#Pic_A_Day  (1579) @AlMachFineArt - 1921 Packard 3-35 Twin Six Custom Town Car

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1921 Packard 3-35 Twin Six Custom Town Car
Coachwork by Wolfington, Philadelphia
Chassis no. S24583
Engine no. S167752B


424 ci V12 Engine 
Single Carburetor 
88bhp at 2600 rpm
3-Speed Transmission
Rear Mechanical Brakes

*Striking coachwork by Wolfington
*Well preserved original example
*V12 power and incredible smoothness

THE PACKARD TWIN-SIX

By late 1915, production began on the model christened the "Twin Six." The name brought to mind Packard's six-cylinder experience and success. The resulting engine was a triumph. The smoothness, power, and flexibility were unheard of at the time. Those who were experienced with driving more conventional cars of the era were shocked by the smooth power and free-revving quality of these engines. Enzo Ferrari was so impressed with the smoothness of the Twin Six engine that he used it as inspiration for his own V-12 engines years later. Famed sportsman Briggs Cunningham regarded the Twin Six as the fastest American car of its day. Brigs owned one in his youth and boasted of its ability to out-pace anything on the road. 

THE MOTOR CAR OFFERED

This wonderfully well preserved third series Packard Twin-Six wears elegant coachwork by the Philadelphia firm of Wolfington. Clearly a well-loved and cared for example, this is undoubtedly a low mileage example. Fine formal cars like this often survived because their owners kept them for decades and would use them only on special occasions. Being Wolfington bodied, it is most likely the car spent its early life in Philadelphia. Coach building was still a regional concern at this point and most of their clientele were local.

The Wolfington Body Company started in 1876, when British immigrant Alexander J. Wolfington set out to apply his skill as a blacksmith to carriage building. He wanted to build the best horse-drawn carriage in Philadelphia. Wolfington, like many coach builders, transitioned into motorcars. By 1910 they were well established and would eventually receive orders for Stutz, Packard, Pierce-Arrow and Cadillac, to name just a few, that bore the sign "Body by Wolfington." Wolfington also continued to customize vehicles for its richer clientele, everything from crafting gold hubcaps and door handles to reproducing a favorite leather armchair as the driver's seat. Unusually, Wolfington still exists today as a major player in the bus industry.

Formal cars like this represent the most expensive and high-quality bodies available for a fine motorcar. There is an extra degree of quality and craftsmanship that these styles offer that the less expensive open cars lack. This fine example would be a wonderful museum piece or welcome entry in some of the most prestigious Concours preservation class.

 

This auto was seen at The Tupelo Auto Museum which is now closed.

The auction of all the museum contents will be held April 26-27 at the Tupelo Automobile Museum with the preview day April 25.

1 Otis Blvd
Tupelo MS 38804

Tel: +1 415 391 4000

Fax: +1 415 391 4040

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 1957 DESOTO ADVENTURER COUPE

Under the guidance of their visionary chief designer Virgil Exner, Chrysler Corporation finally broke free of their staid and conservative design language of the late 1940s and early 1950s with the influential new “Forward Look” of 1955. Chrysler began hinting at its reborn sense of style through a series of dream cars that were the product of a collaboration between Exner and Ghia’s Luigi “Gigi” Segre. The Forward Look thrust Chrysler back into the spotlight and ushered in the era of chrome, fins, and flamboyant style.

This DeSoto Adventurer is one of only 1650 coupes built for the 1957 model year. This lovely example wears an older restoration that has seen many years of regular care and maintenance in the hands of a seasoned collector. According to the trim tag, this car is a genuine Adventurer Sportsman Coupe, correctly finished in original Surf White with Adventurer Gold roof and lower body sweep.

Comprehensively restored a few years after being found. It presents in very good condition, with straight panels and factory-appropriate gaps. Chrome trim and brightwork are also in good condition, with very good bumpers and moldings showing some light polish marks from regular care. This car retains the original gold-anodized wheel covers, unique to the Adventurer. Because of their delicate nature, most get painted during restoration, so it is rare to find a set with the anodized plating intact.

Interior features factory-correct upholstery, which is specific to the Adventurer and corresponds with the trim tag. The fawn-gold seats have white accents and distinct tweed-style fabric inserts. Door panels match the chairs and feature patterned-alloy inserts that repeat on the instrument fascia. The carpets, dash top, and other interior panels are all in fine condition. Period correct “Flookerang” logo floor mats (the official symbol of The New Look) protect the carpets. The top-line Adventurer came equipped with a radio, push button transmission control, and deluxe heater, and this car adds the optional power-adjustable front seat.

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