1936 Packard 120 Convertible Coupe30,700 Miles, Rumble Seat, Side Mounts, Meticulously Maintained
Winning Bid: $65,000
ONLINE ONLY AUCTION at www.classicpromenade.com. We are proud to auction this 1936 Packard 120 Convertible Coupe with dual side mounts and rumble seat. As an older award-winning restoration, with only a little detailing this Packard can used for both showing or touring. The styling of this model is quite exceptional, notice the rakish chrome windshield frame that make it look more like a roadster than a convertible coupe. But the utility of the wind-up windows are there when needed.
This particular Packard sold new in Philadelphia, PA on March 18, 1936. It has spent most of its life in the possession of a Mr. Jack Willam Kruse of Jacksonville, FL. Mr. Kruse purchased the vehicle with 30,000 actual miles. He has fully restored the vehicle and has owned it for several decades. Upon the death of Mr. Kruse, his son, Kolby, inherited the vehicle. However, due to medical reasons, Kolby was unable to drive.
In 2016 the Packard was sold to its current owner. Since then, it has been kept in a private collection in Albuquerque, NM. The complete history of this Packard is very much paraphrased in this description. In fact, this car has a substantial amount of paperwork and documentation telling much of the story this car has experienced.
Throughout its life, this car has hardly been driven. Only 365.5 miles per year to be exact! Given its low millage and meticulous care, this Packard is not requiring any mechanical attention. The venerable 282 CID straight eight offered 110 hp that was transmitted through its three-speed transmission. The 120 model was the first in the Packard lineup to offer hydraulic brakes. The drivetrain components and accessories function as designed, but we would recommend further recommissioning prior to touring. With only minor detailing, the engine and chassis can be ready for show. The charging system has been converted to an alternator and we are awaiting details as to if it has been converted to a 12 volt system.
Cosmetically this Packard looks like new. Truly, the classic Tabaco Cream paint is in outstanding condition despite its age and is free from any noticeable blemishes. The paint is complimented with a red coachstripe that accents the lines, especially with the optional artillery wheels and dual side mounted spares. The tan Haartz cloth convertible top is in beautiful condition and fits tight and is complete with the complementing top boot. The running board rubber is still like new. Other optional features include side wind deflectors, fog lights and accessory turn signal indicators for safety while touring.
The beige leather interior is equally as nice with all materials and touch points showing little to no sign of wear. The rumble seat is also in matching beige leather and in excellent condition. You may have noticed a missing gauge cluster in our photos. That particular item was out for repair during the time of the photoshoot. Updated photos will be uploaded upon completion.
We are very fond of all things Packard, having dealt with many of them over the years. We are very confident in saying that this particular example meets our expectations for quality and condition, and we know that it’s new owner will not be disappointed with their purchase.
For more information and details, call, text or email Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Packard is available for inspection in Albuquerque, NM.
1936 Packard 120 Convertible Coupe
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Congratulations, John Blacky! The Packard is beautiful. We will address the questions, provide the video and follow up with the paperwork. The owner returns on Wednesday. We will attempt to get answers in advance. We can help coordinate transport, etc. Thank you! The Classic Promenade Team
John and Richard, I just heard back from the mechanic. He called in sick and will not be able to go see the car. So we will not have answers for you until next week. Specifically, the answers to the questions about 6v vs 12v, grounding, instruments, oil leaks and the rumble seat lines. I was told that the instruments were repaired and ready for installation. The car would be sold with the charging system working and the instrument cluster installed and working. The seller is on his boat in FL and cannot help us either. As an exception to our policies because of this circumstance, I can say that the seller will stand behind the condition of the car and if the buyer is not satisfied with the answers to these questions and video of it running after the auction closes, both the seller and Classic Promenade will refund any fees or deposits made toward the purchase of the Packard. It would likely be the end of next week until we have the answers, video, etc. I hope this helps. Thanks, Harry
Harry, Any answer to my questions about the possible mismatch on rumble seat back and the seat itself? Any comments on the apparent oil leaks around the engine and by spark plug 7? Richard Greenfield
Any comment on the 12-volt conversion? Has the defective instrument been repaired and changed to 12 V? Have all other technical systems also been converted to 12 V? Can the car be rebuilt to the original 6V? Are all parts still available?
We are still waiting for a video of the running engine!
Hi John, I have two text messages and three voicemails into the mechanic that works for the seller. I am waiting for his reply. Sorry for the delay. As soon as I hear back from him I will let you know. I did have a long conversation with the mechanic about the instruments and they had them back and should be installed. But I don’t want to guess and am waiting for an update. Harry
it is the second picture after the nameplate
Can you tell me whether on the second picture of the engine block in the upper left corner of the picture the engine block shows a crack? maybe you can show another picture of this place. you can also set a video of the running engine. Thank you
I am waiting for additional information from the owner related to the gauges, 6 vs 12 volt and I’m hoping to get a video. Sorry for the delay, but it’s in NM not our showroom. More to come! Thanks, Harry
$65,000 Bid placed by john-blacky
$40,000 Bid placed by alfredosesanaaol-com
The only item on this car that I question is why would a car collector own such a “original” low mile car and change the charging system from a 6 volt positive ground to alternating current? You can barely see the alternator in one of the engine bay photos. It makes no sense on such a nice car. That is why the gauge is out of the dash cluster, it must need to be “repaired” to work with alternating current. Harry and I have exchanged emails regarding this issue and I am waiting for an explanation. Harry stated that he didn’t see the alternator in the engine bay until I pointed it out yesterday. The reason I wrote to Harry is that I happen to own a 1936 Packard 120B, with a 6 volt positive ground system with a generator. I hope the Seller has the generator and the gauge to include in the sale.
$30,000 Bid placed by dgpnaples
$27,000 Bid placed by kbodnar49
What are the oil leaks and spots around the engine caused by? Gaskets? Spilled liquids?
$25,000 Bid placed by john-blacky
$21,000 Bid placed by kbodnar49
$19,500 Bid placed by madsams
$19,000 Bid placed by kbodnar49
$18,100 Bid placed by madsams
$17,600 Bid placed by kbodnar49
$17,075 Bid placed by madsams
HI I HAVE BID. jUST TO TELL YOU THE PHOTOS HAVE MANY REFLECTIONS FROM THE WINDOWS ON THE CAR. aT FIRST IT LOOKS LIKE PRIMER ALL OVER THE CAR.
jUST THOUGHT YOU MAY LOOK YOURSELF ON THE COMPUTER SINCE YOU TOOK SUCH GREAT PHOTOS. THEY WOULD BE BETTER WITH NO REFLECTIONS. let me know when to send a truck.
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You are right! There is quite a bit of glare. The Austin Healy Sprite is really bad because it was in front of a huge green tool box. It may be also what is being picked up on this Packard. It is the right color for the car, that’s for sure. And a very high quality paint job on a great car. Harry
$16,575 Bid placed by jim-barnes
$6,000 Bid placed by madsams
$5,500 Bid placed by cadandpackard
$5,000 Bid placed by stevenlhorowitz