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Lot 17

2019   |   Amelia Island 2019

1915 Packard Twin Six 1-35 7-Passenger Touring

SOLD $32,480

Estimate

$100,000 - $130,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

81407

Car Highlights

The First Production V-12 Passenger Model
Unrestored First-Series Twin Six Ideal for Restoration
First Owned by Businessman and Inventor Andrew Kramer
More than 45 Years of Single Family Ownership from New
Eligible for HCCA Show and Touring Events

Technical Specs

424.1 CID L-Head V-12 Engine
Single Packard Carburetor
88 HP at 2,600 RPM
3-Speed Manual Gearbox
Rear-Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes
Front and Rear Semi-Elliptical Leaf Suspension

Saleroom Addendum

Please note that this vehicle is sold on a Bill of Sale.

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Upon the introduction of the Twin Six in 1915, Henry Joy, president of Packard Motor Car Co., proclaimed it to be “the greatest piece of machinery that ever went upon the highways.” Packard’s well-established engineering prowess surely appealed to this vehicle’s first owner, Andrew Kramer, who was an inventor and founder of the Columbian Steel Tank Company of Kansas City.

In 1917, the Twin Six was damaged in a fall as it was being hoisted to the second floor of a paint and trim shop. Mr. Kramer had the Packard factory rebuild the car, which was completed using a second-series Twin Six engine. This stately automobile was soon pressed into service escorting VIPs around the Columbian Steel Tank Co. factory grounds, which it did for many years. In 1951, Kansas City was struck by the infamous Black Friday Flood. Water and mud inundated the factory grounds – including the Packard, as shown in photos in the car’s history file. The Twin Six was subsequently cleaned by the Kramer family, and then was sold, circa 1963, to Packard enthusiast and collector Bradley Skinner. Mr. Skinner later installed a correct first-series V-12 engine, which it retains today. No longer in running condition, this remarkable Packard will require refurbishment before use.

This Twin Six is a rare unrestored survivor from one of the most celebrated marques in automotive history.