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Packard Super Eight 1934

 

Packards were among the finest luxury cars in the 1930s and this Super Eight is no exception. The smooth eight cylinder engine was capable of powering the heavy roadster up to speeds of 90mph.

 
 

1933 is considered by many the most desirable year during the classic era for Packard, because in 1933 Packard closed the sides of the front fenders in, but still left the front open (shows off this original factory delivered red undercarriage). In 1934 the front fenders were brought down behind the front bumper enclosing the full front end and undercarriage.

Many also feel the Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton (below) is one of the most desirable body styles of the Classic Era (It is like a very long roadster without roll up windows, but with two metal cowls and two windshields). This 1933 Packard model 1004 Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton on the long 142" wheel base is one of only 3 left in existence out of only 8 built.

 


1933 1004 Super Eight

Wheelbase 3416 mm 134.5 in  
Track front 1715 mm 67.5 in  
rear 1753 mm 69 in  
Kerb weight 1928 kg 4251 lb  
engine
Manufacturer Packard
Type S-8

16 valves total
2 valves per cylinder
Bore stroke 88.90mm 127.00mm
3.5 in 5 in
Bore/Stroke ratio 0.7
Displacement 6306 cc
(384.816 cu in)
Unitary capacity 788.25 cc/cylinder
Compression ratio 6.30:1
Fuel system 1 Detroit carb
Aspiration Normal
Max. output 147 PS (145.0 bhp) (108.1 kW)
@3400 rpm
Coolant Water
Specific output 23 bhp/litre
0.38 bhp/cu in