1916 Packard Twin Six Touring Car

Summary

Packard Motor Car Company, already established as America's premier luxury automaker, stunned the industry when it introduced a 12-cylinder "Twin Six" engine for 1916. The new engine produced less vibration and a smoother ride. The V-12's smaller cylinders, aluminum alloy pistons and light connecting rods weighed half as much as their counterparts in the previous six-cylinder engine.

Packard Motor Car Company, already established as America's premier luxury automaker, stunned the industry when it introduced a 12-cylinder "Twin Six" engine for 1916. The new engine produced less vibration and a smoother ride. The V-12's smaller cylinders, aluminum alloy pistons and light connecting rods weighed half as much as their counterparts in the previous six-cylinder engine.

Artifact

Automobile

Date Made

1916

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

35.402.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Leger Metzer.

Material

Steel (Alloy)
Metal
Glass (Material)
Leather
Rubber (Material)

Color

Black (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 83.25 in

Width: 69.5 in

Length: 189 in

Inscriptions

Hubs: PACKARD MOTOR CAR CO. DETROIT, MI USA Plate inside hood: LICENSED UNDER / KARDO / PATENTS /. No. 25852 / THE KARDO CO. / CLEVELAND Headlights marked glass: SHALER / ROADLIGHTER.

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