Packard's First Entry in the Mid-Priced 8-Cylidner Market
Packard Motor Company, the leading luxury automobile manufacturer of the world, produced world renown vehicles from 1899 through 1956. It was founded in Ohio in 1899 as the Ohio Automobile Company, then was purchased and moved to Detroit in 1902 and re-named Packard Motor Car Company.
The One-Twenty is an important car in Packard's history because it signified the first time that Packard entered the highly competitive mid-priced eight cylinder car market.
This car is a 1937 Packard 120 Convertible Sedan, with Dietrich Body. It cost $1,355 to purchase in Detroit. A 1937 Packard Convertible Sedan is rarely seen, although the exact number is unknown. This model is equipped with a 282 cubic-inch motor with 120 horsepower, dual side mounts and a heater.
This car was delivered new in Monterey, California on April 30, 1937 by the Stahl Motor Company. History is lost until February 27, 1963 when the vehicle was shipped to Grand Rapids, Michigan. On August 8, 1964 it was purchased by Rolland Eastwood Sr. of Davidson, Michigan. The car sat in a garage for 41 years, virtually untouched until restoration was started. This stunning vehicle re-emerged in late 2006.