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1935 Packard Twelve Sport Phaeton / 821-202 Vehicle Information

1935 Packard Twelve photograph

1935 Packard Twelve photograph

1935 Packard Twelve photograph

1935 Packard Twelve photograph

1935 Packard Twelve photograph

1935 Packard Twelve photograph

1935 Packard Twelve photograph

1935 Packard Twelve photograph

1935 Packard Twelve photograph

1935 Packard Twelve photograph

1935 Packard Twelve photograph

1935 Packard Twelve photograph

1935 Packard Twelve photograph

1935 Packard Twelve photograph

1935 Packard Twelve photograph

1935 Packard Twelve photograph

1935 Packard Twelve photograph

1935 Packard Twelve photograph

1935 Packard Twelve photograph

1935 Packard Twelve photograph

1935 Packard Twelve photograph

1935 Packard Twelve photograph

1935 Packard Twelve photograph

1935 Packard Twelve photograph

1935 Packard Twelve photograph

1935 Packard Twelve photograph

1935 Packard Twelve photograph

1935 Packard Twelve photograph

1935 Packard Twelve photograph

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Sold for $319,000 at 2012 RM Auctions - Monterey.
Sold for $286,000 at 2014 RM Auctions - Amelia Island.
Sold for $495,000 at 2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey.
By the mid-1930s, the Great Depression's effects were still being widely felt all throughout the world and particularly in the United States. Luxury automotive manufacturers were being forced to either face the reality of disappearing or make some drastic changes. Packard, however, would try to continue to offer high-end luxury while remaining alive with much more simplified cars for the masses. The Packard 12, though, would remain as exclusive as one could get during such an era.

The Packard 12, with its 473-cubic inch V-12, was, without question, Packard's most elite and luxurious model. One such example of Packard's ultimate expression of luxury and affluence was the Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton, chassis number 821-202, built in 1935.

One of just 788 V-12s produced in 1935, 821-202, would first be delivered to a customer in Lake Forest, Illinois. The base price of the car at the time of its delivery would be an impressive sum of $4,290, and that would be before options. In 1935, that would be an incredible sum of money.

The car would remain within the estate of its original owner until the 1950s when David Dangler, a V.P. with the Northern Trust Bank, came to own the car. Upon coming into the possession of Dangler the history of the 821-202 becomes a little uncertain. It is believed, however, Dangler sold the car to Jay Gross, a lawyer from a small town known as Princeton, Illinois. Gross was not only a lawyer, but also, an owner of the Princeton Auto Museum.

What is known is that Walter Cunny then purchased the car from Gross and had it undergo a full frame-up restoration. The entire restoration work would take a period of five years and would be completed by Fuller Bros. Restorations Co. of Clinton, Iowa.

When the car emerged from its restoration the car would take part in a number of concours events throughout the Midwest. One of those events would be the 21st Classic Concours held in Indiana in 1977. In that event, 821-202 would go on to earn a total of 99.25 points out of a possible 100. Two years later, at the 1979 Indiana Grand Classic, the car would score an even 100.

This high scoring Packard 12 would remain in the possession of Mr. Cunny for a number of years until it became the possession of Dr. Gerald Greenfield of Washington around 1996. Dr. Greenfield would only the car for only a couple of years before it would come to be acquired by its current owner. The current owner would offer a trade for the Packard 12. His offering for the car would be his own Packard, a Packard Darrin.

Although the car sports an older restoration, its look and presentation remain such that it has been a feature in a number of publications including a February 1995 issue of Collectible Automobile and a March-April 1980 issue of the Dashboard.

Boasting its 175hp V-12 engine and three-speed manual selective synchromesh transmission, 821-202 is believed to be just one of four Dual Cowl Phaeton 12s built for 1935 and is full of known history from new. CCCA Classic eligible and one of Packard's rare breeds, 821-202 will continue to turn heads and impress for years to come.

Chassis 821-202 would be offered at the 2012 Monterey RM Auction and would come with a pre-auction estimate of $280,000 and $350,000.

Sources:
'Lot No. 210: 1935 Packard Twelve Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton', (http://www.rmauctions.com/FeatureCars.cfm?SaleCode=MO12&CarID=r201&fc=0). RM Auctions. http://www.rmauctions.com/FeatureCars.cfm?SaleCode=MO12&CarID=r201&fc=0. Retrieved 1 January 2013.

'1935 Packard Twelve News, Pictures and Information', (http://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z11399/Packard-Twelve.aspx). Conceptcarz.com: From Concept to Production. http://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z11399/Packard-Twelve.aspx. Retrieved 1 January 2013.

By Jeremy McMullen
Sold for $319,000 at 2012 RM Auctions - Monterey.
Sold for $286,000 at 2014 RM Auctions - Amelia Island.
Sold for $495,000 at 2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey.
All the hoopla at Packard in 1935 centered on the new low-priced One Twenty model. Regardless, Packard remained the leader in luxury automobiles and the Twelve, without question, remained the grandest expression of luxury in the Packard model hierarchy. New styling gave the car a restrained streamlined appearance and the V-12 was stroked to 473 CID while conservatively rated at 175 horsepower. Twelves continued to be quality checked by the factory and then given a 250-mile run on the Packard super speedway test track in Utica, Michigan, before delivery.

As one of the premier luxury automobile manufacturers of the 1920s and 1930s, Packard competed with Cadillac to be the top American marque. Packard was the first company to put a V12 into a production car, and ease of driving coupled with a smooth-running engine made Packard famous. The Packard Twelve Sport Phaeton with dual cowl had a base price before options of $4,290, which was quite a large sum in 1935. This car was originally delivered to its first owner in Lake Forest, Illinois. It was completely restored by its fourth owner in the 1970s and has been kept in that condition ever since. This model is thought to be one of only three remaining of the four examples produced in 1935.


