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For Sale at Auction: 1938 Packard Twelve in Scottsdale, Arizona

Vehicle Description

Introduced by Packard for 1932 as the "Twin Six," recalling the first V12 models of 1915-23, but soon renamed the "Twelve," Packard's V12 entry into the multi-cylinder automobile market of the 1930s ranks among the finest and most collectible motorcar lines of the entire Classic Era. Carefully and methodically developed throughout its production cycle, Packard's Twelves were built for special bodywork by the finest custom coachbuilders of the time, supplemented by a wide and versatile array of open and closed, factory-catalogued body styles designed by famed automobile stylist Ray Dietrich. While graceful, luxurious and built for the wealthiest buyers, Packard Twelves were mechanically sophisticated to match, and with 175 factory-rated horsepower at just 3,200 rpm, they were, and remain, formidable performers with excellent road manners. Packard's Sixteenth Series Twelves were announced in September 1937 and mark the penultimate run of these majestic motorcars, with only 566 produced in all. Sharing its chassis options with the Super Eight, the Twelve was now offered along a focused, two-model line comprising the 134-inch wheelbase Model 1607, and the top-of-the-line Model 1608 on a generous 139-inch wheelbase. This lovely flagship 1938 Packard Model 1608 Convertible Sedan features particularly luxurious and versatile Convertible Sedan coachwork and is a beautiful display of Packard's grace and quality. Continuing to benefit from a very attractive and well-kept older restoration, it is handsomely finished in Cream, complemented by Burgundy steel wheels, trim rings and bright hubcaps, a spacious and inviting Burgundy leather-trimmed interior and tan canvas top. Desirable features are numerous, including dual Trippe safety lights, dual side-mount spares with metal covers and chrome mirrors, a trunk rack and Packard's signature Cormorant radiator mascot. Other welcome comfort and convenience amenities rounding out this luxurious 1938 Packard include rear footrests, courtesy lamps and a retractable glass partition window. A recognized CCCA Full Classic automobile, this wonderful Packard is a great choice for enjoyment with family and friends, plus the wide array of popular CCCA CARavan touring events, where its elegant and versatile all-weather coachwork, refinement and ample power output and torque can be fully appreciated. The driving experience of this Twelve is surprisingly easy, with Packard's advanced mechanical systems including a vacuum power-assisted clutch and vacuum-boosted hydraulic brakes, as well as unparalleled refinement from the smooth and silky V12.

Vehicle Details

  • 1938 Packard Twelve
  • Listing ID: CC-1674935
  • Price: Auction Vehicle
  • Location:Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Year:1938
  • Make:Packard
  • Model:Twelve
  • Exterior Color:CREAM
  • Interior Color:BURGUNDY
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:145227
  • VIN:11532026
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