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1918 Packard Twin Six

The Packard Motor Company was founded in 1899 and was originally located in Warren, Ohio before moving in 1905 to Detroit, Michigan. Their first four-cylinder Model 30 was introduced in 1907 followed by a six-cylinder car for 1912. By 1915 the company had established its reputation as the maker of one of the world's finest motorcars. However, the market was full of stiff competition, including Cadillac who had introduced the first mass-produced V-8 engine for its 1915 models. Packard responded with the first series-production V-12. It was presented for the 1916 model year and remained in production until 1923, then returned for 1932. The engine in the Twin Six was nearly seven liters, with a single carburetor, and was renowned for its smooth acceleration in high gear. The engine was placed into a chassis that was an evolution of Packard's previous models. The engine was mated to a smooth-shifting three-speed transaxle and there were rear mechanical brakes.


by Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2019

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1918 Vehicle Profiles

1918 Packard Twin Six vehicle information

Touring

After Cadillac introduced the first mass-produced V-8 engine for its 1915 models, Packard raised the stakes with the first series-production V-12. Presented for the 1916 model year, the Packard Twin Six was made until 1923 and returned for 1932. The ....[continue reading]

1918 Packard Twin Six vehicle information

Roadster
Coachwork: Rubay

Engine Num: 158825
Gearbox Num: 158845

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1918 Packard Twin Six vehicle information

Deluxe Town Cabriolet
Coachwork: Fleetwood

The Packard Twin Six was produced from 1915 to 1923. In the summer of 1917, Packard announced the third and final series of the Twin Six, boasting an array of mechanical upgrades. That year, custom bodies began to appear for the first time: a limousi....[continue reading]

Touring
 
Roadster by Rubay
 
Deluxe Town Cabriolet by Fleetwood
 

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Performance and Specification Comparison

Price Comparison

$660-$3,450
1918 Packard Twin Six
$5,600-$8,012
1918 Packard Twin Six Price Range: $3,450 - $5,600

Twin Six

Year
Production
Wheelbase
Engine
Prices
125.00 in.
12 cyl., 424.00 CID., 88.00hp
$2,600 - $4,050
3,606
126.50 in., 135.00 in.
12 cyl., 424.10 CID., 88.00hp
$2,650 - $4,860
8,999
126.50 in., 135.00 in.
6 cyl., 424.10 CID., 88.00hp
$2,865 - $4,915
2,739
126.50 in., 136.00 in.
12 cyl., 424.10 CID., 88.00hp
$3,450 - $5,600
126.50 in., 136.00 in.
$3,450 - $5,600
5,193
136.00 in.
12 cyl., 424.10 CID., 90.00hp
$5,500 - $8,000

Industry Production

#1#2#3Packard
1923Ford (1,831,128)Chevrolet (323,182)Buick (210,572)
1922Ford (1,147,028)Chevrolet (243,479)Dodge (152,673)28,504
1921Ford (1,275,618)Chevrolet (130,855)Buick (82,930)6,374
1920Ford (806,040)Chevrolet (146,243)Dodge (141,000)5,193
1919Ford (820,445)Chevrolet (129,118)Buick (119,310)2,739
1918Ford (435,898)Buick (126,222)Willys Knight (88,753)2,739
1917Ford (622,351)Willys Knight (130,988)Buick (115,267)8,999
1916Ford (734,811)Willys Knight (140,111)Buick (124,834)3,606
1915Ford (501,492)Willys Knight (91,904)Dodge (45,000)
1914Ford (308,162)Overland (48,461)Studebaker (35,374)4,119
1913Ford (168,220)Overland (37,422)Studebaker (31,994)2,618

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