1937 Packard V12 Sedan


1937 Packard V12 Sedan

This closed-coupled sedan favored by owners and drivers alike as the most elegant, closed classic. From this beginning, through and beyond the 1930s, Packard-built vehicles were perceived as highly competitive among high-priced luxury American automobiles.

The Packard V12, initially called the ‘Twin Six’, was the flagship of the line. The design of the engines were quite different from the prior ‘Twin Six’ models, so the name was updated to ‘Twelve’ from 1933 onwards. There was a plethora of body styles available, including 12 standard production models and ten individual custom Dietrich designs.

In 1935, the styling of all Packard’s was updated with more streamlined bodies. The Twelve was given aluminum heads and a quarter inch of stroke. Coil spring independent suspension and hydraulic brakes were added in 1937. In 1937, this model sedan sold for $3,650, that would be $48,723 today.


Auto Spec Sheet

Year: 1937
Make: Packard
Model: V12
Style: Sedan
Serial No: N/A
Odometer: 26,123
Engine Cyl: 12
Engine Size: 473 cubic inch
Engine HP: 180
Trans: 4 speed


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