1910 Packard Model NC '18' Touring

1910 Packard Model NC '18' Touring

Packard was an American luxury automobile marque built by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan, United States. The first Packard automobiles were produced in 1899, and the last Detroit-built Packard in 1956, when they built the Packard Predictor, their last concept car.

Packard bought Studebaker in 1953 and formed the Studebaker-Packard Corporation of South Bend, Indiana. The 1957 and 1958 Packards were actually badge engineered Studebakers, built in South Bend.

The Packard Model 18 was produced from 1908 through 1911. It was a smaller version of the Model 30 and cost $1,000 less. The '18' designates a French calibration of horsepower that equates to 30 horsepower.

The Packard Model 18 was a smaller car that was built to the same high standards of quality as the Model 30. The car was touted as a 'city car' and available in a multitude of body styles.

This particular example is a Model NC 18 which is believed to be the 142nd earliest complete Packard automobile in existence. It was sold new in Minneapolis to G. Friedeman. The subsequent owners prior to 1950 are not known. Around that time, it was acquired by Florian Stuzinski, who sold it in 1955 to Bill Lund of St. Paul. In 1958, it was acquired by its current owner, who has cared for it for the past six decades.

The car has been given a recent restoration. The body is finished in black and red using a correct period color scheme, and upholstered in maroon leather. It rides on cream-finished wooden wheel with whitewall tires. Brass items include headlamps, side lights, and Packard radiator script.

The car is powered by a T-head four-cylinder engine which displaces 267.5 cubic-inches and produces 18 horsepower. It has a three-speed sliding-gear manual transmission and rear-wheel mechanical drum brakes.

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Production Start 1910
Country of origin USA