1936 Packard Model 1407 Twelve / 904719 Chassis Information

Convertible Victoria
Coachwork: Dietrich
Chassis Num: 904719
Sold for $385,000 at 2008 RM Sothebys.
Sold for $253,000 at 2009 RM Sothebys.
Had it not been for Alexander Winton, the legendary Packard automobile probably would never have been produced. When James Ward Packard purchased a 'Winton' in 1898, he was very dissatisfied with the car. He relayed his thoughts and experiences with the car to Mr. Winton he suggested that Mr. Packard should try to build a better car of his own. By November of 1899, with the assistance of his brother and two former Winton employees, Packard produced his first car. Four additional cars were built that year, and 47 of a 'Model B' in 1900. It was not long before the slogan 'Ask the Man Who Owns One' was adopted.

Packard automobiles were in high demand until the Great Depression cut production by nearly half each year when compared with the previous. Even with slipping sales, Packard continued to refine their vehicles, making improvements from year-to-year.

In 1936 there Packard employed 5,100 production workers with 2,500 of them assigned to building the 5,985 senior cars that would be produced that year. The remaining 2,600 employees work on the other 55,042 Packard 120 Models created that year. This division of labor, with nearly half of the employees working on 10% of the vehicles.

The fourteenth series for 1936 had only minor differences from the cars of 1935, the most significant change being a new radiator, which was raked back five degrees to give the car a sleeker look. 1936 was the final year for the 17-inch wire wheels and the traditional double blade bumpers with hydraulic dampers.

The Twelve was offered in many different bodystyles including several different four-door sedans configurations. This example is a five-passenger Convertible Victoria that has a sporty persona combined with a two-door open style that offers luxury, comfort and performance. The top, designed by Dietrich's designers, looks elegant when up, and hides almost completely out-of-sight when folded.

This example is one of just 682 Twelve's built by Packard in 1936. Its early ownership history is not known except that it was delivered new by the noted California Packard dealer, Earle C. Anthony. By the 1980s, the car was in the ownership of Gerry Mariani. It was later sold via RM Classic Cars to Lloyd Needham. Seven years later, ownership changed to its current owner.

This car is painted in Packard Blue, has a tan leather interior, brushed nickel, rich wood-grain, and a Hartz cloth top. There are twin side-mounted spares, fitted with matching original metal covers and accessory rearview mirrors. It also has the very rare optional in-dash radio which was very expensive at the time.

It was awarded the Best in Show trophy at the Willistead Concours in 1999, and has also received its CCCA Senior and Premier awards in national competition.

In 2008 this 1936 Packard Twelve (Series 1407) Convertible Victoria was brought to RM Auctions 'Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook' where it was estimated to sell for $325,000 - $400,000. Those estimates were proven accurate as a high bid of $385,000 including buyer's premium was enough to secure new ownership.

A year later, it car was brought to RM Auctions 'Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook' where it was estimated to sell for $250,000-$350,000. As bidding came to a close, the lot had been sold for the sum of $253,000, including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2009

Chassis# 904719

2009 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook
Estimated Value:$250,000-$350,000 
Sale Price$253,000
2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook
Estimated Value:$325,000-$400,000 
Sale Price$385,000

Analysis

Chassis number 904719 Auction Sales History
2009$253,000
2008$385,000

2016 1
2015 1
2013 1
2012 2
2011 1
2010 1
2009 4
2008 2
2007 1
2006 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2016$165,000$165,0001
2015$385,000$385,0001
2013$341,000$341,0001
2012$242,550$451,0002
2011$121,000$121,0001
2010$594,000$594,0001
2009$198,000$264,0004
2008$308,000$385,0002
2007$46,200$46,2001
2006$148,500$148,5001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1936 sales)
1936 Packard Twelve Coupe Roadster
Chassis#: 939-201
Sold for $165,000
  2016 RM Sothebys : Arizona
    
1936 Packard Twelve Coupe Roadster
Sold for $385,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's Hershey Auction
 
1936 Packard Twelve Coupe Roadster
Chassis#: 904479
Sold for $341,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
    
1936 Packard Twelve Club Sedan
Chassis#: 903338
Sold for $34,100
  2012 RM Auctions - St. Johns, Michigan
    
1936 Packard Twelve 1407 Coupe Roadster
Chassis#: 939-215
Sold for $451,000
  2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
    
1936 PACKARD 1407 VICTORIA CONVERTIBLE BY DIETRICH
Sold for $121,000
  2011 Auctions America - Fort Lauderdale
 
1936 Packard Twelve Dual Cowl Model 1407 Phaeton
Sold for $594,000
  2010 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions
 
1936 Packard Model 1407 Twelve
Chassis#: 904521
Sold for $55,000
  2009 Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions
    
1936 Packard Model 1407 Twelve
Chassis#: 904719
Sold for $253,000
  2009 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook
    
1936 Packard Model 1407 Twelve
Chassis#: 93923220867S112539
Sold for $264,000
  2009 Sports & Classics of Monterey
    
1936 Packard Twelve Coupe Roadster
Sold for $220,000
  2009 Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale
 
1936 Packard Model 1407 Twelve
Sold for $231,000
  2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions
    
1936 Packard Model 1407 Twelve
Sold for $385,000
  2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook
    
1936 Packard Model 1407 Twelve
Sold for $46,200
  2007 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
    
1936 Packard Model 1407 Twelve
Chassis#: 1939209
Sold for $148,500
  2006 RM Auctions at Amelia Island
    
1937 Packard Twelve Rumble Seat Coupe
Chassis#: 1038214
Sold for $83,600
  2005 Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Hall
 
1936 Packard Twelve Sport Phaeton
Chassis#: 904276
Sold for $178,200
  2005 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
 
1936 Packard Twelve Sport Phaeton
Chassis#: 904276
Sold for $214,500
  2004 Vintage Motor Cars and Boats at the Houston Classic
 

No Sale

1936 Packard Model 1407 Twelve's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1936 Packard 1407 Victoria Convertible Dietrich 2010 Auctions America : Auburn Collector Car Auction$110,000  
1936 Packard Twelve Model 1407 Opera Coupe937 2092010 Bonhams Greenwich Concours d'EleganceCollectors' Motorcars $95,000$120,000
1936 Packard Model 1407 V-12 Club Sedan 2009 Leake Auctions Dallas 37th Annual Leake Auto Auction Market Hall$60,000  
1936 Packard Twelve Model 1407 Convertible Coupe 2009 Leake Auctions Tulsa 37th Annual Leake Auto Auction QuikTrip Center$235,000  
1936 Packard Model 1407 Twelve 2006 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction $450,000$550,000

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