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Packard

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1906. 12 h.p.
1929. Model 633. Exhibit at Motor Museum of Western Australia.
1934. Packard Twelve. 12-cylinders. 7292cc. Exhibit at the Manoir de L'Automobile, Loheac.
October 1936. 26 hp, 6 cylinder model 115.
1936. Packard 120 Club Sedan. 8-cylinders. 4623cc. Exhibit at the Manoir de L'Automobile, Loheac.
1938. Packard 110 Business Coupe 4,345cc. Reg No: VSJ 616.
1939. Packard Eight Sedan.
1946. Packard Clipper Six Sedan.
1948. Packard Eight Sedan.
1952. Packard 200 Series Deluxe Sedan.
1953. Packard Clipper Deluxe Sedan.
1953. Packard Patrician 400. 8-cylinders. 4623cc. Exhibit at the Manoir de L'Automobile, Loheac.

James Packard of Warren, Ohio

Commenced making cars in 1899

Packard was founded by James Ward Packard, his brother William Doud Packard and their partner, George Lewis Weiss, in the city of Warren, Ohio.

In September, 1900, the Ohio Automobile Company was founded as the manufacturer, while the cars were always sold as Packards. Since these automobiles quickly gained an excellent reputation, and there were more automobile makers that produced — or at least planned to — under the label "Ohio", the name was on October 13, 1902 and it became the Packard Motor Car Company.


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