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1911 Packard Model 18 - Jay Leno's Garage

Published on Dec 2, 2012 699,143 views

1911 Packard Model 18. Take a ride with Jay in this 30 hp, 326-inch, 4-cylinder brad-adorned beauty, with a lineage that can be traced to its original owner.
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1911 Packard Model 18 - Jay Leno's Garage

Jay Leno's Garage

  • kraftpr
    kraftpr 4 года назад I'm fast becoming a Jay Leno's Garage fan.  His "old girls" are exquisitely restored and his commentaries are insightful, educational and a delight to listen to.  Thanks so much for the great nostalgia Jay!
  • gene978
    gene978 3 года назад That $4500 in 1911 was a $110,000.00 Equivalent car in todays money. Whoa! You could buy many houses and land back then for that.
    RADIUM CLOCK 5 месяцев назад The purchasing power was more back then as well. $4500 would get you a lot of land back then, today $110,000 barely gets you a house in a decent neighborhood.
  • guardian08527
    guardian08527 4 года назад I got a laugh out of the old car salesmen talking about how cars, even Packard, back in the "old days" were better and considered the newer ones crap.  Some things never change.
  • Njderig
    Njderig 3 года назад @guardian08527 I loved that story too. Back in the good ole days.
  • Rhys Werner
    Rhys Werner 2 месяца назад He didnt even say that
  • Susquehanna80
    Susquehanna80 3 года назад I am so impressed with Jay's knowledge about cars.. I knew he was an avid collector but not everyone who collects knows much about what they're collecting other than re-sale value.   I also loved that Jay just talks normal and conveys his passion without the need to 'entertain' with jokes or background music, etc..  as if performing.  A very cool side to Leno I never saw before, and a beautiful 1911 Packard
  • Luke Warmwater
    Luke Warmwater Неделю назад ever notice that in these car video's jay always has "hat hair" and his shirt looks like it has been chewed on? jay is a car guy plain and simple.
  • Organ Music
    Organ Music 2 года назад An absolutely beautiful machine, they don't make them like that anymore. It's a work of art really, thanks for showing it off Jay.
  • carsbyjeff
    carsbyjeff 3 года назад Another great video. Jay is the best collector and enthusiast on the planet...
  • Mau Ferrusca
    Mau Ferrusca 3 года назад +carsbyjeff It is amazing to hear him explain a TON of mechanical and technical stuff. It seriously amazes me the wealth of car knowledge he has.
  • Justin nitsuj
    Justin nitsuj 2 года назад Agreed...he shares it with everyone!!!....most of em are too selfish :D
  • IcantSignIn
    IcantSignIn Год назад I can't imagine what will happen to all these cars when he dies. I hope he's set up some sort of perpetual trust. "The Leno Foundation for the Preservation of the Complete Driving Experience" I don't know of anywhere else in the world with such a varied collection and except for ones currently in the works....they ALL function perfectly as intended. Every part put back in perfect working order. I'd love to sneak mine into his shop, sort of put it in line for his car guys to do their magic on and then sneak it back out somehow. This October will make 29 years I've been driving this 68 Corolla. I'd like to feel what it was like new.
  • baritonebynight
    baritonebynight Год назад He's definitely the best when it comes to explaining about the old cars and their history. I never cared for him on the tonight show but I love these vids.
  • Katakoyzenos,MXII Christophoros,D
    Katakoyzenos,MXII Christophoros,D Год назад carsbyjeff amen
  • Solomon Jenkins
    Solomon Jenkins Год назад the tonight show wasn't him, it was a hired character. This is Jay Leno
  • samspace81
    samspace81 11 месяцев назад Got the toys and enthusiasm for sure
  • Gunther Ultrabolt Novacrunch
    Gunther Ultrabolt Novacrunch 2 года назад The steering wheel alone, by itself is beautiful.
  • UrDaddy WingNut
    UrDaddy WingNut Год назад I would love to be Jay's son!!!
  • UrDaddy WingNut
    UrDaddy WingNut Год назад He seems to be just a gods honest good guy. So many people can act that good, then the Jarod in them comes to light...
  • MrNickelbrille
    MrNickelbrille Год назад (изменено) So right you are!And we `d be brothers then ;-) Is there a legal way to adopt a father?Mine was crap
  • UrDaddy WingNut
    UrDaddy WingNut Год назад Same here,, step too... . Glad those days are long and far gone, lol
  • GamePlayWithNolan
    GamePlayWithNolan Год назад So you can inherit all his cars when he passes away? lol
  • Aaronator2.0
    Aaronator2.0 Год назад dude if you asked for your birthday he would probably give you one of his cars
  • Frank Eggers
    Frank Eggers 4 месяца назад No, but a man can adopt another adult man to be his adopted son. It's been done.@MrNickelbrille
  • Peanutbuterjelly
    Peanutbuterjelly 3 года назад cruise control in a car from 1911? There are cars sold in 2015 that don't come with cruise control from the factory
  • Eli Malinsky
    Eli Malinsky 2 года назад +Peanutbuterjelly Cars from a hundred years ago had a throttle lever (much like an airplane or a boat) instead of a gas pedal, so there's your cruise control.
  • Brent Wheeler
    Brent Wheeler 2 года назад Eli Malinsky and tractors!
  • TheBrachistochrone
    TheBrachistochrone 2 года назад It has no feedback loop therefore it's pretty much the same as if you just locked your gas pedal in certain position. By today's standards this technology is regarded as very dangerous.
  • vtr0104
