This Packard Model 1005 Five-Passenger Sport Phaeton is a former AACA Senior, Preservation and Grand National Award winner. Power is from the 445 cubic-inch V12 offering 160 horsepower. There is a three-speed selective synchromesh manual transmission and four-wheel mechanical brakes. The wheelbase measures 142-inches.
The Tenth Series Packard Twelve models rested along two basic wheelbase lengths, able to accommodate an array of factory-built and custom body designs. There were nine possible body styles available on the 142-inch Model 1005 chassis. The 147-inch Model 1006 was graced by three open and three closed designs by Dietrich, plus a number of custom bodies by Brunn and other coachbuilders of the era. Production was limited, totaling just 520 examples.
The Five-Passenger Sport Phaeton was priced from $4,090 and weighing nearly 5,200 pounds. It has an older restoration that remains highly presentable in modern time. There is a tan cloth top, a tan interior and a number of period accessories including a grille guard, dual Pilot-Ray lamps, dual side-mounted spare tires, dual spotlights and a rear-mounted luggage rack.
In 2009, this example was offered for sale at the Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $300,000 - $400,000. As bidding came to a close, the lot failed to sell after reaching a high bid of $120,000.
The car returned to auction in 2010 at RM Auctions Amelia Island sale in Florida. The estimate was set at $200,000 - $275,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $159,500, inclusive of buyer's premium.Also photographed at :