,385
1,092
--
Total 1939 Packard Six

24,350
1940 One Ten (wb 122) Weight Price Production
4-door sedan 3,200
996
--
4-door wagon 3,380
1,200
--
2-door sedan 3,190
964
--
club coupe 3,165
940
--
business coupe 3,120
867
--
convertible coupe 3,200
1,104
--
Total 1940 Packard One Ten

62,300
1941 One Ten (wb 122) Weight Price Production
4-door dedan
3,260
1,076
--
4-door wagon 3,460
1,251
--
2-door sedan 3,250
1,010
--
club coupe 3,230
1,020
--
business coupe 3,190
927
--
convertible coupe

3,260
1,195 --
Deluxe 4-door wagon 3,470
1,236
--
Deluxe 4-door sedan 3,280
1,136
--
Deluxe 2-door sedan 3,270
1,070
--
Deluxe club coupe 3,250
1,058
--
Deluxe convertible cpe 3,280
1,229
--
Total 1941 Packard One Ten

34,700
1942 Six (wb 120; convertible 122) Weight Price Production
Special Clipper 4-door sedan
3,435
1,232
--
Special Clipper 2-door club sedan
3,415
1,199
--
Special Clipper business coupe
3,365
1,166
--
Custom conv coupe 3,315 1,375
--
Custom Clipper 4-door sedan
3,460
1,299
--
Custom Clipper 2-door club sedan
3,440
1,266
--
Total 1942 Packard Six

11,325
1946 Clipper Six (wb 120) Weight Price Production
4-door sedan 3,495
1,730
--
2-door club sedan 3,450
1,680
--
Total 1946 Packard Clipper Six

15,982**
1947 Clipper Six (wb 120) Weight Price Production
4-door sedan 3,520
1,937
--
2-door club sedan 3,475
1,912
--
Total 1947 Packard Clipper Six

14,949**

*Packard advertised this model as the "touring coupe." **Calendar year. Total production of 1946-1947 Twenty-First Series Clipper Sixes came to 30,931. Source: Encyclopedia of American Cars, by the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide®, Publications International, Ltd., 2002

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