Packard built trucks with the same attention to detail, strength and quality that it applied to automobiles. Produced only from 1905-1923, Packard trucks are an overlooked part of the history of the marque.
This 1920 Packard Model E 3-ton should go a long way toward refurbishing the reputation and recognition of Packard trucks. It has been absolutely beautifully restored to better than new condition for the Miller & Hartman wholesale grocery company in Lancaster, Pennsylvania whose name — along with client Anheuser Busch’s Prohibition era Bevo (‘The Beverage’) drink — is proudly carried on the truck’s screenside body. Miller & Hartman had a fleet of six Packard trucks in the 1920′s and as the company’s 125th anniversary approached it came upon this truck gathering dust in a Danbury, Connecticut lumber yard where it had reputedly accumulated only 16,000 miles since it was built. Offered for sale by its 94-year old owner because ‘it’s getting too hard to crank the old thing’, it was the ideal vehicle to commemorate Miller & Hartman’s long history. It was acquired in 1989 and immediately began a full restoration to its present magnificent condition.
With its hood and fenders finished
left-hand-drive 1920 packard model e truck black 4-speed manual restored