Packard 136 Single Eight 246 Sport

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136 Single Eight 246 Sport





In 1924 the Single Eight was introduced and it was the first volume-produced American automobile to house an eight-cylinder engine and be outfitted with four-wheel brakes. In 1925, the Single Eight became the Eight, and the six-cylinder line was renamed to the Six.

During the 1920s, Packard's product line evolved from having the Twin-Six as its principal product to focusing on the straight-eight engine, which in one form or another, became the mainstay of the Packard stable. The Packard Eight was available with 12 different body styles.

This Model 143 is powered by the original Straight-Eight engine producing 90 horsepower. The body on this first series Packard was built by the Fleetwood Body Company of Pennsylvania. Shortly after building this body, the Fleetwood Company was purchased by General Motors and moved to Detroit, Michigan. The original owner of this car was the president of the Chicago and Northwest Railroad.

The Packard 143 was introduced in 1924. The largest cars from the Packard lineup appeared in the Single Eight 143 series which utilized a brand new chassis of 143-wheelbase. In this series, only two 7-passenger sedans and one touring vehicle appeared in the series.

Options available with the Packard 143 from the factory included dual side mount Packard signed script mirrors with locks and dual side mount wheels. Other options were side matching cowl lights with jewels, Packard stone guard, wind wings with signed Packard script and Packard lady and motor meter radiator ornament, locking spinners for the hubs on the side mount spares, Senior Trippe lamps with levels, seven passenger seating when necessary and original Packard signed trunk. Other features included the original set of side curtains and dual rear windshield.

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