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1911 Packard Model18 NCS Runabout Conversion

Gallery Article by Phil Marchese on Jan 24 2013


The Runabout was on the NCS chassis which was shortened to 102" wheelbase and used a sport cowl at the firewall and elongated roadster fenders.  These changes were scratch built into the model and differ substantially from the SMER KIT.

The 1911 factory colors were deep Packard blue with gray wheels and trim and black upholstery.

The short wheelbase runabout featured a streamline cowl, sporty fenders and a rumble seat.  The driver's seat was set back and the steering column lowered for a speedster feel. 

Phil Marchese


Photos and text by Phil Marchese