1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six Convertible Coupe Vehicle Profile

1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six photograph

1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six photograph

1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six photograph

1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six photograph

1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six photograph

1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six photograph

1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six photograph

1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six photograph

1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six photograph

1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six photograph

1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six photograph

1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six photograph

1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six photograph

1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six photograph

1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six photograph

1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six photograph

1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six photograph

1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six photograph

1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six photograph

1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six photograph

1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six photograph

1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six photograph

1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six photograph

1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six photograph

1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six photograph

1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six photograph

1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six photograph

1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six photograph

1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six photograph

1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six photograph

1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six
Convertible Coupe
Engine # 900481
Sold for $737,000 at 2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction.
Sold for $1,210,000 at 2016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island.
In 1932 Packard decided to re-introduce its famous Twin-Six, originally built from 1916 to 1923. The 1932 version would be an updated version, developing 160 horsepower, and built on two wheelbases: 142 and 147 inches. In total, 549 examples of the Twin Six Packard were completed for 1932.

The new multi-cylinder Packard became an instant favorite of those who could afford it - and that included a young film star whose career was taking off - Clark Gable; this was his car. This Coupe Roadster was the last of just 54 examples built.

It was sold to Mr. Gable on November 14, 1932, by Packard's Southern California dealer Earl C. Anthony. Mr. Gable, then a 31-year-old actor who was only two years into his contract with MGM, paid $4,250 for the 12-cylinder Packard Roadster. During his owners, it was registered '1Y1' and made frequent trips to Bohman & Schwartz in Pasadena, where it was continuously updated to suit the latest fashions. Between 1932 and 1934, the Coupe Roadster was repainted, reupholstered and gained all of the era's popular accessories, including wheel discs, Pilot-Ray driving lights and a rear-mounted trunk.

In 1934, Mr. Gable sold the two-year-old Twin Six. Over the next two decades, the 1932 Coupe Roadster passed between several California car enthusiasts. The next recorded owner of the Twin Six was Mr. C. Jewell, who lived on 2nd Avenue in Los Angeles. By 1949, having survived the scrap drives of WWII, the Coupe Roadster was owned by Mr. D.H. Korntved. In the late 1950s, Jack Passey discovered the Twin Six sitting in a backyard near Greenfield, California. After tracking down the owner, Mr. Passey paid $75 for the Packard and towed it home. In 1962 or 1963, Packard Twelve enthusiast George Petrusich offered Mr. Passey took ownership of the car. In 1968, Mr. Petrusich sold the Twin Six to C.A. Leslie Jr., who is said to have paid $5,000 for the rare classic. After the purchase, fellow Oklahoma City resident and Packard collector Major Conrad Clough first told Leslie of his Packard's Hollywood connection. Major Clough noted that, at one time, the Gable Twin Six was painted a very dark blue, almost black.

In 1989, after two decades with Mr. Leslie, the Packard was sold to Don Wohlwend of Camano Island, Washington. During his ownership, Mr. Wohlwend spent many hours researching the history. Further evidence was discovered when the Coupe Roadster was sent to Portland and stripped for paint. Underneath a more modern two-tone paint scheme was a clear, single layer of dark blue, just as Major Clough recalled.

By 1997, little progress had been made on a restoration by Mr. Wohlwend and decided to part with the car. The next owner was Mr. Thomas Moretti and the car joined his esteemed collection of 12-cylinder Packards. Despite requiring a full restoration, the Twin Six was found to be a very complete and original example, with the correct body (579-64), engine (900481), frame (900471) and steering box (900479) numbers.

The car was refinished in Packard Blue and highlighted by a subtle light-gray pinstripe. The interior was reupholstered in dark-blue leather, with matching carpets and soft top. It was given whitewall tires and the sporting 'Goddess of Speed' radiator mascot. The 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance where it received a First in Class. In Fall 2009, the Packard was shown at the Glenmoor Gathering and received an Award of Distinction. In 2010, it captured First in Class honors at Amelia Island and Meadow Brook.


2016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$650,000-$800,000 
Sale Price :
$1,210,000

2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$650,000-$850,000 
Sale Price :
$737,000

2019 1
2016 2
2015 1
2013 1
2012 1
2011 1
2008 1
2007 2

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$212,800$212,8001
2016$835,000$1,210,0002
2015$342,347$342,3471
2013$330,000$330,0001
2012$737,000$737,0001
2011$550,000$550,0001
2008$660,000$660,0001
2007$242,500$462,0002

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1932 sales)
1932 Packard Twin-Six Coupe Roadster
Chassis#: 900371
Sold for $212,800
  2019 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1932 Packard Twin Six Roadster Coupe
Chassis#: 57963
Sold for $460,000
  2016 Mecum : Monterey
 
1932 Packard Twin Six Coupe Roadster
Chassis#: 900471
Sold for $1,210,000
  2016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six image  1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six image  
1932 PACKARD TWIN SIX SPORT PHAETON
Chassis#: 900202
Sold for $342,347
  2015 Bonhams : The Frederiksen Auction
 
1932 Packard Twin Six Sport Phaeton
Chassis#: 900363
Sold for $330,000
  2013 RM Auctions - St John's
1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six image  1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six image  
1932 Packard Twin Six Model 905 Coupe Roadster
Chassis#: 579-64
Sold for $737,000
  2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six image  1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six image  
1932 Packard Twin Six 2/4P Coupe Roadster
Chassis#: 900049
Sold for $550,000
  2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions
1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six image  1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six image  
1932 Packard Twin Six Coupe Roadster
Chassis#: 900049
Sold for $660,000
  2008 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six image  1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six image  
1932 Packard Twin Six Display Engine
Sold for $23,000
  2007 Vintage Motor Cars at Hershey
 
1932 Packard Twin Six Sport Phaeton
Chassis#: 900363
Sold for $462,000
  2007 RM Auctions - The McMullen Collection
1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six image  1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1932 Packard Twin-Six Coupe Roadster9003712019 Worldwide Auctioneers : Pacific Grove Auction   
1932 Packard Twin Six Individual Custom Convertible Sedan by Dietrich9001042018 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale, Az. $700,000$800,000
1932 Packard Twin Six Model 905 Sport Phaeton581 152011 Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auctions $400,000$600,000
1932 Packard Model 905 Twin Six 2009 Automobiles of Arizona$250,000$350,000$450,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Packard Model 906 Twin Six1932 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis information for the Packard Model 906 Twin Six1932 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis information for the Packard Model 906 Twin Six1932 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis information for the Packard Model 905 Twin Six1932 Roadster Coupe
Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis information for the Packard Model 905 Twin Six1932 Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis information for the Packard Model 905 Twin Six1932 Roadster Coupe
Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis Num: 900049
Chassis information for the Packard Model 906 Twin Six1932 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis Num: 900104
Engine Num: 900116
Chassis information for the Packard Model 906 Twin Six1932 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis Num: 900245
Engine Num: 900229
Chassis information for the Packard Model 906 Twin Six1932 Sport Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis Num: 900331
Engine Num: 900362
Chassis information for the Packard Model 906 Twin Six1932 Sedan Limiousine
Chassis Num: 900362
Engine Num: 900 353
Chassis information for the Packard Model 905 Twin Six1932 Sport Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis Num: 900363
Engine Num: 900363
Chassis information for the Packard Model 905 Twin Six1932 Sport Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis Num: 900441

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