The first 1908 Packard Thirty Model UA was produced

Saturday 6th July 1907

The first 1908 Packard Thirty Model UA was produced. It had a water-cooled, four-cylinder, T-head engine delivering 30 hp (NACC) at 650 rpm.displacing 431.9 cubic inches (7078 cubic centimeters)] with a bore 5 in (127 mm) and a stroke of 5.5 in (139.7 mm). A plate clutch was blocked with the engine. Power was transmitted by a long shaft with universal joints to the three-speed sliding-gear manual gearbox with reverse. This was located in a housing at the rear axle which also contained the differential. The car used shaft drive from the beginning, although many other high-powered cars at this time relied on double-chain drive. Prices at introduction started with $4200 for open models and went up to $5500 for the limousine and $5600 for the landaulet. A 1911 Four-door Landaulet cost $5,750. Standard equipment included oil lamps, a tool kit, and two extra demountable rims. The closed cars also included speaking tubes, adjustable ventilators, and a dome light that had a separate battery. There was a speedometer and an air-pressure gauge. Wheelbase was 123 1/2″ for the standard chassis.

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