<b>1920 Packard 3-35 TWIN SIX CUSTOM Tourer</b><br />Chassis no. 160466<br />Engine no. 160466

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Lot 184
1920 Packard 3-35 TWIN SIX CUSTOM Tourer
Coachwork by Packard

US$ 135,000 - 150,000
£ 110,000 - 120,000
Amended
8000 Miles From New
1920 Packard 3-35 TWIN SIX CUSTOM Tourer
Coachwork by Packard

Chassis no. 160466
Engine no. 160466

424ci V12 Engine
Single Carburetor
88bhp at 2600rpm
3-Speed Transmission
Rear Mechanical Brakes

*Extremely low mileage example of a top of the line Packard
*Spacious cockpit is suitable for the tallest of drivers
*One of the best driving cars of its era
*V12 power and incredible smoothness


THE PACKARD TWIN-SIX

By 1915 Packard Motor Car Company had firmly established its reputation as the maker of one of the world's finest motorcars. The company had produced a string of finely engineered and well-constructed models since its inception in 1899. Originally founded in Warren, Ohio, the company blossomed when it moved to Detroit, Michigan in 1905. For 1905, Packard found its identity as it moved away from one and two-cylinder mid-engine machines and toward more refined four–cylinder offerings. In 1907, the company hit the peak of its four-cylinder product when the Model 30 was introduced.

Despite the great performance of the Model 30, Packard pushed on with a new six-cylinder car for 1912. The first Packard six would be known initially as just that -- the Six, later taking "the 48" as its name.

Packard, always looking to push things forward, began work on its most ambitious project to date. Under the capable leadership of the brilliant engineer Jesse Vincent, a plan to produce a twelve-cylinder automobile was hatched. Packard would harness their experience gained in building v-type aircraft and marine engines. The challenges of producing such an engine at the time were enormous, however, if successful, the twelve-cylinder engine would clearly place Packard at the forefront of the world's auto manufacturers.

By late 1915, production began on the model christened the "Twin Six." The name brought to mind Packard's six-cylinder experience and success. The resulting engine was a triumph. The smoothness, power, and flexibility were unheard of at the time. Those who were experienced with driving more conventional cars of the era were shocked by the smooth power and free-revving quality of these engines. Enzo Ferrari was so impressed with the smoothness of the Twin Six engine that he used it as inspiration for his own V-12 engines years later.

Famed sportsman Briggs Cunningham regarded the Twin Six as the fastest American car of its day. Brigs owned one in his youth and boasted of its ability to out-pace anything on the road.

THE MOTOR CAR OFFERED

This handsome twin Six tourer has covered only 8000 miles in its nearly 100 year life. Clearly a well-loved never neglected automobile it remains in highly original condition. A rarely seen example of the final series of twelve-cylinder Packards prior to the introduction of the straight-eight engine in 1922. He car benefits form all the mechanical refinement Packard developed over the seven years of production. The body features a more up to date design for the 1920s but still contains some classic Packard element such as the brougham point detailing on the cowl. Finished in black and Packard blue over straw wheels that perfectly complements the understated styling.

The passenger compartment is protected by the original top that is still in good order. The seats have been accurately re trimmed and blend in nicely with the original details. The striking aluminum dash board has not been modified and has all its original instruments and equipment. The engine compartment is tidy and nothing obviously out of place or incorrect. The motor runs smoothly and revs freely with the distinctive v12 exhaust note. The paint presents well though some areas show its age overall the car has an even and honest look one would expect from such an original car.

These Twin Six Packards are wonderful motorcars there road performance is exceptional and the quality as high as any car of its time. These are difficult cars to restore back if neglected and abused making it best to find as good an example as possible. This Packard should prove a bench mark example of a great driving Packard.

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<b>1920 Packard 3-35 TWIN SIX CUSTOM Tourer</b><br />Chassis no. 160466<br />Engine no. 160466
<b>1920 Packard 3-35 TWIN SIX CUSTOM Tourer</b><br />Chassis no. 160466<br />Engine no. 160466
<b>1920 Packard 3-35 TWIN SIX CUSTOM Tourer</b><br />Chassis no. 160466<br />Engine no. 160466
<b>1920 Packard 3-35 TWIN SIX CUSTOM Tourer</b><br />Chassis no. 160466<br />Engine no. 160466
<b>1920 Packard 3-35 TWIN SIX CUSTOM Tourer</b><br />Chassis no. 160466<br />Engine no. 160466
<b>1920 Packard 3-35 TWIN SIX CUSTOM Tourer</b><br />Chassis no. 160466<br />Engine no. 160466
<b>1920 Packard 3-35 TWIN SIX CUSTOM Tourer</b><br />Chassis no. 160466<br />Engine no. 160466
<b>1920 Packard 3-35 TWIN SIX CUSTOM Tourer</b><br />Chassis no. 160466<br />Engine no. 160466
<b>1920 Packard 3-35 TWIN SIX CUSTOM Tourer</b><br />Chassis no. 160466<br />Engine no. 160466
<b>1920 Packard 3-35 TWIN SIX CUSTOM Tourer</b><br />Chassis no. 160466<br />Engine no. 160466
<b>1920 Packard 3-35 TWIN SIX CUSTOM Tourer</b><br />Chassis no. 160466<br />Engine no. 160466
<b>1920 Packard 3-35 TWIN SIX CUSTOM Tourer</b><br />Chassis no. 160466<br />Engine no. 160466
<b>1920 Packard 3-35 TWIN SIX CUSTOM Tourer</b><br />Chassis no. 160466<br />Engine no. 160466
<b>1920 Packard 3-35 TWIN SIX CUSTOM Tourer</b><br />Chassis no. 160466<br />Engine no. 160466
<b>1920 Packard 3-35 TWIN SIX CUSTOM Tourer</b><br />Chassis no. 160466<br />Engine no. 160466
<b>1920 Packard 3-35 TWIN SIX CUSTOM Tourer</b><br />Chassis no. 160466<br />Engine no. 160466
<b>1920 Packard 3-35 TWIN SIX CUSTOM Tourer</b><br />Chassis no. 160466<br />Engine no. 160466
<b>1920 Packard 3-35 TWIN SIX CUSTOM Tourer</b><br />Chassis no. 160466<br />Engine no. 160466
<b>1920 Packard 3-35 TWIN SIX CUSTOM Tourer</b><br />Chassis no. 160466<br />Engine no. 160466
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