Packard Single-Cylinder

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The Packard Single-Cylinder cars are a group of cars made by the Packard automobile company from 1899-1903.

Models.[1][edit]

Model A(1899): The Model A was the first automobile produced by the Packard Motor Company. Only five were made. The last one produced was also the first Packard sold, to a Warren, Ohio, business man named George Kirkham.[2]

Model A Packard
Model Engine HP Transmission Wheelbase
A 142.6CID cast-iron block one-cylinder 9 2-speed planetary 71.5"

Model B(1900–1901): The Model B was the second model produced by Packard. Steering was still by a lever, but a foot pedal was now used for speed control rather than a lever like in the Model A.[3]

Model Engine HP Transmission Wheelbase
B 142.6CID cast iron block one cylinder 9[4] 2-speed planetary 76"

Model C(1901): The Model C was the third model produced by Packard. It was one step up from the Model B with a more powerful engine. It was also the first Packard to use a steering wheel instead of a tiller.[5] Top speed was 25 mph.

Model Engine HP Transmission Wheelbase
C 183.8CID cast iron block one cylinder.[6] 12 2-speed planetary 76"

Model F (1901–1903): The Packard Model F was the last single-cylinder car made by the Packard Motor Company. It had some major advances, including a new 3-speed transmission. When it competed in an economy contest, the Model F averaged 27.5mpg.[7] It was the most expensive Packard till then, costing $2,500 in 1902(the price was lowered to $2,300 in 1903[8]).

Model Engine HP Transmission Wheelbase
F 183.8CID cast iron block one cylinder.[9] 12 3-speed sliding gear 84"[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kimes, Beverly (1996). standard catalog of American Cars 1805-1942. Krause publications. ISBN 0-87341-428-4. 
  2. ^ Kimes, Beverly (1996). standard catalog of American Cars 1805-1942. Krause publications. ISBN 0-87341-428-4. 
  3. ^ Kimes, Beverly (1996). standard catalog of American Cars 1805-1942. Krause publications. ISBN 0-87341-428-4. 
  4. ^ http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/modelinfo/viewmodel.php?model=220
  5. ^ http://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z11535/Packard-Model-C.aspx
  6. ^ Kimes, Beverly (1996). standard catalog of American Cars 1805-1942. Krause publications. ISBN 0-87341-428-4. 
  7. ^ Kimes, Beverly (1996). standard catalog of American Cars 1805-1942. Krause publications. ISBN 0-87341-428-4. 
  8. ^ Kimes, Beverly (1996). standard catalog of American Cars 1805-1942. Krause publications. ISBN 0-87341-428-4. 
  9. ^ Kimes, Beverly (1996). standard catalog of American Cars 1805-1942. Krause publications. ISBN 0-87341-428-4. 
  10. ^ http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/modelinfo/viewmodel.php?model=223

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