Packard Twelve 7-Passenger Touring Sedan
All Packards received new, more streamlined bodies in 1935. The Twelve gained aluminum heads and a quarter-inch of stroke. In 1937, coil spring independent and hydraulic brakes were extended from the less expensive series to the Twelve, which also received a vacuum-assisted clutch. It was a banner year for Packard, with total production topping 100,000, the best in the company’s history to date and, with one exception, for all time. Individual body type production figures were not recorded, but total Twelve production of 1,300 for the calendar year is quite remarkable.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in January of 2012 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona.
175 bhp, 473.3 cu. in. L-head V-12 engine, three-speed manual transmission, independent coil spring front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel power-assisted hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 144.25"
Source: RM Auctions