Greenwich Concours : Best of Show American By: conceptcarz.com
Day 1 of the Greenwich Concours crowned a 1935 Pacakrd Twelve Dual Cowl Phaeton owned by Al and Sandra San Clemente as their Best in Show.
Day 2 of the Greenwich Concours is reserved for European cars.
For 1935 Packard refined its flagship Twelve motor by adding aluminum heads and increased stroke (4.25-inches), which increased horsepower to 175. Displacement was 473 cubic-inches. Brakes were mechanical, but with a vacuum assist.
At least 14 body styles were available on the Twelve chassis, however, only 788 (as few as 786) Twelves were built in 1935, as production of luxury automobiles continued to decline.
In 1935 Packard had introduced the medium priced 120 series, a small, eight-cylinder car whose sales hit 24,995 making it, by far, the most popular Packard series available for 1935. (Standard Eight sales hit 4,781 and Super Eight sales were 1,392).