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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.