<b>1914 Packard 1-38 "Dominant Six" Runabout</b><br />Chassis no. 39054<br />Engine no. 39188<br />Body no. 40248
Lot 426
1914 Packard 1-38 "Dominant Six" Runabout
Sold for US$ 143,000 inc. premium

Lot Details
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1914 Packard 1-38 "Dominant Six" Runabout
Chassis no. 39054
Engine no. 39188
Body no. 40248

415ci Six Cylinder L-head engine
60 HP@1720 rpm
3-Speed transaxle
Leaf spring suspension
Dual mechanical rear brakes

PACKARD

Founded in 1899, Packard was by 1915 well established as one of America's greatest marques, with adherents around the globe. One of "the three P's" of American motordom (Pierce-Arrow and Peerless being the others), Packard famously advised would-be purchasers to, "Ask the Man Who Owns One."

In late 1911, Packard introduced its mighty Model 48 "Dominant Six", a large car powered by a new and massive six-cylinder engine. Only slightly smaller in size, the Model 38 Six added in 1913 brought a Delo electric starter/generator system, and left-hand steering, to the prestigious marque. An unusual and advanced feature of the new 38 was its driver "control center." Credited to then Packard President Henry B. Joy, this innovation placed most of the car's operating controls into a convenient unit mounted atop the steering column.

Packard's sixes were redesigned for 1914, although displacement of the 2-38 series engine remained 415 cubic inches. Horsepower was increased from 60 to 65 for the 1915 3-38, which, with its 3-speed sliding-gear transmission, could cruise at more than 60 mph. The 3-38 line's 140-inch wheelbase, which was only four inches shorter than that of the Model 48's, was unchanged from 1914.

During 1915, Henry B. Joy began to transition day-to-day management of Packard to Alvan McCauley. Together, they introduced the first Packard Twelve in mid-1915, as a 1916 model. The new Packard 1-35 Twelve (later renamed the Twin Six) spanned a 135-inch wheelbase—a five inch reduction from that of the preceding 3-38 Sixes.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This Runabout is built on an ultra-short 115.5" chassis unique to this model, and it carries the body work like the Model 30 roadster it replaced. Not to be confused with the long-wheelbase Phaeton Roadster offered simultaneously this was a special model in the tradition of the legendary Model 30 Gentlemen's Roadster. This makes the runabout the only true speedster roadster configuration of the six-cylinder Packard line. The nimble chassis combined with the smooth and powerful six is an appealing and scarce combination.

Acquired by Lindley Bothwell from Fred Dusenberry of Chatham, New Jersey sometime in the 1940s. The Runabout still wears an early New Jersey plate no 24023, and it is believed Mr. Dusenberry may have acquired the Packard new. Somewhere along the way the original engine was switched with one of the same series and similar number. The original is believed to exist in a car in California. It appears that the car received a quick cosmetic refreshing in the 1950s. The white paint and red upholstery was done then. Aside from this not to accurate color change the Packard is quite a proper old car. Save the lighting that was probably replaced during restoration to give the car a more "antique" look the car is very complete and correct. The original floorboards with their factory coverings survive, the engine has its original carburetor, it has clearly not been messed with much since the 1950s.

Without question the most desirable and sporting of the beloved six cylinder range, this Packard represents a scarce opportunity to acquire a highly complete and largely untouched example. A superb basis for a restoration for which the car is fully deserving, this should prove a straightforward and highly enjoyable car to bring back to its full glory.

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