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1920 Packard Twin Six 3-35 Runabout

    Packard introduced their new 6-cylinder car in 1912, and it was called 'The Six.' Later, under the leadership of engineer Jesse Vincent, a 12-cylinder engine was introduced, which by late 1915 was dubbed the 'Twin Six.' The V12 engine was comprised of two 6-cylinder blocks set at a 60-degree angle linked by an aluminum crankcase. It was a side-valve design that displaced a total of 424 cubic inches and produced 88 horsepower. There were 7,746 examples of the Packard Twin Six sold in its introductory year, with figures increasing to 8,899 in 1917.

    The Packard Twin Six was the first twelve-cylinder engine put into series production anywhere in the world. It made history from the day it was born and continued to do so from the spring of 1915 when it was introduced until June 1923 when it was discontinued. The first automobile to carry a U.S. president to his inauguration was the Twin Six which Warren Harding rode in 1921. In all, 35,000 people purchased one leaving Packard a legacy that would far outlast the storied company from East Grand Avenue.

    This 1920 Packard Twin Six is a Model 3-35, a four-passenger rumble seat roadster built on a 136-inch wheelbase. 1920 was the first year that Packard made a factory body, and this car is the earliest known Packard with this body style. It was put away in a barn in Michigan in the early 1950s and remained untouched until 2012. The car still had its original paint and interior when the current owner purchased it in 2013, but it was sadly too far gone to preserve and the decision was made to fully restore the car using as many of the original parts as possible.

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    1920 Packard Twin Six 3-35 Auction Sales

    Recent Sales of the Packard Twin Six 3-35

    (Data based on Model Year 1920 sales)
    1920 PACKARD TWIN 6 TRANSFORMABLE TOWN CAR
    Chassis#: 160326
    Sold for USD$110,000
      2024 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale AZ
    1920 Packard Twin Six 3-35 image  1920 Packard Twin Six 3-35 image  
    1920 Packard 3-35 Twin Six Transformable Town Car by Fleetwood
    Chassis#: 160326
    Sold for USD$145,600
      2022 RM Sothebys : Monterey
    1920 Packard Twin Six 3-35 image  1920 Packard Twin Six 3-35 image  
    1920 Packard 3-35 Twin Six Seven-Passenger Limousine
    Chassis#: 163917
    Sold for USD$39,200
      2021 Worldwide Auctioneers : The 14th Annual Auburn Auction
     
    1920 PACKARD TWIN SIX ROADSTER
    Chassis#: 163375
    Sold for USD$215,600
      2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
     
    1920 PACKARD TWIN 6 ROADSTER
    Chassis#: S21699164886
    Sold for USD$181,500
      2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale
     

    Packard Twin Six 3-35s That Failed To Sell At Auction

    1920 Packard Twin Six 3-35's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
    VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
    1920 Packard 3-35 Twin Six Transformable Town Car1603262023 Mecum : 2023 Monterey$80,000$225,000$275,000
    1920 Packard 3-35 TWIN SIX CUSTOM Tourer1604662017 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction $135,000$150,000

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    1920 Packard Twin Six 3-35

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    Transformable Town Car
    Coachwork: Fleetwood
    Chassis #: 160326
    1920 Packard Twin Six 3-35 vehicle information
    Tourer
    Chassis #: 160466
    Engine #: 160466

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