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1936 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan with Division

Model 1408, Beautiful Older Restoration!

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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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ONLINE ONLY AUCTION at www.classicpromenade.com.  

Free To Bid. Inspection reports available. See full photos, videos and more. Auction Dates: Oct 2-18, 2020

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 our Phoenix, AZ showroom.

1936 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan with Division

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Marc Griselhubert
October 19, 2020

Hi,
I just read that this car can now be bought through a private sale. At what price, please?

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THEPILOT
October 18, 2020

$145,000 Bid placed by THEPILOT

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STLCM
October 18, 2020

$135,000 Bid placed by STLCM

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THEPILOT
October 18, 2020

$125,000 Bid placed by THEPILOT

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STLCM
October 18, 2020

$91,000 Bid placed by STLCM

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John Blacky
October 18, 2020

$90,000 Bid placed by John Blacky

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RockyMotors
October 18, 2020

$60,000 Bid placed by RockyMotors

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John Blacky
October 17, 2020

Harry a other question. why did some things still have to be repaired? Has the car not been moved for a long time or is it not in top condition?

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ClassicPromenade
October 18, 2020

The only items not working well are the clock and radio. These are easy to repair. It has been part of a large collection so these items were not tended to. If it were my car, I would have the drivers side front fender repaired and repainted, the top header bow inslde the car repainted and have the clock converted to quartz and the radio converted to FM/iphone jack (or bluetooth). These are all easy items to do, and would make the car a very competitive car for concours events, etc. The car would be a beautiful tour car that can be shown. It drives very well as you would expect from a Packard Twelve.

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John Blacky
October 17, 2020

Hi Harry, why was the steering gear modified? Was it broken or rusty?

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ClassicPromenade
October 18, 2020

The steering box was just worn over time and had slack in it. Meaning it was loose. This happens, especially with these larger V12s. It is now all rebuilt and excellent.

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RockyMotors
October 15, 2020

Harry, Has the starting and driving problem been corrected. On all three repair sheets looks like car has problems running. Do we have a driving video? RG

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ClassicPromenade
October 16, 2020

Hello RG,
Here is the link to the video of the 1936 Packard Twelve test drive:
https://youtu.be/qRfEWHgcm_w
Harry wanted me to apologize in advance for the quality of the video. He was trying to drive and film at the same time! Haha!
Let me know if you have any other questions.
Best,
Carey.

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Marc Griselhubert
October 10, 2020

$58,000 Bid placed by Marc Griselhubert

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cadandpackard
October 10, 2020

$57,000 Bid placed by cadandpackard

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marc-griselhubert
October 5, 2020

$56,000 Bid placed by marc-griselhubert

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john-blacky
October 5, 2020

$55,000 Bid placed by john-blacky

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marc-griselhubert
October 3, 2020

$30,000 Bid placed by marc-griselhubert

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madsams
October 2, 2020

$25,500 Bid placed by madsams

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cadandpackard
October 2, 2020

$25,000 Bid placed by cadandpackard

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

Reserve price Not met!

VIN 4973210
BODY STYLE Convertible Sedan with Division
MILES 78750
GEARBOX Manual
INT COLOR Red Leather
EXT COLOR Packard Beige
YEAR 1936
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
AUCTION STATUS
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Location Arizona
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BIDS 13 | Top Bid quin

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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