1934 Packard 1107 Twelve news, pictures, specifications, and information
Phaeton
Chassis Num: 901967
Engine Num: 901988
Sold for $495,000 at 2016 Gooding & Company.
Packard was considered by many to be the king of the luxury Phaeton market and this 1934 example makes it easy to understand why. Only 960 buyers stepped forward to buy V12 cars from Packard in 1934 and precious few of those bought Phaetons, making this a very rare example of the ultimate in open-air luxury motoring.

The Packard V12 had a 160 horsepower, 445.5 cubic-inch engine with banks of cylinders at 67-degrees, and was produced from 1932 through 1939. Total production in eight years was about 7,000 units. This car was purchased new by the City of New York in 1934. Its primary purpose was to be used as a parade car for such dignitaries as President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Mayor of New York, Fiorello LaGuardia, the World Champion New York Yankees and other dignitaries of the era. The City of New York owned this car until the 1950s, when it was purchased by Leo Gephart. Mr. Gephart, in turn, sold it to James Dougherty of Indianapolis, who sold it to the current owner in 2005. A complete restoration was completed in 2007.
Convertible Sedan
Chassis Num: 902183
This 1934 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan Model 1107 was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held in Amelia Island, Florida. It was estimated to sell between $400,000 - $500,000. The car is powered by a 445 cubic-inch side valve V12 engine wi  [Read More...]
By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2007
Coupe Roadster
Chassis Num: 902185
Sold for $539,000 at 2007 RM Auctions.
Sold for $528,000 at 2015 RM Auctions.
The Eleventh Series Packard is considered by many to be the ultimate Packard Twelve. It was the last to feature the classic swept fender lines as future models would use the streamlined look. In the front there was a vee shaped radiator and matchin  [Read More...]
By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2007
Coupe Roadster
Chassis Num: 73915
Raymond Dietrich was one of the most respected and influential designers of the classic era. He worked at Brewster and LeBaron before he formed Dietrich, Inc. Soon, Packard became one of Dietrich's best customers and by 1933, all open Packards carrie  [Read More...]
Club Sedan
The Club Sedan style was a Packard favorite that somehow managed to convey both a slightly more formal yet at the same time moderately sportier look than their conventional sedans. This 1934 V12 example is one of their most expertly balanced designs  [Read More...]
Formal Sedan
Chassis Num: 732 21
Engine Num: 902009
Sold for $183,700 at 2005 RM Auctions.
Sold for $176,000 at 2008 RM Auctions.
The Packard Twin Six was renamed in 1933 to the 11th Series Packard Twelve. These were very elegant and impressive cars with elegant lines, a refined chassis, and a powerful engine.  [Read More...]
By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2008
Phaeton
Chassis Num: 901901
Sold for $211,750 at 2009 RM Auctions.
This 1934 Packard Twelve 5-Passenger Phaeton is an original Earl C. Anthony California car and may have been delivered new to Columbia Pictures before coming into the ownership of the H.J. Heinz Company. Later, the car was purchased by Mr. George Pre  [Read More...]
By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2011
Dietrich Convertible Victoria
Coachwork: Dietrich
This 1934 Packard Convertible Victoria is fitted with a custom body built by Ray Dietrich on a 142-inch wheelbase chassis. It has been treated to a full, professional restoration and has previously won a First in Class award at Pebble Beach.  [Read More...]
Phaeton
There were only 960 V-12's built in 1934. The selling price varied between $3,590 and $3,890. It has a 142 inch wheelbase. Design and construction emphasis was on 'ride' and 'noise control' as a result it has an amazingly quiet engine. Ads proclaimed  [Read More...]
Coupe Roadster
Despite declining sales, as the Great American Depression deepened, the Packard Motor Car Company continued to build its magnificent Twelve - in three different wheelbases.  [Read More...]
Victoria Coupe
Chassis Num: 737 30
Sold for $192,500 at 2011 Gooding & Company.
This five-passenger Packard Twelve Victoria Coupe has been treated to a professional restoration to concours level quality. The work was completed in the mid-1990s.  [Read More...]
By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2011
Coupe Roadster
Packard launched its new V-12 engine two years after Cadillac stunned the luxury car market by offering V-16 models for 1930. Packard's first V-12 engine, known as the 'Twin Six,' was introduced in 1916 but this newest creation simply became known as  [Read More...]
Touring
Engine Num: 902322
Sold for $473,000 at 2012 Gooding & Company.
Sold for $550,000 at 2014 RM Auctions.
Sold for $517,000 at 2015 Gooding & Company.
This seven-passenger Packard 1107 Touring car was sold by the Packard Motor Car Company of New York on March 30th of 1934. It is believed to be the 11th example of approximately 200 produced, and was originally purchased by the City of New York and r  [Read More...]
By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2012
Phaeton
Chassis Num: 731-16
Packard, a prestige car manufacturer, found itself in the middle of the worst economic depression to ever hit America. Coming off its first profitable year post-Depression in 1933, Packard pulled out all the stops for 1934 in a total overkill of new   [Read More...]
Dietrich Convertible Victoria
Coachwork: Dietrich
Chassis Num: 747-11
Engine Num: 901780
Sold for $539,000 at 2013 Gooding & Company.
