1923 Packard Touring
The 1923 Sport Touring on display here is one of the first Packard single sixes. The single six was introduced in 1922 as a successor to the cylinder twin six. At half the weight and at much lower cost than the twin six, the single six had almost the same horsepower, 56HP. The new in-line six engine was a beautiful example of quality engineering, with seven main bearings and 268.4 cubic inch displacement. Disc wheels, a low slanted windshield, vent wings, leather seats and a rear seat windscreen were distinguishing features of the Packard Sport Touring. This car was restored at the shops of the original Imperial Palace Restoration Facility in the 1980’s. The car was an overwhelming favorite among so-called "smart set" of the "Roaring Twenties."