1936 Packard Twelve Club SedanSOLD
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Estimate: $50,000-$60,000 US

Offered Without Reserve

AUCTION RESULTS: Lot was Sold at a price of $46,200

Model 1407: 175bhp, 473 cu. in. side-valve, twelve-cylinder engine with three-speed synchromesh manual transmission and four-wheel vacuum assisted mechanical brakes. Wheelbase: 139"

The Depression had a tremendous impact on fine car makers in North America, reducing sales to a fraction of what they were in the early 1920s. In fact, from 1929 to 1933, Packard production dropped nearly half each year when compared with the previous. In spite of slipping sales Packard continued to make improvements each year, and as a result, the company was able to maintain a hold on its market share. Many consider the 1935 to 1939 Twelves to be the finest automobiles ever produced by the Packard Motor Car Company. Certainly, it is true that they represented the end of an era – never again would Packard offer the exceptional quality of a hand built senior car. For 1935, Packard introduced many changes that have made these cars among the most highly prized collector cars today. More horsepower and major improvements in suspension and steering made the 1935 much easier and more comfortable to drive. All new bodies, introduced for the 1935 model year, offered true envelope styling – for the first time the car was designed as a whole, with body, hood, fenders and running boards integrated into a smoothly executed design that has for years been regarded as one of the most attractive bodies of the era. The 1936 Packard Twelve Club Sedan presented here is nicely finished in dark green with a tan cloth interior. All exterior and interior cosmetics including paint, seat coverings, carpets, wood, gauges and bright work are all in very good condition and appear to have been restored less than ten years ago. The undercarriage and engine compartment are not as fresh, but are consistent with a car used on the road instead of for show. The gorgeous color combination and overall beautiful shape of the body are complemented by dual side mounted spares tires that are also painted body color.

Reference Number 11625

as of 7/24/2007

Car 1936 Packard Twelve Club Sedan
VIN 904521 
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