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1911 Packard Model 18 - Jay Leno's Garage

Published on Dec 2, 2012 732,252 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!
  • David Swift
    David Swift 1 месяц назад kraftpr totally agree, absolutely amazingly detailed and informative.👍 great comment on your part .
  • Gunther Ultrabolt Novacrunch
    Gunther Ultrabolt Novacrunch 2 года назад The steering wheel alone, by itself is beautiful.
  • Susquehanna80
    Susquehanna80 4 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 2 месяца 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.
  • 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 4 года назад @guardian08527 I loved that story too. Back in the good ole days.
  • Rhys Werner
    Rhys Werner 4 месяца назад He didnt even say that
  • gene978
    gene978 4 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 7 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.
  • brainache555
    brainache555 2 года назад Looks like a whiskey brewery on wheels ;) really beautiful
  • carsbyjeff
    carsbyjeff 4 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 Год назад Got the toys and enthusiasm for sure
  • 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!
  • UrDaddy WingNut
    UrDaddy WingNut 2 года назад I would love to be Jay's son!!!
  • UrDaddy WingNut
    UrDaddy WingNut 2 года 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 2 года 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 2 года 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 6 месяцев назад No, but a man can adopt another adult man to be his adopted son. It's been done.@MrNickelbrille
  • 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 2 месяца 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.
  • 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 3 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 2 года 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 8 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 6 месяцев 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 3 месяца 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.
  • tacomahnster
    tacomahnster 3 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!
  • Ross Rossiter
    Ross Rossiter 3 года назад I find myself smiling all the way through these shows. Love Mr Leno's enthusiasm and knowledge
  • Steve G
    Steve G 3 года назад Me too!
  • Albin Nygren
    Albin Nygren 3 года назад +Ross Rossiter I know right? Jay Leno talking about cars just makes me happy!
  • The1200sportster
    The1200sportster 5 лет назад wonder how many folk he employs to keep his collection in such great condition ?
  • The Flylooper
    The Flylooper 3 дня назад Jay, I can see your passion about old cars in this video. I'm glad you're preserving these great examples of American manufacturing.
  • Threetails
    Threetails 4 года назад Dat brass.
  • Pope-Eye
    Pope-Eye 4 года назад I think you're the only person who can change up a gear when coming out of your garage xD
  • SumoFlip511
    SumoFlip511 3 года назад @Pope-Eye Challenge accepted
  • Smash Marxism
    Smash Marxism 3 года назад @Pope-Eye What if I do a rolling 3-gear burnout out of the garage?
  • Boo Hooo
    Boo Hooo 3 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
  • Player Review
    Player Review 4 года назад I hope he writes a biography titled 'Jay Leno: The Denim Driver'.
  • big mike obama
    big mike obama 3 года назад He wears the same thing everyday as a tribute to his idol pee wee herman
  • UrDaddy WingNut
    UrDaddy WingNut 2 года назад and he wears Rustler jeans. I love that he has no presumption in his appearance. To see him in public, you would never think he is an american icon. but hes just as comfortable in a suit and tie at Pebble Beach, lol. Actually bet hes absolutely dieing to tear that suit off and get back in his well worn super comfy denim!
  • Michael McGinley
    Michael McGinley Год назад (изменено) Shawn Wing They shouldve let him wear his denim for the tonight show
  • UrDaddy WingNut
    UrDaddy WingNut Год назад DANG RIGHT!!!
  • UrDaddy WingNut
    UrDaddy WingNut Год назад & his trademark tousselled hair. Never dirty, gawd no! But " Stylishly unkempt"