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Car Seat: 1918

Car Seat: 1918

Washington, D.C., 1918. "C.N. O'Dell children." Illegally but adorably parked. 4x5 inch glass negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.


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Packard dropped their 6-cylinder when they introduced the Twin-Six in 1916. Although the Twin-Six was made through 1923, after a few years Packard realized that the 12-cylinder was just too expensive to keep building and designed the new Single-Six for introduction in 1921. That year Warren G. Harding became the first President to arrive at the inauguration in a car—a Packard Twin-Six.

Warner-Lenz had been a standard item on Packards for a couple of years by the time the main photo above was taken.


Eagle-eyed reader Hayslip spotted them on a Marmon here, and
tterrace ID'd them on another Marmon here.

Car ID

1917 Packard Twin-Six

Ask The Man Who Owns One

Not enough of the car to say for sure, but it is a Packard. Possibly a six cylinder, but it could be a Twin Six, which was Packard's name for their V-12

This is a Packard 3-38 six. It is visually identical to the Twin Six. Without opening the hood, we may never know if it is little brother or big brother

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