Lot 168

Hershey 2018

1924 Packard Single Six Touring


$52,250 USD | Sold

United States | Hershey, Pennsylvania



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  • An older restoration in lively colors that presents very nicely
  • Fitted with artillery wheels, wind wings, and side-mounted spare tires
  • A lovely example of Packard’s Second Series
Addendum: Please note that the wind wings were damaged in transit and will require repair. The car is accompanied by the tubular bumpers which were removed for transit.

Despite being introduced on 14 June 1923, Packard considered its new Single Eights as 1924 models. The companion Single Six made its appearance on 27 December 1923. During the year, the designation “Single” seemed superfluous so the names were reduced simply to Packard “Six” and “Eight.” Having been brought to market six months later, the new Sixes took on the styling of the new Eight along with mechanical upgrades and features of the more expensive and larger car.

Included were new four-wheel brakes, windshield wiper, rear-view mirror, electric gas gauge on the dash, tonneau light, and stop light. Tires were changed to 33 × 5, the cooling capacity increased, and a larger steering wheel fitted. Packard claimed the Six had been engineered with maximum power coupled with silent operation, all the while affording 16–20 miles per gallon. The Touring Car, Model 226 with Body No. 220, was priced at $2,585, making it the least expensive model available for 1924.

This Single Six Packard has been in the consignor’s possession since October 2010. It is finished in a lively combination of bright yellow with black fenders while accented by navy blue pinstriping. Even the beautifully restored wooden artillery wheels are accented with matching stripes. Packard’s 54-hp, 268.4-cu. in. inline six-cylinder engine coupled to a three-speed manual transmission provided motivation.

The black leather upholstery is excellent, as is the top, dash, and restored wooden steering wheel. While not original, the tubular chrome bumpers are typical of the period as are the whitewall tires and side-mounted spares. Wind wings using the correct type of safety plate glass were added by the previous owner. This is a lovely Second Series Packard that will continue to serve its new owner well.