1934 Packard 1108 Twelve
|Model History||Auction sales research||Specifications||Body styles and Chassis Data|
For 1934, the hood was extended back over the cowl to the base of the windshield in an unbroken line from the radiator to the main body. This resulted in a much longer hood than that of the earlier cars. The vent doors were curved, as were the leading edges of the doors. Exact numbers are not known, but it is believed that as few as three and as many as four or five Style 4072 Dietrich Convertible Victorias may have been built on the Packard Model 1008 chassis. When new, pricing was $6,080. Only three examples are known to exist today.
In 1948, this example was purchased in Maryland by Robert Wellcome of Westchester, New York. He had purchased it from a local bookmaker, who had purchased the car from a local dentist. The dentist had purchased the car for his daughter but found it too big for her to handle. At that time, he was told that the car was original sold in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area.
Mr. Wellcome kept the car for nine years and reluctantly sold it to Ted Fuller. Mr Fuller kept the car for 16 years before selling it to Frank McGowan on August 29, 1973.
Mr. McGowan sold the car to John Wheatley. He restored the car during the late-1970s or early 1980s and later passed it on to Jerry J. Moore in 1984. It remained with Mr. Moore until 1996, when it was acquired by Dr. Joseph Murphy. It joined the Otis Chandler Collection in Oxnard, California in 1998, where it remained on display for four years before Dave Kane of Bernardsville, New Jersey acquired it in 2002.
Joseph Cassini III acquired the Convertible Victoria during the summer of 2004. A navy blue convertible top was later fitted by RM Auto Restoration. The current owner acquired the car in 2006, and fitted a set of chrome wheels and new wide whitewall tires. Also, the electrical system has been re-wired.
In 2011, the car was on display at the Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's, where it was awarded Best in Class in the Classic Era Open 1934-1942 category.
The car is powered by a modified L-head V-12 engine that offers 160 horsepower. There is a three-speed selective synchromesh manual gearbox with vacuum-assisted clutch. There is shaft drive with hypoid rear axle and four-wheel vacuum-assisted mechanical drum brakes.
In 2012, the car was offered for sale at the Amelia Island, Florida auction presented by RM Auctions. The car was sold for $2,200,000 inclusive of buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2012
|Auction Sales Information|
|Auction||RM Auctions at Amelia Island, Fla|
|High Bid (Lot was not sold)||$22,200,000|
|RM Auctions at Amelia Island, Fla||1931-1942|
|Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's||Classic Era Open 1934-42|