LeBaron received its first major order from a United States manufacturer in 1924. That order was from Lincoln thus beginning a lifelong friendship between Edsel Ford and Ray Dietrich. Though Ford was able to persuade Dietrich to come to Detroit, Diet  [Read More...]
Formal Sedan
This car has had a series of owners in the Midwest and west. It was restored in Indiana and is known as The Whitehouse Formal Sedan 1107.  [Read More...]
Phaeton
The Packard Twelve's were introduced in 1932 in response to the second 'cylinder war' initiated by Cadillac among American luxury car marques. Early luxury cars were powered predominately by large displacement six cylinder engines until Cadillac intr  [Read More...]
Coupe Roadster
The 1934 Packard line took styling cues from the Ray Dietrich designs used in 1929 and 1930 on individual custom cars. This coupe roadster was powered by Packard's 445 cubic-inch V12 and was equipped with vacuum assisted brakes, Bijur automatic chass  [Read More...]
Convertible Sedan
Chassis Num: 902272
Engine Num: 902424
Sold for $379,500 at 2013 RM Auctions.
The Packard Twelve was the company's top-of-the-line automobile and many people believe the signature car of the Classic Era. It was a conservative automobile with elegant appointments and a refined chassis powered by a quiet 12-cylinder powerplant.   [Read More...]
By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2013
Coupe
The Packard Twin Six was renamed in 1933 to become the Eleventh Series Packard Twelve. These are elegant and impressive cars with beautiful lines, a refined chassis, and a powerful engine. The year 1934 is considered by many to be Packard's best year  [Read More...]
Dietrich Convertible Victoria
Coachwork: Dietrich
Chassis Num: 747-11
Engine Num: 901780
Sold for $539,000 at 2013 Gooding & Company.
This Packard Twelve 1107 Convertible Victoria was sold through the Santa Barbara Packard agency Hitchcock Motor Company. With Packard Vehicle Number 747-11, it is the very first Convertible Victoria produced for the Eleventh Series. It was originally  [Read More...]
By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2013
Coupe Roadster
Chassis Num: 73933
Engine Num: 902531
Sold for $465,000 at 2013 Bonhams.
The early history of this Packard 1107 Convertible Coupe Roadster is not fully known, but in late 1994 or early 1995 it was purchased from Mr. Joe Morgan by collector David E. Kane of New Jersey. At the time the odometer is believed to have shown 35,  [Read More...]
By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2013
Sport Phaeton
Packard, a prestige car manufacturer, found itself in the middle of the worst economic depression to ever hit America. Coming off its first profitable year post-Depression in 1933, Packard pulled out all the stops for 1934 in a total overkill of new   [Read More...]
Coupe Roadster
Many consider the 1934 models the high point in Packard styling and engineering. This Bruin Brown car with matching brown leather upholstery was sold new by Packard's most well-known west-coast dealer, Earl C. Anthony. Riding on Packard's 142-inch wh  [Read More...]
Coupe Roadster
This 1934 Packard Twelve Coupe Roadster is one of fifty produced in 1934 and it was the last too feature the classic swept fender lines as future models would use the streamlined look. Of the fifty produced in 1934, twenty examples are known to exist  [Read More...]
Coupe
Engine Num: 902102
Sold for $170,500 at 2015 RM Auctions.
This vehicle is a Five-Passenger Coupe that was originally owned by Tom Pendergast. It was sold new in Kansas City by the Reid-Ward Motor Company. It is finished in Packard Blue with a blue cloth interior. It is a former Classic car Club of America F  [Read More...]
By Daniel Vaughan | May 2015
Dietrich Convertible Victoria
Coachwork: Dietrich
Entering the 1930s, Packard hoped to beat the stock market crash and subsequent Great Depression by manufacturing considerably more prestigious and expensive automobiles than it had prior to October 1929. As an independent automaker, Packard did not   [Read More...]
The Packard Twelve was produced from 1933 to 1939 with over 35,000 examples produced. It is considered by many to be one of the finest automobiles produced by Packard and one of the most significant creations of the classic car era. The long and flowing front hood hid a 445 cubic-inch side-valve twelve cylinder engine that was refined, powerful, smooth, and quiet.

The engine was originally destined for a front wheel drive project which eventually proved to have weaknesses. That and the anticipated development cost were too much to be practical so Packard decided to scrap the idea. Cadillac had introduced their 16-cylinder engine and other marques such as Pierce-Arrow were improving the performance of their offerings. Packard was feeling the pressure and decided to place the engine into the Deluxe Eight Chassis and dubbed it the Twin Six. The name was in honor of Packard's achievement fifteen years earlier when the introduced their first 12-cylinder engine. By 1933 the name was changed to Twelve to be inline with the rest of the Packard models.

Most of the Packard production Twelve's received factory bodies. Only a handful received custom coachwork by such greats as LeBaron and Dietrich.

In 1935 Packard introduced more horsepower and mechanical improvements. The suspension became more plush and comfortable while the steering became easier to operate. The cars were designed and built as one unit including the fenders, running boards, hood and body.

1936 the final year for 17 inch wire wheels and the double blade bumpers with hydraulic dampers.
By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2008
 
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