1905 Packard Model N news, pictures, and information
Chassis Num: 1207
This was the inspiration Packard needed, and soon the Packard Company was born. By 1900, brothers James and William packard, who owned the Packard Electric Company in Warren, Ohio and produced incandescent bulbs, began selling their first production automobiles. Packard became very well known for its luxury autos and were in production until 1958.
This 1905 Model N features the distinctive radiator shape that became a Packard trademark for decades. Power is from a four-cylinder engine offering 28 horsepower. It rides on a 106 inch wheelbase and originally sold for $3,600.
Chassis Num: 1161
This Model N (a new model for 1905) is powered by a 266 cubic-inch, 288 horsepower four-cylinder engine. 403 examples were built in 1905 and currently, there are just three known examples to survive. This 5-passenger Touring Model wears chassis number 1161, and is the earliest of the known survivors produced. The car has been given a meticulous nut-and-bolt restoration done largely by its owner and completed in 2011.
The top and upholstery were copied from original pieces and the body is painted with nitro-cellulose lacquer as per the original color. The car retains its correct tools as well as carbide generators and all lights.
In 1905, this vehicle had a starting price of $3,500.
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