1921 Single Six Sedan

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KKarns
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1921 Single Six Sedan

Post by KKarns » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:24 am

I inherited my fathers 1921 Single Six Sedan some years ago and am now in the process of going through the car and getting it road worthy. The car is all original and in wonderful condition right down to the original paint and upholstery. The car has a nice back story. My father bought the car in 1972 from the original owner Cyril H. Foot of Barberton, Ohio. The purchase included numerous spare parts which I am just now going through including a spare motor! The car was transported, by Packard Motor Car Company, to Detroit for it's Golden Jubilee celebration in 1946. I have secured all the correspondence that occured between Mr. Foot and the Packard Motor Car Company regarding the car. I have also tracked down a copy of the Golden Jubilee flyer that has a picture of the car. My plan is to have the car at the National Meet this summer in Columbus, Ohio which happens to be only be 30 miles from my home in Lancaster, Ohio. I will post my progress on the car and some better pictures as I get into the project.
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Re: 1921 Single Six Sedan

Post by Dave Czirr » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:54 am

Well, thanks so much for posting. That is just a wonderful story and a wonder car. At long last there is a growing respect and admiration in the hobby for unmolested and well-preserved original cars and yours appears to be exceptional in that regard. We're looking forward to hearing more about you and the car. And just a note, Packard's Golden Jubilee was 1949, not 1946. I'd love to see a picture of the Jubilee flyer and any of the correspondence about the car's role in that event!

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Re: 1921 Single Six Sedan

Post by KKarns » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:54 am

You bet Dave! I plan to only restore the mechanics and maintian the rest of the car as original and for as long as I can.

Not sure why the confusion over the dates of the Golden Jubilee, perhaps I described it in error as Packard's Golden Jubilee when it may have been Packard's participation in "Motordom's" Golden Jbilee of 1946.

Attached are pictures of the Golden Jubilee flyer and correspondence from Packard which I have all the originals. Even have one there from the President and General Manager!

Look forward to hearing from you. Ken

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Re: 1921 Single Six Sedan

Post by KKarns » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:15 am

Here we go:
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My 1921 Featured
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1946 Golden Jubilee Original Flyer

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Re: 1921 Single Six Sedan

Post by KKarns » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:22 am

Packard Motor Car Company correspondence:
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Re: 1921 Single Six Sedan

Post by Dave Czirr » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:27 am

What can I say, just wonderful stuff!!

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Re: 1921 Single Six Sedan

Post by vukelic » Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:37 pm

Thanks for sharing this great story. Hope to see the car in Ohio at the PAC annual meet in 2018 ! Please post photos when you get the car ready to show it.

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Re: 1921 Single Six Sedan

Post by Adam » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:32 am

Lovely pics. Thanks for sharing!

And a shed full of other interesting cars too, I think.
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Re: 1921 Single Six Sedan

Post by KKarns » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:39 pm

The back story is quite remarkable and was extremely happy to have the original documents from Packard. My father being only the second owner of a car this old is also quite unusual. Thanks for your thoughts Dave.

Appreciate that Vukelic, I was thrilled to learn of the car being featured at the Golden Jubilee as I remember my father talking about that when I was young but didn't pay much attention at that age (girls and cars much faster than a 21 Packard! had my attention). I will be posting my progress of getting the car road worthy.

Thanks much Adam. You are astute in your perusal of the picture!...

Included (barely) in the picture is a 1928 Franklin, a 1946 MG-TC, and a 1956 MGA Roadster. These cars have been sold and I still have a 1983 Mercedes 280 SL Euro Model, which I am also selling. I plan to hang onto the Packard and get it back on the road and make the national meet in Columbus. This blog entry is set-up to chronicle same.

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Re: 1921 Single Six Sedan

Post by Adam » Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:40 am

Good choice to retain the Packard! I see that the Franklin has hydraulic brakes. Is that original or a conversion?
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