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1938 Packard 1608 Twelve Phaeton Vehicle Profile

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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Packard introduced its Sixteenth Series Super Eight and Twelve models in September 1937. Most changes were cosmetic including more rounded fenders and veed windshields on many bodies. Packard sales totaled 48,682 units for 1938, less than 1937, but still the best showing of all the independents. Just 556 V-12 models would bear 1938 registration. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who favored Packard's, got a new custom-built one enabling him easier access necessitated by polio. His car included something revolutionary at the time - air conditioning.

This open Packard without windows features custom coachwork by the Derham Company of Rosemont, Pennsylvania. The Derham Body Company would become America's longest surviving coachbuilder producing custom bodies from 1887 to 1974. Derham had a reputation for building fine, enclosed carriages and coaches during the horse-drawn era and the company quite naturally, turned to automobile bodies after the turn of the century.

This car was built for Matthew McCloskey, a prominent Philadelphia construction mogul who was appointed ambassador to Ireland by President Kennedy. This vehicle was built on Packard's 139-inch wheelbase chassis and powered by the 473.3 cubic-inch Packard Twelve that developed 175 horsepower.

By 1938, production of the Packard Twelve had dwindled to only 556 cars - and this was spread over 14 different models. Price of this custom-built Packard was in excess of $5,000.


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

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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