The Packard Twelve was a conservative and elegant automobile with a refined chassis and a whisper-quiet engine. For 1935, Packard introduced all-new bodies that offered true envelope styling with the body, hood, fenders and running boards incorporated into a smooth design. An increase in horsepower, improvements to the suspension and steering, and improved engine mounts greatly enhanced the driving experience and improved passenger comfort.
The 1936 models were virtually unchanged whereas the Fifteenth Series of 1937 brought a comprehensive series of mechanical improvements. Perhaps the most noticeable was the introduction of 'Safe-T-Flex' independent front suspension, based on the sound design of the junior One-Twenty. Other improvements included the adoption of hydraulic brakes, disc-type steel wheels and the elimination of the Bijur central chassis lubrication system.
This Packard Convertible Victoria rides on the shorter, sporty 139-inch wheelbase Twelve chassis. The exterior is finished in dark blue with red pinstripe accents along the beltline and wheel arches. The passenger cabin is trimmed in red leather upholstery and dark blue carpeting. Wood-grain trim includes the window frames and the dash - which contains a clock and a rare radio unit. The rumble seat is also in red leather upholstery with fold-over leather armrests.
This Packard Twelve Convertible Coupe was fitted with many desirable accessories including dual side mounts, dual golf bag doors and a rear mounted accessory trunk rack. The interior features red leather interior upholstery and wood grain trim. The car was featured on the cover of the Packard Cormorant magazine.Also photographed at :