1928 Packard Model 526, Dual Windshield Phaeton
- Packard was founded in 1899 by James Ward Packard in Warren, Ohio. The plant was moved to Detroit in 1903. Packard introduced numerous innovations including the modern steering wheel and the first 12-cylinder engine.
- Packard quickly developed a following among the wealthy in the U.S. and abroad. By 1928, Packard had become the most popular luxury automobile in America and their slogan , " Ask the man who owns one" was known worldwide.
- Ironically, this car was designed and built with the idea that it be driven by a woman. Its shorter hood and smaller engine combined to make it easier to maneuver and operate than comparable automobiles.
- The fifth series would be the last six-cylinder Packard until 1937.
- The rear windshield was dealer installed to keep the wind at bay. This Packard is fitted with the touring package which includes dual tail lights, a radiator stone guard, porcelain coated steel disk wheels and fitted luggage in the trunk.
- The six cylinder engine has 288.6 cubic inches and produces 81 horsepower. It sits on a 126" wheelbase and weighs 3,950 pounds.
- Cost new: $2,425