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1937 Packard 1508 Twelve

Chassis number : 1034-434

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Sold for $71,500 at 2012 RM-Automobiles of Arizona.
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.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2012

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2012 RM-Automobiles of Arizona

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $70,000-USD $100,000 
Sale Price :
USD $71,500

1937 Packard 1508 Twelve Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Packard 1508 Twelve

(Data based on Model Year 1937 sales)
1937 Packard Twelve Series 1508 Limousine
Sold for USD$71,500
  2021 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1937 Packard Twelve 1508 Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: 906-204
Sold for USD$451,000
  2020 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale Arizona Auction
 
1937 Packard 1508 Twelve Convertible Sedan
Sold for USD$170,500
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1937 Packard Twelve Limousine
Sold for USD$50,000
  2016 Mecum : Chicago
 
1937 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan
Sold for USD$275,000
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Hershey
1937 Packard 1508 Twelve image  1937 Packard 1508 Twelve image  
1937 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan
Sold for USD$198,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's Hershey Auction
 
1937 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: 1073-237
Sold for USD$220,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Monterey
1937 Packard 1508 Twelve image  1937 Packard 1508 Twelve image  
1937 Packard Twelve Seven-Passenger Limousine
Chassis#: 1039-309
Sold for USD$49,500
  2012 RM Auctions - Hershey, PA
 
1937 Packard Twelve Seven-Passenger Touring Sedan
Chassis#: 1034-434
Sold for USD$71,500
  2012 RM-Automobiles of Arizona
1937 Packard 1508 Twelve image  1937 Packard 1508 Twelve image  
1937 Packard Fifteenth Series 1508
Sold for USD$48,400
  2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook
1937 Packard 1508 Twelve image  1937 Packard 1508 Twelve image  
1937 Packard 115 Coupe
Sold for USD$14,980
  2005 The Florida Collector Car Auction
 
1937 PACKARD 1508 TOURING LIMOUSINE
Sold for USD$50,600
  2003 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2003
 

Packard 1508 Twelves That Failed To Sell At Auction

1937 Packard 1508 Twelve's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1937 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria by Rollston 2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey $900,000$1,200,000
1937 Packard Twelve 1508 Convertible Sedan1073-2392018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $350,000$450,000
1937 Packard 1508 Twelve Convertible Sedan 2018 Mecum : Houston$205,000  
1937 Packard 1508 Twelve Convertible Sedan 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$190,000  
1937 Packard Twelve 1508 Convertible Sedan10732392012 Worldwide The Auburn Auction $300,000$350,000
1937 Packard Twelve All-Weather Town Car by LeBaron15082162011 RM Auctions Concours d'Elegance at St. Johns$162,500$180,000$220,000
1937 Packard Series 1508 V-121073-2082009 Bonhams Bicentennial Pavilion at Hotel Murano $250,000$300,000

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1937 Packard 1508 Twelve Profiles

1937 Packard 1508 Twelve vehicle information
Flower Car
Designer: Miller
1937 Packard 1508 Twelve vehicle information
Convertible Sedan
Designer: Dietrich
1937 Packard 1508 Twelve vehicle information
Convertible Sedan
Designer: Dietrich
Chassis #: 1073-236
1937 Packard 1508 Twelve vehicle information
Convertible Sedan
Designer: Dietrich
1937 Packard 1508 Twelve vehicle information
Art Carved Hearse
Designer: Miller
1937 Packard 1508 Twelve vehicle information
Convertible Sedan
Designer: Dietrich
Chassis #: 1073239
1937 Packard 1508 Twelve vehicle information
All Weather Town Car
Coachwork: LeBaron
Chassis #: 1508216
1937 Packard 1508 Twelve vehicle information
Convertible Sedan
Designer: Dietrich
1937 Packard 1508 Twelve vehicle information
Convertible Sedan
Designer: Dietrich
Chassis #: 1073-237
Engine #: 906736
1937 Packard 1508 Twelve vehicle information
Convertible Sedan
Designer: Dietrich
1937 Packard 1508 Twelve vehicle information
Convertible Victoria
Coachwork: Rollston & Company
Engine #: 906331
1937 Packard 1508 Twelve vehicle information
Convertible Sedan
Designer: Dietrich
1937 Packard 1508 Twelve vehicle information
Convertible Sedan
Designer: Dietrich