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1938 Packard 1608 Twelve Convertible Victoria / 1608-2030 Vehicle Information

1938 Packard 1608 Twelve photograph

1938 Packard 1608 Twelve photograph

1938 Packard 1608 Twelve photograph

1938 Packard 1608 Twelve photograph

1938 Packard 1608 Twelve photograph

1938 Packard 1608 Twelve photograph

1938 Packard 1608 Twelve photograph

1938 Packard 1608 Twelve photograph

1938 Packard 1608 Twelve photograph

1938 Packard 1608 Twelve photograph

1938 Packard 1608 Twelve photograph

1938 Packard 1608 Twelve photograph

1938 Packard 1608 Twelve photograph

1938 Packard 1608 Twelve photograph

1938 Packard 1608 Twelve photograph

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One of the premier coachbuilders of the American classic age, Derham created bodies for many clients, including heads of state. Derham-bodied cars furnished transportation in 15 coronations around the globe, and the company was the only coachbuilder to survive the Depression.

One secret of Derham's success was scrupulous attention to customer specifications.

This custom-built Packard was the collaboration of purchaser Frank B. Wentz Jr. of Philadelphia and Enos Derham of the famed Derham Body Company of Rosemont, Pennsylvania. Finally delivered in early 1939, the body alone cost $4,132.10. Fortunately every scrap of correspondence dealing with the construction of this car exists in the Derham archives, which are now located in the Classic Car Club of American Museum in Kalamazoo, Michigan. When the current owner purchased the car, he also got 26 pages of correspondence between Derham and the original owner, Philadelphian Daniel Wentz, detailing specifics of the car's styling.

The result of the collaboration is a Packard Victoria that is essentially unique. Details include a raked vee-type windshield and oversize doors allowing easy access to the rear seat. The slope of the rear deck is steeper than standard Packards of the day, eliminating the hump trunk still common to many prestige sedans of the late 1930s, and the body panels are fabricated in aluminum.

The Victoria was one of the most massive chassis in Packard's 1938 inventory, with a wheelbase of 134 inches and a curb weight well over 5,000 pounds. Propulsion was supplied by a 473 cubic-inch V12 engine, the biggest in the company's powertrain arsenal. Rated for 175 horsepower, it was quiet, smooth, and generated ample low-end torque.

Packard produced 446 cars with V12 power in 1938, but this Derham-bodied Victoria is one-of-a-kind.


2017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $650,000-USD $750,000 
Lot was not sold

1938 Packard 1608 Twelve Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1938 sales)
1938 Packard Twelve Touring Cabriolet by Brunn
Sold for USD$121,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Hershey
1938 Packard 1608 Twelve image  1938 Packard 1608 Twelve image  
1938 Packard Twelve 1608 Touring Limousine
Chassis#: A600062
Sold for USD$66,000
  2019 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale, Arizona
 
1938 Packard Twelve Touring Cabriolet by Brunn
Chassis#: 1608-2007
Sold for USD$132,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Hershey
1938 Packard 1608 Twelve image  
1938 Packard Twelve 1608 All-Weather Cabriolet
Chassis#: 608 2022
Sold for USD$280,500
  2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1938 Packard 1608 Twelve image  1938 Packard 1608 Twelve image  
1938 Packard 1608
Sold for USD$122,500
  2018 GAA : July 2018
 
1938 Packard Twelve Landaulet by Rollston
Chassis#: 1608-2025
Sold for USD$224,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale, Az.
1938 Packard 1608 Twelve image  1938 Packard 1608 Twelve image  
1938 Packard Twelve Sedan
Sold for USD$66,000
  2015 Auctions America - California
 
1938 PACKARD 1608 TWELVE CONVERTIBLE SEDAN
Sold for USD$143,000
  2015 Bonhams Amelia Island Auction
 
1938 Packard Twelve Model 1608 All-Weather Cabriolet
Chassis#: 608 2022
Sold for USD$440,000
  2014 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
1938 Packard 1608 Twelve image  1938 Packard 1608 Twelve image  
1938 Packard Twelve All-Weather Town Car by Rollston
Chassis#: 1135-2005
Sold for USD$121,000
  2014 Motor City Auction by RM Auctions
1938 Packard 1608 Twelve image  1938 Packard 1608 Twelve image  
1938 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: 1153-2019
Sold for USD$198,000
  2014 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
1938 Packard 1608 Twelve image  1938 Packard 1608 Twelve image  
1938 Packard V-12 Coupe
Sold for USD$60,500
  2013 Auctions America - Ft Lauderdale
 
