For Sale: 1936 Packard Twelve in St. Louis, Missouri

$324,900

Vehicle Description

Last of the truly great Packard Twelve's!  Suicide doors, dual side mounts, chrome wire wheels, rumble seat, AM radio, deluxe heater, and more!  Gorgeous interior, excellent chrome, rebuilt drivetrain, and same former ownership of 25+ years!  Represents one of only 682 Twelve's built for 1936, and one of the few Coupe Roadsters to ever come to market!  After the Great Depression of 1929 had crippled American lifestyle, Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, MI felt buyers of their exclusive product line would require more value for their money once on showrooms. It was decided that Senior Packard's would become even more opulent and expensive!  Style lines improved dramatically, and the numbered Series models continued as they begun in 1923.  By 1931, adjustable shocks allowed for a new, driver-operated Ride Control system.  The Twin Six twelve cylinder-equipped vehicles were simply renamed Twelve's in 1933 and stayed this way through their final year of 1939. With the introduction of a new medium-priced model, which came to production in 1935, named the 120 Model, it undeniably saved Packard from a similar demise of luxury brands such as Stutz, Marmon, Franklin, Pierce-Arrow, and Duesenberg. This inexpensive Junior option was built by more modern mass-production standards, while the Senior cars continued to require slower, handmade traditional craftsmanship.  Nearly 10 times as many Junior cars would be produced.  Packard continued to be recognized as America’s strongest luxury brand the world over.   For several reasons the 1936 model year, named the 14th Series instead of the 13th apparently for superstitious reasons, would become one of the most desired among serious Packard collectors.  It would be the last year for suicide style forward opening doors, solid axle front ends, and availability of wire spoke wheels!  The Twelve Coupe Roadster undeniably being one of the most beautifully sculpted Packard's of all time! We are very excited to offer this hard to find 1936 Packard Twelve 1407 Coupe Roadster finished in Mayan Maroon with Red pinstripe and Tan Leather interior accented beautifully by Carpathian straight grained elm wood grained dash and steering wheel. Powered by its original & fully rebuilt 473ci V12 engine (#904445) producing 175 horsepower/366 ft. lbs. of torque mated to a 3-speed floor-shifted manual transmission with synchromesh top two gears.  Options & features include 17” Chrome wire spoke wheels wrapped in Michelin X 7.50R17 XCA Radial tube type wide whitewall tires, dual side-mounted spare tires with steel covers and Packard “se-Rite” mirrors, dual sun visors, metal-inlayed wood door caps, Packard Deluxe AM car radio, Packard heater, Ride Control system, dual golf bag doors with key locks, vacuum assisted drum brakes, rear rumble seat with fold out arm pads, interior map light, 30 gallon gas tank, and more! Our gorgeous example showcases a 30-year old restoration that survived exceptionally well while in the hands of its former Seattle caretaker of 25 years! Having a proper, professional restoration hold up this well over time supports it was done right the first time.  The dash wood graining, seat leathers, steering wheel, interior knobs & controls all appear in excellent condition.  The exterior chrome is bright and smooth without and spotting or pitting, while the paint lacquer paint has held up quite well with only subtle signs of age upon closer inspection.  Always garaged, and only driven and the nicest of days during the limited season provided in the Northwest.  Today, it continues to be an excellent driver provided with an electric fuel pump, added Antique, Inc. turn signals, and a battery cut-off under the hood for times of storage. According the Packard body tag attached bearing chassis #939-223, this car sold new in February 1936 from Packard in Akron, OH. Having made its way to the west coast later in life, with a stop in Oregon before settling into Washington State, it was honored with a CCCA National First Place award after being restored (Award #1154).  A great opportunity for the astute Packard collector looking for the last of the great Twelve's ever built!  This Packard Twelve 2/4 Coupe Roadster would be a splendid addition!  Please feel free to call with questions.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-925504
  • Year:1936
  • Make:Packard
  • Model:Twelve
  • Exterior Color:Mayan Maroon
  • Stock Number:3653
  • VIN:904445