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1936 Packard One Twenty Convertible Coupe

  • Chassis Number: 999-1828
  • Engine Number: X48746
Packard produced an impressive 80,978 cars during the calendar year 1936 thanks to the new medium-priced 'Junior' 120 series first introduced in 1935. The 120 model sold so well that it helped boost Packard sales to an all-time high. So successful, Packard was prompted to offer a six-cylinder model dubbed simply 'Six' in 1937, calling it the One-Ten starting in 1940. The two so-called 'Junior' models quickly became best-sellers for Packard as they accounted for over 92 percent of production by 1940. The 282 cubic-inch straight eight produced 120 horsepower and the car rode on a 120-inch wheelbase along with the 120 model name - a fact not lost on Packard's advertising writers.

This car was originally purchased in Chicago by Howard Bert who owned the car for 56 years. The current caretaker is the third owner of this Brighton Blue 120.
The Packard One Twenty was introduced in 1934 as a mid-market model, with its name referencing its 120-inch wheelbase. Attractively priced to stimulate sales, the One Twenty shared the same build quality and luxury appointments as its larger and more expensive sibling, albeit with a smaller footprint and engine. Despite selling for less than other Packard models, the One Twenty was given several innovative features not yet available in the larger Senior models, including hydraulic brakes and independent front suspension.

Delivery of Packard's Fourteenth Series cars began in August 1935, and by this point, the One Twenty came equipped with a newly enlarged version of the company's classic straight-eight engine, displacing 282 cubic inches and developing 120 horsepower. The sale of over 55,000 examples of the One Twenty during the 1936 model year greatly dwarfed the combined sales of all other Packard models.

Despite its popularity and success, the One Twenty was renamed the Eight for the 1938 model year.

This One Twenty Convertible Coupe was delivered new on January 29, 1936 by Packard Evanston in Illinois. The car's first known owner was Howard Bert, who purchased it on October 19, 1937, from Packard Motor Car Company of Chicago for $468. Fifty-eight years later, on November 20, 1992, the estate of Mr. Bert sold the Packard to Charles Matthews of Waukegan, Illinois. While in his care, it is believed that the car was given a complete frame-off restoration, which included changing the color to the model-year-correct Brighton Blue. The interior is upholstered in tan leather and has a soft tan top. The car's current owner installed the banjo steering wheel.

The current caretaker purchased the Packard in 2011. It was shown at the Antique Automobile Club of America meet in Hershey, Pennsylvania, in 2011, where it won the Junior National First Prize. In 2014, at the same meet, the car was awarded with a Senior National First Prize, and then the Grand National First Prize in 2019 at the AACA meet in Auburn, Indiana. It won Best in Class at the 2022 St. Michaels Concours d'Elegance in Chester, Maryland.

By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2024

2023 RM Sothebys : Hershey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $65,000-USD $85,000 
Sale Price :
USD $90,200

1936 Packard One Twenty Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Packard One Twenty

(Data based on Model Year 1936 sales)
1936 Packard One Twenty Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 999-1828
Sold for USD$90,200
  2023 RM Sothebys : Hershey
1936 Packard One Twenty image  1936 Packard One Twenty image  
1936 Packard 120 Convertible Coupe
Sold for USD$68,400
  2023 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Auburn Auction
 
1936 Packard One Twenty Sedan
Chassis#: 992-23538
Sold for USD$17,600
  2022 RM Sothebys : The Hershey Auction
 
1936 Packard One Twenty Business Coupe
Chassis#: 998-3266
Sold for USD$38,500
  2022 RM Sothebys : The Hershey Auction
1936 Packard One Twenty image  1936 Packard One Twenty image  
1936 Packard 120 Coupe
Sold for USD$47,300
  2022 Mecum : Glendale
 
1936 Packard 120 Touring Sedan
Sold for USD$44,000
  2021 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1936 Packard 120-B Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 9991310
Sold for USD$57,750
  2019 RM Sothebys : Hershey
1936 Packard One Twenty image  1936 Packard One Twenty image  
1936 Packard One-Twenty Convertible Coupe
Sold for USD$37,400
  2019 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1936 Packard One-Twenty Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 9991025
Sold for USD$37,400
  2019 Auburn Spring : RM Auctions
 
1936 Packard One Twenty Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: 997 1378
Sold for USD$73,700
  2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey
1936 Packard One Twenty image  1936 Packard One Twenty image  
1936 Packard 120 Touring Sedan
Sold for USD$54,000
  2016 Mecum - Indianapolis
 
1936 Packard One Twenty Convertible Victoria by LeBaron
Sold for USD$165,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1936 Packard One Twenty image  1936 Packard One Twenty image  
1936 Packard 120B
Sold for USD$29,500
  2014 Leake Auction : Dallas
 
1936 PACKARD 120
Chassis#: 9982257
Sold for USD$18,000
  2014 Mecum - Monterey
1936 Packard One Twenty image  1936 Packard One Twenty image  
1936 Packard 120
Sold for USD$21,500
  2014 Mecum : Seattle
 
1936 Packard Eight Model Convertible Victoria
Chassis#: 9078605
Sold for USD$75,000
  2014 Greenwich Concours D'Elegance Auction
 
1936 PACKARD 120 CONVERTIBLE SEDAN
Chassis#: X60140
Sold for USD$104,500
  2014 Barrett-Jackson's 43RD Annual Scottsdale Auction
1936 Packard One Twenty image  
1936 Packard One-Twenty Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 919 249
Sold for USD$170,500
  2014 Gooding & Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1936 Packard One Twenty image  
1936 Packard One-Twenty Four Door Sedan
Sold for USD$29,500
  2013 Leake Auction - Dallas, Texas
 
1936 Packard 120 Convertible Sedan
Sold for USD$58,300
  2013 Auctions America - California
 

Packard One Twentys That Failed To Sell At Auction

1936 Packard One Twenty's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1936 Packard 120 Business Coupe108810102021 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Enthusiast Auction   
1936 Packard 120 Convertible Sedan 2018 Collector Car Toronto Spring$63,000  
1936 Packard One Twenty Convertible SedanX824122017 RM Sothebys : Hershey $60,000$70,000
1936 Packard One Twenty Convertible Sedan 2016 Auctions America : Hilton Head $80,000$100,000
1936 Packard 120 Touring Sedan 2016 GAA : July 2016$45,000  
1936 Packard 120 2013 Mecum Auction Chicago$25,000  
1936 Packard 120 2013 Mecum : Schaumburg$25,000  
1936 Packard 120 Convertible Coupe 2013 Auctions America Auburn Fall$49,000  
1936 Packard 120 Convertible Coupe 2012 Auctions America Auburn Fall$45,000  
1936 Packard 120B Business Coupe998817962011 MidAmerica Auctions St Paul$22,300  
1936 PACKARD 120 COUPE 2006 Silver Auction Spokane$22,000  
1936 Packard 120 Convertible VictoriaX557502004 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction $100,000$125,000
1936 Packard 120B Convertible Coupe 2003 Michigan Spring Classic Car Auction$35,000  
1936 PACKARD 120 ROADSTER 2003 Kruse Auction Scottsdale, AZ$70,000  

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1936 Packard One Twenty

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