Packard Company was very successful with the production of its early four-cylinder cars and by 1912 it began production of the six-cylinder range. A total of 14 different body styles were offered, including this Phaeton. Packard owners could also choose from over 40 different paint styles in a range of attractive single and two-tone color schemes, and this olive green and black is typical of the era.
This Packard 38 has a T-head six-cylinder engine developing 82 horsepower at 1720 RPM. The 38 was known to be one of the smoothest running cars of its days - an experience made possible by a number of mechanical refinements, including a sliding gear transmission and a complicated shaft drive through spiral bevel gears.