Raymond Dietrich was one of the most respected and influential designers of the classic era. He worked at Brewster and LeBaron before he formed Dietrich, Inc. Soon, Packard became one of Dietrich's best customers and by 1933, all open Packards carried Dietrich body tags.
The Packard Twelve was powered by a 445 cubic-inch, side-valve V-12 engine offering 160 horsepower. The whisper-quiet engine was placed in a refined chassis and given some of the most elegant bodies of its era.
This Roadster is finished in iridescent silver and fitted with a black Haartz cloth top piped in dark red leather to match the interior. The wheels and pinstriping are also finished in the same dark red. There are many proper accessories, including a pair of correct metal sidemount covers and a single front-mounted Pilot-Ray driving light. It still has its original data tag.
In 2010, this Packard 1107 was offered for sale at RM Auctions 'Automobiles of Amelia Island' sale in Amelia Island, Florida. The car was estimated to sell for $300,000 - $400,000. As bidding came to a close, the car has been sold for the sum of $352,000, inclusive of buyer's premium.
This Silver 1934 Packard Convertible was restored in 1995 and has not been touched since.
The car rests on a 142-inch wheelbase and weighs 5,160 pounds. Packard produced 8,000 vehicles in 1934 but only 960 (12%) were fitted with this V-12 engine.
The car sold new for $3,500.Also photographed at :