1936 Packard Twelve
July 23, 2016
From the Information Card: This is a 7-passenger convertible touring Package model 1483-973. Many consider the Twelves of the 1930s to be the finest motor cars produced by the Packager Company. The elegant Packard Twelve was the top-of-the-line offering from America's leading manufacturer of luxury cars. While it didn't carry the largest or the most powerful engine in the industry, it was perhaps the smoothest running engine ever produced in America or abroad.
The 1936 Packard Twelve gained more horsepower, improved steering, more comfortable suspension and a new, more streamlined body. Sporting a semi-custom "Dietrich" coachwork - designed and crafted in Packard's own custom shop - the Series 1408 Packards coupled superior performance with striking elegance. The elongated hood, the centeral-hinged doors, bullet headlights, pontoon fenders, shrouded rear wheels and graceful hood ornaments helped place these Packards among the most desirable cars of the era.
In 1935, Packard introduced a lower-priced, mass-produced automobile. These would carry Packard through the Great Depression, while the hand-built "Senior" Packards such as this one became obsolete.
There were only 682 of these beauties produced, and the factory price started at $5,050 which would be $86,554 today.
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