1939 Packard 1708 Twelve All Weather Cabriolet / 17082002 Vehicle Information

1939 Packard 1708 Twelve photograph

1939 Packard 1708 Twelve photograph

1939 Packard 1708 Twelve photograph

1939 Packard 1708 Twelve photograph

1939 Packard 1708 Twelve photograph

1939 Packard 1708 Twelve photograph

1939 Packard 1708 Twelve photograph

1939 Packard 1708 Twelve photograph

1939 Packard 1708 Twelve photograph

1939 Packard 1708 Twelve photograph

1939 Packard 1708 Twelve photograph

1939 Packard 1708 Twelve photograph

1939 Packard 1708 Twelve photograph

1939 Packard 1708 Twelve photograph

1939 Packard 1708 Twelve photograph

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All Weather Cabriolet
Coachwork: Brunn
Chassis #: 17082002
Sold for $176,000 at 2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook.
Sold for $178,750 at 2011 RM Auctions - Concours d'Elegance at St. Johns.
Packard produced their 'Twin Six' model from 1916 to 1923. They had a long pedigree with the twelve-cylinder engine. When the multi-cylinder wars began to escalate in Detroit during the 1930s, Packard resurrected the Twin Six name with a completely new engine. It had a 67-degree vee, displaced 445 cubic-inches, and produced 75 percent more power than the prior engine. In 1933 the name was changed to the 'Packard Twelve.' Two years after that the displacement rose even further, to 743.3 cubic-inches. Horsepower rose as well to 175 brake horsepower. In 1937, Packard received coil springs in the front, hydraulic brakes, and a vacuum-assisted clutch. The Packard catalog listed a number of styles from the major coachbuilders including LeBaron, Dietrich, Rollston and Brunn.

The Brunn & Co., of Buffalo, New York, was established in 1908 by Hermann Brunn. In 1920 the company was given a contract for Lincoln bodies. The work continued when Henry Ford bought Lincoln in 1922. By the 1930s Brunn was creating custom and semi-custom bodies for Pierce-Arrow, Cadillac and Packard.

This Packard wears a Brunn body which has been treated to a restoration by Scottsdale specialist Barry Briskman. It is believed to be one of four built. The current owner purchased the car in 2007. It has received Premier honors from the CCCA. It won Third in Class at the 2004 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

The car is painted in black with dual sidemounts, and has a tan canvas top. The interior features black leather upholstery on the chauffeur's seat and tan cloth in the passenger compartment. It sold new for $8,335 making it the most expensive Packard in 1939. It was over a thousand dollars more than a V16 Cadillac or equivalent Lincoln.

In 2008 this 1939 Packard Twelve All Weather Cabriolet with coachwork by Brunn was brought to RM Auctions 'Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook' where it was estimated to sell for $200,000-$255,000. Bidding reached $176,000 including buyer's premium which was enough to satisfy the reserve. The lot was sold.


By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2008


2011 RM Auctions - Concours d'Elegance at St. Johns

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $175,000-USD $225,000 
Sale Price :
USD $178,750

2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $200,000-USD $250,000 
Sale Price :
USD $176,000

1939 Packard 1708 Twelve Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1939 sales)
1939 Packard Twelve 1708 Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: 1253-2015
Sold for USD$106,400
  2019 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1939 Packard 1708 V-12 7-Passenger Limousine
Sold for USD$47,300
  2018 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1939 Packard 1708 V-12 Brunn Touring Cabriolet
Sold for USD$170,500
  2018 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1939 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: 1253-2017
Sold for USD$170,500
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Hershey
1939 Packard 1708 Twelve image  1939 Packard 1708 Twelve image  
1939 Packard Twelve 1708 Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: 12532017
Sold for USD$160,600
  2015 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours
1939 Packard 1708 Twelve image  1939 Packard 1708 Twelve image  
1939 Packard Twelve Touring Cabriolet by Brunn
Sold for USD$143,000
  2014 RM Auctions - Hershey
1939 Packard 1708 Twelve image  1939 Packard 1708 Twelve image  
1939 Packard Twelve Touring Cabriolet by Brunn
Sold for USD$137,500
  2014 Auctions America - Auburn Spring
 
