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Going Slow on Daytona Beach

A stately Packard landaulet rolls along the sands at Daytona Beach. This is a 1908 model 30 (UA) with cross flow radiator and 1908 Ohio plate. We have no idea what time of year this was taken, but the ladies appear to be enjoying a leisurely top-down day. Photo from the Robert C. Laurens collection,…

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1912 Packard

Two great photos of an impressive Packard, taken in Camp Dix, NJ c. 1917. Packard introduced the “Dominant Six” in 1912, and this seven passenger touring is a model 48. The car has acetylene headlamps of the type Packard used on model 30’s from 1909 through 1912, and kerosene cowl lights. By 1913, Packard had…

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Life On The Assembly Line

We recently did a post on The Fisher Body plants and found one more photo above showing what maybe close to the end at a GM Fisher body assembly line. Hopefully one of our readers can identify these finished bodies. Below we have an image from a Packard assembly line that has the appearance of…

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1912 Packard

A 1912 Packard model 30 touring with a flat tire, getting needed attention. The car belonged to Branton Henderson, of New Castle, PA whose allegiance to Packard ran deep, as he owned several other Packards. The license plate is a 1915 Massachusetts partial year registration, as designated by the X prefix. This was one way…

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Body by Fleetwood

This is a Fleetwood bodied Packard, a 3rd series twin six model 3-35 touring, that belonged to Branton Henderson of New Castle, PA whose earlier twin six was the subject of a prior post.  Signature features of Fleetwood include the smooth fenders, straight edge molding from the radiator shell back through the body, and distinctive…

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12 Cylinders, One Passenger

We don’t often see side views, but this one is a great attempt to squeeze in one of Packard’s great cars, a first series twin six runabout (1916). Weighing in at about 2 tons and with a 125″ wheelbase, this was a formidable car, powered by Packard’s first 12 cylinder, an L-head with 424 cubic…

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