This Packard Model 18 Runabout is a very rare car, and one of only four examples known to exist. It is built on top of a short 102-inch wheelbase and is unusually correct and well documented. Its earliest history traces back before World War II when it was in the possession of a coal miner from Ligonier, Pennsylvania. After the Second World War, it joined the stable of William Snyder III of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The cars next owner was Theodore Olson who would retain the car until 1997, before selling it to Jack Gordon. A short time after purchasing the car, Mr. Gordon performed a comprehensive frame-off restoration that brought it to show quality. After the work was completed, the car participated in the Glidden Tour and a number of Brass Era tours. After the tours, the car was freshened and adjusted as needed. In 2008, the car was acquired by its current owner.
The car is painted in a green color scheme over cream, has the classic gothic radiator, polished brass, and period-correct details. Power is from a 326 cubic-inch T-head four-cylinder unit fitted with a single updraft carburetor. The engine produces 18 horsepower which is sent to the rear wheels via a three-speed selective sliding gearbox. There are two-wheel mechanical drum brakes with a transmission brake.
In 2010, this Model 18 Runabout was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company Auction held in Scottsdale, Arizona. The lot was estimated to sell for $100,000 - $150,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the lot was sold for the sum of $104,500, including buyer's reserve.