1936 Packard V 12
- Year of manufacture1936
- Mileage78 750 mi / 126 736 km
- Car typeConvertible / Roadster
- Chassis number4973210
- Interior colourRed
- Exterior colourBeige
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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-1970s.
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. Weve 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-1970s, 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-1990s 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. Weve 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 [email protected] The Packard Twelve can be inspected in New Mexico.