    vtr0104 Год назад Yeah, most folks forget that, back in those days, there weren't actually many cars around. You could drive out of town and barely meet others, so sure, you could leave your throttle at 35% engine power and cruise. Cruise control nowadays is not linked to the throttle directly, it's integrated with radar and brakes to maintain a constant speed depending on obstacles ahead. If you wanted just this kind, you could drop a weight on your gas pedal, stick the car in 6th (or 7th, or 8th, depending how many gears you've got) and just take care not to hit anything while driving along :)
  • James Kearney
    James Kearney Год назад (изменено) I am sure someone thought of that in another car around the time. A simple cable and spring assembly (on the brake pedal ) could cut the throttle off and back to the gas pedal.
  • 1432CW
    1432CW 6 месяцев назад (изменено) Actually, on rough roads or ground, a hand throttle is SAFER than a foot throttle. And their were lots of rough roads, and cars being driven across unimproved pastures or open range land, in 1911. This is why so many American cars retained the hand throttle as an auxiliary throttle right up through the early '30s, and why tractors use them even today.
  • Frank Eggers
    Frank Eggers 4 месяца назад Actually, it was just a hand throttle. However, my late father lived in California in the 1920s and a movie producer friend let him drive one of his extra Rolls Royces. My father said that what looked like a throttle was actually a governor control; it would maintain a constant speed. The Roller had a multiple disc clutch running in oil and a 4-speed transmission. Normal starts were made in 3rd gear; you used the lower gears only on hills. You could start in 3rd just by sliding your foot sideways off of the clutch. A damper would keep the clutch from engaging too quickly and the governor would open the throttle; it was a perfectly smooth start. Of course drag racing would have been impossible. The same movie producer had a specially built Packard with the Packard aviation engine. He said it would go well over 100 mph but with brakes on only the rear wheels that would not have been a good idea. I don't know the year of the Packard but I'd guess the early 1920s.
  • Yoshi_IX
    Yoshi_IX 1 месяц назад It's really only cruise control on a flat plane. True cruise control will modulate throttle and brakes to maintain a certain speed. If you go up a hill in this thing, you will need to increase throttle or else you'll lose speed, and vice versa + brake for downhill. It only keeps the throttle in a specific position.
  • brainache555
    brainache555 2 года назад Looks like a whiskey brewery on wheels ;) really beautiful
  • Ross Rossiter
    Ross Rossiter 2 года назад I find myself smiling all the way through these shows. Love Mr Leno's enthusiasm and knowledge
  • Steve G
    Steve G 2 года назад Me too!
  • Albin Nygren
    Albin Nygren 2 года назад +Ross Rossiter I know right? Jay Leno talking about cars just makes me happy!
  • johnny grace
    johnny grace 13 часов назад This particular episode, Jay looks like he just woken up. :-)
  • tacomahnster
    tacomahnster 2 года назад That car is beautiful! So clean... love all of the different types of metals used.
  • Jackie Spencer
    Jackie Spencer Год назад I like so many of your cars!
  • Shane Savage
    Shane Savage 3 года назад Love the old cars they are so much more interesting than modern cars. My father drove a 1938 Packard V-12 Cabriolet Coupe! Wish I had it today!
  • Rohan King
    Rohan King 3 года назад 4500$ in 1911 = 110,256$ in 2015 (FYI)
  • myrryxmas
    myrryxmas Год назад even with inflation that's amazing... these cars were hand built. like Jay remarked about the fit between the piston and the cylinder bore, each piston was hand-fitted to each cylinder. parts were NOT interchangeable. the closest thing we have to that level of craftsmanship today would be a Rolls Royce, and there isn't as much hand crafting in those even at 4 times the price.
  • Steve K
    Steve K 6 дней назад I'm sure you looked that up but those conversions are not as simple as they seem. For instance $4,500 in 1968 is about $45,000 in 2019. I'd imagine the 50+ years from manufacture to '68 would also have inflated by at least ten. In '62 a cheesesteak was 35¢, now $8.
  • The1200sportster
    The1200sportster 5 лет назад wonder how many folk he employs to keep his collection in such great condition ?
  • Boo Hooo
    Boo Hooo 2 года назад Wonderful car.. Love all the different types of metal finishing on the engine.. It's great to listen to Jay.. Full of information
  • Go Away
    Go Away 3 года назад Out of all the cars in the world, those Packards look the best to me. I will own one someday.
  • Thomas Owens
    Thomas Owens 10 месяцев назад Go Away Packard built the best in America, arguably the world's finest. I still want one.
  • 1432CW
    1432CW 6 месяцев назад I've always wanted one. It will never happen, now - these cars all bring way too much money.
  • Michael C
    Michael C 2 года назад Engineers from the past could really design things well at times. When I heard 1911, I couldn't help but think of the 1911 colt 45 gun that companies are still making today.
  • McBandit Hope
    McBandit Hope 2 года назад Which is unfortunately, untrue for old cars
  • Sino Jas
    Sino Jas 10 месяцев назад Typical terrorist always thinking about guns
  • vector6977
    vector6977 7 месяцев назад Sino Jas go cry harder.
  • Ken Konard
    Ken Konard 2 недели назад (изменено) The Colt 1911 was the handgun issued to me along with an M-1 carbine in 1964 in the US Army. The .45 was a very old one, perhaps one used in the Philippines. It was a blast, literally.
  • Lance Boil
    Lance Boil 3 года назад Get a horse! (-;
  • Mau Ferrusca
    Mau Ferrusca 3 года назад +Lance Boil Didn't you read the plate? Horseless carriage. ;)
  • Lance Boil
    Lance Boil 3 года назад Therefore my comment.
  • Mau Ferrusca
    Mau Ferrusca 3 года назад My bad.
  • Don C-M
    Don C-M Год назад 'if I had a horse, I'd horse wip you' ---