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1937 Packard Twelve 1506 Touring Sedan

Beautiful Restoration, Tour Veteran, West Coast Car

$89,800

Harry's Thoughts

The 1937 Packard Twelves are the perfect balance of Pre-War styling and engineering refinements. This is a wonderfully restored example that is specifically set up for touring while gorgeous enough for most any concours event.

THE ESSENTIALS

This is a beautiful and powerful 1937 Packard Twelve Model 1506 five passenger Touring Sedan that is an older restoration nice enough for concours but configured as a dependable touring car. The restoration of this Packard was completed in about 1999 with many more recent improvements made recently. It was a comprehensive restoration and is documented well in a photograph album and with a huge file of receipts.

This is about the perfect combination of a high point concours quality restoration, but the dependability and details focused on touring. We love classics like this! This is ready for Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) CARavans or Packard club events and tours.

It was a rust-free Arizona car with a photo of a 1966 Arizona license plate documenting its history. It was then bought in about 1974 at an auction in Palm Springs, CA. The car was mid-way through a restoration at that time. By about 1980, it was bought by Mr. Max Whitcomb. His father was the Seattle Packard Co. dealer in 1937, making him very fond of Packards, and 1937 models in particular.

The Champagne Rose metallic paint is in very nice condition and is complimented with a proper double burgundy coach stripe.  The shine and luster are excellent and it is polished for show.  The paint has a few very small chips which have been touched up. The body prep was excellent as it looks very nice today. The only area that could be improved are in the door jambs.  And the door sill plates should be replaced with the presently available reproductions.

The chrome and stainless steel are all very nice to excellent, except one hub cap that is on one of the side mount tires shows some imperfections.  The bumpers appear to be freshly chromed and have the correct accent lines painted black.

The Burgundy leather interior is very nice and correctly done. The Burgundy carpet and door panels are all in very nice to excellent condition. The drivers seat shows a little wear, which we show in the photos, but it is from normal touring use. The wood graining finish on the dashboard and window surrounds is all in excellent condition.  All of the gauges work as they should and have been restored.

The venerable Packard 473 CI V-12 engine is in excellent condition and was fully rebuilt and more recently fully detailed for concours. The gear vendor overdrive unit was added in March of 2007.  This Packard has several inches of receipts for the restoration work performed and a huge stack of nearly 50 years of photographs.  The photos include before restoration, during the restoration and afterwards.  Some of the most respected restoration shops performed work on this Packard, such as the craftsmen at Murray Motor Car in Monroe, WA.

This Packard has benefitted from several touring upgrades, including: turn signals, four seat belts, an auxiliary electric fuel pump for priming, a battery cut-off switch and dual six volt Optima batteries run in parallel, and wide white walled radial tires for safety and performance. It also has Trippe lights up front and the famous Packard trunk rack in the rear. It is also equipped with the heater and Packard radio.

For more details and information, call or text Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or email us at harry@classicpromenade.com. The Packard Twelve is available for inspection at our Phoenix showroom.

1937 Packard Twelve 1506 Touring Sedan

$89,800

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1937 Packard Twelve 1506 Touring Sedan
1937 Packard Twelve 1506 Touring Sedan

$89,800

VIN 10234261
BODY STYLE Five-Passenger Touring Sedan
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 88,911
GEARBOX 3-Speed Overdrive
DOORS 4
INT COLOR Burgundy Leather
EXT COLOR Champagne Beige
YEAR 1937
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 664

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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