1928 Packard Six Limousine Coachwork by Packard  Chassis no. 162069R Engine no. 163187

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Lot 524
1928 Packard Six Limousine Coachwork by Packard
Registration no. YX 329 Chassis no. 162069R Engine no. 163187

£ 24,000 - 28,000
US$ 30,000 - 35,000
1928 Packard Six Limousine Coachwork by Packard
Registration no. YX 329
Chassis no. 162069R
Engine no. 163187
Always built to the highest standards, the Packard was unquestionably one of the finest American automobiles of the pre-war era. Right from the moment the first car emerged in November 1899, Packard's innovative engineering and superior build quality attracted the attention of wealthy clients. Although the company is best remembered for its exotic V12s and straight eights, Packard's first multi-cylinder car was the Series 1-48 six that joined the existing four-cylinder models for the 1912 season. With the 'Twin Six' V12 's arrival for 1916 the six-cylinder Packard was dropped. When the next Packard six appeared in September 1920, it was a completely different beast: lighter and almost as powerful as its predecessor despite a considerable capacity disadvantage, the 'Single Six' had clearly benefited from Packard's experience of aero-engine manufacture in WWI. Following the Single Eight's introduction in the summer of 1923, the Packard Six received the former's innovatory four-wheel brakes in December that year. From then on, engineering changes introduced on the Eight would also be applied to the Six, most notably Bijur chassis lubrication, aluminium pistons, and revised combustion chambers and manifolding, these latter improvements boosting power of the 288.6cid (4.7-litre) six-cylinder unit to 81bhp.
This righthand-drive example with seven-passenger limousine coachwork dates from 1928, the last year of Packard Six production until the model's re-introduction for 1937. The car is understood to have been delivered new to a family in Yorkshire, subsequently spending time in Kent and the Midlands before being acquired by the present owner in 1998. Restored approximately 12 years ago, the car has been repainted while in present ownership and is finished in two-tone grey/black with grey leather interior. Used regularly and reported as driving very well, the vehicle is presented in very good condition throughout and offered with old-style logbook, current road fund licence, MoT to June 2004 and Swansea V5 registration document.
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