For 1935, Packard received new, more streamlined bodies in 1935. The Twelve Series gained aluminum heads and a quarter-inch of stroke. For 1937, hydraulic brakes and coil spring independent suspension were extended from the less expensive series to the Twelve, which also received a vacuum-assisted clutch. Total Packard production topped 100,000 the best in the company's history to date, and - with one exception, for all time. Total Twelve production reached 1,300 for the calendar year.
This vehicle was delivered on January 19th of 1937 by Grant Balcom, the Norwich, New York dealer. It was acquired by Zachary 'Zach' Brinkerhoff in 2002 and restored shortly hereafter. It is finished in medium blue and there is grey broadcloth interior and woodgrain. Jump seats for two fold up from the floor of the passenger compartment, and dual side-mount spares leave adequate trunk room for the tourists' luggage.
In 2012, this vehicle was offered for sale at RM Auctions sale in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was estimated to sell for $70,000-$100,000 and was offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $71,500 inclusive of buyer's premium.