8th Sep, 2021 13:00

Imperial War Museum Duxford

  Lot 12

1923 Packard Six Sedan

Sold for £17,550

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: DS 8058
Chassis No: 441615R
MOT: Exempt

  • In the previous family ownership for approximately thirty years
  • An older restoration that was completed to a high standard and well maintained since
  • Scarce right-hand-drive example
  • A highly usable and luxuriously fitted 1920’s motorcar

By the end of the 1920s, Packard had arguably become the last word in American automotive fashion outselling rival Cadillac by three to one. Responsible for lifting Packard out of the post-WW1 depression, the 'Six' range was current between 1921 and 1928. Engineered to the same exacting standards as its larger brethren, the newcomer was based around a beautifully wrought ladder-frame chassis equipped with leaf-sprung suspension and four-wheel drum brakes. Powered by a 4-Litre (later 4.7-Litre) straight-six engine allied to four-speed manual transmission, the 'Six' could be had with a range of elegant factory coachwork. Though, with the plentiful power and torque on tap from its famously durable L-head powerplant, it also boasted a surprising turn of speed.

The 1923 example of the Packard Six on offer here is fitted with the 4.0-liter straight-six engine mated to a four-speed manual transmission. An older restored example which was completed to a high standard, ‘DS 8058’ has been well maintained since, both throughout the previous long-term family ownership (from 1989 to 2019) and during the subsequent ownership of the vendor. Luxuriously appointed, the cabin features Red leather upholstery upfront and Red velour cloth to the rear plus a six-person drinks cabinet and cigar hatches. Accompanied by period marketing literature, copies of the service manual and a current V5C document, this handsome and scarce right-hand drive example of the Packard Six is a highly useable entry into 1920’s motoring!

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
07538 667452


Auction: Imperial War Museum Duxford, 8th Sep, 2021

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Tuesday 7th September from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 8th September 2021 from 9am

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