1939 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: B602122
Sold for USD$140,250
  2013 RM Auction - Hershey
1939 Packard 1708 Twelve image  1939 Packard 1708 Twelve image  
1939 Packard Twelve Touring Cabriolet by Brunn
Chassis#: B602030A
Sold for USD$123,750
  2013 RM Auctions - St John's
1939 Packard 1708 Twelve image  1939 Packard 1708 Twelve image  
1939 Packard Twelve All Weather Cabriolet by Brunn
Chassis#: 17082002
Sold for USD$178,750
  2011 RM Auctions - Concours d'Elegance at St. Johns
1939 Packard 1708 Twelve image  1939 Packard 1708 Twelve image  
1939 Packard Twelve Five-Passenger Convertible Sedan
Sold for USD$170,500
  2010 Gooding and Company : The Amelia Island Auction
1939 Packard 1708 Twelve image  1939 Packard 1708 Twelve image  
1939 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan
Sold for USD$275,000
  2010 Gooding and Company - Scottsdale Auction
 
1939 Packard 1708 Twelve
Chassis#: B602303A
Sold for USD$166,100
  2009 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook
1939 Packard 1708 Twelve image  1939 Packard 1708 Twelve image  
1939 Packard Model 1708 Convertible Sedan
Sold for USD$176,000
  2009 Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale
 
1939 Packard 1708 Twelve
Sold for USD$64,900
  2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions
1939 Packard 1708 Twelve image  
1939 Packard 1708 Twelve
Sold for USD$176,000
  2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook
1939 Packard 1708 Twelve image  1939 Packard 1708 Twelve image  
1939 Packard 1708 Touring Limo
Sold for USD$65,270
  2006 The Florida Collector Car Auction
 
1939 Packard Twelve All Weather Town Car
Chassis#: B602426
Sold for USD$126,500
  2006 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
 
1939 Packard V12 Touring Sedan
Chassis#: B602259
Sold for USD$33,000
  2004 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
 
1939 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan
Sold for USD$82,500
  2002 Michigan Fall Classic Car Auction - The Kughn Collection
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1939 Packard 1708 Twelve's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1939 Packard 1708 Brunn Touring Cabriolet 2016 Dragone Auction Greenwich Weekend Auction $125,000$175,000
1939 Packard Twelve 1708 Convertible Sedan 2015 Auctions America Auburn Fall$160,000  
1939 Packard Series 1708 Twelve Touring Cabriolet1708-20142012 Bonhams Quail Lodge Sale $160,000$180,000
1939 Packard Twelve Series 1708 Brunn All Weather CabrioletE170820162012 Worldwide Auctions Atlantic City Classic Car   
1939 Packard Model 1708 7 Passenger Limousine 2011 Leake Car Auctions Tulsa 39th Annual Leake Auto Auction$39,000  
1939 Packard Model 1708 Formal SedanB 6021202009 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance, Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia $50,000$60,000
1939 Packard Twelve Armored Convertible SedanB6021382008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions$375,000$500,000$900,000
1939 Packard 1707 12-Cylinder Victoria Convertible 2006 The Florida Collector Car Auction$235,000  
1939 Packard Twelve All Weather Town CarB6024262005 Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Hall$130,000$175,000$225,000
1939 PACKARD FOUR DOOR CONVERTIBLE 2001 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$180,000  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Packard 1708 Twelve1939 All Weather Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis information for the Packard 1707 Twelve1939 Touring Sedan
Chassis Num: 1234-2073
Engine Num: B602445
Chassis information for the Packard 1707 Twelve1939 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1238-2004
Engine Num: B602245
Chassis information for the Packard 1708 Twelve1939 Touring Sedan
Chassis Num: 1253-2006
Engine Num: B602138
Chassis information for the Packard 1708 Twelve1939 Convertible Sedan
Chassis Num: 12532017
Engine Num: B602387
Chassis information for the Packard 1708 Twelve1939 All Weather Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis Num: 17082002
Chassis information for the Packard 1708 Twelve1939 Convertible Sedan
Chassis Num: B602122
Engine Num: B602122
Chassis information for the Packard 1708 Twelve1939 Touring Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis Num: B602303A
Engine Num: B602030A


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