<b>1902 Packard Model G Four-Passenger Surrey</b>
Lot 417
The only surviving Two-Cylinder Packard in existence
1902 Packard Model G Four-Passenger Surrey
Sold for US$ 423,500 inc. premium

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The only surviving Two-Cylinder Packard in existence
1902 Packard Model G Four-Passenger Surrey

367ci Two Cylinder opposed engine (6x6.5)
24 HP Dual carburetors
Governor controlled jump spark ignition
3-Speed sliding-gear transmission

THE MODEL G

"A True Leviathan" declared Automobile and Motor Review in their article about the massive new Packard Model G owned by Harlan Whipple. Never-before had its editors witnessed a motor car of such gigantic scale and stature. Sporting what was described as an eight passenger tonneau body and being propelled by a motor with dimension were more akin to a small passenger ship.

Packards most ambitious motorcar to date and one that pushed the boundaries of the Packard design model to the limit. The engine was basically two of the potent Packard singles in an opposed boxer configuration. The cylinders measured 6" bore by 6 ½" stroke and were fed by two independent carburetors. Ignition was modern jump spark and was regulated by a governor system a dry cell battery compartment was fitted at the front of the car. Two water tanks under the front seats each holding four gallons supplied the twenty-four tube finned radiator. Two fuel tanks one front and rear fed the thirsty engine. Packard differed from the standard American type by specifying there three speed sliding gear transmission in favor of the dominant planetary type.

The huge motor was then fitted into a pressed channel chassis seven inches longer than the Model F. Fenders were aluminum and the mostly wood body work featured deep tufted leather upholstery. Mounted on wheels two inches taller than its predecessor, with suitably upright coachwork and tipping the scales at 4000 pounds the new Packard was a sight to behold.

The new Packard Model quickly proved its worth in prominent endurance contests. Harlan Whipple entered hi brand New G in the New York to Boston contest in 1902. This demanding course subjected the 75 entered motorcars to some demanding terrain. 500 treacherous miles later the Model G had scored the best and was awarded the Gold Medal and Presidents Cup. Whipple noted the cars ability to scale the most difficult gradients in high gear and on the level could create great distance on its rivals.

Surviving records indicate that only four Packard Model Gs were built but no indication of the selling price. It would be safe to speculate that it was at least twice the price of the Model Fs eye-water $2500, no doubt contributing to its slow sales figures. It is recorded that the first of the four Model Gs was delivered to William Rockefeller.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

The sole surviving example of a Packard's twin-cylinder motorcar is offered from over 70 years of ownership in the Bothwell collection. As imposing today as it was 115 years ago when it was first seen this is without question one of the most important and impressive American motorcars of the pre-1905 period.

Acquired by Lindley Bothwell in the early 1940s from David Grey. Contemporary photos show the car to be a fine original specimen. A tragic fire in 1949 burned one of the car buildings at the ranch, and this Packards bodywork was badly damaged. After the fire a painstaking rebuild of the car back to its original specification was undertaken by Otto Timm with fine accuracy. While the car was being fully restored it was fitted with a convenient electric starter.

Though many decades have passed since the restoration the Packard has held up well and still presents handsomely and imposingly. The attractive coach work is complimented by the full surrey roof and windscreen. It has not been run in some time but was kept in running order over the years.

A massively important early American car and undoubtedly one of the most capable, The big single-cylinder Packards are noted for their excellent performance and this twin should be on another level all together.

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