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1941 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty Convertible Victoria

  • Designed by Howard Darrin
  • Chassis Number: 1429-2013
  • Engine Number: CD502436C
After settling in Hollywood, Howard 'Dutch' Darrin quickly established himself as the purveyor of custom coachwork to the stars. His well-cultivated French accent, polo-playing skills, and coachbuilding talents fit in perfectly with the movie crowd. In 1937, he fashioned a two-passenger Ford Roadster for his first client, Dick Powell. Shortly thereafter, he built a two-seat convertible victoria roadster on a 1937 Packard One Twenty chassis for actor Chester Morris. This inspired the idea of building a five-passenger version and selling Packard on the idea of including it as part of its lineup. Although he was initially turned down, his persistence paid off, with his coachwork eventually becoming part of the Packard catalog. Darrin arranged to have the car parked outside the Packard Proving Grounds at the time of the annual dealer's meeting. After pressure from its dealers, Packard added the Darrin to its 1940 catalog as a Sport Sedan, Convertible Sedan, and Convertible Victoria. The signature styling feature of the Darrin-built Packard was the sweeping cut-down curves of the doors known as the 'Darrin Dip.'

Packard built nearly one hundred examples of the 'Darrin' through 1942 when World War II halted production.

This particular example was given a complete cosmetic restoration finished in 2020. The engine was removed and rebuilt with additional major mechanical work performed sometime after 1997.

From 1979, the car has been owned by just three owners.

This Packard has its correct Packard AM radio, which has been modified for AM/FM reception.

By Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2021

2021 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $275,000-USD $325,000 
Lot was not sold

2020 RM Sothebys : Shift/Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $325,000-USD $375,000 
Sale Price :
USD $1,056,000

2012 RM-Automobiles of Arizona

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $225,000-USD $300,000 
Sale Price :
USD $225,500

1941 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Packard Super-8 One-Eighty

(Data based on Model Year 1941 sales)
1941 Packard Super Eight One-Eighty Custom Touring Limousine by LeBaron
Chassis#: 1420-2002
Sold for USD$29,700
  2023 RM Sothebys : Hershey
1941 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty image  1941 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty image  
1941 Packard Custom Super Eight One Eighty Convertible Victoria by Darrin
Chassis#: 1429-2016
Sold for USD$264,000
  2022 RM Sothebys : The Hershey Auction
1941 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty image  
1941 Packard Custom Super Eight One-Eighty Sedan
Chassis#: 1442-2133
Sold for USD$42,900
  2021 RM Sothebys : Hershey
1941 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty image  1941 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty image  
1941 Packard Super Eight 180
Sold for USD$12,100
  2021 Mecum : Indy 2021
 
1941 Packard One-Eighty Touring Sedan by LeBaron
Chassis#: 14212015
Sold for USD$23,650
  2020 RM Sothebys : Auburn Fall Auction
 
1941 Packard Darrin One-Eighty Convertible Victoria
Sold for USD$1,056,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : Shift/Monterey
1941 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty image  1941 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty image  
1941 Packard Custom Super Eight 180 Convertible Victoria
Chassis#: 1429 2009
Sold for USD$324,000
  2020 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona
1941 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty image  1941 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty image  
1941 Packard Custom Super Eight One Eighty Convertible Victoria by Darrin
Chassis#: 1429-2016
Sold for USD$335,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
1941 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty image  
1941 Packard Custom Super Eight One Eighty Convertible Victoria by Darrin
Sold for USD$373,500
  2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1941 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty image  1941 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty image  
1941 Packard Custom Super Eight One Eighty Convertible Victoria by Darrin
Chassis#: 1429-2015
Sold for USD$307,500
  2019 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1941 Packard Custom Super Eight One Eighty Convertible Victoria by Darrin
Sold for USD$357,500
  2018 RM Sothebys : Hershey
1941 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty image  
1941 Packard Super Eight One Eighty Sedan
Chassis#: 14322039
Sold for USD$31,900
  2018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1941 Packard 180 Custom Super Eight Limousine
Chassis#: 1420-2033
Sold for USD$71,500
  2018 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1941 Packard Custom Super Eight One Eighty Convertible Victoria by Darrin
Chassis#: CD5011982
Sold for USD$368,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale, Az.
1941 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty image  
1941 Packard Custom Super Eight One Eighty Convertible Victoria by Darrin
Chassis#: 1429-2014
Sold for USD$407,000
  2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey
1941 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty image  1941 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty image  
1941 Packard One-Eighty Convertible Victoria by Darrin
Sold for USD$360,000
  2017 Auctions America : Auburn Spring
 
1941 Packard 180 five-passenger Touring Sedan
Chassis#: 13322132
Sold for USD$36,300
  2017 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction
1941 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty image  1941 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty image  
1941 Packard 180
Sold for USD$900
  2015 Silver Auction - Theodore Merickel Estate Auction
 
1941 Packard Custom Super Eight One Eighty Sport Brougham by LeBaron
Chassis#: 1452-2063
Sold for USD$27,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's : The Andrews Collection
 
1941 Packard 180 Limousine
Sold for USD$29,000
  2015 Mecum - Rogers'Classic Car Museum 2015
 

Packard Super-8 One-Eightys That Failed To Sell At Auction

1941 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1941 Packard Custom Super Eight 180 Victoria Convertible142920092024 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale   
1941 Packard Darrin One-Eighty Convertible Victoria1429-20132021 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction $275,000$325,000
1941 Packard One-Eighty Sedan1442-21332021 RM Sothebys : Open Roads March $30,000$40,000
1941 Packard One-Eighty Custom Formal Sedan by Rollson1432-20012019 RM Sothebys : Hershey $100,000$150,000
1941 Packard Super Eight 180 Sport Brougham145220022019 Mecum : Monterey$70,000$80,000$100,000
1941 Packard Custom Super Eight One Eighty Sport Brougham by LeBaron1452-20442018 RM Sothebys : Hershey $85,000$100,000
1941 Packard Custom Super Eight One Eighty Sport Brougham by LeBaron 2016 RM Sotheby's : Hershey $90,000$120,000
1941 Packard Super Eight One Eighty Formal Sedan 2015 Auctions America Auburn Fall$45,000  
1941 Packard Sedan Presidential Parade Car 2014 Russo & Steele Scottsdale   
1941 Packard Super Eight 180 Convertible Victoria by Darrin142920112011 RM Auctions Concours d'Elegance at St. Johns$230,000$300,000$350,000
1941 Packard 180 Four Door 2010 Worldwide Auctions The Auburn Auction   
1941 PACKARD 180 FOUR DOOR 2003 Kruse Auction Ft.Lauderdale, Fl$35,000  
1941 PACKARD 180 FORMAL SEDAN 2002 Kruse Auction Las Vegas, NV$12,000  
1941 PACKARD 180 FORMAL SEDAN 2002 Kruse Auction Las Vegas, NV$17,100  

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1941 Packard Super-8 One-Eighty

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