Lot 56

1934 Packard Twelve 1108 Town Car

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$40,000 - $60,000| Without Reserve


Packard Vehicle No. 1108-55



Car Highlights

Considered by Many to Be the Pinnacle Year of Packard’s Classic Era Styling

Beautifully Proportioned Town Car Design

One of 960 Twelves Built for 1934

Technical Specs

446 CID L-Head V-12 Engine

Single Stromberg EE-3 Downdraft Carburetor

160 BHP at 3,200 RPM

3-Speed Manual Gearbox

4-Wheel Drum Brakes

Front Beam Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

Rear Live Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

Packard’s 11th Series, corresponding to the 1934 model year, was – in the eyes of many enthusiasts – the zenith of Packard styling in the Classic Era. The most elegant of the cars bearing formal, capacious coachwork were built on the 1108 chassis, with its 147" wheelbase. Packard built nearly 8,000 cars in its 11th Series, with just 960 receiving the celebrated 12-cylinder engine.

The Twelve 1108 Town Car offered here was delivered via the Packard Motor Company of New York City in April 1934, and is finished in dramatic black with a gray cloth rear passenger compartment and black leather up front. It features twin-covered side-mounted spares, a large folding trunk rack, and a leather padded top. Interestingly, the Packard displays a decal indicating its prior registration in Mexico City.

As one of the most coveted models produced by Packard in its day, fitted with one of the more expensive bodies available, this Twelve presents a perfect opportunity to acquire a truly elegant, widely respected classic.

*Please note that this Lot, like all vehicles in this Auction, has been in long-term static storage and may not be currently operational. It will require mechanical attention prior to any road use.

Gooding & Company presents and conducts the Estate of Mark Smith Auction under the authority of John J. Rendemonti, Executor of the Estate of Mark J. Smith, duly appointed by the Circuit Court of the State of New Hampshire, Probate Division, Case Number 312-2022-ET-00072. The Estate has compiled available title and/or registration paperwork for the Vehicles offered in the Auction and will provide such paperwork to the Buyer if it is available. However, as set forth more fully in the Conditions of Sale, neither the Estate nor Gooding makes any representation or warranty with respect to any existing certificate of title or registration with regard to any Lot in the Auction. Any Lot may be sold on a Bill of Sale. By participating in this Auction, all bidders and buyers recognize that Estate and Gooding have expressly disclaimed all such warranties concerning the availability or sufficiency of any title or registration documentation.


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