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Lot 104

2019   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2019

1934 Packard Twelve 1108 Touring

Coachwork by Rollston

SOLD $201,600

Estimate

$300,000 - $350,000| Without Reserve

Engine

901985

Car Highlights

The High-Water Mark of Classic Packard Design
Attractive One-Off Rollston Coachwork
Rare 1108 Chassis Mating 12-Cylinder Power with a 147" Wheelbase
One of Just 15 Examples of the 1108 with Custom Coachwork Known to The Packard Club
Desirable Full Classic, Eligible for CCCA Events and CARavans

Technical Specs

445.5 CID L-Head 67° V-12 Engine
Single Stromberg EE-3 Downdraft Carburetor
160 BHP at 3,200 RPM
3-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Vacuum-Assisted Mechanical Drum Brakes
Front Beam-Axle Suspension with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs
Rear Live-Axle Suspension with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

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At the very top of the pecking order within the revered 1934 Packard Twelve hierarchy are those examples fitted with custom coachwork. The example offered here, bearing a cowl tag stamped with a delivery date of January 24, 1934, was bodied by The Rollston Company of New York City. The chassis was clothed with striking one-off touring coachwork. Packard’s 1 108 model employed its longest chassis with a generous 147" wheelbase, the ideal platform for coachwork featuring dramatic proportions. Commensurate performance was provided courtesy of Packard’s silky-smooth 12-cylinder engine.

This car is finished with black paint and a black canvas top, accented by red pinstriping that matches the red leather interior. Artillery wheels further accent the look. Accessories include metal side-mount covers with rearview mirrors, wind wings, spotlight, canvas tonneau cover, and an accessory trunk fitted with three suitcases. The driver’s seat has an individual fore-aft adjustment, and the rear passenger compartment features dual jump seats. Coachbuilt interior details include storage compartments fitted in each door.

When new, custom-bodied Packards were destined for a select few, and they remain exclusive today; just 15 examples of the 1108 model are known to The Packard Club. This historically rare custom-bodied Packard Twelve, still presenting beautifully today, offers its next owner unmatched exclusivity on the road or concours lawn.