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Manchurian Warlord Had a Armor Plated Packard Made in New York to Protect Him from the Chinese Peasants

By Bertyc @bertyc
Manchurian warlord had a armor plated Packard made in New York to protect him from the Chinese peasants
Zhang Zuolin (also Chang Tso-Lin or Tsan Tso-Lin) , dominated Manchuria between 1916 and 1928 and felt it necessary to commission this unique armor-plated 1921 Packard Twin Six to protect himself as he traveled through his territory. He chose the prestigious New York City coach builder Brooks-Ostruk for the task.
Mr. Zhang paid a high price for his security. At a whopping $35,000, it was the most expensive custom body made in America at the time.
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