1928 Packard 526 Sedan - Decked Out!
- Condition: Used
- Make: Packard
- Model: 526 Sedan
- Type: Sedan
- Trim: Sedan
- Year: 1928
- Mileage: 18,000
- VIN: 164269
- Color: Blue
- Engine size: 6
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 3 Speed
- Interior color: Blue
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
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1928 Packard 526 Sedan offered with a reserve
This nice older restoration features Disc Wheels, ear Mounted Spare, riving Light, tone Guard, tched Wind Wings, nd a Motometer. The car runs well, nd is ready to pressed into immediate service on a CCCA Caravan, nd would make an affordable entry into the world of Full Classic Packards.
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Packard was founded by brothers James Ward Packar, illiam Doud Packard and his partner George Lewis Weiss in the city of Warrne OH. James Ward believed that they could build a better horseless carriage that the Winton cars owned by Weiss (An important Winton stockholder) and James Ward, imself a mechanical engineer, ad some ideas how to improve on the designs of current automobiles. By 1899, hey were building vehicles. The company, hich they called the Ohio Automobile Company, uickly introduced a number of innovations in its designs, ncluding the modern steering wheel and years later the first production 12-cylinder engine. While Ford was producing cars that sold for $440, he Packards concentrated on more upscale cars that started at $2,600. Packard automobiles developed a following not only in the United States, ut also abroad, ith many heads of state owning them. In need of more capital, he Packard brothers would find it when Henry Joy, member of one of Detroit's oldest and wealthiest families, ought a Packard. Impressed by its reliability, e visited the Packards and soon enlisted a group of investors that included his brother-in-law, ruman Newberry. In 1902, hio Automobile Company became Packard Motor Car Company, ith James as president. Packard moved its automobile operation to Detroit soon after and Joy became general manager and later chairman of the board. The Packard's factory on East Grand Boulevard in Detroit was designed by Albert Kahn, nd included the first use of reinforced concrete for industrial construction in Detroit. When opened in 1903, t was considered the most modern automobile manufacturing facility in the world and its skilled craftsmen practiced over eighty trades.
The company was commonly referred to as being one of the "Three P's" of American motordom royalty, long with Pierce and Peerless. Packard's leadership of the luxury car field was supreme. Entering into the 1930s Packard attempted to beat the stock market crash and subsequent depression by manufacturing ever more opulent and expensive cars than it had prior to October 1929. The Packard Twin Six was introduced for 1932, nd re-named the Packard Twelve for the remainder of its run (through 1939). Packard did not change cars as often as other manufacturers did at the time. Rather than introducing new models annually, ackard began using its own "Series" formula for differentiating its model change-overs in 1923. New model series did not debut on a strictly annual basis, ith some series lasting nearly two years, nd others lasting as short a time as seven months. In the long run, hough, ackard did average approximately one new series per year. Our Ebay Policies:
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