Highlights

  • CCCA Full Classic
  • 445/160 HP V-12 engine
  • Stromberg downdraft carburetor
  • 3-speed synchromesh manual transmission
  • Solid front axle with leaf springs
  • Semi-floating rear axle with leaf springs
  • 4-wheel vacuum-assisted Bendix drum brakes
  • Ride Control
  • Finished in two-tone Violet and Gray
  • Gray folding top and leather interior
  • Rumble seat and folding windshield
  • Chrome grille stone guard
  • Dual side-mount spares with metal cases
  • Accessory mirrors mounted on spare cases
  • Trippe safety lights
  • Dual horns
  • Rear-mounted luggage rack and chest
  • Golf club compartment
  • Chrome wire wheels
  • Wide Whitewall tires
  • A 10% buyer premium applies

Story

Continuing to epitomize America’s fine-car market during the early 1930s, Packard’s Eleventh Series models continue to rank among the company’s finest. Despite the ongoing Great Depression, Packard remained in excellent financial health and redoubled its efforts to dominate America’s fine-car market, meeting the competitive threat from Cadillac and Lincoln head-on with the mighty 12-cylinder Twelve chassis and spectacular custom bodies by LeBaron and Dietrich Inc., combining Raymond Dietrich’s foundational design work and masterfully streamlined flourishes by the international award-winning designer, Alexis de Sakhnoffsky.

Debuted in August 1933, the Eleventh Series cars would be the last with gracefully flowing fenders and classic bodylines, before the advent of the more highly streamlined look to come by the mid-1930s. Among the design cues was a stunning frontal ensemble combining a graceful vee-shaped radiator shell and matching fender lights and headlights. The dash itself remains an artwork in itself, more akin to a fine jeweler’s display than a merely functional instrument panel.

One of the most respected designers of the classic era, Ray Dietrich was also one of the most influential. After stints at Brewster and LeBaron, he formed Dietrich Inc., where his smart and elegant designs attracted the attention of Packard management. Soon, Packard became one of Dietrich’s best customers. Lacking an in-house styling department, Packard incorporated Dietrich design cues into its later production cars. In fact, after 1933, while Dietrich focused mainly on design, all open Packards built carried Dietrich body tags.

This wonderful CCCA Full Classic 1934 Packard Twelve Model 1107 Coupe Roadster rides on a commanding 142-inch wheelbase chassis with Packard’s legendary 445/160 HP V-12 engine. Mechanical highlights include a Stromberg downdraft carburetor, 3-speed synchromesh manual transmission, a solid front axle and semi-floating rear axle with leaf springs front and rear, 4-wheel vacuum-assisted Bendix drum brakes and Ride Control. Dashing and unusual livery comprises a two-tone violet and gray exterior finish with a gray folding top and leather interior. The jaunty rumble seat includes an adventurous folding windshield suggestive of the wood-hull speedboats of the era and other accessories include a chrome grille stone guard, dual side-mount spares with metal cases mounting chrome mirrors, Trippe Safety Lights, dual horns, a rear-mounted luggage rack and chest, and a golf club compartment. Chrome wire wheels and period-style wide whitewall tires finish this Classic Era legend off very nicely.

Arrangements to purchase this vehicle can be made directly by contacting Mecum representative Rob Williams by phone or text at (262) 236-7705 or by email at rwilliams@mecum.com.