1938 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: 600583
Sold for USD$132,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Arizona
1938 Packard 1608 Twelve image  
1938 Packard Twelve All-Weather Collapsible Cabriolet by Brunn
Sold for USD$137,500
  2012 RM Auctions - Hershey, PA
 
1938 Packard Twelve Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 11392020
Sold for USD$165,000
  2011 RM Auctions - Concours d'Elegance at St. Johns
1938 Packard 1608 Twelve image  1938 Packard 1608 Twelve image  
1938 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: A600520
Sold for USD$167,750
  2010 RM Auctions - Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook
1938 Packard 1608 Twelve image  1938 Packard 1608 Twelve image  
1938 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan
Sold for USD$198,000
  2009 Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions
 
1938 Packard 1608 Twelve
Chassis#: 411472
Sold for USD$99,000
  2009 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook
1938 Packard 1608 Twelve image  1938 Packard 1608 Twelve image  
1938 Packard 1608 Twelve
Sold for USD$286,000
  2009 Automobiles of Amelia Island
1938 Packard 1608 Twelve image  1938 Packard 1608 Twelve image  
1938 Packard Twelve Coupe Roadster
Chassis#: A600534
Sold for USD$259,600
  2008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions
1938 Packard 1608 Twelve image  1938 Packard 1608 Twelve image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1938 Packard 1608 Twelve's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1938 Packard Twelve Touring Cabriolet by BrunnA6004852019 Auburn Spring : RM Auctions $125,000$150,000
1938 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan 2018 RM Sothebys : Hershey $150,000$175,000
1938 Packard Twelve All-Weather Cabriolet by Brunn 2018 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale $100,000$125,000
1938 PACKARD TWELVE BRUNN ALL WEATHER CABRIOLET 2017 Dragone Lime Rock Park $200,000$225,000
1938 Packard Twelve 1608 Convertible Victoria1608-20302017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $650,000$750,000
1938 Packard Twelve Custom Landaulette160820252013 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction $475,000$550,000
1938 PACKARD 1708 LIMOUSINE 2011 Auctions America Fort Lauderdale$59,000  
1938 Packard 1608 Convertible Sedan 2009 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance, Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia $140,000$160,000
1938 Packard 1608 Twelve Brunn 2006 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction $150,000$225,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Packard Formal Town Car Art-Carved Hearse
1938 Towncar Hearse
Coachbuilder: A.J. Miller Co.
Chassis information for the Packard 1608 Twelve
1938 Limousine
Coachbuilder: Bohman & Schwartz

Chassis information for the Packard 1608 Twelve
1938 All-Weather Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis information for the Packard 1608 Twelve
1938 Touring Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Brunn

Chassis information for the Packard 1608 Twelve
1938 Touring Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis information for the Packard 1608 Twelve
1938 Touring Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Engine Num: A600485

Chassis information for the Packard 1608 Twelve
1938 Town Car
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis information for the Packard 1608 Twelve
1938 Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Derham

Chassis information for the Packard 1608 Twelve
1938 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis information for the Packard 1607 Twelve
1938 Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Dietrich

Chassis information for the Packard 1607 Twelve
1938 Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis information for the Packard 1607 Twelve
1938 Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Dietrich

Chassis information for the Packard 1608 Twelve
1938 All Weather Town Car
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Chassis Num: 1135-2005

Chassis information for the Packard 1608 Twelve
1938 Touring Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis Num: 1608-2007
Engine Num: A600189
Chassis information for the Packard 1608 Twelve
1938 Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Derham
Chassis Num: 1608-2030
Engine Num: A600130

Chassis information for the Packard 1608 Twelve
1938 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis Num: 16082007
Engine Num: A600189
Chassis information for the Packard 1608 Twelve
1938 Custom Landaulette
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Chassis Num: 16082025
Engine Num: A600504

Chassis information for the Packard 1608 Twelve
1938 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis Num: 411472
Chassis information for the Packard 1608 Twelve
1938 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis Num: 600583
Engine Num: A-600583

Chassis information for the Packard 1608 Twelve
1938 All-Weather Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis Num: 608 2022
Engine Num: A600446
Chassis information for the Packard 1608 Twelve
1938 Landavlet Touring Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis Num: A600114

Chassis information for the Packard 1607 Twelve
1938 Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis Num: A600378
Chassis information for the Packard 1608 Twelve
1938 All-Weather Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis Num: A600416

Chassis information for the Packard 1608 Twelve
1938 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis Num: A600520

1938 Packard 1608 Twelve

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