Today’s featured 1934 Packard 1107 Twelve Club Sedan is believed not to have been delivered to Earl C Anthonny’s dealership in San Fransisco until May 1937.
The Club Sedan was priced at $4060 new excluding the pair of side mounted spare tyres, heater and radio which cost $79.50.
The original owner of the car appears to be unknown but subsequent owners have included North California Packard owners club Projects Director John Kilkenny and been part of the Jack Passey collection of vintage vehicles.
Current owners Allen and Ana Nelson acquired this vehicle in 2004.
They had the engine rebuilt and exterior restored while the interior remains largely original.
This Twelve is believed to be one of 51 Club Sedans built in 1934 and one of just 12 remaining.
My thanks to Geoffrey Horton for sharing these photographs taken at Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance in 2012.
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In 1934 the Packard Twelve was available in three chassis lengths with the 1107 sitting twixt the longer 1108 and shorter 1106 with a 142″ wheel base.
By 1934 the 445 cui / 7298 cc engine produced 160hp with the aid of a single Stromberg carburetor.
It is said that the 67° V12 is so smooth that when standing next one idling it is difficult to discern if it is actually running or not.
11th series Packards were fitted with three speed manual transmissions and drum brakes all round.
Chassis #73933 seen in these photographs was restored by Stone Barn Automobile Restorations of Vienna, New Jersey in the mid 1990’s prior to commencing a multiple award winning career on the Concours circuit the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) National Senior First Prize in 2003.
When sold at Bonham’s Quail Lodge Auction in 2014 for US$ 465,000 the was described as having less than 40,000 miles on the clock.
My thanks to Geoffrey Horton for sharing these photograph’s taken at the auction a couple of years ago.
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