This sort of thing really is what I like about car collecting. If it were mine I would do a mechanical restoration and find another pair of Rudge wheels for the rear, and find a top bow set.
That car was for sale at the Bakersfield meet last month.
Just curious, does anyone remember what they were asking? That would make an awesome car!! Just a little more complicated then a T and a lot harder to keep going!!! Very Neat John
70K was the price I think. They had extra wheels for it. Was said to have been owned by Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. As usual, no proof of that. Not that it would have mattered anyway. It is a grand machine. Did not look like it would take much to get it running.
It's up to $50k and the reserve hasn't been met yet.
Boy oh boy is right! If my math is correct that V-12 displaces 424 cubic inches. I couldn't find the rated horsepower, but I bet in good shape that thing will really fly.
I didn't realize there were any V-12's made that early.
I thought I had a pic of the price, couldn't find it, I think they were asking over 100gs at the meet.
Royce, no room in the stable for this one? I was thinking you might have a muscle car that might need a new home.
Having restored a 1916 Packard Twin Six Limo I can attest to the quality of the car. The V-12 was as smooth a engine I have ever been around. The attention to detail and quality was unbelievable. The only downfall was the placement of the exhaust manifolds. They were placed inside the V, with the aluminum carburetor in between. With todays weak and thin fuel these cars now are subject to extreme fuel vapor lock.
Driving my 1916 Packard was like driving a car from the late 30's or 40's smooth, quite and an incredible amount of power despite of weight and size at 135" wheelbase.
The car above was a very interesting body style and in my opinion should be preserved rather than restored. I realize the condition of the car and it is marginal at best but it s an unusual and interesting vehicle.
Dunedin - Brighton Run, New Zealand 2011. 1918 Packard restored by Robert Duncan of Wanaka. He is restoring a second.
The above limo was as Packard called the a 6 fender limo. A very interesting fact is that the late Phil Hill F-1 champion came home from the hospital when he was born in Pasadena in his aunts 6 fender Packard twin six limo.
Phil still had that Packard and another twin six when he passed away several years ago. The common complaint with the twin six was the vapor lock. I figured out a way to keep cool fuel running through the carburetor and provided the same for Phil's 6 fender Packard. He was able to drive his car in any temperature without vapor lock.
Wish that guy in the hoodie wasn't standing there so we could see the third fender details better.
Interesting (strange?) design!
What would be fun is to leave it like it is, maybe add a tool box to the back that matches the patina of the car and take it to top end vintage car shows.