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V-12
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VIN
165256

Description

90 HP, 424 cid, L-Head V-12 Engine, 3-Speed Transmission Chassis No. 11333; Engine No. 165256 NOTE: NON-FUNCTIONING ENGINE When Warren G. Harding rode to his inauguration on March 4, 1921, he became the first President of the United States to be transported to this ceremony in a motorcar, and vehicle he choose for this honor was a Packard "Twin Six" 7-passenger Touring Car much like this ...

90 HP, 424 cid, L-Head V-12 Engine, 3-Speed Transmission Chassis No. 11333; Engine No. 165256 NOTE: NON-FUNCTIONING ENGINE When Warren G. Harding rode to his inauguration on March 4, 1921, he became the first President of the United States to be transported to this ceremony in a motorcar, and vehicle he choose for this honor was a Packard "Twin Six" 7-passenger Touring Car much like this beautiful example being offered. This year a new Fuelizer was developed to provide a bit more power by pre-igniting the fuel before it entered the cylinder. Sitting on a 135" wheelbase, this was a comfortable car to ride in, perfect for the President of the United States. Treated to a full professional restoration this was the ultimate in luxury and performance as America entered the roaring 20's. Finished in gleaming black paint and trimmed in black leather with black fabric top, it is an imposing vehicle. The plating on bright work looks fresh with a depth of quality that is sure to win smile and awards. An interesting item is the winged Moto-Meter, which provides a clue to this car's heritage as it promotes the Chicago based distributor with an image of an early bi-plane, presumably powered by Packard. The factory installed Waltham speedometer/odometer shows 12,075 miles and who knows those could be from new. Other gauges, supplied by National include fuel level, oil pressure and amperes. This is an outstanding example of the supremacy of Packard from a time when performance and innovation in motoring was important and this model was a leader. It has been quite a while since we have seen another early Twin Six of this caliber cross the auction block which makes this a very unique opportunity to own the finest, then people will want to ask the man, or woman, who owns one.

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