|Packard Predictor Concept|
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|Weight||6000 lb (curb)|
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The Packard Pedictor was a show car built to tour automotive shows in 1956 and display possible future Packard styling. It was built on a stretched 122-ich Clipper chasis and was powered by a 352-cid V-8. the idea was thought up by William Schmidt approved by Packard president James Nance and designed by Richard Teague. The orginal name for the concept was the Packard Projector. The vehicle had a very long, low and wide body and was noted for its minimal use of chrome and push-button controls.
See Autopedia's comprehensive Packard Predictor Concept Review.
- Roof doors operated by push buttons that eased ingress and egress
- Retractable vertical rear window
- Unique "canopy" C-pillar
- Bucket seats front and rear with full-lenght console
- Hidden headlamps
- Windshield that wraps onto the roof
- Reversible seat cushions- leather on one side, fabric on the other.
- Type: OHV V-8, cast iron block and cylinder heads
- Displacement: 352 cubic inches
- Bore x stroke: 4.0 x 3.5 inches
- Compression ratio: 9.5:1
- Horsepower @ rpm: 260 @ 4,600
- Torque @ rpm: 380-lbs.ft. @ 2,800
- Valvetrain: Hydraulic lifters
- Main bearings: Five
- Fuel system: Single Rochester Type 4GC four-barrel carburetor
- Lubrication system: Full pressure
- Electrical system: 12-volt, Auto-Lite generator
- Exhaust system: Dual exhausts exiting through the rear bumper
- Type: Pushbutton-controlled Twin-Ultramatic 2-speed planetary automatic with torque converter and direct-drive lockup
- 1st: 1.82:1
- 2nd: 1.00:1
- Reverse: 1.63:1
- Type: Hypoid gears
- Ratio: 3.54:1
- Drive-axels: Semi-floating
- Type: Worm and roller
- Ratio: 22.5:1
- Turns, lock-to-lock: 3.9
- Type: 4-wheel hydraulic, Bendix power assist
- Front/Rear: 12-inch drums
Chasis and BodyEdit
- Construction: All-steel body on channel-section frame with central X-member
- Body style: Two-door, four-passenger hardtop
- Layout: front engine, rear-wheel drive
- Front: Unequal A-arms, anti-roll bar, full-length torsion bars with automatic load level, tubular shocks
- Rear: Solid axle, full-lengthe torsion bars with automatic load level, tubular shocks
Wheels and TiresEdit
- Wheels: Pressed Steel
- Front/Rear: 7.60 x 15 inches
- Tires, Front/Rear: 7.60 x 15 whitewalls
- Front track: 59.7 inches
- Rear track: 60 iches
- Crankcase: 5 quarts
- Cooling system: 6.75 gallons
- Fuel tank: 20 gallons
- Automatic trans.: 11 quarts
- Rear axle: 3.5 pints
- Horsepower per c.i.d.: 0.74
- Weight per horsepower: 23.08 pounds
- Weight per c.i.d.: 17.05 pounds
Packard spent $70,000 dollars on the Predictor in 1956.
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