1903 Packard Model F Runabout

Summary

In 1903 this car became only the second to drive across America coast-to-coast. Packard plant foreman Tom Fetch and journalist Marius C. Krarup made the trip from San Francisco to New York City in 61 days. Their journey was an enormous challenge. Roads scarcely existed west of the Mississippi, and those east of the river were often simple dirt paths.

In 1903 this car became only the second to drive across America coast-to-coast. Packard plant foreman Tom Fetch and journalist Marius C. Krarup made the trip from San Francisco to New York City in 61 days. Their journey was an enormous challenge. Roads scarcely existed west of the Mississippi, and those east of the river were often simple dirt paths.

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Metal
Leather
Brass (Alloy)
Rubber (Material)

Color

Maroon
Yellow
Black (Color)
Red

Dimensions

Height: 64.375 in

Width: 69.5 in

Length: 123.5 in

Inscriptions

Rear, in yellow: SAN FRANCISCO. Outside of seats, in yellow: Packard / MOTOR CAR / WARREN, OHIO Hubs: OHIO AUTOMOBILE CO. WARREN OHIO U.S.A. THE / PACKARD

Specifications

Make & Model: 1903 Packard Model F runabout

Maker: Packard Motor Car Company, Warren, Ohio

Engine: horizontal-1, 184 cubic inches

Transmission: 3-speed manual

Height: 64.5 inches

Wheelbase: 88 inches

Width: 69.5 inches

Overall length: 123.5 inches

Weight: 2200 pounds

Horsepower: 12 at 850 revolutions per minute

Pounds per horsepower: 183.3

Price: $2,500

Average 1903 wage: $489 per year

Time you'd work to buy this car: about 5 years, 1 month

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