1937 Packard 115 C

Cabriolet Coachwork by Graber

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1937
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Packard Motor Car Company produced some of the most attractive factory coachwork of any company. As a result of this few Packards received custom bodywork. There are some notable custom bodies out there but even the famed Deitrich and LeBarons of 34 were still basically factory-styled cars. Packard liked to control the looks of their cars and when they did offer coachwork by other builders it was often to there own design or selection.

Things were a bit different in Europe. Tax laws and duties made imported cars prohibitively expensive. In certain countries if the car was imported as a chassis and equipped with European coachwork and accessories a significant portion of the duty could be avoided. Never a truly popular concept, a handful of American made it to Europe and received custom coachwork upon arrival.

This is the case with this handsome Packard. The junior series Packards had particular appeal abroad as there size was more appropriate for the road cond