Packard Model 30 7-Passenger Touring
The launch of the Model 30 in 1907 established Packard as a builder of luxury cars, creating, with Peerless and Pierce-Arrow, the “Three Ps” of prestige in American automobile manufacturing. Packard was the only member of the Three Ps to survive the Depression, but only because it diversified into medium-priced cars. Still, Packard continued to lead the American luxury segment after World War II and was outsold by Cadillac only once before 1950.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in March of 2011 at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida.
30 bhp, 431.9 cu. in. inline T-head four-cylinder engine, rear-mounted three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle and live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, two-wheel mechanical brakes. Wheelbase: 123.5".
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Darin Schnabel