1916 Packard Twin Six Landaulet50,000-100,000 USD - Estimate

1916 Packard Twin Six Landaulet

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To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' Hershey event, 10 - 11 October 2019.
Estimate:
$50,000 - $100,000


The seventh-oldest Packard known extant
Largely original condition throughout
Known and intriguing history from new
Includes rare original owner’s manual

One of the most groundbreaking American automobiles of the Nickel Era, the Twin Six made its debut in May 1915. The first U.S.-production twelve-cylinder automobile engine, it was a 60-degree V-12 with two blocks of six cylinders, set on an aluminum crankcase, displacing 424 cu. in., and developing 88 hp. Masterfully engineered by Packard’s Colonel Jesse Vincent, it formed the basis of Packard’s offerings through 1920 and would continue to power the company’s prestige models through 1922 before being resurrected and renamed in 1932.

The stunning Twin Six landaulet offered here is the seventh-oldest-known Packard extant. It was delivered to Mr. Wilbur C. Walker, a man with extensive ties to the early automotive industry. Per documentation on file, Mr. Walker was the treasurer for Pope-Hartford, along with having other familial connections to the automotive industry. The Packard was then purchased by a mechanic, Harry P. Azadian from Allston, Massachusetts, before being acquired by noted collector Jack Frost of Washington, Michigan. The car remained in Frost’s collection until it was acquired by another noted Michigan collector, Mr. John Shadroui of Lapeer. It is from Mr. Shadroui that the current owner, Mark Thomas, purchased the car in 2007.

This stunning and exceptional Packard has been carefully maintained and is wholly original. More recently, the engine was rebuilt by noted mechanic Ed Lynn. Included with the car is an extensive history file which contains a very rare and original owner’s manual, a reproduction Service Parts List and Standard Sizes and Adjustments manual, and, among other things, an original 1918 Connecticut Motor Vehicle Registry confirming Wilbur Walker’s ownership.

Taken as a whole, this Packard is a truly exceptional piece of automotive history, both for its connection to other early auto manufacturers and for its significance as one of the earliest surviving automobiles from the legendary Packard Motor Company.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/hf19.

Reference Number 589544

as of 9/19/2019

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