This 1938 Packard V-12 Brunn Touring Cabriolet Sixteenth Series 1608 was offered for sale at the 2006 Gooding & Company Auction held at Pebble Beach, Ca. The car was offered with a reserve and estimated to sell for $150,000-$225,000. It is powered by a twelve-cylinder engine that displaces 473.31 cubic-inches and produces 175 horsepower. There is a three-speed manual gearbox and an independent front suspension.
This car was displayed at the Philadelphia Auto Show. It left the show under the ownership of Mrs. Margaret Dorrance Stawbridge of Villanova, Pa. She was the heiress to the Campbell Soup fortune and a regular Packard customer. After she passed away, the car remained in the possession of her husband, George Strawbridge. It remained in the Strawbridge family until it was purchased by Mr. Albert Sellers who retained the vehicle until 1956. The vehicles next owner was Mr. Barnard Walsh who kept the car for 28 years.
It has a pair of side-mounted spare tires with metal covers, a Packard Deluxe radio, heater, triple lights, rear Jaeger clock, custom trunk, and a walnut interior trim.
Since new, the car has been treated to a comprehensive mechanical and cosmetic restoration. It is finished in maroon lacquer and has a tan interior and canvas top.
It is one of only nine built. The custom coachwork by Brunn has body number 3. At auction, the car was left unsold.