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1936 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan with Division

Model 1408, Beautiful Older Restoration!

$198,800

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The Packard Twelve is one of the most refined and important Pre-War classics. With incredible smoothness and power, these perform much as a modern motorcar.

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We are pleased to offer for sale this 1936 Packard Twelve Model 1408 Convertible Sedan with division that has been well restored and would be welcome in most any concours event or tour. This Dietrich styled convertible sedan is very rare and one of a few to survive. This Packard Twelve has been collector owned and is documented back to the mid-1970’s.

The Packard Beige paint is in beautiful condition, appearing beige or taupe depending on the light. The livery is complemented by the six 48-spoke wire wheels painted in red with chrome hub caps with Packards iconic red cloisonne center medallions. Also adding to its theme, the taupe Haartz cloth canvas convertible top has red trim throughout. The red accents really bring the combination to life, making it elegant and sporty. The massive chrome bumpers with the famous harmonic balancing ends add to the majestic beauty of this convertible sedan. The paint was done in about 1998, in preparation for the 1999 Packard Centennial celebration in Warren, Ohio. The Haartz cloth convertible tops was installed in January of 2015. We love the fully restored matching exterior trunk that is fitted with a full set of three pieces of matching fitted luggage!! This is perfect for a CCCA CARavan!

The red leather interior compliments the exterior trim and is both beautiful and striking. It was all redone in 2015 and is in excellent condition. The interior wood graining is well done and the wood door cap panels and trim are also well finished. The instruments are all working well and are restored. The convertible top header and top bow have some paint cracking from use and there is one small crack noticeable in the wood graining paint on the steering wheel, which otherwise is very nice. The roll-up division window gives the sense of a more formal limousine and the 144 inch wheelbase reinforces this sense of elegance and presence.

The engine is the famous and powerful Packard Twelve with 473 CID (Dated November 23, 1935) and the three-speed manual transmission shifts smoothly (Dated December 6, 1935). The rear end gearing is 4.41:1. The engine and engine compartment are accurately and well detailed for show but it is apparent that the Packard has had some use. The engine is powerful, quiet, smooth and performs well, exhibiting cool operating temperatures and strong oil pressure. We’ve completed a full service, rebuilt the carburetor and tuned it up. The undercarriage has all been cleaned and painted and is quite presentable. The odometer reading is said to be true at 78,750 miles.

The Packard Twelve is well accessorized including dual side mounted spares with mirrors and covers, Guide Super Ray driving lights, a flared exhaust turndown tip, and the already mentioned trunk with fitted luggage.

HISTORY OF THIS MODEL 1408
The history of this Packard can be documented back to the mid-1970’s, where it benefited from a cosmetic restoration by the owners. They enjoyed showing the motorcar. Upon the passing of the owner, it was stored for over a decade and by the mid-1990’s it had become a “garage find” and offered for sale at an auction in Auburn, Indiana. It was acquired by a collector in Philadelphia for four years before being sold to Marc Ohm from St. Louis. Mr. Ohm is a Packard authority and collector. It then remained in St Louis until the present owner added it to his collection of over 65 motorcars in New Mexico. As mentioned previously, this Packard participated in the Packard Centennial celebration in Warren, Ohio.

The long 144 inch wheelbase and about 5,600 pounds of weight make these Packard Twelves some of the most commanding and smooth driving motorcars of the era. The Packard runs and drives very well. We’ve just completed a full rebuild of the steering box, a full tune up and servicing, so this Packard is ready to use! The radio and clock are not functioning but the rest of the lights, accessories and instruments operate as they should.

For more information please call or text Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or email us at harry@classicpromenade.com. The Packard Twelve can be inspected in New Mexico.

1936 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan with Division

$198,800

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER NAME
LOCATION USA
VIEWS 4938

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1936 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan with Division
1936 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan with Division

$198,800

VIN 4973210
BODY STYLE Convertible Sedan with Division
MILES 78750
GEARBOX Manual
INT COLOR Red Leather
EXT COLOR Packard Beige
YEAR 1936
LOCATION New Mexico
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 4938

Packard Twelve

Interesting Fact: The Packard Twelve was only in production from 1933 to 1939 and was a range of V12 luxury vehicles that were built by the Packard Motor Car Company in Detroit. This vehicle originally features a standard bodywork, that signaled an industry wide decline in custom bodywork. There is a powerful 7.3-liter V12 engine…
Interesting Fact: The Packard Twelve was only in production from 1933 to 1939 and was a range of V12 luxury vehicles that were built by the Packard Motor Car Company in Detroit. This vehicle originally features a standard bodywork, that signaled an industry wide decline in custom bodywork. There is a powerful 7.3-liter V12 engine used in the Packard Twelve that gives the vehicle 160 horsepower at 3200 rpm, making it a powerful model for its day and age. A shorter wheelbase version of the Packard Twelve known as the Model 1005 was available in ten different body styles ranging from a generic two-seater hardtop to a five-seater sedan. Moderate changes were made each year, but the 1937 Twelve was the models most popular year with 1,300 being built. A unique piece of history from one of the older models, however, is that U.S. president Franklin Roosevelt gave Joseph Stalin an armored Packard Twelve which became one of Stalin’s favorite cars. Due to its deep history and respectable performance, the Packard Twelve has gone down as one of America’s classic cars!

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