The Packard Speedster is a series of eight-cylinder cars that the Packard Motor Car Company in Detroit made in 1929/30.
The Speedster was a combination of a short chassis and the strongest Packard engine of his time, which was on top of everything tuned yet. This car was Packard's answer to the V-16 from Cadillac.
The engine was an eight-cylinder with side-side valves, 6306 cc engine (bore x stroke = 88.9 mm x 127 mm) and an output of 130bhp (95.6 kW) at 3,200rpm. A twin-plate clutch, the engine power was transferred to a partially synchronized, manual three-speed transmission and then to the rear wheels. The mechanical brakes worked on all four wheels.
There was only a single chassis with 3213 mm wheelbase, which could be built as a roadster, phaeton or limousine (all with 4 seats).
The following year the chassis was lengthened and corresponded well with the longer version of the 3416 Standard Eight . The engine was at unchanged dimensions somewhat tamer with 125bhp (92 kW). Besides the above mentioned body shapes there was now another 4-seater Victoria and a 2-seater speedster runabout. Despite the longer chassis and the engine of the car was slightly weaker but still good for over 100 miles/hour (160 km/h).
After 70 units in 1929 and 113 units in the year 1930, the model was replaced.