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.
Thanks for joining me on this “Smooth Operator” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again for FIAT Friday tomorrow. Don’t forget to come back now !