This 1934 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan is truly collector’s item. Chassis no. 902272 handsome Packard which undergone through the superb older restoration will be offered at Auctions America‘s Fort Lauderdale sale on March 14 – 16, 2014. Model 1107 is one of a mere 29 produced and is one of 10 known survivors. The car is powered by the respected 445-cid, 160-hp side-valve V-12 engine with a Stromberg downdraft carburetor. A three-speed synchromesh manual transmission and automatic cold start are also part of this splendid package that is built on a 142-inch chassis.
This beautiful convertible sedan is finished with an attractive cream-colored body accented by a beige belt molding; the exterior of the car is further accented by the use of orange wheels and a matching pinstripe. The interior of the car is equally impressive, with dark tan leather throughout and accented with luxurious wood trimmings.
The example offered here has benefited from a thorough and correct restoration in the early-1980s for Robert Milhous by Bob Smith. Soon thereafter it won Best in Class at Pebble Beach in 1985. It was later acquired by Mr. O’Quinn in 2007, where it remained in climate-controlled storage. Since being acquired by the current vendor, this fantastic Packard has gone on to win a number of additional awards, attesting to the quality of the restoration and its current condition.