2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $475,000-USD $575,000 
Sale Price :
USD $495,000

2014 RM Auctions - Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $280,000-USD $350,000 
Sale Price :
USD $286,000

2012 RM Auctions - Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $280,000-USD $350,000 
Sale Price :
USD $319,000

1935 Packard Twelve Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1935 sales)
1935 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria
Chassis#: 827-218
Sold for USD$120,400
  2020 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
1935 Packard Twelve image  
1935 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria
Chassis#: 903469
Sold for USD$209,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Hershey
1935 Packard Twelve image  1935 Packard Twelve image  
1935 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan by Rollston
Sold for USD$160,000
  2019 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1935 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria
Chassis#: 13674347
Sold for USD$126,500
  2018 Worldwide Auctioneers : Auburn Auction
 
1935 Packard Twelve Sport Phaeton
Chassis#: 821-202
Sold for USD$495,000
  2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey
1935 Packard Twelve image  1935 Packard Twelve image  
1935 Packard 1208 Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: 8738355
Sold for USD$253,000
  2015 The Auburn Auction
 
1935 PACKARD 1207 V12 CONVERTIBLE COUPE
Chassis#: 839215
Sold for USD$330,000
  2014 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
1935 Packard Twelve image  
1935 Packard Twelve Sport Phaeton
Chassis#: 812-202
Sold for USD$286,000
  2014 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
1935 Packard Twelve image  1935 Packard Twelve image  
1935 Packard Twelve Coupe Roadster
Chassis#: 839-215
Sold for USD$187,000
  2013 RM Auctions - St John's
1935 Packard Twelve image  
1935 Packard Twelve Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton
Chassis#: 821-202
Sold for USD$319,000
  2012 RM Auctions - Monterey
1935 Packard Twelve image  1935 Packard Twelve image  
1935 Packard Twelve Close-Coupled Limousine
Chassis#: I207 2I5
Sold for USD$56,100
  2012 RM Auctions - St. Johns, Michigan
1935 Packard Twelve image  1935 Packard Twelve image  
1935 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan
Sold for USD$203,500
  2012 Worldwide Auctions - The Houston Classic Auction
 
1935 Packard Twelve Five-Passenger Phaeton
Chassis#: 831-203
Sold for USD$154,000
  2012 RM-Automobiles of Arizona
 
1935 Packard Twelve Coupe Roadster
Chassis#: 903-111
Sold for USD$181,500
  2011 RM Auctions - Hershey
1935 Packard Twelve image  1935 Packard Twelve image  
1935 Packard Twelve Model 1207 Town Car
Chassis#: 1207-205
Sold for USD$167,750
  2011 Gooding and Company - The Amelia Island Auction
 
1935 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: 8738355
Sold for USD$214,500
  2010 RM Auctions - Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook
 
1935 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan
Sold for USD$165,000
  2010 RM Auctions - Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale
 
1935 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: 8738355
Sold for USD$242,000
  2008 RM Auctions - The Astor Collection
 
1935 Packard 12 Convertible
Sold for USD$360,000
  2008 Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction
 
1935 Packard Twelve
Sold for USD$242,000
  2007 Gooding & Company
1935 Packard Twelve image  1935 Packard Twelve image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1935 Packard Twelve's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1935 Packard Model 1207 Convertible Victoria8272122019 Mecum : Monterey$160,000$225,000$275,000
1935 PACKARD TWELVE CONVERTIBLE SEDAN8732322017 Dragone Lime Rock Park $175,000$200,000
1935 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria 2016 RM Sotheby's : Hershey $225,000$275,000
1935 PACKARD V-12 CONVERTIBLE SEDAN 2011 Auctions America Fort Lauderdale$145,000  
1935 Packard Twelve Model 1208 Convertible Sedan873 2322011 The Scottsdale Auction Gooding & Company$145,000$175,000$225,000
1935 Packard 1201 Convertible Victoria3883462010 Worldwide Auctions The Auburn Auction $160,000$190,000
1935 Packard 1207 Twelve All-Weather Cabriolet9033792010 Worldwide Auctions The Auburn Auction $270,000$320,000
1935 Packard Series 1207 V-12 Convertible Coupe Roadster839-2382009 Bonhams Bicentennial Pavilion at Hotel Murano $250,000$300,000
1935 Packard 12 Coupe Convertible 2008 Mecum Muscle Cars & More Live TV Episode 2$255,000  
1935 Packard Twelve Coupe Roadster 2003 Michigan Spring Classic Car Auction$111,000  
1935 Packard Twelve Coupe Roadster 2003 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona$90,000  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Packard Twelve
1935 Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Chassis information for the Packard Twelve
1935 Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Rollston & Company
Engine Num: 903620

Chassis information for the Packard Twelve
1935 Coupe Roadster
Chassis Num: 189426
Engine Num: 839-215

Chassis information for the Packard Twelve
1935 Coupe
Chassis Num: 838223
Chassis information for the Packard Twelve
1935 Convertible Sedan
Chassis Num: 873 232
Engine Num: 86L 066L

Chassis information for the Packard Twelve
1935 Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis Num: 903469
Engine Num: 903483

Chassis information for the Packard Twelve
1935 Close-Coupled Limousine
Coachbuilder: Brewster
Chassis Num: I207 2I5
Engine Num: 903773

1935 Packard Twelve

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